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Old 03-26-2013, 03:33 PM   #436
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The Zuma really is a great scooter. It did all that I ever asked it to do.

I would recommend one to anybody looking for a small scoot.

Life got in the way and I just don't have the need for 2 bikes right now. The Zuma served as my only bike for almost a year and did great but I am ready to try something different so if I can only have 1 it is the Versys' turn to take on that role.

I still love the fun and relaxing nature of scooters and will own another one in the future.

I doubt that I would go less then 250cc's though. I feel like that would make it even more useful and I would ride it even more. Some times jumping on the interstate just makes things a lot more convienent.
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:49 AM   #437
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I also want a larger scooter, something freeway legal, but that still looks like what I think a scooter should look like, small with small wheels. Not much to choose from. Sure wish Honda still made the old Elite 250. A little boxy, but nice and short with small wheels.
I'm not sure you'll be happy blasting along at 70 on 10" or 12" tires. My Helix is shod with 10"and 12" tires and up over about 55 it begins to feel a bit squirrely. The stability offered with larger tires at speed is really nice. But who knows, you might feel OK with it, I know a lot of people are.

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Old 04-05-2013, 08:06 AM   #438
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Well the Zuma has been gone for a couple of weeks now. At this point I have not really missed it. I do miss its automatic transmission though.

One thing that I learned from riding the Zuma is that for me the ride is the most enjoyable thing. Not the act of riding. I don't get a lot of satisfaction from shifting through the gears like some people do.

I enjoy accelerating and leaning but doing it with an automatic is enough for me.

So what does this mean. Well nothing right now since I am really enjoying my Versys. It is an incredible machine. But in a few years when it is time for something new then an automatic of some sort will be a high priority.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:21 AM   #439
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So what does this mean. Well nothing right now since I am really enjoying my Versys. It is an incredible machine. But in a few years when it is time for something new then an automatic of some sort will be a high priority.
If you like that motorcycle type feel you might consider the Honda NC700X
http://powersports.honda.com/2013/nc700x/specifications.aspx
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:37 AM   #440
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If you like that motorcycle type feel you might consider the Honda NC700X
http://powersports.honda.com/2013/nc700x/specifications.aspx
Nah, he's got his heart set on a BMW C650GT.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:50 PM   #441
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Both would be very high on the list if I was shopping right now.

Who knows what will be available in 2-3 years. I am sure by then I will be ready for something else.
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:26 PM   #442
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If I could get Rugby to hook me up with a job where he works I could afford a new bike even sooner.
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:57 AM   #443
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If I could get Rugby to hook me up with a job where he works I could afford a new bike even sooner.
You work??? That's not what I hear on the Tag-o-rama thread.
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I'm not sure you'll be happy blasting along at 70 on 10" or 12" tires. My Helix is shod with 10"and 12" tires and up over about 55 it begins to feel a bit squirrely. The stability offered with larger tires at speed is really nice. But who knows, you might feel OK with it, I know a lot of people are.

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I had my Vino up past 65 riding about 3 miles downhill, including a couple of sharp curves. It handled like it was on rails. The Stella on the other hand starts to feel a little shaky at 55. Large scooters like the Burgmans have relatively small wheels for their size. I think the problem with the Stella is that it does not have enough rake in the front end, but it could be something else.

I would not likely be riding any faster that 65 anyway, even if the speed limit was 75. I would stay in the right lane, put something bright on the back of the scooter to make it visible, and watch my mirrors a lot.
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:45 PM   #446
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I saw someone riding a Zuma 125 today. Kind of made me miss mine.
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:57 PM   #447
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I saw someone riding a Zuma 125 today. Kind of made me miss mine.
What are you riding now?
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Ah I asked you that before. I must be losing my mind. Very cool bike. Have you gone wild farkling it?
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:25 PM   #450
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Not really. Just added the bags and a new seat.
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