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Old 04-26-2006, 02:42 AM   #1
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First Post! woo hoo!



I read that article in the christian science monitor this am, thru Fark.com



I'm tellin' ya, scoots are looking VERY appealing to this long time (50 YO, 32+ years inthe saddle.) motorcyclist. two dealerships are vying to sell me a yamaha majesty: 400cc, 39claimed hp, HUGE underseat storage, 60+ REAL mpg, excellent weather pro...



Its looking more and more to me like the perfect commuter vehicle...
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Old 04-26-2006, 03:26 AM   #2
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Honda needs to start selling the Super Cub here again. Cheap, simple, functional, reliable and tremendous mileage. No way in hell I'll pay over $7K for a scooter, like some of the bloated beasts on the market today (SilverWing, Bergman)

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Old 04-26-2006, 03:49 AM   #3
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I wish a manufacturer would design a scooter that doesn't look like a scooter. The step through design just ruins it for me. Something with the bodywork of a Derbi, but the price of a zuma, that's what I'm talking about.
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Old 04-26-2006, 03:57 AM   #4
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The article is moronic (as usual for this place.) Mopeds have pedals. Scooters are not mopeds.



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Old 04-26-2006, 04:10 AM   #5
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Why is riding a scooter like dating a fat girl?



Because both are a lot of fun until your friends find out.
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Old 04-26-2006, 04:12 AM   #6
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They are the future. Funny how they started so far in the past. No really, The Italians can be thanked for this one. When WWII ended they had all those aircraft plants wondering what the h3ll to do. Piaggio and Vespa ARE the grandfathers but Piaggio's Derbi and the Malaguti cool kids on the block.
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Old 04-26-2006, 04:42 AM   #7
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I ride a Burgman 650 - and though expensive - It is very comfortable for a longish highway commute followed by bumper to bumper inner city work -

NOT something for a Honda Cub type bike to even try....
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Old 04-26-2006, 04:43 AM   #8
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Or...

Both are fun to ride but you wouldn't want anyone to know you do it!
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Old 04-26-2006, 04:50 AM   #9
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This may be hard for you to follow but the marketing for these machines have been set as "moped" since the first Cub was introduced. The Eupoean market sets up all scooters in the moped market.
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Old 04-26-2006, 05:03 AM   #10
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I like Yamaha's motorized mountain bike concept, only with a bit more beef in the frame and engine and a bit lower seat.
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