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Old 05-27-2006, 03:23 AM   #1
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Derby Atlantis "red rocket"

Did a test ride for about an hour. The little 49cc scoot is Fun. Does anyone own this model ?


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Old 05-27-2006, 06:35 AM   #2
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Can you get one with a larger exhaust can?

That would be nice.
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Old 05-27-2006, 01:49 PM   #3
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soooo how do you like the ride ? I know you like the can but what about the Derbi brand etc...

The Vespa is out of the picture for the moment.... its a highly sought after scooter especially with thieves. I had the same issues with Harleys. So no Vespa.
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Old 05-27-2006, 02:12 PM   #4
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Can you get one with a larger exhaust can?

That would be nice.
Did someone say large exhaust can?





Derbi's got a good rep. Do it if it's a good price for you.
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Old 05-27-2006, 03:39 PM   #5
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Can you get one with a larger exhaust can?

That would be nice.
when I saw KDude's picture I first thought he'd fitted an R1200GS can to his scoot.

nice little ride there K!
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Old 05-27-2006, 05:21 PM   #6
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soooo how do you like the ride ? I know you like the can but what about the Derbi brand etc...

The Vespa is out of the picture for the moment.... its a highly sought after scooter especially with thieves. I had the same issues with Harleys. So no Vespa.
Buy the Vespa.

Your woman will be more inclined to give you, ummm, uhh, ohh never mind.
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Old 05-27-2006, 05:34 PM   #7
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Did someone say large exhaust can?


I got a huge can, but I move it from bike to bike.....
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Old 05-27-2006, 06:12 PM   #8
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Photog... the Super nine is looking pretty hot too.. how do you like that scoot... any problems so far ?

Just lie down on the scoot couch and blast away ! I'm listening
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Photog... the Super nine is looking pretty hot too.. how do you like that scoot... any problems so far ?

Just lie down on the scoot couch and blast away ! I'm listening
LOVE IT.

Can't think of a single negative really. One hell of a commuter. Nice quality--more like motorcycle components than scooter. Cranked up easily every 20 degree winter morning/night to get me to work, no problem. Commuted all winter, all weather on it.

Gets about 80mpg or so. Effortless 40mph cruise, max 45mph cruise, absolute top end is 50 ish, indicated. Most I need is 45 to merge, 40 to cruise, so it's right in the groove around here. Passing cars is easy downtown.

Brakes are kickass--dual discs. CVT hooks up nicely--it'll loft the front wheel if you whack it open.

Smooth ride. The seat's better than my stock GS seat (then again that isn't saying much).

Sweet ride. Highly recommended. Haven't had to do a thing to it other than put oil and gas in it.

It's SWMBO's ride but I "appropriated it" for quite some time.











Our 2005 was $2600 OTD.

For cheap fun, the Vento Zip R3i:







<$1400 delivered to your door. I can give you more info on that one, too, if you're interested.
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Old 05-27-2006, 06:27 PM   #10
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LOVE IT.

Can't think of a single negative really. One hell of a commuter. Nice quality--more like motorcycle components than scooter. Cranked up easily every 20 degree winter morning/night to get me to work, no problem. Commuted all winter, all weather on it.

Gets about 80mpg or so. Effortless 40mph cruise, max 45mph cruise, absolute top end is 50 ish, indicated. Most I need is 45 to merge, 40 to cruise, so it's right in the groove around here. Passing cars is easy downtown.

Brakes are kickass--dual discs. CVT hooks up nicely--it'll loft the front wheel if you whack it open.

Smooth ride. The seat's better than my stock GS seat (then again that isn't saying much).

Sweet ride. Highly recommended. Haven't had to do a thing to it other than put oil and gas in it.

It's SWMBO's ride but I "appropriated it" for quite some time.











Our 2005 was $2600 OTD.

For cheap fun, the Vento Zip R3i:







<$1400 delivered to your door. I can give you more info on that one, too, if you're interested.
Ok... you just got me salivating I am going to test ride one this week. I was leaning towards the Zuma the 9 is looking so sweeeeet... If I bring one home and i ever hook up with you dinner and drinks are on MOI!

Really appreciate the pics ! hp
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Go with the Super 9. It is quite the scoot. My wife has put 3000 miles on it since we bought it last fall and it has 5000 miles on it now. Not a single problem other than a flat tire (which she rode on for 15 miles, the tires are so small and stiff that they really don't even collapse at all without air in them.)

We are getting a Kymco Bet & Win 150 also (interesting story behind that, but that'll have to wait). It should be at the dealer on Tuesday.

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Old 05-28-2006, 02:12 AM   #12
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We are getting a Kymco Bet & Win 150 also (interesting story behind that, but that'll have to wait). It should be at the dealer on Tuesday.



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Old 05-28-2006, 02:24 AM   #13
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Hey guys, I found an article on the net about the Super 9.
Check out the link with the entire article @ http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/Articl...eID=450&Page=1

or check out these two very interesting paragraphs. Where you guys able to replace the grooved bushing and get over 50 mph ? This is very important to me as I have to go up some very steep slopes to get to my house !

A little more research revealed that Kymco inserts a bushing in the clutch which has a groove machined into the center. That groove works with the centrifugal clutch to restrict the top-speed of the scooter. Luckily we discovered that the device can be replaced with a grooveless bushing and, voila!, the happy scooter goes from mild to wild.

The bushing replacement was relatively easy, requiring we only remove the belt/clutch cover in order to perform the delicate operation.
Click Here to see Scooter Therapy's suggested removal instructions. Once back together, we hopped on and we had the scoot up 55 in less than 20 seconds. With this expanded performance envelope, we could navigate all the roads in town and potentially get busted for speeding. But, come on, who's going to bust a scooter for speeding?!!!


Man I love scoots hp


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Old 05-28-2006, 08:36 AM   #14
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Ours was removed before we got it...our dealer removes them before they even put them on the showroom floor. We can go about 55 now with it, but it has an aftermarket pipe on it.
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Old 05-28-2006, 12:27 PM   #15
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Ours was removed before we got it...our dealer removes them before they even put them on the showroom floor. We can go about 55 now with it, but it has an aftermarket pipe on it.
Hey Marcus, how does the scoot pull going up a steep hill ?
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