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Old 01-06-2011, 11:51 PM   #16
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Love the Morphous!

Ghost in the Batman logo on that bike!

Maybe some of that 3M reflective mylar material that is almost transparent until a light hits it at night.


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Old 01-06-2011, 11:56 PM   #17
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Old 01-06-2011, 11:59 PM   #18
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I was watching that on ebay, very cool

Nice bike. I think you did well on it. Leave it as is, stealthy stock is best.
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Old 01-07-2011, 12:27 AM   #19
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Old 01-07-2011, 12:30 AM   #20
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Nice bike. I think you did well on it. Leave it as is, stealthy stock is best.
That'll probably be the way. Hell, I haven't even seen it yet so I suppose it'd be best to enjoy it pristine until the finish gets a little tired.
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Old 01-07-2011, 04:21 AM   #21
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i've only ever seen two of them in the wild. one black and the other silver.

the silver one is owned by a guy that uses it on the job. he works for a road surfacing company and has it rigged up with a framework that drops a measuring wheel down to road surface level so they can accurately measure distances for submitting bids for road work. i didn't get the mileage figure from him, but he said he had a bunch of miles on it and has never had a problem.

the black one is owned by a black guy here in town. he wears black leather gear along with a black helmet. the couple of times i've seen him my first thought is "holy shit, darth vader is on the loose."
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Old 01-07-2011, 04:38 AM   #22
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200% COOL.

I love it.
Wonder what Nicola would make of it.
I can just imagine cruising along a beach boulevard with it one day, and the next day touring long distance.

Great purchase.
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Old 01-07-2011, 05:19 AM   #23
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That'll probably be the way. Hell, I haven't even seen it yet so I suppose it'd be best to enjoy it pristine until the finish gets a little tired.
At that point you could decide on a power up-grade:

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Old 01-07-2011, 09:59 AM   #24
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Looks great in black!
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Old 01-07-2011, 05:26 PM   #25
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Looks a little like this Morph is used as a platform for all kinds of custom work. A lot of it's not my bag but some serious effort's gone into in all the same. This Morph's painter apparently doesn't like masks much. He'll have a heart as big as a dumpster before he knows what happened.

More power though... that's never unpopular. Interesting swap.

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Old 01-07-2011, 09:50 PM   #26
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Just a guess, a paint job on that order would be several thousand dollars.
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Old 01-08-2011, 08:57 AM   #27
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Looks a little like this Morph is used as a platform for all kinds of custom work. A lot of it's not my bag but some serious effort's gone into in all the same.
from this thread comes this link...not all of 'em are my cup of tea but some are pretty darned cool.
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Old 01-08-2011, 07:44 PM   #28
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Congrats!

Howdy,

Congratulations on the new Morphous, Legion! One reads nothing but great things about this unappreciated scoot. I think the Morphous is cool and stylish. Had a used one been available locally, I might've gotten it instead of my Sh150i.
Keep us posted on your new bike. Thanks for the pics, too.
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Old 01-08-2011, 08:12 PM   #29
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At that point you could decide on a power up-grade:

Yea I love nacree's upgrade with the Majesty 400 engine swap! I bet that things a dream to ride! BUT I don't know about hair pin corner handling due to the length of it, but I bet it cruises real nice! Probably is fun in the twisties though, but not as much as a shorter bike.

It does share a basis design with the Helix I think, but it really is a different animal. Does anyone now how fast they top out at stock?
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Old 01-08-2011, 09:03 PM   #30
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awesome scooter! congrats.

i love these. so unusual and stylish. the "Caddy" of scooters imo. i'd love to have one myself when shopping for a 250, but i need something for moderate freeway and primary highway use. i wonder if this low slung machine would do the trick? i've read of a lower top speed then most 250's due to weight and other factors, but you never know!





Top speed is not a problem. I own an 06 Morphous. Top speed is slightly higher than the two other 250cc scooters I own ( Both Honda Helix) On the Morphous I cruse comfortably at 65-70mph indicated which is just slightly optimistic. Top speed is restricted at 80mph.. which i've hit once.
There are some steep long hills around here as well as some nasty wind and the morphous never dips below 65mph on the HW. It's super stable on the highway. Tracks like it's on rails. More so than almost any two wheeled machine (including motorcycles) Ive owned. I like it better on the HW than my Honda silver wing, (sold).

It also goes about it's business in a very smooth way. It's so good on the highway that you have to wonder why Yamaha didn't put a larger engine in it which would make it phenomenal on the highway, which brings me to the following point.

Around town, the morphous is fun and lite enough to not be bothersome but if you live in a mountainous area you WILL notice that it's a heavy large scooter with a small engine.. Acceleration is slower than my other 250cc scoots and it takes it's sweet old time climbing steep long hills.

The engine is a little gem but it's pushing a large heavy scooter. Still a really fun scooter. Makes a great relaxed commuter. My Helix's are lighter and peppier which makes them great in the city... But the morphous is on a different level once you leave the red lights behind. It's a very modern feeling machine. The Helix's are scary, by comparison, at 65mph.

I've had the morphous for sale for many months at a great price..($2500 5500 miles , sorry) but it's so rare that I don't think people know what it is.
It's a great bike but I have my sights set on something else these days.
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