This being the busy mid-season, I’m either at work or at the track most days leaving very little time to ride on the street. And when I have had a chance to commute on a bike to work, I’ve not been in the mood to ride a sport bike. So…to change things up a bit I have started to ride my little 250cc, 17hp Yamaha dual dirt and street bike to work and for errands. Its strange with such narrow-knobby tires, small motor and limited brakes this bike is still incredibly fun and fast to ride. Faster than any car on the road under 50 miles per hour. Likely due to how light it is, feels like a mountain bike with an engine. And best of all it gets 73 miles per gallon pretty much all the time. Goes to show, its not always the expensive things that are the best values or the most fun.
For kicks, I painted the bike black to make it look like a Harley kind of. With a small motor it can get loud at high revolutions so I would rather folks think its a loud obnoxious Harley than a Japanese dirt bike.