aprilia-mana-850-gt with cvt tran scooter or not?

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by fullmetalscooter, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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  2. MQracing

    MQracing Been here awhile

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    Not all scooters have CVT trans.

    Not all CVT trans are in scooters.

    What probably moreso defines (for most people) a scooter is that it has a step through frame. Though many of the small Honda motorbikes (cub and passport to name two) had more or less step through frames but are not generally considered to be a scooter.

    And definitely not all scooters have CVT transmissions. Think of the Vespas (as late as 2005 model year), Lambrettas, and Genuine scooters---- these three plus many more makes\models have\had manual mulit-speed gearboxes.

    And CVT's are not JUST fitted to scooters. A growing number of automobiles have CVT transmissions in them. A just one example until recently the MINI could be spec'd with a CVT trans.
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  3. seraph

    seraph asshole on a scooter

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    The criteria I use are step-through frame and a swingarm-mounted engine. Transmission, engine, wheel size, appearance, etc are all irrelevant.
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  4. Photog

    Photog Charismatic Megafauna Administrator

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    That's how I tend to look at it.

    The new CVT-equipped motorcycles are "automatic motorcycles", IMHO. Nothing wrong with that, just not a scoot in the traditional sense that I define--step through frame, swingarm-mounted engine.

    (or something that started out that way :D )

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    I've even wondered about some of the scoots with the high stepover middle section--I've got hip issues and trying to drag a leg across something like that diminishes its problem-solving capability for me. Not complaining, just an observation at the difference between some older scoots I've had with flat floorboards and some newer designs.

    I'm also surprised at what a total personality difference there is between the classic shifty scoots and the CVT's. Night and day difference, IMHO.
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  5. approachbears

    approachbears 250cc is 50cc too many

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    Its a motorcycle because Aprilia has been marketing it as a motorcycle for the last 2 years. They never mention the word scooter or advertise it with a mention of scooter buyers. The Aprilia website has it listed under motorcycles, not scooters.
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  6. usafe7ret

    usafe7ret Been here awhile

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    Scooter or Motorcycle, doesn't matter what you call it. It is a kick-ass bike to ride!
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  7. White Tenere

    White Tenere Look a moose

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    + 1 on that!!!:D
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  8. Metallic Waste

    Metallic Waste Wearing the Cone Of Shame

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  9. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    I love that thing, even more in the naked form.
    Never had a ride on it though.. would love to hear some (more)
    opinions.

    I've been following the AF1 ApriliaForum closely for 2-3 years and
    these seem to have less issues then Shiver/Dorsoduro stuff, but have
    issues none the less.. and I value reliability the most on my bikes.
    :cry
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