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Old 09-21-2006, 10:25 AM   #1
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Skooters are kool.
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Old 09-21-2006, 10:40 AM   #2
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The 650 Burgman is still the ultimate however...
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Old 09-21-2006, 11:08 AM   #3
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And when Honda introduces their DN-01 into the states, it may very well re-define what Scooters are considered, and blur the line between Motorcycles and Scooters! I hope they do it soon!
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Old 09-21-2006, 11:14 AM   #4
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I've got one word for you Benjamin: Big scooters.
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Old 09-21-2006, 11:22 AM   #5
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Excellent Review... GPTB this is the future get used to it.. Gas prices are only down till election is over. I saw another scooter today. Using one in the HOV lane would of saved me 70% of my 2.5 hour commuting time today. A couple accidents on 405, more rain and a Microsoft presentation at the convention center screwded the system up today.
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Old 09-21-2006, 11:24 AM   #6
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Default Re: 2007 Suzuki Burgman 400 Introduction Report

If you already own a motorcycle, why weren't you riding it?
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Old 09-21-2006, 11:34 AM   #7
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Even with a scooter's admirable qualities and handling comparable to a cruiser, I'd miss having the control of a manual transmission on twisty roads.



Automatics are no fun in the twisties without shift paddles.
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Old 09-21-2006, 11:40 AM   #8
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Default Re: 2007 Suzuki Burgman 400 Introduction Report

A few thoughts:

My previous ride was the inimitable Honda PC800. One day I was in the parking lot at a hardware store and an old fart (much older than my early fifties) asks me "Would that be considered a scooter?" I was insulted.



Which brings me to a thought: Can't there be a market for an updated version of the Honda Pacific Coast? I could ride comfortably on it considering my 6'1" frame and sold it to a woman who wanted it as it accommodated her 5'4 height very well.

Consider: My FF helmet fit in one side compartment while I be in the grocery store. Take out my helmet and presto! the two side compartment could hold two full bags of groceries or one bag and a 12-pack.

Scooters are actually quite cool in my book. But, I would like to see The MC makers scooterize a solid motorcycle while they are muscling up the scooters.

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Old 09-21-2006, 11:40 AM   #9
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But in the BIG city they are the schiznit.
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Old 09-21-2006, 11:41 AM   #10
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I think you're making a HUGE assumption there.
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