Scooter with best storage?

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by fatboy, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. fatboy

    fatboy Been here awhile

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    1- has to be a scooter
    2- has to be your personal experience
    3- has to be storage built into scooter, not an added boot
    4- has to be storage for stuff besides a helmet Or two

    Looking to see if any particular scooter(s) fare better than others for storing stuff. Always hear ... Can store 2 full size helmets. But what about a bag of groceries or sack of dog food.

    Just trying to learn from everyone's experiences. And much appreciated!

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  2. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    Burgman 400, Burgman 650, and the Silverwing seem to have the most storage.

    The MP3 250 and 400 also have a good amount of storage.
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  3. kioti

    kioti Cruzinonline

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  4. tastroman

    tastroman Long timer

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    Something often overlooked when considering storage is a flat floor board. I've hauled a ton of things on the floor board that would never have fit under the seat. I've found the underseat storage to be convenient but often impracticable as the holding volume is so shape dependent. It's the same reason I prefer a basket or crate over a top box.
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  5. fatboy

    fatboy Been here awhile

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    Exactly! Thanks. FB
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  6. _cy_

    _cy_ Long timer

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    1990 Honda Elite 250 has a ton of room under the seat. holds a helmet and other crap
    mated to a rear basket .. holds a butt load of stuff. pretty fast too .. goes 70+ mph
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  7. windburn

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    The Silver Wing has large storage under the seat that extend beyond the rear of of the seat.

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  8. bbishoppcm

    bbishoppcm It ain't a moped.

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    My Honda Helix has a ton of trunk space, plus a glovebox. I once carried an entire desktop PC on it; tower strapped to back seat hand rail, monitor (15" flat panel) keyboard mouse and cables all fit nicely in the trunk. In other trips, I've carried an HP JetSend 9100 (in shipping box) on the back seat, plus four laptops in the trunk. I work in IT, so these sorts of trips are a daily event for me, which is why I chose the Helix.
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  9. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    Very good point! My Zuma 125 has a flat floor and I put stuff there a lot.

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  10. adoptamutt

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    I had a 2009 Yamaha Majesty, and it held my XXL Nolan 100E modular helmet, no problem, with plenty of room to spare for a riding jacket and other stuff.
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  11. alicethomas

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    In Europe the Piaggio Ape is considered a 3-wheeled scoot (technology, insurance and soon driving license too).
    It has 50cc displacement and 2 hp, but beside its cabin with 1-2 seats (1 US or 2 Asian) an additional lockable storage of 1500 litre (box wagon version) - 400 gallon!
    The bigger (displacement) Ape still have much more storage!
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  12. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    The older models of the Scarabeo 500 (sometimes known as the Atlantic) ain't no slouch. Under seat, side bags, tunnel. Wow.

    The later 500ie can be made to haul a week's shopping, or a weekend camping trip for two. This pic shows small soft side bags, but it will handle 55 liter side bags just as well.

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  13. cdwise

    cdwise Long timer

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    Burgman 400, I rode it from Breckenridge, CO to Houston, TX packed for 4 days worth of clothes, laptop, Canon SLR w/270mm lens, rain gear assorted electronics chargers, gps, cellphone, stopped on the way to pick up 2 spare batteries for my laptop, external hard drive and still room to put my jacket under the seat though not my helmet and jacket unless I took out the laptop. No other luggae beside under the seat, liter of spare water in the glovebox along with other small stuff I might want like microfiber cloths while on the road. I did have a couple of pockets on my camelback but that was it.
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  14. MQracing

    MQracing Been here awhile

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    IIRC the storage king amongst scooters is the Burgman 400 with 62 liters (?) under the seat storage. I've carried more than four full size shopping bags of groceries in that space.
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  15. wanna bECO

    wanna bECO Been here awhile

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    Sure.... He could get one of those, and he could take pictures of big foot, considering one is as rare as the other.
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  16. Tromper

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    The 650 is great, I've done a small costco trip with it. full rack of soda & some other stuff (OK I did have to fill the passenger seat with stuff & web it in place but most went inside)
    I gather the 400 has a bit more space, but is basically in the same league. (have ridden one but not really traveled on it)
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  17. dijical

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    I totally agree. With a flat floor and decent cargo hook you can manage a pretty serious shopping trip. My Daelim S1 has a flat floor and reasonable underseat storage = good for shopping.

    If your storage related to a road trip, then the Burgmans and Majesty would, I imagine, fit the bill.
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  18. InfernoST

    InfernoST Scooter Trash

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    +1. The 07+ 400 has the biggest trunk of all the scooters out there (that includes the 650) then when you add a top case you start asking yourself what cant you take home. The most I carried home under the seat alone was 60lbs of cat litter with another 20 in the top case, that's not too shabby.
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  19. tastroman

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    Wow,

    Another Daelim rider. I think that makes 2 of us on ADV. I believe your S1 and My S2 share everything but the engine.
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  20. vader1701

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    My 2008 Majesty has a lot of space but I did find that I had to add a TopBox for some of the new adventure riding stuff I bought. But other wise it is pretty good, I have done some shopping with it, still trying to figure out how to store the golf clubs though. The fishing pole is easy in comparison.
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