|05-01-2013, 06:16 PM||#1|
Joined: Oct 2011
what about the little ones
we started a businesses that is a mile from our house. i have couple mopeds, but think i need something faster to get between the two places. the ride is one mile, two steep hills, country backroad leading to my 1/2 mile gravel drive.
i see lots of "what is the best maxi scoot" threads and "how big do i need" not much on the sub150 arena. going to look at something cheap and used, definitely 150cc or less (have a majesty already) that will set outside most of the time... .ideas? bonus points if my 11yr old can treat it like a dirt bike.
|05-01-2013, 06:37 PM||#2|
Ridin' that train
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Western Montana
Outside of that...I have no clue. A Ruckus would do you, but Hondas aren't cheap, and even though it looks tough, it's a precision motor vehicle.
A Chinese Ruckus clone would provide cheap, but would break all by itself. No need to have the kid do it.
A dirt bike would be tougher, but will cost more. Perhaps a used dirtbike? I don't know specific models. But then you lose storage space.
"Scooter" and "tough" don't generally go together.
You mention "fast" - that your mopeds aren't fast enough. How fast is "fast"? 150cc gets you about 45-50 mph, unless it's a PCX. A 250 gets you about 60. A Ruckus, is limited to 35-40 mph.
|05-01-2013, 09:30 PM||#4|
Let me take this duck off
Joined: Apr 2009
Honda 50cc ruckus is good to. Total ruckus forum for more info
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|05-02-2013, 04:57 AM||#6|
Joined: Mar 2007
A quick check of my local Atlanta Craigslist today had:
Kymco Super 8 (150) - $1400
Kymco People 150 - $1000
Kymco Agility 125 - $1000
Kymco People 150 - $1100
Disclaimer- I do NOT own a Kymco. However, if I was looking for a bit more usability without breaking the bank I'd jump on any of these (after comparing condition, miles, and features I needed) and be done with it.
I'd take a SYM HD200 any day of the week over the above, but they are pretty rare here for under $2k.
I wouldn't go smaller, simply because you noted you had several large hills to deal with, and a decently powered scooter can do a whole lot more than just provide a 1 mile commute.
Or you could look for a small dual sport like a Yamaha tw200 or whatever if you want something that has some off road capability. There are tons of great options, you just have to pick what your priorities are and hunt down the 2 wheeler to fit them. Have fun with your search!
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