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Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by klaviator, Jun 7, 2011.
That opens the Photobucket start page for me.
After more than a hour, at a time, i stop. I paste or copued and its always a message of rong url or bla,bla,bla. I will send you a email if some one can post it for me.
One thing come to me very clear, when you first ride theAprilia Sport city cube (250 or 300) Its the stability. The chassis and the big weels make it easy to ride. Scooters are so fun!
I sent you a PM with my email.
Here's PascalM3M5's Sportcity:
From his photobucket:
I will read the post you send me for the photo. Again thank you.
I sent you a small guide (email), and added another photo above
from your photobucket.
For around town I prefer my Super 8 150. I use my Sport City for longer rides, trips or for riding with guys on their 1000cc+ motorcycles. I did a 370 mile ride last weekend. Next smallest bike on the ride was an ST1300.
Did a 230 mile ride on it yesterday. Most of the bikes on the ride where over 1000cc.
Yeah, I've seen your reviews and ride reports.
I find the Super8 too stiff for our city streets and SC is better suited for
a passenger which I ride often with. Besides, I've worked for Kymco past
two years and owned 2 of them in the last 4 years, I'm ready to try something
People dont expect this kind of sportiness from a small scooter. Surprise, surprise!
I wouldn't expect sportiness from a BIG scooter.
FWIW, after leaving Hyder, Alaska Tuesday June 2 I've put 4,000 sometimes very fast (rev limiter kicked in more times than I could count) on our 2008 Sports City in the 2014 Scooter Cannonball. Total maintenance required - adding 2lbs of air to my tires. Okay, I did pretty much wear out the rear Hindendau K66 tire on the rear but the tires performed flawlessly in the sleet and snow of Rabbit Ears Pass and the various stretches of dirt in Canada, Montana and Colorado. All in all the Sports City was an excellent choice going from sea level over mountain passes ranging from 6,500' to 11,500' and back to sea level again with rain, sleet, snow and high winds (Eastern Colorado & Kansas 50mph cross winds) and if I were to do it over again I'd take the Sports City again.
FWIW, Old as Dirt (aka Doug) had the fastest raw time in the cannonball. He also rode a Sports City but he's a much better rider in the twisties than I am. However, mine has a higher top end by about 4mph which helped me on the flats. We are still waiting for the last few days of raw scores to be posted but as of Day 7 I had the 8th fastest raw time despite my still being a bit skittish on dirt and twisties.
More proof of what a great scooter the Sport City is. Too bad they no longer sell it here. Europe still gets it as a 300.
It's outsold by the BV300 like 10:1 or 15:1, the price is too high (or rather
too close), so, yeah, you can rarely see them on the streets here (it's almost
I can't think of another 250cc scooter or motorcycle, at least here in the U S that has triple disc brakes. The problem is that most people who buy scooters here aren't interested in sporty. I guess the same thing goes over there.
Forgot about that one.
The single disc brake on the BV300/350 works better then not only the dual
setup on the SC250/300 but is also better then the brakes I had on my
Kawasaki Ninja 650R.
It's like trying to determine which camera is better by looking at how many
megapixels it's got.
Same goes for the single front brake on the Honda NC700X (which has the
job of stopping a very heavy bike), and one of the best braking bikes I tried
was the Duke 690, another one with a single disc.
Triple rotors are marketing BS on bikes that go 80mph tops and weight
Also, the BV300 doesn't handle any worse (less sporty) then the SC, it's
handling is actually one of the very few things that I like about the new BV300.
It sure flexes less around corners then my Ninja did.
Replaced my rear tire again.
Dunlop 404 with 2700 miles on it:
Metzler ME880 140/80-15
It felt fine on the 14 mile ride home. I'll be heading for the mountains this weekend and have a chance to see how it handles.
1) Burgman 650 (Too Big/Heavy - for me)
2) Zuma 125 (Too Small/Slow - for me)
So, I sold both and bought
3) Aprilia Sportcity 250 (Just right)