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John Backlund
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« on: April 17, 2012, 10:01:12 PM »

Saw it on ebay, it's a Vento V-Thunder XL, though I can't see much 'thunder' coming from such a diminutive pipsqueak of a hog. Sure looks good though. 375 lbs (dry), 24 hp, $3600 new price.

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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2012, 10:17:20 PM »

Interesting read on Vento...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vento
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2012, 10:48:41 PM »

I would have never guessed that the Vento was a 250cc cruiser.

That is interesting about Vento.  Had thought they were a Chinese importer exclusively.

KYMCO did something similar with it's cruiser the Venox.  Made to look beefier than it really was.





Part of their trick was to put fake cylinder covers around the actual cylinders to make them appear larger.
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2012, 11:15:21 PM »

For a year or so they had ads in American Iron magazine for "her bike" but then dropped of the map..but I saw where they have been around for a good while and there is a dealer 20 miles away...Rog
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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2012, 01:11:10 AM »

Their scoots are a 49cc and two 150ccs.

http://www.vento.com/web/pub/usa/moto_cat.asp?zone=EUA&cat=scooter
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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2012, 09:10:24 PM »

Yeah, that's the biggest looking 250 i've ever seen either. I only found out recently that both Suzuki and Honda have made four cyclinder 250's in the past that also didn't look or sound anything like your typical 250. They looked like 750's but the vento looks like a 1500!

Speaking of sheep's dressed up in wolves clothing, coincidentally I ran into one of these last night in a parking lot just as the owner was strolling up to it:




Since it's engine is 49cc's it's actually sold as a small scooter. I figured it was a 250.
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« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2012, 09:24:29 PM »

That's a neat looking little bike carewser.  I think it looks larger aswell.
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« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2012, 06:06:00 AM »

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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2012, 08:20:13 PM »

^Sure, they're pretentious but their rides cost way less than the real thing and they pay almost nothing for gas or insurance so I can sure understand the appeal from a financial perspective.
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« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2012, 03:23:24 AM »

That's a neat looking little bike carewser.  I think it looks larger aswell.

I have ridden one of these.  Very nimble.
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« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2012, 08:15:32 AM »

^Yeah, the owner told me he could get his up to 55 mph and even though he was going downhill that's still pretty amazing for 49cc's.
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