I'm a scooter addict now, just got my second

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by klaviator, May 12, 2011.

  1. klaviator

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    I still have some motorcycles. I have a KLR650 and XT350 for dual sport riding. I also have a KDX200 dirt bike that I'm trying to sell.
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  2. klaviator

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    We'll see if I still get 83 MPG once I start twisting the throttle. So far I've been keeping it under 100 and no full throttle.
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  3. soboy

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    That's amazing mpg for a 250 scooter. I can get 90 mpg fairly consistently on my Agility if I take it easy on the throttle, 80 mpg if I ride it like I stole it.

    Keep it under 100? Do you mean kilometers per hour? Because your new scooter, as racy as it looks, will not hit 100 mph.

    I still love my motorcycles but I ride my scooter every day. If I were to buy another two wheeler right now, it would be another scooter.
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    Photog Charismatic Megafauna Administrator

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    Congrats! that's a sharp bike.

    Mine sits a lot. :lol3 When you buy a scooter, it's a good idea to get a battery tender for the big bike.
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  5. klaviator

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    The speedo is set up for Europe. The big outer ring is in KPH. The inner and hard to read part of the speedo is in MPH. So yeah, I was talking KPH when I wrote about keeping it under 100.

    Also, 90 MPG is impressive for your agility. My S8 only averages around 75 MPG.
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    That's how my Agility's speedo is set up also. Kinda fun - makes you think you are really flying (LOL).

    Enjoy the new ride- its a beauty!
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  7. hexnut

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    Thats great mileage. I am getting around 80 with my People 150 but thats mostly around town riding 30 to 40 MPH.

    I ordered a windshield for it yeasterday. It is the Kymco touring. We have had a lot of wind lately and its beating me up when I get over 40.

    I really like the Aprilla style scooters. Who knows, I may get a bigger scooter sometime.
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    I average 78mpg on my Vespa GTS 250ie which is the same engine though mine's few years older - 2005.
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  9. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    From my experience with some of the piaggio quasar (250cc) powered scoots, they'll need about the same amount of fuel as a GY6 150cc air-cooled scoot
    except at WOT.

    The Sportcity is smaller then most, light, agile, great scoot, and will be better
    in MPG figures then most other scoots with the same engine.
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  10. klaviator

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    Went for a 2-up shake down ride yesterday. We did 115 miles up into the North Georgia mountains. It's still not broken in so I took it easy on the throttle and kept it under 100. Here's my initial impressions. It's reasonable comfortable 2 up but it's not a Gold Wing. Since we didn't buy it to ride cross country, it should be fine. I prefer to ride in the mountains, where there are lots of curves and scenery. I don't plan on riding more than an hour without stopping for a break.

    Power seems more than adequate although I did let it slow down on the hills rather than use a lot of throttle. It handles really well, even two up and is a blast to ride on the tight twisty roads that I prefer. I did pass a Harley on a twisty road. Once I get more used to it I'm sure I'll be passing some sport bikes too.

    Gas mileage dropped to 72 MPG on this ride but I suspect that was due to all the hills.
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  11. Sly-one

    Sly-one Deskbound Adventurer

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    Ah shucks, only 72 mpg, not yet broken in, 2-up and in the mountains! You'd better take it back and demand a refund! Better yet, just bring down here and kick it to the curb in front of my house. :rofl
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  12. johnyrrr

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    Thats damn good mpg, I get about 50 by myself on a zuma 155. Im going to look into this scooter, I love my Zuma but want to be able to go a little faster than the 155 will take me but I also dont want much bigger because I like the smallness of the Zuma. Thanks for posting Im going to look into the CitySport now.:1drink



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  13. klaviator

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    Wheelbase on the CS250 is under 54", about the same as my Super 8 150. It's definitely one of the smallest, and lightest 250s out there.
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