What scooter would you like to see made?

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by tastroman, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. tastroman

    tastroman Long timer

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    How about a Honda CT 250.

    Or maybe let Kawasaki drop their 250 Ninja engine in something like the Blur.

    Others?
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  2. devo2002

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    Heh, a ruckus trike?
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  3. Chupa

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    I'd like to see the Honda SH300i brought into the states. I't seems to fit all my requirements such as urban riding, highway use, and interstate capable. I'ts light, 16" wheels, FI, great mpg, and is Honda quality. Been reading all the overseas reviews. Price might be a little high, but if it meets all the requirements that could be swallowed.

    I also like Testoman's CT250 idea too, and with leading link forks!
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  4. emmettken

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    Yes, and a matching optional sidecar.
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  5. klaviator

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    I would like to see a small, lightweight, and inexpensive scooter like my Kymco super 8 150, but with about 5 more horsepower.
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  6. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    a RUCKUS with a 125 - 175 engine but with the body from the 50cc ruckus that we have now. Not the monstrosity that was the Ruckus 250.
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  7. tastroman

    tastroman Long timer

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    If Honda would bring the SH300 over, I'd convert to a one bike household. I would think it would do at least as well as the 150.
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  8. bjorn240

    bjorn240 Good with a map!

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    I just want the local Honda dealer to stock an Innova. I think my cub will run forever, but telescopic forks and a disc front break might be nice. I love the Honda horizontal motors.
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  9. lilolita

    lilolita fahr mit mir

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    I second this. I was at the local shop last week and they had a little Ruckus in orange sitting outside. I said to my boyfriend, "If that came in a 150, I'd buy new." And I ride my scoots for the storage! It's just so freaking cool looking, but I'm not gonna dump a ton on the mods that the guys do. Who has the time for that when I could be shoe shopping?
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  10. btcn

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  12. Birdmove

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    Bring back the 250 Ruckus please.
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  13. btcn

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    Definitely! Ok, I decided I am going to make a list narrowed down to the extreme measure of what I'd like to see.

    But just to get you an idea, for starters I wish Honda would open their eyes and give a rat's ass about us riders in America!
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  14. Cat0020

    Cat0020 El cheapo

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    Full electric, wall socket plug-in scoot with 200 mile range on single charge, 30 minute re-charge time, capable of 90 mph cruise at ease, under 300lb., with 60 liter underseat storage, under $5000.
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  15. LarryRickenbacker

    LarryRickenbacker Been here awhile

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    Howdy,

    In lieu of a tall-wheeled 250cc scoot, I'd like to see Honda simply bring in thier popular Sh300i. Several of you have already mentioned it. Now if Yamaha or Suzuki have a similar offering, that'd be OK.
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  16. smm

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    Start with the Burgman 650 and lose about 100 pounds. I'd suggest a carbon monocoque frame - modern riff on the old Vespa. Now, lets boost the suspension travel an inch or so, change to a monoshock rear and, what the hell, a telelever front. Fit some dual-sport rubber. Matching luggage, heated grips and EL-wire under-chassis mood lighting. That's what I'm talking about.
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  17. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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    I would like to see the scooter from else where that get 100 MPG plus come here. Something for people that are 6 foot tall. Also would like to see the same prices here. Eg hero honda has a 125cc bike is india and it's just a grand and gets' 135 mpg. Here hondas elite 125cc is 5 grand.
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  18. Hammerspur

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    Medium to large displacement sporty scooter: strong frame, low to mid 50ish wheelbase, moderate weight, tall-ish wheels/tires, discs...
    NOT the barges that size one does see everywhere!


    They already make stuff I'd like to see, but not available on these shores. [​IMG]
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  19. bdesj

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    I sure wouldn`t mind an SH300 either, but are they all that much different from Citicoms or Downtowns that are already available here?

    For my dream scoot, maybe an off the shelf version of Allert Jacobs`s slide open Honda streamliner? But I want mine with a touch bigger engine.
    http://www.velomobiel.nl/allert/Recumbent%20motorbike.htm

    Or going the other direction, a Rattler 200i ?
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  20. Woodsrat

    Woodsrat Gone ridin'

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    CT-250, eh? What kind of motor/transmission do y'all have in mind? Would it still be of a step-through design? (Honda and Yamaha have both made or are making 200cc +/- "agricultural bikes" but their design is more motorcycle than scooter.)

    The pundits may be right--there may not be a market for a CT-90/110cc anymore. There may be one for a durable, all-terrain step-through with enough motor to haul two people or a load and run 55 MPH all day long, all the while getting great gas mileage. Bigger wheels than a normal scooter would be a requirement, in my opinion--maybe 18" on both ends.

    It would have to have some appeal to everyone and not just motorcycle people to be successful. Somebody get creative with Photoshop and design something so the manufacturers will have something to go by.

    A durable, simple utilitarian design with the same appeal of the original CT but with more power would be way cool.
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