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Old Yesterday, 03:26 PM   #1
Z1ppy OP
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Piaggio Zip nub

Hi

Thought I would introduce myself.

I am a total bike noob. Instead of buying a Porsche to get me through my mid life crisis (@ 45 years old) I got a 50cc scooter instead...


And there are no regrets. I love it. My commute to work is fun and have clocked 1km in my 1st 4 weeks

I am a British expat living in the South of France and am now looking at weekend solo camping trips. Am researching tents, routes and how to repair tires on the road.


Any other 50cc forumites here?

My ride:

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Old Yesterday, 03:46 PM   #2
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150 Aprilia guy here, welcome aboard. Nice scoot. I want a 50cc but I think I just bought a 2nd 150.
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Old Yesterday, 10:19 PM   #3
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Yamaha aerox 50cc in OZ
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Old Today, 03:35 AM   #4
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Have a couple - well, they used to be 50cc, but now all 70c. Derbi, 2 Malaguti's, Aprilia, Kymco. The hot rod bug has taken over.

We don't get the Zip in the US. You do know it is probably the most popular scoot in the scooter racing scene, don't you?
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Old Today, 04:31 AM   #5
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Laugh

Thanks for the kind welcome.

I maybe moving to Florida this year so may just get a bigger bike. For now I learn the ropes.

FYI, I didn't know it was used for racing. I can't imagine doing it with mine stock lol. How fast do they go tuned?
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Old Today, 04:48 AM   #6
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Thanks for the kind welcome.

I maybe moving to Florida this year so may just get a bigger bike. For now I learn the ropes.

FYI, I didn't know it was used for racing. I can't imagine doing it with mine stock lol. How fast do they go tuned?
Welcome! What a great picture- jealous! Great that your scooter is working out for you.

If you do move to Florida I would suspect you'll really want something more substantial to keep up with the SUVs, pickups, motorhomes, etc. It's a great place for a scooter, and there are good number of dealers supporting pretty much all the models depending on where in the state you plan to live in. (I'm in Georgia, but my mom lived in FL, so I have spent plenty of time there).

In the meantime enjoy the glorious views you have on the Cote d'Azur.
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