Valmobile-1961

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by 9secondsflat, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. 9secondsflat

    9secondsflat Been here awhile

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    I just wanted to share my scooter with the forum
    its a 1961 Valmobile-2 stroke 49 cc 35 mph (if you dare)
    The scooter folds up in 30 seconds inside the case (the body) and also sets up in about 30 seconds.

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  2. gunnabuild1

    gunnabuild1 Been here awhile

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    That is a nice little piece of the past.
    Even my wife couldn't complain about the space it occupies.
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  3. k-moe

    k-moe Long timer

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    Ahh...a scooter from when civil aviation was booming. That is one of a few brands of scooter that was meant to be used when you arrived at your destination for a quick(ish) ride into town. Take very good care of that little gem.
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  4. JerryH

    JerryH Banned

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    That's really cool. There have been a number of folding scooters, including the Honda Motocompo and the Motobecane Moby X. The military also had a few. Now, in my state, you would have to have a full motorcycle license to ride one. And civil aviation is now mostly a hobby for the wealthy.
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  5. 9secondsflat

    9secondsflat Been here awhile

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    Its for sale, time for someone else to enjoy it. Scooter still has a paper license plate on it from CT dated 1976
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  6. bravada

    bravada Adventurer

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    When we they made and how many were made?
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  7. 9secondsflat

    9secondsflat Been here awhile

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    The best historical number is 3000, they were designed in France and built in Japan. The production ran from 1959-61.
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  8. CaptnJim

    CaptnJim Scootist

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    A current option..

    http://www.diblasi.com

    Not as "retro" as the original subject on this thread, but functional.
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  9. 9secondsflat

    9secondsflat Been here awhile

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  10. MichRocks

    MichRocks Sunset Rider

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    Ok, that's pretty cool. Could you also send a video of someone unfolding THAT?
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