Sabena332
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Can Someone Recommend A Nice Motor Scooter?

Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:48 am

Hi all,

Today I decided to buy a small motor scooter (50 cubic centimeters with 50 kph max. speed). It is perfect for driving within the city in the summer (not standing in traffic jams anymore and real fun to drive) and it is using very few gas compared to a car.

Can anyone recommend a good one? I drove the Yamaha Neos of a friend today and it is pretty nice, but I know there are a few more motor scooter producer like Peugeot, Aprilia, etc.

Can you guys recommend a good scooter (not too expensive but good looking)?

Patrick
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RE: Can Someone Recommend A Nice Motor Scooter?

Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:50 am

http://urbanscooters.com/cgi-bin/urbanscooters/X-140.html?id=eWukP2U7 i had one very similar to it, eletric is much better.
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RE: Can Someone Recommend A Nice Motor Scooter?

Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:56 am

Quoting JamesJimlb (Reply 1):
http://urbanscooters.com/cgi-bin/urbanscooters/X-140.html?id=eWukP2U7 i had one very similar to it, eletric is much better.

I rather search for something like this:



It should have a 50 cm³ engine that does 50 kph or more, these things are quite cheap to operate, the insurance fee is only 58 EUR per year and they only use ~3 liters of gas on 100 kilometers. The perfect vehicle for city traffic.

Patrick
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RE: Can Someone Recommend A Nice Motor Scooter?

Tue Jun 19, 2007 5:00 am

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RE: Can Someone Recommend A Nice Motor Scooter?

Tue Jun 19, 2007 5:00 am

Aerox

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RE: Can Someone Recommend A Nice Motor Scooter?

Tue Jun 19, 2007 5:07 am

My gf has Derbi Atlantis and she's very happy with it. It's not as expensive as Peugeots or Aprilias but it's still European made and very good quality (unlike the Chinese junk). The local price was about 1400 EUR incl. 19% VAT.
However, if your weight is more than 80kg and/or live in hilly area I'd think twice about buying a 50ccm scooter.



[Edited 2007-06-18 22:08:41]
 
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RE: Can Someone Recommend A Nice Motor Scooter?

Tue Jun 19, 2007 5:23 am

I used to own a Suzuki Estilete:



Best looking scooter out there IMO! It was really cool to drive!
 
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RE: Can Someone Recommend A Nice Motor Scooter?

Tue Jun 19, 2007 5:29 am

What no love for Vespas?

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
Can you guys recommend a good scooter (not too expensive but good looking)?

What exactly is the max (In Euros) you're willing to spend or finance? The Vespa LX50 is € 2639 and the LXV € 3499 (And an additional of € 138, which I'm assuming is the German equivalent of tax, tag, and title?).

http://www.vespa.com/

You can probably pick up a used ET-2 at a decent price.

Not very big on the Piaggios except for the maxi-scooters.

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
drove the Yamaha Neos of a friend today and it is pretty nice, but I know there are a few more motor scooter producer like Peugeot, Aprilia, etc.

I actually looked at some of the Peugeot scooters about 5 years back when they briefly sold them in the U.S. If I lived intown and not out in the 'burbs, I'd definitely would have a scooter. If I ever do move intown, I may get one finally.
 
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RE: Can Someone Recommend A Nice Motor Scooter?

Tue Jun 19, 2007 5:58 am

Thanks for your replies, guys!

Quoting Jush (Reply 4):
Aerox

It's from Yamaha, right? Did you drive it, is it ok?

Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 5):
My gf has Derbi Atlantis and she's very happy with it. It's not as expensive as Peugeots or Aprilias but it's still European made and very good quality (unlike the Chinese junk).

Very interesting, I will take a look at them!

Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 5):
However, if your weight is more than 80kg and/or live in hilly area I'd think twice about buying a 50ccm scooter.

The problem is that the insurance fee for scooters above 50ccm is very expensive here in Germany, you also have to pay taxes for every motorbike above 50ccm so it must be one of these. I am slightly above 80kg and the area around me is not hilly so I guess it is ok. The acceleration of the Neos I drove today was pretty good. I can still do a bit illegal motor tuning if it is too slow.  Wink

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 6):
I used to own a Suzuki Estilete:

Oh yes, I forgot Suzuki. The model looks indeed very nice!

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 7):
What no love for Vespas?

Of course but they are a bit expensive.

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 7):
What exactly is the max (In Euros) you're willing to spend or finance?

I would say approx. 2.000 EUR, 2.200 EUR is the maximum.


Quoting Srbmod (Reply 7):
I actually looked at some of the Peugeot scooters about 5 years back when they briefly sold them in the U.S.

I will look at my local Peugeot dealer tomorrow when I am on the way to the band's practise room. I know that they also sell motor scooters at this dealership, maybe they have some used but well-preserved and cheap models.

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 7):
If I lived intown and not out in the 'burbs, I'd definitely would have a scooter.

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As I wrote in the aforementioned pharagraph, I also want to get such a thing for rides like to the band's practise room and for other short hops within the city. It's great fun to ride a scooter in the summer time, the insurance is damned cheap and the fuel consumption is way less than the fuel consumption of a car. I still have a helmet and other stuff because I owned a motorbike once so I don't have to spend additional money for accessories.

My friend said tonight that his car is parked for two weeks already and that he is only riding his scooter at the moment. He lives only 15 minutes away from work and max. 30 minutes away from the other places he is visiting frequently.

Patrick
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RE: Can Someone Recommend A Nice Motor Scooter?

Tue Jun 19, 2007 6:16 am

Gileras are also nice scooters. Runner 50 SP should fit your budget.

 
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RE: Can Someone Recommend A Nice Motor Scooter?

Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:05 pm

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 7):
What no love for Vespas?

Agreed. Those things can really zip around.
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RE: Can Someone Recommend A Nice Motor Scooter?

Tue Jun 19, 2007 6:31 pm

You need one of these.  devil 

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RE: Can Someone Recommend A Nice Motor Scooter?

Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:24 pm

A mate is in the process of selling his CBR1000, he's bought one of these, with a 50cc motor. He's looking to upgrade the motor to 75cc. As the scooter's under 150cc, the registration is very cheap (somthing like $130 a year as opposed to around $550 for a full sized bike or car). The other day, we played a prank on him & stuck girly tassles on the handlebars!

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RE: Can Someone Recommend A Nice Motor Scooter?

Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:50 pm

I just bought an off-brand "Gator" Made by MDI. Truthfully, I didn't do a lot of homework before buying, but so far I've been pretty happy with the scooter. It looks exactly like the one Melpax posted above. 50cc, and will get to about 38mph with me on it. I weigh 175 pounds.
 
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RE: Can Someone Recommend A Nice Motor Scooter?

Tue Jun 19, 2007 9:58 pm

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 8):
It's from Yamaha, right? Did you drive it, is it ok?

My little brother has one and they're great. I'm 1,94 metres and I'm ok on this scooter which is a rarity.
They are reliable and they have a good engine which you can tune a bit so it's even better. Then you can go 60 to 70 to "swim" with the traffic , well you know what I mean. I can really recommend it although they're not very reasonable.
Beware of all scooters at the second hand market cause they're mostly driven by 15 to 17 year old kids who tune the shit out of them and their engines, suspensions etc. are totally crap then.

I can also recommend the Peugeot Speedfight II which is really good as well.

Enjoy driving your new scoot.

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RE: Can Someone Recommend A Nice Motor Scooter?

Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:31 pm

Patrick,

I'd recommend getting a scooter that offers reasonable reliability (e.g., you don't want it stuck in the shop for repairs much of the time). You may want to check out how reliable are the models recommended by other posters on this message thread. Don't you folks in Germany have web sites that allow you to do comparison shopping online?
 
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RE: Can Someone Recommend A Nice Motor Scooter?

Wed Jun 20, 2007 4:51 am

Have you considered browsing on the German eBay site? Just did some browsing over there and there are some pretty decent used scooters on there that are within and under the max price you're wanting to spend.

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