GY200 Dual-Sport - JetMoto - Too good to be true?
Posted October 20, 2005 - 12:12 PM
I liked what Pullin-GS has done documenting his Yamoto 200cc experience, so I will attempt to do the same, but for a JetMoto GY200 dual-sport bike, purchased from www.jetmotousa.com . Are these bikes too good to be true? I've read a lot of stuff about JetMoto, and when I found this bike online, It appears to be just what I am looking for. So I called Rick at JetMoto yesterday. He answered all of my questions and I placed the order. It shipped from Northern Calif yesterday (10/19) and due to arrive in North Carolina on 10/26. This will be my 3rd bike (Honda Shadow 1100, Honda Shadow 750). I couldn't pass on the price, and I'm considering this an experiment of sorts. If I don't like the bike, no huge loss. If I do, I'll find myself commuting and trail riding with it whenever I get the chance.
So, this thread will attempt to answer the question... "Chinese motorcycles... Are they REALLY too good to be true?"
I hope you all enjoy and I will update when the shipment arrives.
Posted October 20, 2005 - 01:22 PM
thats a bit much.
who knows - it could be sleeper.
but if its anything like the chinese motorcycle floor jack i bought...get some steel toed boots - and dont turn your back on the thing!
best of luck
Posted October 20, 2005 - 03:21 PM
So here's the Ugly so far:
1) Weight - not much I can do here
2) Sticker / Label (JetMoto) - Well, same could be said about the Matrix, Golf and Beetle of the Auto world. Who cares. The stickers come off
Bring some more...
Posted October 20, 2005 - 04:41 PM
Most people would love something like a Suzuki DR-Z400S, but $5500 is out of reach for many folks, that is why there is a market for the clone bikes. I'm not suggesting that any knock-off could hold a candle to a "big four" bike maker, but the point is, can one of these things provide some sort of reilable transportation and also provide a little fun on the trails? That is what I'm here to find out, and hopefully someone will be as interested as I am. There is not a lot of info currently available on these bikes. I'd like to try in some small way to change that. Hopefully by my experience I'll either keep someone from wasting $1200 bucks, or I'll help someone else save $3000 or more. I think that is fair enough. I'll be critical and fair in my review. I'll keep you all posted.
Posted October 21, 2005 - 08:41 AM
Dont be shy with the pictures!
Very interested in seeing the 2006 inverted forks that the Yamoto-ish bikes are shipping with now. Also curious as to why it is 40 pounds heavier?
My bike had 4 weights on the specs:
I see your maximum-load is heavier. For the life of me I cant figure out where the 300lbs (Net) came from?. One way to check the weight is to simply get the ol' bathroom scale out and roll one wheel up, and then do the other. Add both of them up and you have the weight.
Mine came in at about 250lbs (before I muddied it up:D).
Posted October 21, 2005 - 01:23 PM
Keep us posted.
Posted October 21, 2005 - 04:27 PM
Here are my intended uses for the bike: Commute 8 miles each way to work a few times per week. Light weekend grassy trail, gravel, and dirt riding. (I'm not flyer by any means, but I'll pound on it the best I can.) If my comfort level is good after a couple weeks, I'll haul it up to the NC mountains for some rougher terrain. I'll judge the bike based on this level of intended usage. But the first step is to get it setup and hope it starts up! About me: I'm handy with engines, bikes, maintenance, repairs (have a boat, jeep and another bike to keep my skills sharp!) I'd recommend that potential owners of this type of product be handy and knowledgable about repars and such, as the dealer network is virtually non-existent, and there is no labor warranty. I am 6'4" tall and weigh just over 200 lbs.
Thanks all for the fun. This forum has helped me out and I hope this thread will help someone else.
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