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Old 04-14-2014, 11:42 AM   #1
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2002 Scorpa 250 2T Long Ride for new to trials rider

What does the collective have to say about these as a beginners trials bike for an intermediate (ie Hare Scramble racing and extensive single track experience) off road rider?

Any problems to look out for?

Any ideas what a fair price for a fair condition bike should be?

Thanks in advance.
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What does the collective have to say about these as a beginners trials bike for an intermediate (ie Hare Scramble racing and extensive single track experience) off road rider?

Any problems to look out for?

Any ideas what a fair price for a fair condition bike should be?

Thanks in advance.
The 2-stroke-Yamaha-motor-based Scorpas are excellent bikes. They handle very stably and have very mellow motors, thus not a handful to low-skill riders. Very reliable. No serious gotcha problem that I know of.

Price will vary according to condition. Don't know the price. The design is modern, so in view of new prices I'd think $2,500 would be a good price? If the bike is in functionally new condition and the price is right, you'd be quite happy a long time. You could ride that bike a decade. Just don't ever buy a beater, no matter how cheap.
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The 2-stroke-Yamaha-motor-based Scorpas are excellent bikes. They handle very stably and have very mellow motors, thus not a handful to low-skill riders. Very reliable. No serious gotcha problem that I know of.

Price will vary according to condition. Don't know the price. The design is modern, so in view of new prices I'd think $2,500 would be a good price? If the bike is in functionally new condition and the price is right, you'd be quite happy a long time. You could ride that bike a decade. Just don't ever buy a beater, no matter how cheap.
That's very helpful...thank you
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I wish mine was a Long Ride. Have fun with that!
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