Agility 125 stblity on the freeway

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by lifer, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. lifer

    lifer Been here awhile

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    I picked up an 08 aglity 125 about a month ago to take with when I take my 5th wheel to work a job out of town. I have been riding it to work from the campground and have to take about 5 miles of freeway to get to the plant. there is no other way to get into the plant so I had no choice but to take the freeway. The scooter is extreamly stable even when being passed by a semi. I was shocked. I worked at this plant last spring and had my DRZ400 to drive to work. The DRZ was blown all over the road when a semi would pass. To say I am inpressed with this little scooter is an understtement. It can hold a solid 62 mph on the speedo with my 250 lbs on it. By gps that is at 56 mph.
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  2. KennyT

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    You are a braver man than me! I bought my first bike, a 2009 Agility 125 about 6 weeks ago, and haven't had it up to that speed yet. Loving the bike, but need to build up my confidence at such high speeds...
    Perhaps you have more riding experience than I do...
    Loving my Kymco!
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  3. JerryH

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    I have ridden my Yamaha Vino 125 at full throttle on the freeway for over 400 miles at the time. It's not technically legal, but it did fine. Nice smooth ride and very stable. This section of highway, I-8 from Phoenix to San Diego, has very light traffic, mostly semi trucks. I stayed in the right lane, and had no problems. I wore an orange vest, so they could see me from way back, and move into the left lane. I actually enjoyed being passed by trucks, the Vino's speed would momentarily go up almost 10 mph.
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  4. klaviator

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    I have taken My Super 8 on the freeway for short distances and held the throttle wide open. It's perfectly stable at that speed (around 60 MPH) and I have never had any problems with being blown around. Many people underestimate the capabilities of small scooters. My slightly bigger Sport City 250 is also perfectly stable at 80 MPH.
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  5. DudeClone

    DudeClone Long timer

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    i live in L.A and have not gotten on the freeway yet. i suppose i might in slower moving traffic or early morning hours when no one is out and about. say 4:00am on a sunday

    anyway yeah the A125 can go. i weigh 250 also and 62mph / 56mph is common. had it up to 70mph indicated one hot day. and tbh 65mph indicated used to be the norm but i changed the rear tire and lost a few mph off the top end. hate when that happens

    had it up to 72mph on a downhill yesterday, full tuck :)
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  6. hayasakiman

    hayasakiman Been here awhile

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    Is it legal taking 125 on a free way? Does it differ from state to state? I live in FL. :ear
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  7. DudeClone

    DudeClone Long timer

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    in cali its a 150cc or higher, 250 for the interstate. states may vary, but by and large this is what i have seen

    just cut some tape into a 150 and slap it on imo ::D
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  8. aeholton

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    I believe you must have over 5bhp and be able to maintain the 40mph minimum speed requirement here in FL.
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  9. hayasakiman

    hayasakiman Been here awhile

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    So my Riva 125 is legal riding on I-95, I assume. It's not that I would do it but,,,,,,,
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  10. lifer

    lifer Been here awhile

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    Most places it needs to be 150cc. The road I have been going on does have houses with driveways that go right on to the road. Yet it has on and off ramps at most cross roads. So as far as I am concerned it is not a limited access road and as long as the agility 125 can do the minimum speed it should be good to go. The posted speed limit is 75 mph but the minimum speed limit is 45 mph. It also is not a real buisy section of highway out side of a small town.
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  11. hayasakiman

    hayasakiman Been here awhile

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    It sounds like very exciting road that you are taking.

    Be safe!
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  12. max57

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    Scooters are funny on the freeway- the low center of mass makes them like the punch 'em clowns, bobbing but hilariously stable.:lol3
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