Good Learner Bike
the 350 Daytona is an excellent bike for learners! with a low weight and low power it makes learning the basics rather simple and a great stepping stone for a cruiser later in life. my Daytona has only had 1 fault since the dealer-fuel gauge doesnt work (not even a problem really since i go by the odometer like your meant too) but it not working sort of made me feel like High Octane Motorcycles in Thomastown Victoria rushed the bike out without testing everything first. simply they didnt fill the tank to check so i also received it on a near em...pty tank, so i had to make a trip in my car to the servo. so i was risking running out of fuel on the way. but the customer service ive heard from other people is second to none should a problem occur, and John is a very easy person to get along with whos very down to earth and knows his stuff. Bike Runs Great, recommend the turnout pipes from the dealer and the 30 tooth sprocket ASAP (bike revs too high for my liking at 100kph otherwise) new sparkplugs and a pod filter will also help if you find it lacking in performance but most cruiser riders dont need extra power from my experience. Hunter motorcycles also has a great forum for the riders to chat and discuss various aspects of riding and owning a Hunter. workingwithhunters on youtube has some useful videos on servicing and even a video on changing the rear sprocket to the 30 tooth one! so expect a great community that comes with the bike so to wrap it up Power: might need more but upgrades mentioned above rectify most of that issue Handling: handles well for a light bike and great for learning on Dealer (that i dealt with) : friendly staff, happy to fix any issue, dont rush them and make sure they test everything before you pick it up
My New Love
I bought a Hunter Daytona almost a year ago now, and I am still in luuuuurve. I was just googling Hunters to see if I could find some new mirrors and I saw the review below............sheeeesh. I'm barely 5'5" and I can reach everything no problems. I did have to have a friend adjust the gear lever down coz i think they're set up for blokes wearing steel caps, but it only took him 5 minutes and now its perfect. The only problems I've had are the mirrors came lose and one side cover cracked. I emailed Hunter directly and they sent out a new...side cover and I tightened the mirrors myself. YES, I have a spanner and I know how to use it!! Lols. I really only ride on weekends, but have ridden from Perth to Beverly and back one day and my toosh was pretty good when I got home. (If I do say so). I bought a single seat because I like the look, but I find the dual seat is more comfortable so mostly leave that on now. I get really good mileage, the fuel gauge isn't very accurate though so I just click the trip meter and I fill up every 200 kms or so. It costs around $15 of premium when I fill up. One of my Friends has a Harley and he let me try that but to be honest as much as I loved his Harley, its way too heavy and its higher off the ground, I was originally just going to keep the Hunter until I got a full Licence but I think I'll stick with it now.
This bike is by far the best thing I've ever owned. I can't understand the frustration of people who own them and have problems. I've done over 1000kms on her and not one issue. I have made some minor adjustments for comfort and sound and the bike not only turns heads, but attracts friendly people who ask questions for 10 minutes before taking a picture. If you want to own a bike before taking the plunge and buying a HD or something, get one of these. Second hand for 3-5k? Can't go wrong!
Reliable, solid, fuel efficient
Engine could look better, there's a bit too much empty space in the frame.
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Excellent Learner Bike
The Daytona is a 350cc Learner bike, and it acts like it.
The comfortable top speed is around 120, it sounds pretty tame and doesnt hold much petrol in the tank, however it can go through a work week on a single tank, it looks good and its big enough to be comfortable (i'm 6 foot 4).
I have had mine almost a month now with no problems, and I'm not the most cautious person, but a certain amount of care needs to be taken. For example; letting it warm up on cold mornings, not flattening it straight out of the crate and dont try and race people.... As long as you take care of the bike, dont over rev it and dont try to hold it flat for too long it will treat you well and you'll have fun on it. The seat is relatively comfy and some minor mods can be made to get the bike sounding a bit better. Starting the thing is so easy compared to my old dirtbike, just flick the killswitch and press the starter. All in all its a solid learner cruiser and I love mine, be careful with yours and you shouldnt have any problems either! Looks, Feel and how cheap it is to run around on it. Seat can be uncomfy on long rides, sounds pretty weak with the standard pipes and bolts need regular tightening
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