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Old 09-12-2012, 03:05 PM   #1
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smallest cruising(55 mph) scooter for GF

My GF currently has an aero 50 which runs like a champ. It will hustle up to 45 mph with her on it as she is only 100 pounds. She rides the crap out of the thing and as I near completion of my CH150 she is talking about wanting to be able to get out on some country roads without being a huge hazard. I would like to get her up to 55 mph, has anyone done any DIO motors or AF05E motors that with a 100 pound girl could do 55? Ideally the lightweight 2-stroke engines would be the way to go for her, I just dont know how long they can sustain near wide open throttle.
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:18 PM   #2
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You might check out the PCX150. It was designed with riders like her in mind.

And you're not going to beat the price; and if it turns out to be true Honda quality, it's an absolute steal.
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:49 PM   #3
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A PCX 150 is definatly a nice scooter and she would definatly like one but I would hardly call it cheap. there are not many 2 strokes out there anymore. I like 2 strokes and I own a Zuma 50 but a 4 stroke is a better choice for her. I am not familiar with the Areo. If she is looking for an inexpensive scooter that will do 55mph I would look at a Kymco agility 125. If she wants something with larger wheels then I would look at the Kymco people 125 or 150. The 14 in. wheeled scooters I would stay away from because there are not many tire choices and the ones that are available are expensive.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:11 PM   #4
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Are you wanting a vintage scooter, or a new or newer one? I was seriously considering a PCX150 for myself, my local dealer has them on sale for $3195. Then I found out about the valve adjustment. It has frequent valve adjustment intervals, and a valve adjustment is a 3-4 hour job. And they are supposed to be checked at 600 miles. For me it would kind of take the fun out of buying a new scooter, knowing I would have to almost completely disassemble it in 600 miles to check the valves. Honda could have designed it with an access panel to get to the valves. Also kind of makes me question Honda's engineering. Why would a new tech engine require valve checks every 4000 miles?

I have a Yamaha Vino 125 that will sometimes reach 55 with my 220 pounds on it. I understand a Buddy 125 or an Agility 125 are both a little faster.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:01 AM   #5
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A Buddy 125/150/170 is very small and lightweight.
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:08 AM   #6
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Sym HD200 70 mph 70 mpg
Cruising at 55 MPH needs a top speed of 70 MPH.
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:15 AM   #7
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depends how tall she is
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:49 PM   #8
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Ah, the Buddy 170. Now there's a small scooter that will definitely maintain 55 mph, probably 65 mph.
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:23 PM   #9
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Buddy 125 can hit 72 with 180lbs on it and will cruise at 60 for hours at a time though if I were buying one now I'd get the 170i but when we bought ours the Buddy was only available in 50 and 125ccs. Ours has been a daily commuter for my son when he was in high school and will be for my youngest son when he is old enough to get his license (8 more months.)
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:02 PM   #10
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Buddy 125 can hit 72 with 180lbs on it and will cruise at 60 for hours at a time though if I were buying one now I'd get the 170i but when we bought ours the Buddy was only available in 50 and 125ccs. Ours has been a daily commuter for my son when he was in high school and will be for my youngest son when he is old enough to get his license (8 more months.)
Is that GPS verified?

A PCX150 starts to lose it's legs at 60 mph with 180lb's on it.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:12 PM   #11
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kymco 125 agility. cheap to buy and own, reliable and fun. 55 mph no problem !!
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:24 PM   #12
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Is that GPS verified?

A PCX150 starts to lose it's legs at 60 mph with 180lb's on it.
My Buddy 125cc can hit 75 mph on the ol' Buddy meter...thats probably 65mph or so in real life. It can cruise at 55mph without much problem though. The Buddy really is a bad-ass little scoot! I have close to 5,000 miles on mine and never have had a problem....that's 5,000 hard, keep her wide open for 100 miles type of riding too!
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:37 PM   #13
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You don't want to be almost running wide open to "cruise" at 55 MPH. To me cruise means not straining.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:32 PM   #14
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What have people seen out of the kymco agility scooters. Decent quality? the scooters I own now are quality 80s Hondas which I have no doubts of them running for another 20 years. I see that Kymco scooters can be had for a pretty good price. and as long as they are halfway reliable and have parts available I think it seems like a good deal.
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:35 PM   #15
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any old yamaha 180 or 200 riva . Any honda elite 150 or 250. Then again any lod honda cb125 or cb 200 would work . Then again if its a motorcycle I would buy one of the honda 150cc cargo bike is mexico for 1500 new.
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