Squire at Life As I Live It has bought a Lifan 200cc street and trail bike (OK, now they call them "dual-sports" or "dual-purpose" but I remember the Honda XL series when they were called street & trail) and seems to like it just fine. He reports that it averages over 75 mpg. I've looked at them online and they have a 3 year/30,000 mile warranty and are cheaper than a good used Japanese bike, not to mention being delivered right to your doorstep! Very tempting, indeed.
The video is not Squire, but just a video I found on Youtube of someone riding an LF200.
Read what Squire has to say about his bike here and here.
Edited to add: And here! Squire has started another blog, just about his bike! He must really like it...
Possum living is all about living on our own terms, slowing down and kicking back and doing what we really want to be doing instead of burning ourselves out in the pursuit of what society tells us we should strive for. It is about finding easier and more interesting ways of providing what we really need, as an alternative to paying the high price in time, money and freedom that society extracts in exchange for servicing these needs; and about finding the strength to say no to those services we don't really need.