ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Battle scooters
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-26-2005, 08:41 AM   #46
mitchxout
Studly Adventurer
 
mitchxout's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2004
Location: Asheville, NC
Oddometer: 542
Hey man, thanks. I'd say that about covers it!
mitchxout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2005, 09:41 AM   #47
Jonniedee
Studly Adventurer
 
Jonniedee's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2004
Location: Plainwell Michigan
Oddometer: 513
I just bought an '05 AN650 - all I can say is it rides almost as good as my old RT on the highway and is a hell of alott easier to muscle around a parking lot
Burgies rule!
Jonniedee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2005, 09:46 AM   #48
Slice
words+pix+wood+bikes
 
Slice's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2004
Location: western North Carolina, land of the sky
Oddometer: 681
That brake lever sure looks like a clutch

The only "problem" so far is when switching from bike-riding to Burgy-riding. When you go to pull in the "clutch" on the left hand lever, you get a nasty and quite abrupt stop on the rear brake!
Slice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2005, 05:25 PM   #49
twinrider
pass the catnip
 
twinrider's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2002
Location: 日本
Oddometer: 8,899
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jonniedee
I just bought an '05 AN650 - all I can say is it rides almost as good as my old RT on the highway and is a hell of alott easier to muscle around a parking lot
Burgies rule!
I just bought a leftover '04 AN650 Executive (ABS model). I find it rides better than my RT on the highway at speeds up to 95 mph or so thanks to the absolute lack of vibrations from the counterbalanced parallel twin and great riding position. I've never ridden such a smooth bike before. And like you said, it's so much more maneuverable -- and saveable -- at slow speeds that it encourages you to check out even tiny yard-wide footpaths leading up mountains, places I wouldn't have taken my RT for fear of dumping it if I had to get off and turn it around on that kind of uphill road.

Here's an interesting piece on scoots in Yahoo Biz.

http://biz.yahoo.com/bizwk/050826/b3949121mz070.html
__________________
2011 XT1200Z
2009 FLHR
2006 Djebel 250XC
twinrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2009, 10:15 AM   #50
Bama Gringo
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Bama Gringo's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Matt, new to nashville, tn
Oddometer: 198
I really like my Burg. Iv had a few motorcycles in my life, and this is the best. A pure joy to ride.

-Matt
Bama Gringo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2009, 10:39 AM   #51
Jody H
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: New Mexico
Oddometer: 397
I have a '09 Aprilia Mana (50/50 - motorcycle/scooter).
It's a 850cc V-twin with an automatic CVT (scooter) transmission.
It's an absolute blast around town and will embarass any Harley or Metric cruiser from a stoplight and clean house on most middle weight standards like the SV650.

__________________
'07 Aprilia Tuono
'07 Aprilia RXV 4.5
'07 KTM 990 Adventure
'09 Aprilia Mana

Jody H screwed with this post 01-06-2009 at 10:52 AM
Jody H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2009, 10:54 AM   #52
Bama Gringo
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Bama Gringo's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Matt, new to nashville, tn
Oddometer: 198
that looks great! can you get a windshield for them?

-Matt
Bama Gringo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2009, 11:33 AM   #53
Jody H
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: New Mexico
Oddometer: 397
Quote:
Originally Posted by cmn1771
that looks great! can you get a windshield for them?

-Matt
The factory screen is not DOT certified, but you can "gray market" purchase one from a Euro dealer pretty easily.
There's luggage available as well.
The "tank" is actually a trunk that will store a full faced helmet (fuel is under the seat).
Cool bike.
__________________
'07 Aprilia Tuono
'07 Aprilia RXV 4.5
'07 KTM 990 Adventure
'09 Aprilia Mana
Jody H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2009, 11:48 AM   #54
HyperPete
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: Walcha, Australia
Oddometer: 751
My Gilera Nexus 500 is more than a scooter to me, its a heap of FUN !!

Got brilliant Brembo brakes, twin tube frame, 500cc with sufficient power to happily cruise anywhere from 100-140kmh, does close to 175kmh tops, handles just as solid as any bike I've ridden and delivers around 80mpg doing it...

and its' hot:




HyperPete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2009, 12:06 PM   #55
The PacRat
I'm that other guy
 
The PacRat's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: the Poison Oak Patch
Oddometer: 2,480
Out of the 7 (?) bikes I've owned, the Scooter was by far the most fun. I miss my Honda Reflex.


BTW - That Gilera Nexus 500 is one sweet bike.
__________________
If a hammer don't fix it, then it's an electrical problem.
The PacRat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2009, 12:13 PM   #56
ScootGuy
Adventurer
 
ScootGuy's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Ohio
Oddometer: 53
I ride both and am spoiled with all the storage and better MPG of my scooters now.

I still love driving both, but, if I need to take more than a helmet and a few other things, I find myself getting on the scooter instead.

With it's 16" wheels, it handles just as good as any MC, goes 90MPH+ and no shifting! :)

To exclude Scooters from the "Group" of "Real" bikes is like excluding 4 door cars because only 2 door cars are "Sporty"........

A scooter is a 2 wheeled motorized bike, just like a MC, but you don't have to shift gears.

Just my 2 cents.
__________________
Scootguy
2008 Kymco People S 250
1996 Honda Nighthawk 750
2008 Wildfire WFH50-S2E 50
ScootGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2009, 12:47 PM   #57
pluric
Gimpy Adventurer
 
pluric's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: Salt Lake
Oddometer: 15,885
I have to admit I got hit with the scooter bug bad the
last couple of years. They are just perfect for running around
in traffic and I always find myself having a stupid half grin
on my face that I don't notice when I'm riding the motorcycles.
You notice they get front position in the garage cause they get
used the most.
Behind them is an FJR, FZ1,V Strom, V Star, Two SV 650s and
multiple dual sports. I still roll the scooters out for the fun factor.

pluric is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2009, 12:56 PM   #58
Cat0020
El cheapo
 
Cat0020's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2002
Location: NW of Philly, Hoboken, Brooklyn, Jamaica
Oddometer: 5,279
This thread was started back in 2005? this is some bump.

I ride a 250cc Chinese scooter.. it has been reliable for 6400+ miles since I received it back in March 2008.

It get over 80 mpg regularly on 87 octane fuel.

It cost me $80 to insure for the whole year for full coverage.

It has been the easiest two-wheel vehicle to maintain so far.

It cost $1699 shipped to my door.
__________________
Mankind is doomed & Physics do not lie
Chances favor the prepared mind.
Cat0020 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2009, 01:13 PM   #59
wos
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: beside the cool pool
Oddometer: 1,608
Last summer the boy and I stopped at a fast food place. There was a Honda silverwing in the parking lot and only a few people inside. Wondered who would ride something like that and to my eye noone in the place seemed to fit. Little old man, must have been in his 70's hobbles out beside it with his walker, don't think he could stand on his own. I'm thinking the old geezer is just reliving his youth or something but to my surprise he grabs the helmet off the seat, folds up his walker which he bungees onto the seat behind him and off he goes. I just hope that if I make it that far these types of machines will still be available for me.
wos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2009, 01:49 PM   #60
ScottDill
TANSTAAFL
 
ScottDill's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Ontario
Oddometer: 4,011
I admit that I would like a Vespa for around town....who knows.....

My biggest problem with scooters is that they are not taken seriously enough by most riders I see. They go the speed limit, so Full face helmet, gloves, boots, pants and jacket are just as important on these as they are on a sport bike or DP bike on the road. so if you really are ATGATT, then they really aren't that much more convenient....and if you're not ATGATT on a scooter - why not?
ScottDill is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 11:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014