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Forum: Battle scooters 11-26-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2,330
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Posted By piedevant
FWIW, the Tmax530's ergos are subtly different...

FWIW, the Tmax530's ergos are subtly different from the Mk3's just as that was different from the Mk1&2, with a slightly more lean-forward position; the 530 I think was the best yet, although I...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-26-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 2,330
Views: 757,409
Posted By piedevant
What else is there? Here are 5 worth considering...

Clearly 'a man of wealth and taste' after my own heart! FWIW I have a Mk2 Tmax, a Mk3 Tmax, a Mk1 Burg 650 and a very special Burg 650 with a roof, BMW C1 screen & seatbelts and a Honda Prelude car...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-10-2012, 04:02 AM
Replies: 2,330
Views: 757,409
Posted By piedevant
Hi John, this is the radical solution adopted by...

Hi John, this is the radical solution adopted by my friend Colin Ferguson.
http://bikeweb.com/node/896
http://bikeweb.com/image/tid/74
I still intend to do the same with my old Mk2 2004 Tmax. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-20-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2,330
Views: 757,409
Posted By piedevant
Mine had no trouble, and you could always turn it...

Mine had no trouble, and you could always turn it down to the same wattage as the vest and still get some heat on your arms.

I agree. I used a Gerbing heated jacket and Yamaha heated grips on my...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 31,090
Posted By piedevant
This question displays a sad ignorance of the...

This question displays a sad ignorance of the difference between all the above-named machines, and their prices.
which isn't to say that the BMWs aren't overpriced......

If anyone's interested,...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-31-2012, 04:30 AM
Replies: 2,330
Views: 757,409
Posted By piedevant
Hey, Nik Huzlan, great to see your RoofMax pix...

Hey, Nik Huzlan, great to see your RoofMax pix here! It looks really smart. I presume the roof was a Doken?
Phil Meaton's BubbleMax was equally neat: http://bikeweb.com/node/1230
Of course, my own...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-12-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2,330
Views: 757,409
Posted By piedevant
Reaction of other Riders to Superscoots

That's strange and a bit bizarre. FWIW, I have two Tmaxes (a Mk2 from 2004 and a Mk3 from 2008) plus a standard 2002 Burgman 650 and an extremely unusual one. Pics here:...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-19-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2,330
Views: 757,409
Posted By piedevant
I would like to ride them all together, along...

I would like to ride them all together, along with the Burgman 650 and the new Aprilia RSV 850, but right now,
what I would like, I think, is a BMW 650GT, with the underseat space of the Burgman,...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-19-2012, 03:58 AM
Replies: 2,330
Views: 757,409
Posted By piedevant
Prices of Tmax530 + new BMWs + riding them

A few points Tacoma, and everyone else.
1/ If you love your Tmax so much, why are you offering to sell it at all, at any price?
2/ Those $ prices you quote for the new machines are way too low, if...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-02-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,664
Posted By piedevant
The 2012, Mk4 530 Tmax

Hi all,
My write-up of the 2012 Mk4 530 Tmax launch in Los Angeles is now available in the new on-line version of
The Rider's Digest magazine, here:
www.theridersdigest.co.uk
The story starts on...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-02-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2,330
Views: 757,409
Posted By piedevant
Launch Report on new 2012 530 Tmax

Hi all,
My write-up of the 2012 Mk4 530 Tmax launch in LA is now available in the new on-line version of
The Rider's Digest magazine, here:
www.theridersdigest.co.uk
The story starts on page 52,...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-02-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2,330
Views: 757,409
Posted By piedevant
I suggest you tell us where in the world you are...

I suggest you tell us where in the world you are first. Are you in Asia, Europe, or North America?!
Might be an idea to tell us which town, county, state and/or province and country too!
Forum: Battle scooters 01-28-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2,330
Views: 757,409
Posted By piedevant
Picking up technique & Dirt roads

You should also work on your picking up technique! Are you familiar with the technique whereby you put your butt against the side of the bike and use your leg muscles to pick it up, (with a straight...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-17-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2,330
Views: 757,409
Posted By piedevant
Crazy Prices

Wow. These prices probably explain why Yamaha USA decided not to import the new Mk4 Tmax, even though it was launched in LA! Its price in Europe is over 10,000 Euros and 8,700 of her majesty's...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-17-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2,330
Views: 757,409
Posted By piedevant
What you need, old chap, is a ComforTmax! See...

What you need, old chap, is a ComforTmax! See here:
http://www.bikeweb.com/image/tid/37


No, no! What you mean is that the manufacturers should produce proper feet first motorcycles and...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-28-2011, 04:07 AM
Replies: 2,330
Views: 757,409
Posted By piedevant
Mk3 vs new Mk4 Tmax

If you think the Mk3 is good, you should try the new lighter, sportier, torquier Mk4! Compare and contrast the pix here: http://www.bikeweb.com/image/tid/113
What a shame that Yamaha USA have...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-17-2011, 04:36 AM
Replies: 2,330
Views: 757,409
Posted By piedevant
I now realise that I mis-typed myself when I...

I now realise that I mis-typed myself when I wrote "especially when all of BMW's rivals now have it, and as standinard."
I meant to write 'especially when all of Yamaha's rivals now have it as...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-17-2011, 04:34 AM
Replies: 2,330
Views: 757,409
Posted By piedevant
Running Heated clothing

Abso-bloody-lutely! I've been using my Gerbings jacket and gloves all week on my Mk3 2008 Tmax in the UK.
I still can't believe that Yamaha don't fit a power socket as standard, when all their...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-13-2011, 03:40 AM
Replies: 2,330
Views: 757,409
Posted By piedevant
New Tmax: into Canada, but not US?

Hate to disappoint you, but I was told categorically by a Yamaha USA top management person at the Long Beach show that the new Tmax will not be coming into the US any time soon.
All the more curious...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-04-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 26,916
Posted By piedevant
Check out the new Honda Integra 700 which Honda...

Check out the new Honda Integra 700 which Honda are cooling a 'scooter'. Weather protection, footbaords, fully automatic, but not with CVT and 17 inch wheels. I'd call it an automatic motorcycle...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-04-2011, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2,330
Views: 757,409
Posted By piedevant
[QUOTE=piedevant;17418369]I think it's got to be...

[QUOTE=piedevant;17418369]I think it's got to be a pretty good bet that the new machine will be imported to the USA since the world launch of the machine is under way even as I type in beautiful...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-01-2011, 02:14 AM
Replies: 2,330
Views: 757,409
Posted By piedevant
Mk4 Tmaxes Agogo in Hollywood!

I think it's got to be a pretty good bet that the new machine will be imported to the USA since the world launch of the machine is under way even as I type in beautiful downtown Hollywood.
I'll be...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-11-2011, 05:51 AM
Replies: 2,330
Views: 757,409
Posted By piedevant
More power, less weight

Well....it's lighter, more torquey and more powerful, especially at the rear wheel, since the new toothed belt is supposed to allow an extra 5bhp to get to the ground.
On the other hand, both the...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-11-2011, 05:18 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 26,916
Posted By piedevant
Superscoot Price Speculation and Comparisons

FWIW I was at the presentation of the new Tmax in downtown Milan last Monday night, and at the presentation of the two BMW superscoots on Tuesday morning. I've sat on all three of them.

"I expect...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-29-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 16,154
Views: 9,672,871
Posted By piedevant
Elspeth Beard, alive & well & still riding

I've just shown Elspeth the recent posts about her. (thanks to Phil Gunn for the link).
She was amused. Lots more photos where that one came from.
There's one of her on her website here, which...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-10-2011, 04:45 AM
Replies: 2,330
Views: 757,409
Posted By piedevant
[QUOTE=btcn;16410251]Man the T-Max is really...

[QUOTE=btcn;16410251]Man the T-Max is really starting to grow on me!


"The T Max is just a good balance in the middle. The Burgman 650 and Silverwing are nice, but a bit big and pricey."
The...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-04-2011, 04:25 AM
Replies: 2,330
Views: 757,409
Posted By piedevant
Where can I see a Russell seat, and how much did...

Where can I see a Russell seat, and how much did it cost?
Talking of long distance rides on big scoots, some of you might be interested to see this video of my rather special Burgman 650. I did 1500...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-16-2011, 02:17 AM
Replies: 2,330
Views: 757,409
Posted By piedevant
US vs European prices

[QUOTE=beemerphile;15919313]I saw one at the dealer in Athens, GA yesterday with $8,095 on the ticket.

$8,000 is still mighty cheap compared to the UK. The official Yamaha UK price is now over...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-24-2011, 03:57 AM
Replies: 2,330
Views: 757,409
Posted By piedevant
Pix of interesting Tmaxes

You all might be interested i seeing the photos of Tmaxes on the Feet First bikeweb website.
There are standard ones here:

http://www.bikeweb.com/image/tid/113

and 3 different versions...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-11-2011, 01:17 AM
Replies: 2,330
Views: 757,409
Posted By piedevant
Diamo Velux = Adiva Copy

This Diamo Velux is obviously a copy of the original Benelli Adiva, which was (under)powered by the Piaggio Vespa 125/150 air-cooled motors. Launched in 2000 which was when I first rode one.
Benelli...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-28-2011, 04:05 AM
Replies: 2,330
Views: 757,409
Posted By piedevant
Improving Tmax comfort

No, I agree. Interestingly, the Mk1 and Mk2 Tmax had a much more 'sit up and beg' riding position. It's very noticeable when you swap from one of them to a Mk3, which is the only model which has ever...
Forum: Europe 08-03-2010, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,351
Posted By piedevant
Barnes Byway

My guess would be Scarth Road, unmade-up road parallel to Vine Road or St Mary's Grove, right on the border with Putney, round the corner from where Marc Bolan was killed.
PNB - former Barnes-ite...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-16-2009, 05:49 AM
Replies: 16,154
Views: 9,672,871
Posted By piedevant
Not so late after all?

Well, I think Elspeth is still a foxy lady today, but then I guess I'm biased!
(And very lucky!).
I would upload some recent pics of her, but for some reason the website won't let me upload....
Forum: Europe 10-24-2007, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,248
Posted By piedevant
'04 KTM 640 Adv in London

I have a 2004 KTM640Adventure sitting doing nothing at present.
It's tatty, and ironically was originally a "stolen recovered" but it's only done 12,000 miles and survived several trailbike rallies...
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