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Old 05-17-2001, 07:43 PM   #1
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Default Re: Aprilia Scarabeo 150 Reader Feedback

Scooters are Aprilia's meat and taters. Tasty.
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Old 05-17-2001, 08:35 PM   #2
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Default Ahhh... variety

I really like the variety that this article is presenting to your site. Please keep it up...



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Old 05-18-2001, 03:08 AM   #3
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"scrumptious"???



Ah jeeeez, that word sucks. So, can you pull stoppies on the scooter with such a fancy brake on the front, or will the forks buckle?
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Old 05-18-2001, 04:15 AM   #4
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okay... so i got all cranky and nasty about mo's lame tiger review.



this, however, was a great review. good job.



i know scooters don't interest everybody. but if you are interested, this review provides a lot of useful info.



especially useful were the comments about the way the scarabeo rides. my neighbor just got a vespa. very cool. but i was surprised, and somewhat concerned, by how twitchy the thing is. if i were shopping for a scooter, this article would lead me in the direction of the larger-wheeled models. and the comments about the 150 feeling a bit too large for a scooter would make me take a look at the 50cc scarabeo.



again, a well-done, useful article.



thanks.
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Old 05-18-2001, 04:53 AM   #5
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lousy photos......i can't tell what this thing looks like
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Old 05-18-2001, 06:11 AM   #6
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Great article! Well written and informative.

I really like the variety in stories that MO is beginning to provide. Whilst I'm neither a scooter buff nor a cruiser buff, sometimes it's nice to be able to read about the 'other side'.

Keep this stuff coming MO!
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Old 05-18-2001, 06:57 AM   #7
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Wipe off your monitor. That should help...
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Old 05-18-2001, 07:10 AM   #8
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I can see the ad campaign now: "You meet the nicest people on an Aprilia." What? It's been done? Well, dang, so has the step-through motorcycle. OK, the Scarabeo is more scooter-like than a Honda 50/90, but it still looks like a 21st century 50 or 90 to me.



And BTW, your model's an Anonymous Squid for riding without a jacket (even if she is far more interesting to look at that way).
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Old 05-18-2001, 07:26 AM   #9
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It was either a jacket or bouncing cleavage at 10 miles-per-hour. Haven't you seen enough leather jackets recently?
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Old 05-18-2001, 07:53 AM   #10
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1. Damned expensive. For the price, I think I'd rather go the little extra for a Suzuki 500 or something not-too-used.



2. The styling of the 50 is much smoother.



3. Unless one lives in a suitably posh urban zone, scooters still aren't as practical as real motorcycles. If I lived in Dublin/Milan/Tokyo/Munich, it'd be great, but out here where freeway travel is mandatory it doesn't work.



4. Waiting for Aprilia to come out with a good (US-legal) middleweight to give a real challenge to the 600 set, in performance and charm if not price.



5. Using the diameter of the wheels as a reference, I'm guessing your pictured rider is, oh, about 4 1/2 feet tall. It looks like she's riding a Fat Boy. Or is it bigger than I think?



6. Can we see her more often, please?
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