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Old 11-12-2001, 02:38 PM   #81
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I know it's a bit late, but if you're really interested in Italjets, Sportique Scooters in Denver, CO (www.sportiquescooters.com) just received an Italjet Formula 125 on consignment. I believe it's going for about $2800. I test-rode it the other day, but I gotta warn you: Although the power is great for a twin-cylinder, two-stroke (I had it up to about 75mph in a about 1-1/2 blocks), the cornering totally sucks ass. I did some slalom stuff, and gave up after about three turns. If you're the kind of guy who likes straight-line stuff--this is the one. If you like to do other things, like, for example, TURN, forget it--I felt like a first-time rider on a GL1500 (actually the GL1500's handle better).
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Old 11-25-2001, 09:48 AM   #82
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Hi! I just wanted to thank you for the positive feedback you have given the reflex. I just recently put a deposit down on a reflex for my dad (his 60th birthday). He is now riding a 87 honda Elite, and it is being held together with duct tape! HA!HA! He loves mopeds and the freedom they give you. I have been researching these and think it would fit him fine, for where he drives. The more I read the more I worry if I made the right decision. My husband read everything on it and he said that it would be fine for him, so I guess we will see! Thanks again for being positive about mopeds. I just want to add to alot of other people that, Motorcycles are nice to (we just bought one), but some people don't or can't use the foot clutch. Like my father has problems with his knees! And for myself, I can drive a motorcycle, but I am more comfortable on a moped without a foot clutch! Thanks again!
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Old 12-05-2001, 05:20 PM   #83
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I was looking at purchasing one for my wife. She refuses to learn to shift and likes to ride our 50 cc Honda Elite. What is a comfortable top speed for the Reflex. The review gives the impression that it's a backbreaker and over revs at highway speeds of 70+. I was wondering how it feels at 55 MPH?
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Old 03-06-2002, 03:50 AM   #84
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I had decided to buy a Reflex when I sold my 1991 Dodge Stealth last October, but when I checked the website, they were introducing the Silver Wing. I put down a deposit in November and received the bike Feb. 28, 2002. So far I love it! 582 cc are enough to push this old fat guy >90 mph pretty quickly. I've only got about 100 miles on the odometer but I think this bike should last well into my retirement (planned in about 7 years).
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Old 01-01-2003, 08:10 AM   #85
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I am currently riding a Rebel 250 and would love to have a chance to try out these scooters are are very MC like. The Reflex, The Silverwing and the Aprill.

The problem is I don't know where you can try these scooters. How would you know if you liked it. I wouldn't purchase an auto without testing it.

I would buy one if I could try it and liked how it handled. Joan
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Old 04-19-2007, 07:32 PM   #86
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GOB, I'll bet you didn't get scorned when your Riva 180 beat those big bikes, trafic light to traffic light!
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Old 04-19-2007, 07:34 PM   #87
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I just bought a low-mileage Riva 180 for $260. I'll settle for the 180....
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Old 04-19-2007, 07:36 PM   #88
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When you get older, you'll migrate to trikes or scooters. I'll take a scooter any day over a trike. By the way, I see an awful lot of dorks riding crotch rockets as a mask of masculinity.
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Old 04-19-2007, 07:42 PM   #89
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Ever since my wife had her first ride in the throne of a Gold Wing, she's never been happy with anything else. Well, I'm too old for the Wing (and can't afford the training wheels!), so she'll have to settle for the back seat of my Riva 180. And no, I could care less what anyone younger than 65 thinks of my scoot!
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Old 04-19-2007, 07:51 PM   #90
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One of the chopper dealer's in Ft. Lauderdale had Harley Sportser-powered scooters ten or fifteen years ago. They were about ten grand and didn't sell, for a whole bunch of obvious reasons They would be quite a collector item now and a real eyecatcher at scooter meets. They didn't CALL them scooters, but they had a footwell and automatic tranny, so if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck.... by the way, a Buell Blast rider calling something ugly, well....
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