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Apr 10, 2013, 06:19 PM
 


you guys in the State be jealous. (heard it's not available there)
     
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Apr 10, 2013, 06:25 PM
 
A friend of mine bought a scooter and crashed a block from the dealer as he was driving away.

Broke his shoulder.

True story.

(have fun!)

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Apr 10, 2013, 07:02 PM
 
Congrats. I was in the Yamaha club for a while, I miss it. I had a V-star 650. Very solid performer.
     
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Apr 11, 2013, 04:14 PM
 
this is also a great one!

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Apr 11, 2013, 08:02 PM
 
Originally Posted by Sealobo View Post


you guys in the State be jealous. (heard it's not available there)
That's not a scooter, surely that's a real motorcycle. I recognize those front calipers as being from a Yamaha. I used to own a YZF600R:



Great bike... have fun
     
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Apr 11, 2013, 08:20 PM
 
Yes it's a scooter; it doesn't have a clutch lever. =P
     
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Apr 11, 2013, 09:10 PM
 
How many cars and scooters do you own now? Your parking garage must be huge!
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Apr 11, 2013, 10:21 PM
 
I used to own a YZF600R too! sold it to buy a dual sport though... MUCH more fun. (DRZ400E) I want to get a set of supermoto tires for it eventually.
     
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Apr 12, 2013, 03:15 AM
 
there is only ONE scooter. The mighty Honda C90. Everything else is for fools
     
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Apr 12, 2013, 09:17 AM
 
Man, that's a scooter from the year 2040. Nice looking thing.
     
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Apr 12, 2013, 03:27 PM
 
Originally Posted by Sealobo View Post
Yes it's a scooter; it doesn't have a clutch lever. =P
Really... it sure looks like a full fledged motorcycle. As sporty as my old YZF600R, which had a clutch and six-speed gearbox.

Anyways, have fun with your new ride
     
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Apr 12, 2013, 03:37 PM
 
Originally Posted by mindwaves View Post
How many cars and scooters do you own now? Your parking garage must be huge!
This scooter is all i have left, and i park it at the street.
     
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Apr 12, 2013, 03:55 PM
 
Sealobo isn't what we'd call the automotive marrying type.
     
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Apr 12, 2013, 05:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
there is only ONE scooter. The mighty Honda C90. Everything else is for fools
I beg to differ, but the C90 is a real motorcycle (in miniature form), as it lacks a floor and has instead foot pegs. I fondly recall the 73 screaming CCs of power in my own C90's heart... Automatic clutch, but manual shifting, and something like 55MPG riding everywhere...

A lot of modern scooters are simply styled to look a lot like bikes, but with step-through frames and floor boards. I have to say that the layout of this particular scooter looks a lot moe maneuverable than older ones. It has tall enough wheels, and the angles make it look like it will corner pretty well too, a lot better than a classic scooter with tiny wheels and the rider half a meter over the axles...

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Apr 12, 2013, 06:13 PM
 
it's.... a moped...!
     
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Apr 13, 2013, 05:46 PM
 
So the 458 went bye bye? Hope you didn't take a bath selling it.
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Apr 14, 2013, 12:48 AM
 
Yeah it's gone. Of the time i owned it, I realized that driving it around was mostly about impressing the others due to the money involved. (it costs around USD500k here in Hong Kong) Did i enjoy the driving? of course i did. but i had never driven it "freely" like how i drove some of my other rides. In the end i managed to sell it at 2% less of what i paid.
     
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Apr 14, 2013, 02:13 AM
 
Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
there is only ONE scooter. The mighty Honda C90. Everything else is for fools
Wow, I don't like scooters, but I wouldn't mind owning that.
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Apr 14, 2013, 02:35 AM
 
Originally Posted by Sealobo View Post
Yeah it's gone. Of the time i owned it, I realized that driving it around was mostly about impressing the others due to the money involved. (it costs around USD500k here in Hong Kong) Did i enjoy the driving? of course i did. but i had never driven it "freely" like how i drove some of my other rides. In the end i managed to sell it at 2% less of what i paid.
Wow, that's one heck of a markup, I don't blame you (I imagine taxes are ~half of that). You live in an urban area, can't drive it the way it's intended due to restrictions, and have to constantly worry about keeping it safe (even in a locked car park). Though they're amazing cars, one of the greatest, it doesn't matter if you can't realize its potential. It's like having an awesome yacht but you live in Phoenix.
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