|10-03-2010, 09:45 PM||#1|
Let me take this duck off
Joined: Apr 2009
aprilia-mana-850-gt with cvt tran scooter or not?
aprilia-mana-850-gt kind of pushes what we think of scooters. If it CVT trans does that make it a scooter? Nice bike ether way
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|10-04-2010, 12:19 AM||#2|
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Philadelphia PA
Not all scooters have CVT trans.
Not all CVT trans are in scooters.
What probably moreso defines (for most people) a scooter is that it has a step through frame. Though many of the small Honda motorbikes (cub and passport to name two) had more or less step through frames but are not generally considered to be a scooter.
And definitely not all scooters have CVT transmissions. Think of the Vespas (as late as 2005 model year), Lambrettas, and Genuine scooters---- these three plus many more makes\models have\had manual mulit-speed gearboxes.
And CVT's are not JUST fitted to scooters. A growing number of automobiles have CVT transmissions in them. A just one example until recently the MINI could be spec'd with a CVT trans.
2009 Buell Ulysses XT
2007 Suzuki Burgman 400
2004 Triumph Daytona 955i cafe/streetfighter
1984 Moto Guzzi V65SP
|10-04-2010, 02:26 AM||#3|
asshole on a scooter
Joined: May 2008
Location: Seattle, WA
The criteria I use are step-through frame and a swingarm-mounted engine. Transmission, engine, wheel size, appearance, etc are all irrelevant.
|10-04-2010, 05:31 AM||#4|
Joined: Oct 2003
That's how I tend to look at it.
The new CVT-equipped motorcycles are "automatic motorcycles", IMHO. Nothing wrong with that, just not a scoot in the traditional sense that I define--step through frame, swingarm-mounted engine.
(or something that started out that way )
I've even wondered about some of the scoots with the high stepover middle section--I've got hip issues and trying to drag a leg across something like that diminishes its problem-solving capability for me. Not complaining, just an observation at the difference between some older scoots I've had with flat floorboards and some newer designs.
I'm also surprised at what a total personality difference there is between the classic shifty scoots and the CVT's. Night and day difference, IMHO.
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|10-04-2010, 06:44 AM||#5|
250cc is 50cc too many
Joined: Sep 2006
Location: Nuevo Mexico
Its a motorcycle because Aprilia has been marketing it as a motorcycle for the last 2 years. They never mention the word scooter or advertise it with a mention of scooter buyers. The Aprilia website has it listed under motorcycles, not scooters.
|10-08-2010, 09:57 AM||#8|
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Joined: Feb 2008
Location: Paradise Falls
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|10-10-2010, 07:20 AM||#9|
Joined: Apr 2006
I love that thing, even more in the naked form.
Never had a ride on it though.. would love to hear some (more)
I've been following the AF1 ApriliaForum closely for 2-3 years and
these seem to have less issues then Shiver/Dorsoduro stuff, but have
issues none the less.. and I value reliability the most on my bikes.
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