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Tigercub 04-26-2006 08:29 AM

Re: Moped Madness
 
Honda could remake the XR100 for the street in a sort of motard-style bike and sell a billion of em. Unfortunately, CA couldn't pull it's head out it's ass to see the virtue of it.

Tigercub 04-26-2006 08:35 AM

Re: Moped Madness
 
google up some of the custom Morphouses in Japan they are outrageous... or is that Morphus? i forget...



morphusiae.



I don't understand why more people don't ride the big scoots in mediterranean climes like SoCal. O, gas used to be so cheap why bother. i fear those days are done.



a scooter in So. Cal traffic is like a strawberry in a blender.

Aero_Doc 04-26-2006 10:04 AM

Re: Moped Madness
 
Anyone know if these scooters are safe to ride - ie handling and able to stop quickly?

mscuddy 04-26-2006 10:21 AM

Re: Moped Malaise
 
Mopeds suck toe bung and they're dangerous. BEWARE THE mOPED!

brandenw 04-26-2006 06:41 PM

Re: Moped Madness
 
I'd like to see an automatic and a similar model conventional gearbox sport bike style scooter/moped with their small displacement. I think it'd be nice to have an economical sporty-styled moped/scooter that doesn't have the funky suspension and also has brakes/riding position like the regular type motorcycle that it is modeled after.



Imagine a Honda 49cc or 80cc sport bike styled auto or optional manual, or some of the other manufacturers do something similar (215 lbs, anyone?). Eh, and maybe Suzuki and Honda could put some of their 400/250 or 600/650 autos into GSX-R/SV or CBR/Interceptor frames.



Eh, I'd still rather have a conventional motorcycle or something that has performance and gas mileage, like a Buell. But if something economical and light weight and cheap came out I'd be interested in at least trying it out.

MadScientistMatt 04-27-2006 01:54 AM

Re: Moped Madness
 
One of the local Polaris dealerships had a few wierd things they'd imported from China that might fit the bill. I can't remember what it was called, but it looked like a cross between a mountain bike and a dual-sport, with scooter type controls and a CVT transmission.

SRMark 04-27-2006 05:53 AM

Re: Moped Madness
 
What a great bike that would be for MSF training.

JoeBlade 04-30-2006 09:56 PM

Re: Long Live the Faggio
 
Those in the know, already understand it's the best way to out run the fuzz!


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