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UtahGuido 06-28-2012 08:47 PM

Scorpa and Yamaha
 
In response to an inquiry as to the availability of a Scorpa SY125 a shop in California sent me this email reply: "...I need to change up my site. Unfortunately the 4t Scorpa's aren't avalible. Scopra (sic) isn't able to get the Yamaha motors anymore."

Is this true?

lineaway 06-29-2012 05:58 AM

It is more like sherco probably could care less about yamaha motors.

ivsforever 06-29-2012 10:37 AM

Scorpa and Yamaha
 
Check out the Gas Gas Randonne 125 it has a Yamaha clone engine that looks just like the Scorpa engine

Jonny042 06-29-2012 10:41 AM

Is it available in the USA?

Honda Rider 06-29-2012 04:32 PM

I wish they made a 250cc version of that Randonne.

UtahGuido 06-29-2012 10:05 PM

I called the importer, ScorpaUSA. It's true, no more 4 strokes.

Ymirtrials 06-30-2012 06:51 AM

A guy that I rode an event with this spring who is a Yamaha nut told me that Yamaha got screwed by Scorpa so now they won't supply them with engines.... third hand information take it for what its worth......

2whlrcr 06-30-2012 08:38 AM

Never trust the French.:D

Olirider 06-30-2012 09:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2whlrcr (Post 19026570)
Never trust the French.:D

Soooooooooooooo funny....:evil

Twin-shocker 06-30-2012 01:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2whlrcr (Post 19026570)
Never trust the French.:D

Or Spanish for that matter...................

UtahGuido 07-15-2012 09:01 PM

The whole Yamaha -Scorpa deal got started with me because I've been reading up on the TY series of 4 stoke Scorpas and figured that would be a good bike for a wannabe noob at trials, and one who is progressing through his fifties and doesn't see heroic trials moves in his future. So I started checking around and found a 2010 TY 200 with the air cooled engine and an electric starter installed, and a few scratches, and no headlight because that's where the owner elected to mount the battery - for $4750. That seems kinda high to me and it's causing me conniptions to think about plunking down that much cash for this bike. But - they are rare, they don't make them anymore, the engine has a great rep, and it's the bike I want (or so I think).

I need advice. Would I be a bonehead for paying that much for that little Scorpa or would I be a bonehead for passing it up?

UtahGuido 07-16-2012 06:00 AM

Anybody?

Jeff_S2R1K 07-16-2012 06:34 AM

$4750 seems high. You could get a brand new GasGas Econo model for not too much more than that - when they're available. Or you could get a couple old twin shock TY250s.

I'm like you, I probably won't ever do a splatter up a 6 foot wall. I started out in my 40s on a GasGas 280. I went that route because all the research I did said they were the "snappiest." I like it because it has ample power to get me out of stupid situations I get myself into.

laser17 07-16-2012 06:40 AM

If you love these bikes, then its worth it to you.

If you are doing all that just for a easy bike to start - I would get a beta 200. Would be a much easier bike to RIDE and easy to start as well - ok not as easy as pushing a button, but you wouldn't be lugging an extra 30 lbs around the rest of the day.

lamotovita 07-16-2012 07:35 AM

It would cost you more to build that bike than to buy it, I expect it's one of a kind.

I would ask lots of questions about the electric start conversion. I assume it's parts that were intended for a low compression 125. The 200 may be higher compresssion as welll as bigger displacement and could potentially be harder on starter parts.


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