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Old 07-30-2001, 04:45 PM   #1
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Being older than dirt and getting my first tickets on a vespa well before I had a license, I myself would not mind at all scooting around town on one.
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Old 07-30-2001, 05:16 PM   #2
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I may have just missed it in the article, but did you mention the price anywhere?
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Old 07-30-2001, 05:50 PM   #3
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Where's my SWAG for being first post?
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Old 07-30-2001, 05:54 PM   #4
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Default Good luck in Detroit

The motor city is designed for one type of transport only: cars. Making due with anything else (motorcycle, scooter, bicycle, mass transit) is considered hersey.



Ah well, I've been a heretic for a while now anyway.
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Old 07-30-2001, 06:09 PM   #5
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What's up with all the scooter articles recently? Didn't you already cover a yamaha & an aprilia scooter in the last few months?



"Who will find use for the Reflex in the real world? ..........people who just want a way to ride a sporty, functional motorcycle without dealing with a clutch and transmission."



Who, Lamer Dorks? Are these the type of people who read MO? I don't think so.

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Old 07-30-2001, 06:15 PM   #6
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5400 out the door
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Old 07-30-2001, 06:17 PM   #7
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I own 7 motorcycles and a Reflex scooter. I use the scooter in the city. No shifting and no hassles.
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Old 07-30-2001, 06:46 PM   #8
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Holy Hell!



So odd it's going to do well.
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Old 07-30-2001, 06:56 PM   #9
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The irony here is that you read MO, and yet the answer doesn't occur to you.



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Old 07-30-2001, 07:16 PM   #10
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It has enough go, looks, and amenities to be successful. I'm sure build quality will be up to snuff, parts will be available, and Honda will back it will the full efforts of their company. Everything will be perfect, but for one thing:



The customer.



Not many will drive (do you drive or ride a scooter?) this, at least not here in Illinois. The squids here knock you if you ride a 600 supersport, and that affects a lot of people. How do you think they'll treat the poor guy on this? It's sad but true that sales are made and broken on what a person believes another person who he doesn't even know will think.



But look at the price. If I could pony up another couple hundred, I colud get a Sportster, or a smaller japanese cruiser, or a GS500, or an EX500, or an EX250 with a bunch of gear, or...you get my point.



I like it, even though I'd never ride it: I'm just not a scooter guy. But the only place this will sell is the city, and I just don't see it happening in America. Our roads are just too well developed, too open to make this a necessity.



BTW, slow down MO. People aren't going to start touring scooters like they do in Europe overnight. =)
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