A light bike is nicer at lower speeds. Around town, going to school or light shopping, a 125 is all you need. A big bike seems ponderous and wallowy and you are always fighting it, because it's not really made for low speeds.
A big, heavy bike is nicer on a long trip at high speed. It's more stable, it handles shifting winds better, and it's just purring along at high speed, not beating its little heart out. Plus a bigger bike has a bigger seat, a more relaxed seating position, because it's physically bigger so the relationship between the seat, footpegs, and handlebars is more spread out.
· 10 years ago