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Old 07-31-2008, 03:29 PM   #1
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Old 08-01-2008, 02:16 PM   #2
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I've been seeing a lot more scooters on the road during the past few months than I ever have. These bigger models are definitely interesting seeing that they are capable (and comfortably stable) on the freeway.

I can't help but notice, however, that they don't exactly produce mind-blowing fuel economy. 51 mpg is decent, but not really better than one can get with a Harley Sportster. I would have thought they would do better with a 400cc single. My old and dearly missed 500cc Honda GB500 easily exceeded 60 mpg even when ridden hard.

Why isn't the fuel economy better? Is it the automatic transmission that's inefficient? It certainly looks like a slick aerodynamic package and while not exactly light weight, it's not a pig, either.

Again, I'm all for more people discovering the joy of two-wheeled transportation, I'm just not blown away by the mileage figures.
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Old 08-02-2008, 11:15 PM   #3
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I suspect that 0-60 in 11 second may be inaccurate. My four cylinder honda accord does 0-60 in 8.3 seconds. The Majesty has a FAR better power to weight ratio than my car.
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When will see see a head-to-head matchup of the Burghman 650 and the Tmax!! Enquiring minds want to know...I would love to see video of a Tmax on ButtonWillow.
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When will see see a head-to-head matchup of the Burghman 650 and the Tmax!! Enquiring minds want to know...I would love to see video of a Tmax on ButtonWillow.
Hrm... I may need to find a track that's closer to Cypress, CA... Then I'll have to find a volunteer Burgman 650 owner who'd be willing to put her on the track. If I can get those things together, I'll do it! Lemme do a little research.
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