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Motorbikes are more Fun?

Why are motorbikes (by motorbikes I do not mean okada, but serious machines) not more popular around here? Weather is fine all around the year, lots of places to move around, so why there are no motorbike clubs, more people using them for fun and/or mean of transport??

1. Attraction for the rider. Everywhere else where I have been, a motorbike is a point of attraction on the road. A cool bike, nice suit and helmet and you can pick any girl for a ride. Doesn't really matter if the rider himself is ugly or has bad manners.

2. The feeling. The ones that have tried a power bike at least once know what I am talking about. It's 10k times more fun that any car, full of adrenalin.

3. Beat the traffic anytime.

That would be the first 3 things that I can think of; so why not?

Do you, ladies and gentlemen, like 2 wheeled rides?

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i juat can't wait to join u guys lol

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Nice one but Chineke, $270 for annual membership?

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Hello. Follow the link below, and see how far things have come. Cheers

http://www.easyridersmc.org/about.asp

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Thanks for sharing all the pictures.

I am very happy to see a robust bike culture in Nigeria.

Before I left in 86 I had a Triumph Tiger 750 (ex Military), couple of buddies had BMW R90 (ex Police) and also Suzuki GT550 and 750.

We would see the occasional imported bikes but very few but there were tons of Honda Roadmasters and the Moblettes (sp).

Also really appreciate the touring Guys. The longest distance was from Abeokuta to Ilorin for me, typically would be from Abeokuta to Ibadan or Ijebu Ode.

If possible for the team doing the West African tour, can you send me details? I would love to participate in this.

For the others about safety, it's a frame of mind and one must make their own choices. The only other thing that can equal the sense of freedom that I get on a motorcycle is only when Iam flying a plane. Those that don't ride cannot understand. Yes, it is inherently dangerous hobby but life itself is a dangerous endeavour. I'll rather go while doing what I enjoy doing.

Be safe out there and yes, p[retend that most motorists are out to get you.

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Check out this site for Biker City, www.biker-city.com. these is on another level, really worth checking out.

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hey even i like motorbike riding also,

but didt try mountain bike, i think it will be more e citing , wanna try !!!!!1

let see what happen,

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tantalizing pics, just enough to get one going,

Anyways like my golf, I'm gonna start my biking with a used budget bike until I build my skill sufficiently. What can I get for N300k, quality product? Anything out in the market?

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At a bike and car show at Abuja last weekend. I rode from Lagos with a couple of other guys.

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i am a member of the wheelers club in lagos and i ride a 2008 Suzuki GSXR 1000cc,  biking is fun only when you ride safe. there are books to read prior to hitting the road that tell you how to survive riding a bike.

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men i just love you guyz for looking sportsbikes

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Does this thread have anything to do with Charlie Boy?

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Not for me in Nigeria - I'd rather watch from a safe vantage point.

I won't take a taxi bike either.

I'm more of a car person.

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So, anyone else out there lovin Motorbike riding?

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cycle riding ain't fun as you think, i dread it

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if you want to ride a bike in this country and live to tell others about it, you will need to know some basic facts first, you are 27 times more likely to be killed on a bike as compared to a car, you are 128 times more likely to be seriously injured that in a motor car in Nigeria.

I sold my car in Aug 2006 and got myself a bike and have been using it as my only transport since, it is good and enjoyable but it also has its down sides such as bad weather days make you blue, mobile phone using drivers make you want to mount an RPG in from of your bike, traffic that takes out the biking lane, a non start morning which means getting all finger dirty just to clean the spark plugs.

The ups are more and better than the downs of biking, i love the feeling of freedom with the wind around you, good fuel miles per gallon figures, my wife is thinking of getting her own helmet after passing her car in traffic one night, only for her to get home two and a half hours later exhausted, generally you get noticed everywhere you go,

my only advice to anyone thinking of picking up a bike are:

1. start with a small cc machine 125 or 250.

2. train for at least 10 hrs total in a closed parking lot (weekends most are not in use).

3. try to cover 100km in this parking lot before you even think of the road.

4. get yourself a good lid, not those plastics helmets but a real helmet no matter the price it is worth it.

5. try to invest in a pair of gloves and boots, ankle injury is very common on bikes.

6. believe in yourself and have confidence and ride within your ability, do not ride for others or play follow me.

7. watch the speed brother, i know it is tempting.

8. look where you want to go always, believe me you go where you look.

9. easy into corners, it is not worth it sliding on tarmac.

10. have a true believe that everybody on the road is out to kill you.

but i must admit motorbike riding is FUN.

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im getting me one mountain bike and one grand suzuki.

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interesting!

but who's gonna be the president of the club

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Is time Nigerian Bikers n Riders all over the world should come together. We have to address some problems associated with safety and security of riders and bikers.  We need bikers club and if any is already existing it has to be made popular.

For example this my bike below is a legend vintage Laverda Ferrari F1 Customised 1000 cc (Only 20 produced worldwide). I bought it for Sfr.20,000 from a wolrd racing team member after failing to clinch the world title in Italy. I was offered Sfr. 31,700 ($28,000) by a member of bikers club in Switzerland but i refused to sell it because i need to see myself fully equipt with riders kits riding on the street of Lagos with this bike. What you think about having a bikers club in Nigeria ?

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There's an alternative in Nigeria, OKADA

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Yes riding a decent bike is fun, for me it's a way of escaping. I don't have a bike in Nigeria and would not buy one. The roads are not suitable full stop. If you have one take care, you are dicing with death. I don't see any point having a 500+cc bike that you can not open the throtttle up.

My last bike in the UK was a Ducati 750cc Supersport. I sold it before I came to Naija.

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bikes are fun and spell adventure as long as u're careful

could spell death too

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Whats fun bout riding power bikes. I lost an in-law this year after a car crushed him while he was riding one so i can't stand them now sef.

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I ride this bad boy almost everywhere. Changed bikes in February this year and I have put on 20,000 km on it already.

I am looking at a short West Africa loop maybe December. Pic was taken at Okada (between Ore and Benin) when ALL cars and trucks were stuck!

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u be winsh? U too over rate me oooo!

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goodguy don't go too far oo.

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Sitting with both legs open huh? hehe...

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Okada men here in Nigeria are messengers of death. They ride carelessly these days.

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Not with the thousands of careless okada riders everywhere.  Na 4 lagos i see okada dey jam okada. Its pretty useless in this part.

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yea..its fun on a smooth road

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Motorbikes are fun. I remember the last time i was on bike..it was fun...I was like Yehawwwww, i held on to the Hot rider...and held on real tight..Hmm the dude was hot, and the bike was hotter.

Try it in Nigeria, and they'll tell u to take your Okada away..not minding how much u bought it.

MotorBikes are cool, but not in Nigeria.

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bike is dangerous nowadays.................

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I don't think I would want to test riding a motorbike in nigeria, you only have to look at most car's (dented etc) and then think what would happen to you on a motorbike.

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Yes, I think motor-bikes are more fun. Ladies love men on bikes; it's like rocking men. I think it's sexy and they can go through the trafic anytime. And it's very fast.

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