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Old 12-19-2012, 07:12 AM   #11
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Buz .. iPad's don't play flash videos without a third-party add-on, last I checked .. or does your iPad play flash videos from other sites but not this one?
ipads don't play Flash at all, add on or not.

MO's videos are You Tube videos and Google abandoned Flash a long time ago.

The videos always played in mobile Safari perfectly until the last couple of reviews.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:16 AM   #12
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Would love to see these with a manumatic trans with paddle shifters.

May own one of these someday, as it would be a perfect easy to jump on runabout that is capable of going long distances too. What versatile machines these are. Probably better on graded dirt roads than a normal street bike with their lower CG too.
On a tight mountain road, I can't imagine anything one could ride faster.

I was kind of amazed how fast I was able to ride it with zero effort. Like the article said, you just need to get used to how quickly it changes direction with the little wheels.

I'm guessing the chassis on the Silver Wing or Burgman would have been in knots at that point.

Only a MO comparo will tell us otherwise.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:53 AM   #13
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On a tight mountain road, I can't imagine anything one could ride faster.

I was kind of amazed how fast I was able to ride it with zero effort. Like the article said, you just need to get used to how quickly it changes direction with the little wheels.

I'm guessing the chassis on the Silver Wing or Burgman would have been in knots at that point.

Only a MO comparo will tell us otherwise.
I put 100 miles or so on an MP3 500 and I've ridden a Silver Wing at length (3 day rental in Hawaii), and it was no contest.

The Silver Wing felt very squirrelly by comparison - I think scooters which have the engine mounted on the swingarm are inherently challenged in this regard. (The other model that isn't like this is the Yamaha T-Max, but it lacks the storage of the GT and the current version isn't sold in the U.S.)

They also both really lacked in power compared to the BMW, to the point that on the freeway, you were uncomfortably near the limits of the bike. The C650GT still has plenty of go at 80mph to keep up with L.A. traffic.

My time on the Silver Wing really sold me on the maxi-scooter concept and I was just waiting for someone to do it right - as soon as the BMW hit the press, I knew I'd be out of my bike and into a scooter, and so far, I'm absolutely loving it.
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:00 PM   #14
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I put 100 miles or so on an MP3 500 and I've ridden a Silver Wing at length (3 day rental in Hawaii), and it was no contest.

The Silver Wing felt very squirrelly by comparison - I think scooters which have the engine mounted on the swingarm are inherently challenged in this regard. (The other model that isn't like this is the Yamaha T-Max, but it lacks the storage of the GT and the current version isn't sold in the U.S.)

They also both really lacked in power compared to the BMW, to the point that on the freeway, you were uncomfortably near the limits of the bike. The C650GT still has plenty of go at 80mph to keep up with L.A. traffic.

My time on the Silver Wing really sold me on the maxi-scooter concept and I was just waiting for someone to do it right - as soon as the BMW hit the press, I knew I'd be out of my bike and into a scooter, and so far, I'm absolutely loving it.
The Silver Wing is almost ten grand as well. It makes this look like a bargain.

I'm still struggling with ten grand for a scooter. Maybe a used one down the road.
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:36 PM   #15
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How about a wheelie on one of these puppies, Mr. Duke?

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Old 12-19-2012, 01:47 PM   #16
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The Silver Wing is almost ten grand as well. It makes this look like a bargain.

I'm still struggling with ten grand for a scooter. Maybe a used one down the road.
Well, obviously I've drunk the Kool Aid here, but I'd say think of it as ten grand for a motorcycle with ABS, TPMS, electric windshield, enclosed drivetrain, large comfy seat with adjustable backrest, heated grips, seat, and passenger seat, and accessory power, with 60 liters of storage excluding the top case, that just happens to have a step through frame design facilitating a narrow profile and better lower lower body protection.

Motorcycles with this level of design & features all cost this much or more, this is just a particular design with certain advantages and disadvantages (the latter mainly just that you give up some engine size for the comfort and storage in the narrow form factor).
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:43 AM   #17
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Funny thing is, aside from local trips, I would much rather do a cross country tour on one of these Maxi Scooters than my current bike, which has little wind protection, no storage, a comparatively hard narrow seat which slowly roasts my a$$ with engine heat in the summer and 35 mpg fuel economy.

My liter class sportish bike will do 80 in 1st gear, is capable of freeway speed power wheelies even here in Denver at 7,000 feet and it goes like a bat out hell in general (good for the midlife crisis I suppose) but it can't begin to match the versatility of one of these scooters. I have seen the maxi scooter Kool-Aid and understand it. Don't want to get rid of my semi comfortable but still very impractical stupid fast bike though. I want both

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BTW, your most recent reviews have a glitch.

The videos do not play on my iPad. I don't know anything about code or such but it seems you'd want the videos to play on the most popular mobile browser on earth.
Try it again and let us know if it works now.
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Try it again and let us know if it works now.
Worked perfectly.

Now about that porn music. . .
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Worked perfectly.

Now about that porn music. . .
Glad we got that fixed. Thx for the heads up!

The music: A rush job by a new video editor...
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