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Old 09-23-2006, 02:51 PM   #91
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Default Re: All This Scooter Stuff is Weird, says Gabe...

Its too late now pal. We know where you live. When you least expect it you will hear a scooter rumbling on your driveway



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Old 09-23-2006, 06:26 PM   #92
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Default Re: All This Scooter Stuff is Weird, says Gabe...

Doubt it. A scooter couldn't negotiate the potholes.
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Old 09-23-2006, 07:30 PM   #93
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Default Re: 2007 Suzuki Burgman 400 Introduction Report

Don't the big scooters negate the supposed benefits of scooters over similar sized motorcycles (light and economical)? From Suzuki's site -



Weight Burgman - 518 lbs/235 kg

SV650 - 363 lbs/165 kg



Price Burgman $7799

SV650 - $5949



Width Burgman 31.9"/810 mm

SV650 29.3"/745 mm



I know they lie about the weights, but for the sake of argument, let's assume they lie about the scooter as much as they lie about the bike.

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Old 09-23-2006, 07:34 PM   #94
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Default Re: 2007 Suzuki Burgman 400 Introduction Report

The specs are for the 650 Burgman.
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Old 09-25-2006, 05:20 PM   #95
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Default Re: 2007 Suzuki Burgman 400 Introduction Report

I am looking for a large paper bag with eye slits to fit over my Arai, so I can ride one of dem dare things. looks cool to me. but what if one of my buddies recognized me ?
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Old 09-28-2006, 05:30 AM   #96
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Default Re: All This Scooter Stuff is Weird, says Gabe...

Gabe, thanks for the explanantion, though personally I kinda had that figured out. Following various scooter enthusiast websites over the last couple years (scooterbbs.com, scootdawg.com, majestyusa.com, burgmanusa.com and the kymcoscooterforum yahoo group), including my personal experience of seeing more scoots on teh road this season than than during the previous 30 seasons combined, I can only conlcude that the scooter market in the USA primed for a period of rapid growth, to include a developing enthusiast community.



I'm 50 and have been riding sicne 1975. I've done my time being injudicious on sportbikes and, annoying the hoi poloi with a loud V-twin, adn now feel like, I have nothing to prove and nobody to impress, and I just wanna ride. ALL THE TIME. on a machine that makes it easy to ride, ALL THE TIME. Scooters - especially the megas - with their many convenient features ( maximum forward fairing coverage, large internal storage, twist-n-go operation, lighter weights than the usual sport-touring offerings) appeal to me as a two wheeled vehivcle that would be far easier to deal with day-to-day than the bike I ride now (1980 yam XS850).



Your previous comment regarding MO doing a comparo of the 4-5 maxiscoots next year is exactly congruent with a suggestion I was going to make in this thread.



BTW, IMPO, MO is the best online motorcycle review site, bar none. your reviews definitely are - contentwise - competitive with the major print rags, and are better by far than some of the B-level print media.



Having read a few of them, the scooter print media has a long way to go to develop, the cred you folks have.
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Old 09-28-2006, 05:31 AM   #97
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Default Re: 2007 Suzuki Burgman 400 Introduction Report

Scoots are the new hotnesss...Motorcycles are old and busted.
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Old 11-13-2006, 09:28 PM   #98
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Default Re: 2007 Suzuki Burgman 400 Introduction Report

Times change and so the way people "putt" around on motorcycles. Some people like sportbikes, some like cruisers, but the maxi-scooter is and will fill a niche in the cycle market. They are here to stay and will get more performance orientated and appeal to more people who are looking for something different.
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