Cool news video on scooters..

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by scootertrash, May 22, 2006.

  1. scootertrash

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  2. Ngorongoro

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    Does Texas have a helmet law?

    I saw several riders without a helmet in the video.

    I guess that is another way scooters can save gas - you can't ride it when you are in a coma after a crash.
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    Hey Ng... what kind of Aprillia you riding ?
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    Texas does have a Helmet law, but if you take the MSF you can file for a sticker to put on your plate that makes you exempt from the Helmet law.

    Also if the scooter is less than 50cc a Helmet may not be required 'cause in many states a scooter isn't considered a motorcycle and some places they aren't even worthy of requiring insurance or registration. I used to ride scooters all the time without a helmet:krustybut would never ride a "real motorcycle" without one. I've been down more than once on a scooter too. I doubt I'd ride without one now though.
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    Wow - with that logic you can reason that if you take a Skydiving training course and become certified, then you can apply to jump without a parachute :huh. Strange regulation.

    Here in my province in Canada you can be exempt from wearing a helmet if you have a "medical condition" that prevents you from wearing a helmet and a doctor certifies it. I see A LOT of riders without helmets here. I do not know who has less on the ball - the riders or the doctors that are writing the certification.

    All I know is my insurance rates will keep going up every time a helmetless rider requires medical treatment for an injury that could have been prevented.

    kdude - currently the only Aprilia in the stable is a SR50R Factory 50cc 2-stroker. I am currently negotiating on purchasing a Scarabeo 500. I really like the Aprilia product. It is underrated, IMO. I just wish Piaggio would import the entire Aprilia lineup to North America and invest in developing a proper dealer network. I would love to try a Caponord, but I do not feel confident in the after sales maintenance and parts availability.
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  6. Mr. King

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    Under 18 YOA a helmet is required.

    You have to have an additional $10K in insurance to get the helmet exemption sticker on the plate. An MSF course won't do it.:deal

    The law doesn't seem to be enforced unless a rider is pulled over for another violation.

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