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Old 07-30-2001, 11:44 PM   #11
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48 miles per gallon? I've gotten similar numbers with my Superglide! but I could see a scooter but only if it were priced incredibly low, like say 2500 or 3200, but 5400 out the door? there are too many good bikes out there for just a little more and a Sportster would be easier to move if you got tired of it. But there is the thing about not shifting, I owned a bicycle shop for a while and I did get a few people coming in asking about the bike they saw on the Tv and wanted one that didn't intimidate them. So why doesn't Honda just come out with an auto for the Goldwing, now that would sell!! But whatever, you see more of these things all the time but if I ever do go that way I'll buy Aprilia or something of that ilk

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Old 07-31-2001, 01:10 AM   #12
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Good replacement for my TwinStar, if I could collect the dosh together... Easier to buy a Nighthawk 250, though. Why are scooters generally more expensive than regular motorcycles of similar capacity/performance?



BTW, I like the Helix, too...
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Old 07-31-2001, 03:17 AM   #13
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Default Scooters making a comeback?

Actually, I've been seeing a lot of scooters around here (Richmond, VA) lately. I guess a lot of non-riders find them very unintimidating and cute. I can see them catching on in other cities that are fairly centralized.



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Old 07-31-2001, 04:03 AM   #14
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I am waiting for the R1 powered scooter from Yamaha. That is gonna be great.
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Old 07-31-2001, 04:54 AM   #15
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Great, MO has brought us YASA (Yet Another Scooter Article) instead of the results of this weekend's AMA Superbike & Supersport races. Shame on you MO. (And they expect people to pay for this?)



The Superbike race was awesome; I was on the edge of my seat. There were 6 riders in the lead pack with at least a chance to win as the white flag flew. The lead changed multiple times in the last lap, and was decided in a hair-raising, bar-banging, paint-scraping tussel at the final corner. The difference at the line was 0.005 seconds. And the race between 3rd & 4th was even closer! (They had to go to video replay for that one.) The championship points standings changed dramatically, too.



And MO brings us scooter articles...
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Old 07-31-2001, 05:15 AM   #16
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I know an old guy who bought one. He could care less what young squids think, of course, and he's not interested in having the integrity of his arm sockets tested when he accelerates. He just wants a fun practical bike that's easy to throw a leg over and ride around town, even if you do have a little arthritis, without the fear of getting run over you have on 50cc scooters that can't even keep up with the traffic in a retirement community. A Reflex is absolutely perfect for *his* purposes.



It sure looks overpriced, but Honda may know what exactly what they're doing. They may be testing the market for a much more affluent bunch of largely untapped customers --while letting everybody think they're aiming at the youngsters!
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Old 07-31-2001, 06:01 AM   #17
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Well, here in Indiana we have had people asking weekly when we will be getting out first units. I think that we already have all of our allocation pre-sold!!



Don't worry about the customer. As the saying goes, if you build it, they will come.
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Old 07-31-2001, 06:56 AM   #18
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Default Re: it goes for $5,400 but you can buy an sv-650 for that

if theyre to take off here they need to be cheaper than that

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Old 07-31-2001, 07:01 AM   #19
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r1 powered scooter....that alone doesnt make sense
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Old 07-31-2001, 07:02 AM   #20
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i'd like nothing better than to see more scooters and motorcycles out there being used for actual transportation. all the parking and gasoline and roadspace it would free up? forgetaboutit!!!

seriously---it's just a matter of time
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