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 04-29-2012, 07:14 PM   #2311
conchscooter
Beastly Adventurer
 
conchscooter's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: Florida Keys
Oddometer: 1,811
Rented MP3 250cc in Rome




My wife and I rode around Rome for three days on a Piaggio MP3 250 and thoroughly enjoyed it. I grew up in Italy and go back to ride with my childhood buddy when I rent a motorcycle, usually a BMW for some reason, for cross country rides together he and I. Last year my wife and I wanted a few days alone together exploring Rome and the MP3 was just the ticket.





It was excellent on the rouigh cobble streets and crossing tram (streetcar) rail lines. It enabled me to keep up with the local maniacs riding the same streets on two wobbly wheels. I am not a fan of the complex technology of the MP3 as a daily rider for myself but I can see why this machine is so popular in crowded urban areas of Europe.




We took it out into the countryside and rode the Alban Hills (Castelgandolfo area) and buzzed out to Ostia Antica the old Roman port city. It kept up fine with main road traffic at 70 plus mph (110 kph) with speed to spare even two up.




However we didn't ride it on original Roman roads though I'm sure it would have done fine...






It was excellent for getting around the alleys of Trastevere at night, with powerful headlights and it was easy to park on rough streets by simply locking the wheels. Even sideways on slopes! I had to be careful unlocking it!



I did not lock the wheels at traffic lights because I found the practice rather off putting and contented myself with putting my feet down, in conventional style.




And it was as easy to ride splitting traffic as any two wheeled scooter. Great fun!

__________________
http://www.keywestdiary.com

IBA#39,523

conchscooter screwed with this post 04-29-2012 at 07:21 PM
conchscooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 10:54 AM   #2312
SPOFF
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Dec 2010
Oddometer: 110
Quote:
Originally Posted by savit260 View Post


New to me 2009 Zuma 125 at a Country Store in Nottingham N.H.
I know the area well. Other than updating the gas pump 40 years ago, that store has hardly changed.
SPOFF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 07:41 PM   #2313
deezildennis
Its a what?
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: in the powa band
Oddometer: 823
At the WW2 Reenactment days at Jefferson Barracks County Park in St Louis Mo.

My Wife and I rode 2 up about 75 miles that day. Got caught in light hail and a torrential downpour thunderstorm. Had to hide out in another park under a pavilion. It was a great day!

And yes the China scoot is still pluggen along happy as hell.


deezildennis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 07:46 PM   #2314
savit260
Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: North Shore Mass.
Oddometer: 91
Quote:
Originally Posted by SPOFF View Post
I know the area well. Other than updating the gas pump 40 years ago, that store has hardly changed.
It seems like a pretty cool little store. I love finding places like that. Id never run that stretch of road before heading out of,Raymond toward Northwood.
savit260 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 07:54 PM   #2315
leeinmemphis
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2002
Location: Memphis, Tn.
Oddometer: 1,122
I was out ruckin' around today. The more ride this thing the more I LOVE it!!!!

__________________
'11 Yamaha zuma 125
'06 Buell Ulysses
'09 Yamaha T-Max
'06 Honda Silver wing
'86 Honda Elite 150 Deluxe
leeinmemphis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 11:44 AM   #2316
ScootsBoots
n00b
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Colorado
Oddometer: 3
Hello All, I'm new to these parts. Been riding a Honda Met for the past year but last night I updated to this beautiful SYM HD200 and figured I would join the forum.

ScootsBoots is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 12:27 PM   #2317
hexnut
just cruising
 
hexnut's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: middle Tennessee
Oddometer: 1,447
Really nice scooter. Pretty much bullet proof and quick for its size. I like the color as well.
__________________
2014 Harley Sportster 883 Superlow

hexnuts...a curse put on your balls by a mean gypsy
3/5 Cav, C Troop, BlackKnights, Vietnam 1969
hexnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 01:15 PM   #2318
klaviator
Beastly Adventurer
 
klaviator's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: Huntsville, AL
Oddometer: 5,828
Quote:
Originally Posted by deezildennis View Post
At the WW2 Reenactment days at Jefferson Barracks County Park in St Louis Mo.

My Wife and I rode 2 up about 75 miles that day. Got caught in light hail and a torrential downpour thunderstorm. Had to hide out in another park under a pavilion. It was a great day!

And yes the China scoot is still pluggen along happy as hell.




Where did your wife sit??
__________________
I ride, Therefore I Am.



klaviator is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 01:54 PM   #2319
Scot
Studly Adventurer
 
Scot's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
Oddometer: 523
eats GSXRS and SHITS CBRS



just kidding



__________________
merchandise keeps us in line
common sense says it's by design
2007 BMW k1200s
2009 Honda DN01
Scot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 02:27 PM   #2320
deezildennis
Its a what?
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: in the powa band
Oddometer: 823
Quote:
Originally Posted by klaviator View Post
Where did your wife sit??

On the back seat.
We had it tilted up and hung her back pack over it so we didn't have to carry it around.
deezildennis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 09:29 PM   #2321
emmettken
Beastly Adventurer
 
emmettken's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2005
Location: southwest idaho
Oddometer: 1,903
[QUOTE=ScootsBoots;18586292]Hello All, I'm new to these parts. Been riding a Honda Met for the past year but last night I updated to this beautiful SYM HD200 and figured I would join the forum.

Welcome! I hear nothing but good reports on the HD200.
emmettken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2012, 06:50 PM   #2322
vex
Adventurer
 
vex's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Location: Skagitopia
Oddometer: 31
I looked through all the posted pics, and the only scoot I saw similar to mine was a 250. I recently bought an '09 Kymco 500Ri ABS with ~2900 miles on it, and a few more months of factory warranty.

This is a photo prior to farkling. I've only added a Givi top case mount with a monokey case, and Oxford heated grips. I probably won't do much else to it.


From Kymco
vex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2012, 07:26 PM   #2323
emmettken
Beastly Adventurer
 
emmettken's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2005
Location: southwest idaho
Oddometer: 1,903
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scot View Post
eats GSXRS and SHITS CBRS



just kidding



Damn! That looks nice!
emmettken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2012, 10:40 PM   #2324
kconville
Avant Guard Dog
 
kconville's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: State of Denial
Oddometer: 591
Things were getting a little homely around here. Thought I'd beautify it a bit...



__________________
"Slow bikes keep me out of trouble"
'03 KLR650
'12 KLX250s
'11 Vespa GTS300
kconville is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2012, 11:27 PM   #2325
YOUNZ
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: Around Pittsburgh
Oddometer: 323
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lotuscat View Post
Let me get this straight... Your wife got you a scooter for your birthday so you could ride to the titty bar? Some wife!
And, she calls him Tender One?
YOUNZ 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 08:41 AM.


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