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Title: Six Things You Need to Know About Scooters
Post by: alloo on June 09, 2017, 12:34:33 AM

http://www.motorcycle.com/features/skidmarks-six-things-you-need-to-know-about-scooters.html (http://www.motorcycle.com/features/skidmarks-six-things-you-need-to-know-about-scooters.html)


Title: Re: Six Things You Need to Know About Scooters
Post by: Maggie on June 09, 2017, 01:35:07 AM
Nice article!


Title: Re: Six Things You Need to Know About Scooters
Post by: jdbrot on June 09, 2017, 01:06:10 PM
+1


Title: Re: Six Things You Need to Know About Scooters
Post by: sirkitrider-2 on June 09, 2017, 02:43:31 PM
All Hail to the Rodney Dangerfield's of the two wheel world! :2tu:

Sirkitirder


Title: Re: Six Things You Need to Know About Scooters
Post by: Expat47 on June 09, 2017, 04:16:46 PM
Good read.


Title: Re: Six Things You Need to Know About Scooters
Post by: Blacktruck on June 14, 2017, 04:22:53 AM
Very good points made in that article. I was like too many others over the years. I made fun of those on scooters. Now having been on a Burgman for awhile, I can see that I was the one who didn't know. There is something to be said for twist and go. Other than a little shorter range, I don't think I lost a thing by moving to my current ride. In some ways it actually brought some fun back to riding that I had given up on over the last too many years. They ain't for everybody but for some, they are the best choice.


Title: Re: Six Things You Need to Know About Scooters
Post by: JBCrabbypants on June 14, 2017, 06:30:52 AM
Nice article, but I would say that referring to the Burgman 650 and TMax as "mighty" is a bit of a stretch. My Moto Guzzi V7 III, at roughly the same HP as the 650 Burgman, though about 130lbs lighter in weight, would never be considered "mighty" by anyone.
 


Title: Re: Six Things You Need to Know About Scooters
Post by: minimac on June 14, 2017, 12:55:03 PM
Nor would the Guzzi be considered by anyone a scooter, which the article was about. With the exception  of the now departed Silverwing, they pretty much are at the top of the heap.


Title: Re: Six Things You Need to Know About Scooters
Post by: sirkitrider-2 on June 14, 2017, 03:57:36 PM
Nice article, but I would say that referring to the Burgman 650 and TMax as "mighty" is a bit of a stretch. My Moto Guzzi V7 III, at roughly the same HP as the 650 Burgman, though about 130lbs lighter in weight, would never be considered "mighty" by anyon

The Burgman and the Tmax and the Silverwing are indeed "mighty" ... relative to other scooters ... and some other "real" motorcycles ... uh, Honda Rebel comes to mind. 

Sirkitrider