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« on: August 27, 2018, 06:10:18 PM »

I've been looking at this little number and getting antsy.
It's all over YouTube if you're interested.
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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2018, 06:34:19 PM »

I'm looking forward to seeing one in person if they ever make it over to stateside. Look's amazing.
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2018, 09:20:05 PM »

I've been looking at this little number and getting antsy.
It's all over YouTube if you're interested.

I know, I was searching for new videos on my Xc 400i and YT keeps showing me the AK550. Yep, I'm watching all the way through and commenting on them too....
Geeeeeezzzzz, My wife said the next scooter would be the final straw...either her or the scooter....I'm gonna miss her   






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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2018, 12:31:28 AM »

I love the looks!

https://www.topspeed.com/motorcycles/motorcycle-reviews/kymco/2018-kymco-ak550-ar181591.html
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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2018, 02:24:37 AM »

Amazing Bike. Three-way comparison with the BMW 650 Sport and Tmax 530 said:

Best-handling and braking, and best in the city..KYMCO AK 550

Best on the Autostrada and Touring...BMW C650 Sport

Best All Around...Tmax 530

If price matters? No comparison, AK 550 KILLS the competition. And, it's better-looking then BOTH and has the BEST OEM exhaust sound. No need for any AKRA or the like...

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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2018, 07:06:39 AM »

I've been looking at this little number and getting antsy.
It's all over YouTube if you're interested.
Geeeeeezzzzz, My wife said the next scooter would be the final straw...either her or the scooter....I'm gonna miss her   

You know, that sounds like a good theme for a CW song! I think you've got something there to work on.
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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2018, 10:02:47 AM »

I went and sat on one this AM just to see if I fit! The AK is a couple of inches shorter than my X10 but there seems to be much more leg room on the AK.

I mentioned to the financial advisor the other day that before I spend another €450 on a major service I'll sell the X10 and get something new. So far.... so good.
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« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2018, 05:34:32 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2018, 06:38:48 PM »

Ok, so I'm thinkin' that the holier-than-thou, kickin' 'n screamin', pouting and holding my breath tactic isn't going to work this time?

Well, I'm in this for whatever it takes.


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« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2018, 09:03:58 PM »

I even love the color. But, should they finally get it to the USA.....
They'll probably change those mirrors, the color, stalks on the rear.
I'm still interested. I've started a program designed to make my transition easier by the time (if?) it gets here!!!
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« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2018, 02:26:59 AM »

If it comes, that is my next scooter.  I really don't want to have to move to get one. If it doesn't, I'll have to hunt for a NOS Silverwing.
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« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2018, 04:28:22 AM »

If it comes, that is my next scooter.  I really don't want to have to move to get one. If it doesn't, I'll have to hunt for a NOS Silverwing.


Bruce, which ride you doing Friday?  We gotta exchange info. B4 I get gone ....

IF I miss you, Maggie has my number for ER contacts. She has my permission, and thanks,  to pass it on to you.

IF that fails, I'll PM you ... I think I can do that.

Gotta get that Burgman back up and going:-)

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« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2019, 01:02:33 PM »

Well, the hunt heated up week before last. The funding is in the back burning holes in their books so it's time to get it out of there before the whole place burns down.

I've found a dealer that want's to work with me so the final decisions are what color and then when. Today I went back to the importer's showroom and found all 5 colors black, grey, silver, bronze and blue. Black & grey aren't even in the running. Bronze was on the top of the list but, damn!!! That blue is one sweet color and the light silver (it's not white) would be the most visible.

Final price is going to be just over 10.000 ($11,300) tax, tags & out the door.


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« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2019, 05:33:04 PM »

Wow that bronze looks great.
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« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2019, 05:48:33 PM »

I have no vote in anything but that blue is me all day long, great looking scoot! Good luck with what you decide and we all look forward towards hearing about your new ride.

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« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2019, 08:34:40 PM »

Well, I started for the bronze but the silver is going to be a lot safer on the road. The lighting on these new machines leaves a bit to be desired IMO. The tail lights on the Piaggios are great if you look at them straight on, high intensity and all that but if you're off on an angle there's nothing to see.

And yea... that blue is really, really sweet! The photos just don't/can't do it justice.

Didj'a all notice that there's no red??? I guess Honda has used it all up. :D
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« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2019, 05:53:25 PM »

I sure wish we'd get it here. What's happening to the X-10?
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« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2019, 08:25:07 PM »

I'm going to ask a couple of friends if they want it but if they decline then the dealer is going to take it in trade. I'm taking a bath on it either way. €2,800 from the dealer or €3,300 from the friends. The whole rig cost me about €6,500 back in Nov 2012.
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« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2019, 04:44:51 PM »

Coming soon....
Watch this space....
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« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2019, 04:51:44 PM »

Woohoo!
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« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2019, 02:10:35 PM »

09:30 local time.
It's amazing what you can get flat-packed these days.


The wrapping's coming off.


And this is about as good as it's going to get until Tuesday or Wednesday after the bureaucrats get done shuffling paperwork.


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« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2019, 02:51:24 PM »

Right on! You went with the blue
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« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2019, 04:01:43 PM »

Right on! You went with the blue

Hard choice!! The bronze and silver were pretty sharp too.
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« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2019, 05:43:50 PM »

I didn't realize that the Swedes were branding scoots through IKEA! 

We are all looking forward towards your journey on the new AK 550, an awesome scoot for sure!
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« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2019, 07:24:48 PM »

Congratulations!
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« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2019, 03:37:34 AM »

Whoo Hoo!  Congrats, Don!
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« Reply #26 on: March 09, 2019, 06:36:15 AM »

If it's from IKEA, do you have to assemble it yourself?
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« Reply #27 on: March 09, 2019, 06:54:39 AM »

If it's from IKEA, do you have to assemble it yourself?

Naw, paid those 2 guys €5 each.
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« Reply #28 on: March 09, 2019, 06:34:34 PM »

Congrats Don.  Nice color.  Send a picture with you sitting on it when you get it home. 
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« Reply #29 on: March 09, 2019, 11:31:39 PM »

LUCKY!!!
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