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damasovi 12-14-2011 10:38 PM

taking on BAJA with 7 hp!!!
 
HI all I am so happy!!! today I put a down payment on a new Honda Beat 100 cc 4 stroke that looks a little like this

http://3d-car-shows.com/wp-content/u...a-car-show.jpg


this is my first scooter and I am so excited!!!, I have owned motorcycles since 2004 b
ut this is something else!

Tomorrow I will pay off the bike and maybe get to ride this weekend for the initial break in!!!

The price was very attractive, Honda Mexico just put a x-mas promotion and this not too expensive scooter was reduce $6,000 pesos, just over $430 usd !!!

I would like to copy the idea from another tread and keep a log of the stuff I will be doing with the Beat, and maybe some rides.


I have not even ridden the bike and already bought my first mod, it is a top case (a 29l) but I am thinking of just using it for going to work, city ridding and saving on gas.


Damasovi

TebKLR 12-15-2011 03:01 AM

Cool! :clap

Beltway 12-15-2011 05:45 AM

Super cool!

Lots of pictures, please.

gogogordy 12-15-2011 05:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by damasovi (Post 17519834)
HI all I am so happy!!! today I put a down payment on a new Honda Beat 100 cc 4 stroke that looks a little like this

http://3d-car-shows.com/wp-content/u...a-car-show.jpg


this is my first scooter and I am so excited!!!, I have owned motorcycles since 2004 b
ut this is something else!

Tomorrow I will pay off the bike and maybe get to ride this weekend for the initial break in!!!

The price was very attractive, Honda Mexico just put a x-mas promotion and this not too expensive scooter was reduce $6,000 pesos, just over $430 usd !!!

I would like to copy the idea from another tread and keep a log of the stuff I will be doing with the Beat, and maybe some rides.


I have not even ridden the bike and already bought my first mod, it is a top case (a 29l) but I am thinking of just using it for going to work, city ridding and saving on gas.


Damasovi


You won't regret it.
And at that price....I'll take 2.

Brooktown Geezer 12-15-2011 07:12 AM

Very cool, I like how the rear end looks like a mini-Reflex.

bbishoppcm 12-15-2011 10:29 AM

So how does one get something like this into the US? I want one...

gogogordy 12-15-2011 10:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bbishoppcm (Post 17522842)
So how does one get something like this into the US? I want one...

I didn't get the impression it does...

damasovi 12-15-2011 11:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bbishoppcm (Post 17522842)
So how does one get something like this into the US? I want one...

why would you want this? when you have the Elite 110? any way maybe it is possible, since this bike is made in Mexico so NAFTA could help, the only concern would be emitions control, since you don't live in California I think it would be easier, but at the end I think it would cost you too much $$ But you can always try...

Damasovi

DaBinChe 12-15-2011 02:53 PM

so what's the law or requirement for an American to go to mexico and buy one? I was planning on riding my moped down there but that price is so low that it would be cheaper for me to just buy one while I'm down there.

damasovi 12-15-2011 05:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaBinChe (Post 17524812)
so what's the law or requirement for an American to go to mexico and buy one? I was planning on riding my moped down there but that price is so low that it would be cheaper for me to just buy one while I'm down there.


I don't know the answer to this q how ever I will mention the OTD price and at today's exchange rate of $13.85 x 1 usd $1,430 usd or $19,800 mexican pesos, it is a sale price but the regular price will run you a total of $1,826 usd.

Today I paid it off!!! so tomorrow I will go and get it. The local dealer has to get approval from the main office in Tij
uana, so that takes like a couple of hours, so I will go tomorrow!!!

I will be posting pics and s
uch

Damasovi

btcn 12-15-2011 06:02 PM

Nice! Great deal!:deal

Great little scoot, this is like the ones common in them there foreign countries where wholew faimlys ridded on em and they's made to take lots of abuse. Basically this is just a simple, plain standard Japanese Scooter. Nothing special, but solid, reliable as a F150 transportation with great gas milage.

Just don't be dissapointed at the power though. It'll have decent power, just perfect for all town riding and some slower backroad cruising [45 MPH fine just not 55 MPH zones]. But it won't be no rocket, acceleration you will find sufficient but not blazing, and top speed won't be too high. For I'd recon maybe 50 MPH? Maybe 55 MPH if you really push it but 52 MPH would be relistic maxed out. Good nuff for any town, and fine for crusing on 40-45 MPH roads. Hills will take you down a bit, but WAY better than a 50 cc, you should be able to hold 35-45 MPH up pretty steep hills. Wind may take you down a little too.


But overall, good solid reliable transportation as I said, and a fun little scoot! Can't wait to heer bout it!

fullmetalscooter 12-15-2011 09:19 PM

Buying new in Mexico is easy but buying used you have to watch it from my reading because theres a yearly fee on the bike reg or something like that , that must be paid. Whom ever buys a used bike has to pay it if they haven't been paid before. You can buy scooters and cheap brand name bikes down there like honda 150 cargo for 1500.00 A nice little General purpose bike that does 55 MPH and 80 MPG. Dead simple and goes up to 80 000 k before dying. To import to he usa I m guessing you should google for that info or go to regional forums here to see what being written up on it.

damasovi 12-17-2011 06:17 PM

well yesterday I took delivered of my brand new Beat!!!

That happy g uy is me... ok, the smile comes on when the helmet gets on!
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...68600897_n.jpg

as you can tell the pic was taken by the HOnda sales man, so the big Honda logo on the back. Since I was in a big hurry I only took a couple of pics of the bike.

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...03728334_n.jpg

a must have pic...
http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...73204951_n.jpg

a front pic

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...64613956_n.jpg

tomorrow I will take about my first 10 km!

Damasovi

windburn 12-18-2011 04:50 PM

Congratulation!
 
A rolling report would be great. This will put a smile on your face and give you years of service. I hope your are able to bring it inside at night for security and so that you will keep that new look and feel. You can get a cheap cover at walmart to cover it from sun exposier during daylight. I'm looking forward to a ride report.:clap:clap:clap

Cortez 12-19-2011 01:05 PM

Congrats!

That scoot will shock you with it's fuel consumption!
Too bad it's just as fast as a 50cc 2 stroke, some are even faster!

Make sure you have good quality tires on it, 10" wheels don't leave much
room for error, and these came with very bad tires in EU.

..and I'd love to have me a new 110i with OMG 9hp!
:freaky


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