Scooter pics!

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by Jarvis, Oct 2, 2005.

  1. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    +1

    I had a ride on a 200 probably 10 years ago.
    The acceleration back then blew me away.. :lol3 (the 200 is the same power
    as 250.. almost).. but I've ridden the BV200 (Beverly) few days before and
    I recall that the X8 had virtually no feedback from the front end.

    To this day I think it was the most "detached" I felt on any scooter, and
    most are bad that way. I even skidded the rear for 30-40ft and had NO
    idea the wheel was locked up under deceleration.

    On the plus side, it's probably the most comfortable, small wheeled scooter
    I tried. I wish my DT300 was this comfortable.

    The X8 400 has 14" wheels on both ends which should help a lot.
    It was on my shortlist when I bought the Downtown.

    I'm a huge fan of the Piaggio 400cc MASTER engine.
  2. MODNROD

    MODNROD Decisions, decisions

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    I'm a big fan too, love the 400s.
    I prefer the 12" rear, the rim takes a CT easily (30K km tyre life), and is a bit deeper under seat. Having both would be perfect.
  3. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    True, true..
    The storage (and especially double access) is amazing on the X8.

    Also.. I don't seem to like the X-EVO as much.. don't know where they were
    going with that scoot.

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    That's the best 400 piaggio based scoot that I ever tried.
  4. DOUBLE-O G

    DOUBLE-O G Smooth Operator

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    Gotta love those Peugeot!
  5. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    You know I'm not particularly fond of the BV/Beverly, but this is the BV
    done right. However, leftover stock here was sold quickly for the price
    less then the BV125 (and this was a 400 and 500) because the 1)
    imported "went under" and there was a lot of talk about electrical issues.

    I got that thing up to 100mph indicated and it felt better planted at the
    tight stuff then my kawasaki 650r. The 400's regular price was lower then
    what they're asking for a BV350 now, however, the 500 with ABS was
    A LOT (like 20-25%) more.

    Too bad.
  6. R22B

    R22B Adventurer

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    2011 Yamaha Zuma 125 by JamesHenry, on Flickr

    My commuter. It was a beautiful 35 degrees through rain and intense fog yesterday so I had to take it to work :clap
  7. Kennon

    Kennon Been here awhile

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    this was my scoot from the ages of 16-18 had her brand new in 2009 up until 2011

    Yamaha Jog RR LC called Chloe

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  8. TheScootAbombeR

    TheScootAbombeR n00b

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  9. DandM

    DandM Been here awhile

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    Wifester and I today, after picking up our new 2012 Burgman 650.
  10. CaptnJim

    CaptnJim Scootist

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    A lunch stop after picking up our His & Hers Honda PCX 150s...

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  11. DandM

    DandM Been here awhile

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    We're kinda like you two. Wifester has a 400 Burg, and I finally joined in the fun with a 650 Burgman. We're a 2 Burg family here.:clap
  12. damasovi

    damasovi Long timer

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  13. CaptnJim

    CaptnJim Scootist

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    At rest...

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    But, they haven't had much rest since we brought them home. :D
  14. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    So, what was the most admired machine at the Flying Fifteen Motorcycle Club's Spring Opener?

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    A 1964 Sears Allstate. :eek1

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    Seriously, I saw more people looking, and taking pictures of it, than of any other bike there. :D
  15. Rugby4life

    Rugby4life Been here awhile

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    If I'm breathing, I'm riding!

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    And before anyone jumps to conclusions, yes I do have a handicap plate to park there.
  16. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    I get that when I park my SR 50 next to all the park& pose cruisers downtown where I live:lol3
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    scootrboi Long timer

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  18. MODNROD

    MODNROD Decisions, decisions

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    ........yeah, OK.
    Maybe it was Dad's!
    Pic from 1967, Lambretta 150.

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  19. JerryH

    JerryH Banned

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    My 25,000 mile '08 Vino 125. Currently in storage in my living room with the gas tank and carb drained and connected to a battery tender after a several hundred mile trip a couple of weeks ago. Now riding my 2012 Zuma 125 most of the time. Will get a picture of my '09 Stella up asap.

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  20. DOUBLE-O G

    DOUBLE-O G Smooth Operator

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    My wife on her new PCX150

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