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Top 5 2B Motorcycles in Singapore for any rider

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 14:42

You’ve decided to grab life by the bars and start riding. This is your chance to take off on your own and explore the island. Finally a taste of freedom.

But what 2B motorcycle will you start with? 

Most will wrestle with this question more than the upcoming test questions. The bike you choose says something about you in a way cars don’t. You buy a car based on budget, needs and factors like whether you have kids, if you need to transport items, etc. It’s usually functional before personal.

A motorcycle is for you alone. Well maybe at most one other (unless you’re in Thailand and piling 5 on a bike).

Are you a sport rider, emulating Rossi? See yourself covered in leather riding with a MC? Prefer something retro to ride up to the coffee shop?

Our motorcycle choices are pretty limited in Singapore due to the different class of bike license. Unless you came here with a license from another country, you’ll be starting out with Class 2B, and that means under 200CC’s. Not the powerful, knee-sliding beast of a bike most lust after.

Most don’t pin pictures of 2B eligible bikes to their walls or share the pictures on Instagram. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some really fun motorcycles to start out on whatever your riding style, personal fashion or brand loyalty.

Here are a few that we think top out the category for what you can buy today in Singapore for every rider type.

The Retro Rider

Retro inspired Vespa in Singapore is perfect for trips to the coffee shop or around town.

Any Vespa. Take your pick from the S125 for simplicity, LX150 for a more modern look or PX150 for pure retro styling. Pick any new one and you get modern reliability combined with insane gas mileage. There’s a reason these things stuck around through various fads and phases…they offer a cheap, fun ride. There is an older model you can still find used in Singapore that’ll get you the full 200CC’s the 2B allows, but honestly on these bikes the ride’s going to be fun whatever the power.  There’s also a great club to join if you really want to nerd out on vintage vibes.


The Sport Rider