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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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>> No. 15004 ID: 963c4b
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How about just getting a bicycle?
I rode a bicycle for decades. No fuel, insurance, or (hardly any) maintenance. Good exercise, too.
Or split the difference and get a 49cc moped?

- 2006 TGB Laser R9 scooter.
>> No. 15005 ID: 963c4b
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2006 TGB Key West 49cc scooter.

TGB Scooters distributed by Cobra Powersports are the first 2006 49cc 2-stroke motor scooters that can be legally sold in the Untied States. Cobra Powersports, the US Distributor for TGB scooters, motorcycles and ATVs (all-terrain vehicles), obtained 2006 EPA Certification for its TGB 49cc 2-stroke on November 21, 2005 and its 151cc 4-stroke scooters on July 27, 2005. The first shipment of 2006 49cc 2-stroke scooters arrived at Cobra Powersports warehouses today and are already shipping to Authorized TGB Dealers in the US.
In the past, motorcycles and scooters with an engine displacement of under 50cc's were exempt from EPA Certification. The rules changed for model year 2006 and now all motorcycles and scooters have to be tested and certified under The United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) Onroad Motorcycle rules. These changes affect importing and manufacturing motorcycles with a displacement of under 50cc's and made it much more difficult for a 2-stroke engine to be able to sold in the USA.
"The new EPA rules are good for the industry," says Bill Peirce, President of Cobra Powersports. "We need cleaner burning engines to protect our environment. It's not enough that we offer fuel efficient vehicles, we must also provide the best products for our communities air quality," adds Mr. Peirce. "Many companies won't be able to comply with the new rules because they don't understand how to engineer an engine to pass the emissions and still offer enough power to satisfy the US consumers need for speed. We started planning for this new EPA law over 2 years ago because we knew a 4-stroke engine with a displacement of under 49cc would either be under powered or too expensive to manufacturer in if we had to use multiple valves or fuel injection. We knew we had to be ready with a high-performance 2-stroke engine."
Robert Bates, Vice President of Technology at Cobra Powersports says, "2-stroke engines don't need valve adjustments or oil changes and have more power than a similar sized 4-stroke engine with 2 valves." Mr. Bates adds, "Many states have very favorable licensing and registration laws for 49cc scooters so we made a long-term commitment to meet the demands of the consumers in those states. I believe that the 2006 TGB scooters exceed the expectations of our customers and dealers. This year, we expect to sell 2 or 3 times as many TGB scooters as we did last year." http://www.prweb.com/releases/2006/01/prweb338878.htm
>> No. 15006 ID: 963c4b
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1978 Moto Guzzi Robin 49cc Moped
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>> No. 15008 ID: 963c4b
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Lambrettino 48 moped.
http://allinvespa.blogspot.com/2011/11/lambretta-model-moped.html
>> No. 15010 ID: b5332d
>>14997
>currently thinking of a Japanese econobox of some sort\
I shall give you the same advice I gave Broseph, except I think you'll actually listen. Buy something made in Japan about 10 - 15 years old with four cylinders.
>> No. 15011 ID: 1f64a0
>>15004
I am getting a bike. I've had to hold off on picking it up from the shop because of a mixture of my roommates refusing to pay their half of utilities and me helping my mom out.

As for getting the scooter, I need something that'll get me further slightly quicker while expending less energy. I already sweat my ass off just standing in the Florida heat, I want to be able to arrive to places fairly dry and I need to do so on an extreme budget. Scooter fits the bill for the time being.

>>15010
That's the plan. I'd really love to have a small pick-up, but I'll settle for a sedan or hatchback. Preferably hatchback.
>> No. 16995 ID: 963c4b
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eBay 49cc scooters:
http://www.ebay.com/sch/Scooters-Mopeds-/6720/i.html?_dcat=6720&Engine%2520Size=49cc

- 2013 Ice Bear Mad Dog
$1499, 49cc moped, low to the ground
Ice Bear mopeds and trikes from China.
http://www.judsoncyclesales.com/id36.html
>> No. 16996 ID: 963c4b
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Chinese Ice Bear 49cc moped $1299
>> No. 16997 ID: 963c4b
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Ice Bear 125cc Champion
$5799, street legal, takes you back to the Honda Trail bikes.

- Yeah, except those Hondas where nowhere near as expensive as that, even factoring inflation.
>> No. 16998 ID: 963c4b
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Chinese 2013 Icebear Maddog, a Honda Ruckus clone for $1799 while the 2013 Honda Ruckus with no upgrades starts at $2,649.
http://blog.shopatvpartsonline.com/
>> No. 17000 ID: 963c4b
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1957 Mercury Mercette 49cc moped, rare British made 4 stroke
>> No. 17002 ID: b338a2
>>17000
ugh i think remember i drove something like this, hard to remember, the concussion makes it hard to remember, that i drove it because of the concussion
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>>16996
>>16997

I've rode these at work, they're adorable. No way would I get near a highway with one though.
>> No. 17004 ID: 885afe
>>14997
I bought 2 1975ish honda cb360ts for $500 for both of em.

You might be able to find a full fledged motorcycle for the 1000 you want to spend. Sure insurance and all that but they are fairly economical and a bit faster than a scooter.
>> No. 17005 ID: 885afe
For example.

http://corpuschristi.craigslist.org/mcy/4594291148.html
>> No. 17006 ID: 2ae388
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I bought a Montgomery Wards River (actually made by Benelli) 250cc motorcycle for $50, back in 1992.
Had to assemble it and do a bunch of maintenance on it, but it worked.

Little 250s are nice, like the Hondas, but stay clear of the Honda belt-drive bikes. I had a Honda 250 and the damn thing broke two belts. 350s and 500s are better because they do not top out at 65 mph like some of the old 250s do. That Honda CB750 was a bit too big for my tastes. That 2002 BMW F650GS was fast, light and maneuverable.

- Montgomery Wards Riverside 250cc 20-HP & 125cc 6.5-HP 1967 motorcycles by Benelli.
>> No. 17007 ID: 2ae388
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Montgomery Wards Riverside 250 Mojave 1967 motorcycle
Very similar to the one I had.
Have to fiddle with the governor and choke.
Rather heavy bike. Thick steel frame. Gutless 20 horsepower engine. Tops out around 65 mph.
But $50 for a motorcycle...
>> No. 17008 ID: 2ae388
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That tiny engine looked like it more belonged on a chainsaw than on a motorcycle.
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It would make a king-hell chainsaw, though.
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>> No. 17011 ID: 2ae388
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A good light bike was the old Honda CB350.
Honda CB350 is a 325.6 cubic centimetres (19.87 cu in) OHC parallel twin cylinder, four-stroke motorcycle produced by Honda for model years 1968 through 1973. With its reliable motor and dual Keihin carburetors, it became Honda's best-selling model. More than 250,000 were sold in five years, with 67,180 sold in 1972 alone. In 1968 it was the best-selling motorcycle worldwide.

- Gold 1972 Honda CB350 twin.
>> No. 17012 ID: 2ae388
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What contemporary light motorcycles, scooters and mopeds are good?
>> No. 17013 ID: 2ae388
  This was just released in Europe in 2014:
BMW C evolution Electric Scooter
http://youtu.be/0VrC3e-dk0k
Powerful drive unit with liquid-cooled electric motor and air-cooled high-voltage battery. Range of 100 kilometres (62 miles) under practical conditions.

Get the complete story on The Auto Channel website at:
http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2014/05/08/109892-bmw-c-evolution-marks-new-chapter-urban-mobility-video.html

The C evolution is powered by a drivetrain swing arm with liquid-cooled permanent magnet synchronous motor via a toothed belt and ring gearing. The rated power output is 11 kW (15 hp), with a peak output of 35 kW (47 hp). This enables the C evolution to achieve a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph, electronically limited) and gives it better acceleration than some maxi scooters powered by engines with displacements of 600 cc or more.
>> No. 17017 ID: 2ae388
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>>17013
The US ZEV10 LRC is a two-wheeler electric scooter manufactured by Z Electric Vehicle (ZEV). ZEV positions the bike as a long range commuter, and states that it is the world's longest range and fastest production motor scooter.

Range: to 225 km/140 miles at 55 mph
- : to 129 km/80 miles at 70 mph

Speed: 130 kph / 80 mph speed (over 80 mph per the Motorcycle Industry test procedure with a crouch without the touring windshield)

10 Kw (10,000 WATTS) OF CONTINUOUS OUTPUT POWER. Motor rated to 15,000 watts

15,000 watts of peak power and standing start power.

10 Kw lithium battery package. MSRP $13,990

OPTION - Smaller 6 Kw lithium battery package. Not so much range, same speed for the customer wanting a big maxi scooter who does not need the big range. MSRP $9100
http://www.zelectricvehicle.com/22.html
>> No. 17018 ID: 2ae388
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ZEV BEATS THE BMW C EVOLUTION ELECTRIC MOTOR SCOOTER by a wide margin. http://www.zelectricvehicle.com/22.html
The ZEV has 2 kwh more battery capacity than the BMW.
The ZEV has 25% more range than the BMW.
The ZEV has far more storage space than the BMW.
The ZEV is a fraction of the price of the BMW.
The ZEV is faster than the advertised speed of the BMW
The ZEV does not have the belt and sprocket drive wear points of the BMW.
>> No. 17019 ID: 2ae388
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>> No. 17020 ID: 2ae388
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BMW C EVOLUTION: designed for commuter traffic between the periphery and the city centre, the C evolution has a powerful motor, with a continuous output of 11 kW and a peak output of 35 kW, offering lots of riding fun. With a maximum speed of 120 km/h and impressive acceleration capabilities, it supremely handles motorway travel and overtaking manoeuvres - even with a pillion passenger. Thanks to its low centre of gravity, the riding experience is characterised by extremely light handling and excellent slow-running properties - a particular benefit in urban traffic. What is more, a high-performance brake system with ABS ensures maximum safety.

The enormous storage capacity of the high-voltage battery (8 kWh) provides a range of up to 100 kilometres. Another impressive features: in the ideal case the charging time when the battery is completely flat is less than three hours. The battery is charged via the integrated charging device, either at a regular household socket or a charging station.

In terms of recuperation (energy regeneration), the BMW C evolution is absolutely groundbreaking, too. As a rider, you do not have to actively initiate energy recuperation since the vehicle does this automatically whenever possible. Depending on riding style, the range of the e-scooter can be extended by 10 to 20 per cent. http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/index.html?content=http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/urban_mobility/k18/urban-mobility_c-evolution.html&notrack=1
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The body and frame consists of the aluminum-encased batteries.

The main thing I am leery of with electric vehicles is that their batteries just degrade over the years and will have to be replaced after about five years of use. And for electric cars, motorcycles, scooters and bicycles, the battery is the main component and quite expensive.
>> No. 17022 ID: 2ae388
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Dumping some pictures.
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>> No. 17031 ID: 214e84
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>>14997

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.
http://powersports.honda.com/2013/silver-wing-abs.aspx
>> 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
>>17031
>>17032
>>17037
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.

>>17037
>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.
>> No. 17046 ID: 2ae388
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>>17042
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
>>17048
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
  >>17070
LITO SORA, Electric Motorcycle - Short Documentary
http://youtu.be/zDzQAv3FS7g
The Sora is a 100% electric motorcycle developed by Lito Green Motion.
>> No. 17075 ID: 1e7cc7
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>>17072
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
>> No. 17076 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 17083 ID: 8ef743
>>14997
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)
>> No. 17199 ID: 5b9651
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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
  >>17199
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:
http://electricbikereview.com/top-10-electric-bikes/
Their overview: What is an Electric Bike?
http://youtu.be/N5BY_ko3sI4
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
http://youtu.be/hea7LwUJxzE
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
http://youtu.be/Hn5RM0oFiy0
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
http://youtu.be/MWRsLsdNyCk
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.
>> No. 17207 ID: 1e7cc7
  MAXI SCOOTER SHOOTOUT; BMW vs. Yamaha vs. Aprilia
http://youtu.be/FOXmH8oMUgw
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
http://youtu.be/fZtcw7kfzXQ
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
http://youtu.be/gR8dYIOPFio
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
http://youtu.be/ystJKS6AHmM
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
>>17049

> endorsement-less vehicle

A what?

It needs license plates and a regular drivers license to drive it in my state.
>> No. 17338 ID: d94be2
>>17328
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
>>17338

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
>>17355
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
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4T92F47404&cm_re=Tao_Tao-_-9SIA4T92F47404-_-Product

$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
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brand-New-Scooter-Tao-Tao-ATM50-A1-49cc-Street-Legal-Gas-Moped-/291548508873?forcerrptr=true&hash=item43e1a532c9&item=291548508873

$640 on Ebay, if you are willing to risk it
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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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