Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Hardtail or Softail?

Having ridden the Bobber for more than 1,000km, I have now acquired the experience to say that the Malaysian road causes many unpleasant bumpy ride, an experience that is aggravated when riding a hardtail bobber. If the road is undulating that is fine but minus highways, one has to be cautious of uneven stretches even when riding around 50kph. Malaysian housing estates are also filled with numerous road humps so the slower the ride, the better. In worse scenarios where bumps were only noticed the last few seconds, it is easiest to slightly lift one's butt off the seat. Also, uneven local roads force the need to repump air to the tyres monthly. Even if Regal Raptor Daytona and Spyder were modified with solo seats, they are practically a better choice to live with than a Regal Raptor Bobber. Then where does the Regal Raptor Bobber stands out? It is iconic Bobber look where hardtails excel in aesthetically a more beautiful timeless frame that allows for a lower seat height. Malaysian roads can be a pain in the ***** but I bought the Regal Raptor Bobber more for its aesthetic beauty.

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