Michael Schwarz: Hallo, deine Videos sind toll und waren unter anderem ein Grund das ich mir nun auch eine raptor gekauft habe, habe schon versucht über das chinabike Forum Kontakt mit dir aufzunehmen aber das hat wohl nicht funktioniert. Grüße aus München Michael
Clare Ellam: Lol, yeah I put on a pair of gold hot pants an im Kylie!!! Um...no, of course Im not. And I also have a real VanVan. The fact that such a great bike is cheaply copied is annoying enough but slapping the another bikes decals on just shows thats what you want it to be. If youre proud of your skyteam, leave all the skyteam branding on it I say.
CaptHollister: Informative video.
To recap: the headlight fell out, the exhaust flange came loose, the stock mirrors vibrate enough that you changed them, the foot pegs don't fold (essential if you ever go offroad), it came with a pre-damaged left rear turn signal, the lense over the turn signal dashboard light just fell off. All this in only 1000km, but you still can't think of anything wrong with your bike?
You are a very patient man...
CaptHollister: The bike is yours and you do what you like, but a fake identity is a fake identity. One could easily conclude that you are ashamed to let people know you ride a cheap Chinese copy of the Japanese original. BTW, in my experience Japanese bikes are way ahead of BMW in terms of quality. Beemers are not nearly as well made and reliable as their reputation suggests. Your dad was right: when I was young, Jap bikes were crap with good engines but bad handling and brakes. Things change.
Andreas Wacker: thanks for your answer. i got mine now - and i agree - lots of fun. my 850ccm will be sold.
AVCheerst: Thanks for the info man! Have fun with the bike but I know you already are.
vn800power - The TechBiker: THX! More is to come :)
preromanbritain: I've been enjoying your V Raptor videos this evening. It's nice to see how much you like the bike. It makes me a bit tempted to be honest!
vn800power - The TechBiker: Yes, if you want to go faster, get a bigger bike. I use about 3,5 - 4 Liters for 100KMs. (58-67 MPG). With other sprockets it would probably run faster. Haven't tried that yet though.
AVCheerst: Thanks for the response. I must say i'm a bit dissapointed about the top speed but hey, no one would buy this bike te race it. How's the fuel economy?
vn800power - The TechBiker: WHY NOT???? If I would put a "Monster" sticker on it, it doesn't mean theres a drink inside!!! SO WHAT.. Well good for you if you have a "real" VV. I'm happy for you ;). I remember my dad saying japanese bikes are crap. And now? I think the quality is fine. Sure not the quality of a BMW, but if I wanted one I would buy one. I am very happy with my "real" Chinese bike with "fake" VanVan stickers on it.
Tom White: WTF! Is that a Chinese Raptor with Suzuki VV stickers on it. I have a question for you,
Should have bought the VV! I would never buy one of these Raptors as the build quality is crap. I do however have a Suzuki VV. A real one too.
vn800power - The TechBiker: Yes, I would buy it again. I just had a inspection (4000km) done on it last week. Until now I've had no major problems. Just small stuff like bulbs and Odometer cable. Important is that you have the valve clearance checked regularly. I ride it as much as I can...lots of fun. Since I have this bike I barely ride my other 800cc bike.
Andreas Wacker: Would you buy it again/recommend it? I´m thinking of buying one in the next few weeks. I first thought of the original VanVan, but it´s harder to get one and even though I´d prefer the 250ccm. Do you still ride it (after 4000km)? Anything important broken?
vn800power - The TechBiker: At 90 km/h it runs good. Any thing above 90 km/h for my feeling is too much revs for the engine. The bike runs 105 km/h - also depends on the weight of the rider....:) I wouldn't do it all the time though....
AVCheerst: Hey, the bike seems realy nice, especialy considering the price. But what is it's top speed and more importantly does it run nicely at 90 km/h?
vn800power - The TechBiker: I'm going to cut them off, drill a hole and just screw on the type that flips up.
Krasimir Karaivanov: Thanks for the video. I got one of these for my wife and also haven't had any issues with it for 4th kms so far.
Btw, you're correct about the footpegs. My wife dropped hers twice and they bend. Straightening them is little tricky but possible using a long enough lever :)
vn800power - The TechBiker: I took them off by carefully peeling them off with my fingers - no tools. Then the glue and rubber came off with a blow dryer and soft peace of wood.
Skyteam V-Raptor 250  Review HD after first 1000 Kilometers Suzuki VanVan 125 Replica Skyteam 1255
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