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Sealobo Apr 10, 2013 07:19 PM
Bought a scooter
http://www.reportmotori.it/wp-conten....y.-2013-2.jpg

you guys in the State be jealous. (heard it's not available there) :P
 
ort888 Apr 10, 2013 07:25 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!)
 
Uncle Skeleton Apr 10, 2013 08:02 PM
Congrats. I was in the Yamaha club for a while, I miss it. I had a V-star 650. Very solid performer.
 
Sealobo Apr 11, 2013 05:14 PM
this is also a great one!

2014 Yamaha Bolt - YouTube
 
Dale Sorel Apr 11, 2013 09:02 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by Sealobo (Post 4225681)
http://www.reportmotori.it/wp-conten....y.-2013-2.jpg

you guys in the State be jealous. (heard it's not available there) :P
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:

http://starterbikeworld.com/photos/i...2_26ca4107.jpg

Great bike... have fun :)
 
Sealobo Apr 11, 2013 09:20 PM
Yes it's a scooter; it doesn't have a clutch lever. =P
 
mindwaves Apr 11, 2013 10:10 PM
How many cars and scooters do you own now? Your parking garage must be huge!
 
phantomdragonz Apr 11, 2013 11:21 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.
 
Doc HM Apr 12, 2013 04:15 AM
there is only ONE scooter. The mighty Honda C90. Everything else is for fools
http://www.hondac90.co.uk/hondac901/...c90%20(36).JPG
 
The Final Dakar Apr 12, 2013 10:17 AM
Man, that's a scooter from the year 2040. Nice looking thing.
 
Dale Sorel Apr 12, 2013 04:27 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by Sealobo (Post 4225867)
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 :)
 
Sealobo Apr 12, 2013 04:37 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by mindwaves (Post 4225872)
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. :D
 
The Final Dakar Apr 12, 2013 04:55 PM
Sealobo isn't what we'd call the automotive marrying type.
 
ghporter Apr 12, 2013 06:36 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by Doc HM (Post 4225894)
there is only ONE scooter. The mighty Honda C90. Everything else is for fools
http://www.hondac90.co.uk/hondac901/...c90%20(36).JPG
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...
 
Sealobo Apr 12, 2013 07:13 PM
it's.... a moped...!
 
Shaddim Apr 13, 2013 06:46 PM
So the 458 went bye bye? Hope you didn't take a bath selling it.
 
Sealobo Apr 14, 2013 01:48 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.
 
mindwaves Apr 14, 2013 03:13 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by Doc HM (Post 4225894)
there is only ONE scooter. The mighty Honda C90. Everything else is for fools
http://www.hondac90.co.uk/hondac901/...c90%20(36).JPG
Wow, I don't like scooters, but I wouldn't mind owning that.
 
Shaddim Apr 14, 2013 03:35 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by Sealobo (Post 4226109)
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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