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14997 No. 14997 ID: 1f64a0
For I am considering a 49cc scooter. I hate them. I hate them so much for being slow and dangerous. And not being as comfortable as a motorcycle.

But, I don't have to pay insurance on them, they're fuel efficient, cheap to maintain, and I can get a decent one for around $1000. If I get one, I can actually attend school and work, maybe even a second job which would help me afford a real vehicle (currently thinking of a Japanese econobox of some sort).

I'll hate myself for it, be terrified every time I'm on the road and will have to take the back roads everywhere, but it's a stepping stone to getting my life on track. And it's 1000 times better than the bus. Fuck the nasty bus with a schedule designed by Sheniqua.

But, goddamn, I'm not looking forward to taking one out on the street.
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pic related.

Sure, they're a cheesy moped and all, but you can pick a used one up for a song and dance and they're stupid easy to work on. There's also a huge aftermarket of modifications for them, as Honda pretty much sells them knowing everyone's going to do something to them.

Also not half bad off of paved roads, surprisingly.
>> No. 17032 ID: 2ae388
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2014 Honda Ruckus
With its interesting mix of styles, the Honda Ruckus is without a doubt one of the most intriguing scooters available on the market today. Its stripped down look, the fat tires (120/90-10 front and 130/90-10 rear) and the fancy twin headlight give it a fairly unique appearance.

The 2014 Honda Ruckus weighs only 194 Pounds is powered by a 49 cc, liquid cooled, single cylinder, four stroke engine which is kept in leash by an automatic V-belt transmission. The engine is fueled by a pretty generous 1.3 Gallons fuel tank and delivers a fuel consumption of 114 mpg. You also get a convenient electric starter, which helps you fire up the engine in no time, regardless of the weather conditions. http://www.topspeed.com/motorcycles/motorcycle-reviews/honda/2014-honda-ruckus-ar161188.html#main
>> No. 17033 ID: 2ae388
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2011 Honda Ruckus Specifications

Model: NPS50
Engine Type: 49cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Induction: 15mm CV carburetor with automatic choke
Ignition: CD
Transmission: Automatic V-Matic belt drive
Suspension Front: Twin-downtube fork; 2.2 inches travel
Rear: Single shock; 2.6 inches travel
Brakes Front: Drum
Rear: Drum
Tires Front: 120/90-10
Rear: 130/90-10
Wheelbase: 49.8 inches
Seat Height: 28.9 inches
Fuel Capacity: 1.3 gallons
Colors: Orange/Black, Black
Curb Weight*: 194 pounds

*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride.
Meets current Carb and EPA standards. http://scooterpictures.blogspot.com/2011/07/2011-honda-ruckus-scooter-pictures.html
>> No. 17034 ID: 2ae388
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And then there's the the prestigious 600cc ABS-equipped Honda Silver Wing luxury scooter.
>> No. 17037 ID: 7fcde8
I've seen a ruckus in person and on the road, they're actually not half bad looking for a scoot.

I wouldn't get/ride one since a 6'3" man on a scooter is just comical to even think about seeing, let alone accomplishing.
>> No. 17042 ID: d94be2
Don't get me wrong. For a scooter, I like it and they're fun to ride. But, it just doesn't provide me with what I need out of a scooter. The storage space sucks, it's just a little rack under the seat. I like the storage of most contemporary scooters, with the space under the seat that you can lock on most scooters. Makes grocery runs much easier. Plus, I can haul quite a bit if I install a rear trunk and wear a backpack (always have one anyway).

I'm currently looking at a 2001 Yamaha Vino 2 stroke that a coworker is wanting to sell. If it runs good and I can get it for a decent price, it might be my main method of transportation for a little while. Just have to wait until I move and when I can get my birth certificate fixed.

>I wouldn't get/ride one since a 6'3" man on a scooter is just comical to even think about seeing, let alone accomplishing.

I'm only 3 inches shorter and it's a bitch. Scooters seem to be designed for dwarves or something, because the only ones I can find that fit me comfortably are those big ass touring scooters that require an endorsement. And at that point, I might as well get a fucking motorcycle. Seriously, what's the point of 1000cc scooters?

BTW, thanks Bats. I always enjoy your photo dumps.
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Some people like the floor pedal and automatic transmission of the scooters to motorcycles. Some like the bicycle pedals of mopeds.

But if I was shopping around and found a comparable light motorcycle, I would probably go with that.
>> No. 17048 ID: 40f660
I drive a crappy chinese 49cc scooter. It's a tad bigger framed then other scooters and goes up to 45 mph.
>> No. 17049 ID: fa70e5
Technically, if it goes faster than 35, it's no longer an endorsement-less vehicle.
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I don't mind electric two-wheelers; I just prefer motorcycles over scooters.
>> No. 17073 ID: 1e7cc7
LITO SORA, Electric Motorcycle - Short Documentary
The Sora is a 100% electric motorcycle developed by Lito Green Motion.
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160 hp at the rear wheel. 120 ft/lbs of torque beginning at 0 RPM. 150 mph top speed. 0-60 in under 3 seconds. ¼ mile in 10.492 seconds. https://www.mission-motorcycles.com/r

12 kWh Battery Pack - REAL WORLD RANGE: 105 miles, CITY RANGE: 170 MILES, ZERO - 60: 3 seconds, TOP SPEED: 140 mph, $32,499

17 kWh UltraPack - REAL WORLD RANGE: 140 miles, CITY RANGE: 230 MILES, ZERO - 60: 3 seconds, TOP SPEED: 150 mph, $42,499
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>> No. 17083 ID: 8ef743
The mature thing to do is to ignore vague redneck/douchebag taboos about men using low-power engines and just do what you want and need. I think being able to have financial independence from money saved on fuel is pretty empowering.

As for using them on the road, I have had a Honda Elite for over a year, and it is not as scary as one would think. It is fun and satisfying to me. The fuel costs are so low, I find myself going out on it just for enjoyment. I would never be able to afford that luxury in my 4runner, which I only use when I have to move people and large objects from point A to point B, and then have to hyper-mile. I can strap a surprising amount on the Honda using bungee cords.

Right so anyway, just go ahead and do it.
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I kind of want to get a Vespa, but I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be saving money on fuel with my 0.9 mile commute from one end of downtown to the other.

(it's very pedestrian and bicycle unfriendly, so it's easier to drive)
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Nothing unmanly about a moped or scooter.

I had a pair like pic related when I was in high school. Cheap, easy riding buzzarounds that don't require a license.
>> No. 17201 ID: 963c4b
What would be a good
- Light scooter (< 50cc)?
- Moped (pedal and motor)?
- Electric bicycle (mountain and city bikes with electric motors)?

Here's a review of electric bikes:
Their overview: What is an Electric Bike?
Published on Sep 14, 2013
What exactly is an electric bike? How can they be used for transportation and why do they make financial sense? These are some of the questions my site http://electricbikereview.com and this channel aim to help you answer. This particular video provides an overview of the Easy Motion Neo Jumper ebike and then follows me on an actual commute to work in Austin Texas.

Whether you're new to the ebike scene, a veteran hunting for the latest and greatest technology or just someone who's curious, there's always something new to see here and I do my best to respond quickly and thoughtfully to comments.
>> No. 17202 ID: 963c4b
  Specialized Turbo S Video Review - Fastest Electric Bike From Specialized, Now in Red or Black
Fast, stiff and powerful with a higher top speed of ~28 miles per hour in pedal assist mode. The 2014 Specialized Turbo S has an improved LCD display interface, larger 14 amp hour battery pack and better integrated LED lights in the saddle. It's more expensive at $5,900 but delivers the quality Specialized is known for and is now available in black as well as red.

- $6000 for an electric bicycle that only delivers around 20 mph does not sound good to me. I liked riding my 1969 Schwinn, but have been interested in getting an electric bike. A high efficiency light scooter costs less. But having a little battery you can remove and recharge anywhere is a plus.
>> No. 17205 ID: 1e7cc7
  2014 Evelo Aries Video Review - Value Full Suspension Electric Bike
The Aries offers improved comfort while riding on road or light trails with a basic full suspension design. The front RockShox fork includes lockout to decrease bobbing but the rear spring is not adjustable. You can either get a stock 250 watt mid-drive or upgrade to a more powerful 500 watt motor along with a 48 volt battery. The rear of the bike houses a plastic battery case which has been improved to reduce ratting and doubles as a rack for bags or panniers.
>> No. 17206 ID: 1e7cc7
  Yamaha Majesty 400 review - The Best Value Touring Scooter
Published on Mar 25, 2012
I tried to make this review as complete as possible. Subscribe for more.
At 5:30 I show the under-seat storage, proving that it can hold two full-face helmets.
My Yamaha Majesty 400 (2009 model) was $5000 brand new. It has a top speed of 106 mph and gets 50 mpg. It has an automatic v-belt CVT (transmission), and a 395cc, liquid cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC engine.
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  MAXI SCOOTER SHOOTOUT; BMW vs. Yamaha vs. Aprilia
Published on Mar 15, 2013
We ride the new BMW scooter and also compare it to another new scooter, the Aprilia SRV and then compare both to the maxi scooter veteran, the Yamaha T-Max.
We also put the head to head on a track to see which posts the fastest lap time.
>> No. 17208 ID: 1e7cc7
  Bintelli Scooters - 49cc Scorch Motor Scooter Review
Published on Aug 2, 2013
Our best selling Bintelli Scooter model, the 49cc scooter offers 12" tires, a large upgraded seat that can hold two riders, and sleek styling. In addition, all Bintelli Scooters come with a 2 year limited warranty, nationwide dealer support, NGK Spark Plugs, Deni Carburetors, Duro Tires, Gates Belts, Halogen lights, Stainless Steel Hardware, Motobatt Batteries, and more! Visit us online at www.BintelliScooters.com and to find a dealer near you! If you're interested in becoming a Bintelli dealer, please fill out the application that can be found on our website. Thank you for watching!

MSRP is $1299, which does not include local dealership prep and freight fees.
>> No. 17209 ID: 1e7cc7
  Scooters Buying Guide from Consumer Reports
Uploaded on Jun 23, 2009
Check out our Scooter Buying Guide with this video from Consumer Reports. Get more car info on our website: http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/cars/index.htm Riding a scooter or motorcycle can save fuel and be fun. But traveling on two wheels instead of four brings sacrifices in comfort and safety.
>> No. 17210 ID: 1e7cc7
  2013 Yamaha Zuma 50 F- Quick Review
Published on Nov 7, 2012
This is a brief overview of the 2013 Yamaha Zuma 50F. This could very well be the favorite replacing the Ruckus and the Metro (in my opinion). Why ? For starters, its faster than both the Metro and the Ruckus, (It's also $500 + more) however, the price may not deter the entry level rider who is attempting to get the most of their scooter and also the rider who may be seriously thinking of getting into something bigger in the future. What's most impressive aside from its rugged looks is it's astonishing fuel economy and top speed all in lieu of its hefty 200+ pounds.

Buyers of this Scooter may opt for the Vespa though the LX50 is well north of the Zuma's $2500 + price tag. They will pay more for a scooter that weigh about the same does not achieve the same fuel economy but will sacrifice those things for a "Classic look".
>> No. 17328 ID: 40f660

> endorsement-less vehicle

A what?

It needs license plates and a regular drivers license to drive it in my state.
>> No. 17338 ID: d94be2
He means motorcycle endorsement.

Speaking of which, somebody is trying to talk me into buying a used 49cc scooter that's registered as a 49cc and swapping the motor out for a 125cc. Talked to a couple of cops and they said they don't give a fuck and never check.

Thoughts? I like the idea, it means I can keep up with traffic, which is safer.
>> No. 17355 ID: 40f660

My 49cc keeps up with city traffic just fine.

What about doing an 80cc conversion instead? It's less obvious and the one cop that DOES care is less likely to notice.
>> No. 17359 ID: d94be2
Average speed limits around here are 45 to 55mph. And 49cc scooters are legally limited to 30mph or they need an endorsement.

80cc might be a better idea.
>> No. 19241 ID: cfe73e
  Outrider 422 Alpha Video Review - High Power Recumbent Electric Trike, Touring Setup
Published on May 10, 2014 https://youtu.be/8p9HajUDkb4
http://electricbikereview.com/outrider/422-alpha/ The 422 Alpha is Outrider's high end recumbent electric trike offering. It's ultra powerful with a 4,200 watt direct drive motor and 44 volt 48 amp hour Lithium-ion pack. There are three drive modes with the first offering just 750 watts and a 20mph top speed. The electric bike is 99 pounds and most of its components come from American companies, it's assembled in North Carolina.

This crazy electric bike costs $12,000! The smaller custom racer was clocked at 86 mph.
>> No. 19242 ID: d2e752
Holy shit, this thread still exists? It's been a while. I was still riding the bus and living with Jabba the Hutt when I made this.

So much has happened since then, this feels so long ago. And I've come full circle, looking at scooters again.
>> No. 19243 ID: 381ee6
>49cc scooter
Before fuel prices stabilized, so was everyone else
>> No. 19247 ID: c4277d

$1000 and you can get it with Newegg backing you up, PLUS FREE SHIPPING!!!111eleventyone!1
Seriously though, I've heard good things about the Tao Tao scooters
>> No. 19248 ID: c4277d

$640 on Ebay, if you are willing to risk it
>> No. 21405 ID: 43f860
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Mini Scooter E Concept (2010)
Hardly a year has gone by since the launch of the MINI E, and MINI is at it again, opening up fascinating prospects for urban mobility that reduce CO2 emissions without any compromises on spontaneity and independence. The MINI Scooter E Concept transfers the brand's hallmark driving fun to the two-wheel segment for the first time. Equally unique features are the link between the scooter's alternative drive concept and its unmistakable design, intelligent functionality and detailed personalisation options in true MINI style. The MINI Scooter E Concept is powered by an electric motor integrated in the rear wheel. The motor's lithium-ion battery can be recharged at any conventional power socket using an on-board charging cable. The concept study, which is being launched as a world premiere at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, meets the mobility aspirations of a target group that sets store by premium quality and advanced technology as well as placing sustainability on a par with individual style and an emotional driving experience. The MINI Scooter E Concept also highlights new ways of attracting in particular a young audience to the MINI brand. https://www.netcarshow.com/mini/2010-scooter_e_concept/
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>> No. 21445 ID: 6e9743
  Hey, this tiny, one-man car is powered by a 49cc scooter engine!
The Smallest Car in the World at the BBC - Top Gear - BBC https://youtu.be/dJfSS0ZXYdo
Jeremy drives the Peel P50, the world's smallest production car to work at the BBC and meets a few famous faces along the way.
>> No. 21473 ID: bb86e7
Have you considered the Honda Grom?
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