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Old 08-12-2008, 02:19 PM   #21 (permalink)
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quote "If you are only using the scooter for under 30mph then they are fine, once you get above that then you should look into a motorcycle. There are some really nice 250cc motorcycles out there. Scooters are not as safe as motorcycles for a lot of reasons, besides they're automatics, motorcycles by definition are manual."

They make scooters all the way up to 700cc that can do over 100 mph so don't rule out a scooter for over 30mph, my 80cc does 45mph. There are many manual scooters that use a clutch, or clutchless shifting, look into old vespas. They are just as safe as a motorcycle, if not safer for beginners because they do not have to worry about shifting on the auto ones. They also come with just about any option you can get on a motorcycle as well. Also not all motorcylces are manual, just look up the hondamatic, its a motorcycle with an auto tranny. Check your sources

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Old 08-12-2008, 05:04 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I have a small fleet a scoots

Yamaha Ysr-50, bone stock, 50mph max, 100 mpg

I also have two Suzuki 50's, one has been worked and goes about 42 mph/100 mpg with a two speed auto, and the other is a work in progress with a custom stretched and raked powdercoated black frame.

The ysr is the most fun because its setup like a streetbike, 5 speed manual, front disc brake. I have to repair the rusty gas tank and then it will become a mini-me street fighter

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Old 08-13-2008, 11:38 AM   #23 (permalink)
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How bold of your scooter to be posing naked lol. I love scooters, i have an elite 80 that goes 48mph top with 75mpg return and can ride 2 people, my gf has a honda metropolitan 50cc that can go 42mph and gets 100mpg, and i've got my heart set on a big ruckus 250 but they are hard to find and expensive. Might get a ninja 250 instead i dunno.
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Old 08-16-2008, 06:05 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I like my 07 Yamaha C3. Fairly new scooter, but I find it's a nice little ride, gets pretty good mileage too.
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Old 08-17-2008, 09:12 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I wish i had fuel injection like the c3
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Old 08-17-2008, 09:25 PM   #26 (permalink)
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The fuel injection is a nice factor, though I also got it because it's a 4 stroke and doesn't have the smelly oil factor. One thing though, is that I've noted a lot of people say they're getting pretty close to what I get in terms of mileage, so I find that a bit surprising considing mine is fuel injected.

On the other hand, I've noticed the C3 is kind of...fatter than your average scooter, and has a bit thicker tires too, so I'm willing to wager that some of the increased efficiency of the Fuel injection might be offset by increased weight. (It certainly isn't being offset by increased power, I can tell you that for sure)
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Oh, I am still thinking about getting a scooter. I just don't think I will be getting one until gas goes up a bit higher (like $6 or $7 a gallon). I use my bike for most short trips anyways.
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I ride a Piaggio MP3-250 and can keep up with all traffic under 70mpg but stay off the freeways except for short stints. I normally ride on city streets where MPH is normally under 50mph and get 65mpg. I have a 3.5 gal tank so can go almost 2 weeks between fill-ups with my 20 mile daily commute and side trips. I recommend checking out Modern Vespa formum for answers about scootering.
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Old 06-17-2009, 10:50 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Just to throw it out there, I've been somewhat disappointed with my 150cc GY6 based chinese scoot. I like it and all, don't get me wrong, it's a good machine, I just expected more form the mileage department.


I have a lifetime average of around 55 MPG and this is after selling a 65-70 MPG Suzuki GZ250. Before that, I was getting 55-65MPG Ninja 250.

I'm currently working on some "break-no-bank" was for getting this hog back up towards respectable numbers.

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