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Old 06-28-2012, 07:47 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 06-29-2012, 04:58 AM   #2
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It is more like sherco probably could care less about yamaha motors.
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:37 AM   #3
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Scorpa and Yamaha

Check out the Gas Gas Randonne 125 it has a Yamaha clone engine that looks just like the Scorpa engine
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:41 AM   #4
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Is it available in the USA?
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:32 PM   #5
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I wish they made a 250cc version of that Randonne.

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Old 06-29-2012, 09:05 PM   #6
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I called the importer, ScorpaUSA. It's true, no more 4 strokes.
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Old 06-30-2012, 05:51 AM   #7
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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......
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:38 AM   #8
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:53 AM   #9
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Soooooooooooooo funny....
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Old 06-30-2012, 12:19 PM   #10
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Or Spanish for that matter...................
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Old 07-15-2012, 08:01 PM   #11
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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?
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:00 AM   #12
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:34 AM   #13
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$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.
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:40 AM   #14
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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.
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:35 AM   #15
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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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