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Old 10-30-2012, 01:55 AM   #166
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10.000$ for a taiwanese scooter ...... dont think so :)
You'd be surprised after a factory tour or two in Taiwan or China when you
see a Kawasaki and similar bikes on the production line..

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Old 10-30-2012, 04:00 AM   #167
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I thought the same thing. But look at the price of a Silverwing or Burgman 650. It's pretty much on par with those, and they almost certainly use parts from Taiwan. ALL of BMW's bikes and cars use parts from Taiwan, as do many other high dollar brands. Several even use parts from Mainland China. I wish the U.S. would put a heavy tariff on anything imported from China, even on stuff imported from other countries that use Chinese parts in their products. The invasion of cheap Chinese junk is causing our whole country to fall apart.

The scooter craze was basically started by Vespa, and ended when Vespa pulled out of the U.S. market due to problems with the EPA. Recently it has come back, with scooters of all different brands. I don't know why. It would be easy to attribute it to the price of gas, but I seriously doubt that would get people out of their cars unless they were riders already. Most car drivers that don't ride are vehemently opposed to bikes, and wouldn't go near one. Most of the scooters I see around town are 50cc-150cc, and sadly many of them are Chinese. Maybe there are more people riding now, attracted by how easy scooters are to operate, with no clutch and no shifting. But, in my state, you still have to have a motorcycle license to ride them, so you must first learn how to ride a motorcycle. It could just be that motorcycles have become too expensive.
I have thought a lot about scooters, since I have been riding a scooter since 1971. I think scooters are being preferred by many riders for practical reasons. A small scooter can have weather protection and be quite narrow, since the motor is under the seat or beside the rear wheel. The final drive is enclosed, unlike most motorcycles with an exposed chain that requires frequent attention. The center of mass is low, making them easy to manage at low speed. Scooters can carry a lot of weight. One thing scooters are not is inexpensive. They cost a lot for the size motor inside. Despite the cutesy image,scooters (the good ones) are extremely rugged and durable.

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Old 10-30-2012, 06:08 AM   #168
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:23 AM   #169
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:59 AM   #170
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10.000$ for a taiwanese scooter ...... dont think so :)
Your ignorance is showing.
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:09 AM   #171
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Your ignorance is showing.
I read the scooters are manufactured at the BMW factory in Spandau, Berlin.
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:02 PM   #172
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10.000$ for a taiwanese scooter DONT THINK SO <<<<<<
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:46 PM   #173
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10.000$ for a taiwanese scooter DONT THINK SO <<<<<<
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The new BMW scooter is designed and built by BMW. They designed the engine and tooling and comissioned Kymco to build it for them. Why, Kymco has been building engines for years for others, to include Honda, kawasaki, BMW, and others. They have proven their quality many times over.

All the Japinese manufacturers now buy parts from Taiwan and China to include the $10,000 Suzuki Bergman 650 you ride, So don't throw stones.
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10.000$ for a taiwanese scooter DONT THINK SO <<<<<<
Would you buy a BMW car/suv made in America? Or a Camry or Accord?

How about a Lincoln made in Mexico?

How about a Buick made in Germany?

By the way, you're from New York City, New Jersey? And you used a period instead of a comma and put the dollar sign at the end? Interesting.
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:17 AM   #175
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Would you buy a BMW car/suv made in America? Or a Camry or Accord?

How about a Lincoln made in Mexico?

How about a Buick made in Germany?

By the way, you're from New York City, New Jersey? And you used a period instead of a comma and put the dollar sign at the end? Interesting.
got your curiosity rollin didnt I .....hahahahahahahahaahahaha
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:27 AM   #176
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got your curiosity rollin didnt I .....hahahahahahahahaahahaha
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:48 AM   #177
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I am impressed with the new BMW Scooter. I presently ride a GL1800, but at age 70, I see one of those BMW's in my future, probably one or two years from now.

However, the switch from motorcycles to scooters will be very easy for me, since I developed my love of two wheels on a 1952 Allstate, then a new 1958 Allstate crusaire. It will be like my second childhood!!
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:05 AM   #178
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I am impressed with the new BMW Scooter. I presently ride a GL1800, but at age 70, I see one of those BMW's in my future, probably one or two years from now.

However, the switch from motorcycles to scooters will be very easy for me, since I developed my love of two wheels on a 1952 Allstate, then a new 1958 Allstate crusaire. It will be like my second childhood!!
Yeah, My first scooter was a 1955 Sears Allstate cruisaire I got in 1958. I wore that scooter out, rebuilt it and wore it out again.
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:44 AM   #179
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....................................... It will be like my second childhood!!
I've been living my second childhood since 1980 when I bought my first motorcycle
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:28 AM   #180
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