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Old 11-29-2012, 03:25 PM   #17
cdwise
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Location: Houston, TX/Breckenridge, CO
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Originally Posted by MotoRandy123 View Post
I sold my BMW F650GS and got a Kymco Yager. Just as much fun at half the cost!

Unfortunately scooters historically haven't had very good wind protection but if you
get a bigger one and add a windshield they can do just about anything. They don't
get as good gas mileage as bike though, which is one of my pet peeves. But they
usually have lots of storage options and are easy to just get on and ride!

You might look at some of the 200i and 300i's from Kymco, nice scoots and good
prices!
Interesting you say that since I get in the low 70s on my Vespa GTS 250 and in the low to mid 60s on my Aprilia Scarabeo. My brothers can't match those numbers on their BMWs. Neither do those I ride with on Harleys. I will say that my mileage does drop dramatically if I stay above 90mph on the Scarabeo or BV 500s as I did crossing Nevada and North Dakota but a more sensible 70 gets me 62-64 mpg.

My son gets 95-100 with our Buddy 125 in town. If you aren't riding WOT and aggressive take-off you should be getting good gas mileage on most scoots.
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