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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 12-10-2011, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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BMW has two new big scooters

To compete with the bigger Suzuki, Honda and Yamaha scooters designed for highway use:

BMW C 600 Sport and BMW C 650 GT - New BMW Scooters
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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 12-10-2011, 02:41 PM
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I am considering getting a big scooter like this in my 60s or early 70s, or maybe a Piaggio three wheeled scooter. Here is a review for the similar 500cc Yamaha T Max by Guest:

07/11/2010

"I've owned the T Max for the best part of 18 months. It goes and handles well if fitted with the right tyres (I find Bridgestone hoops very sure footed and last well). The power delivery can be greatly increased with a 'tuned' variator. Had a Malossi unit fitted which sped things up and am now trying the J Costa one. (see you tube clips) Not cheap but worth it for the extra poke, especially with the akrapovic pipe and changed front fork springs. Only real issue is servicing. 550 for the 12,000 and it'll be 750 for the 22K one. They need looking after: brakes need rebuilds every 12,000 and the exposed parts can rust. I own an R1 as well and I can recommend the Max alongside this. It's done 19,000 in my hands and all have been fun. You're guaranteed to p*ss off the 'bigger boys'."
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BMW or not, there is just no way you can look cool on something like that.

I hate scooters... ESPECIALLY the big ones like that. If you want to ride on the highway get a F-ing motorcycle like a big boy. You have to have a F-ing motorcycle license to ride one anyway.

As for the really small displacement deals that get like a Kajillion miles per gallon that dont require a MC endorsement that people ride around town. Those actually have there place and use. But your still not going to see me on one.

As you can tell, I dont like those things lol.

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Yeah, I don't understand the idea behind the big gay (expensive) scooters. Buy a real motorcycle for christ's sake.

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Lol they put an Akra exhaust on it. I think they are pretty cool looking. I would never buy one, but if someone wants a big 'ol scooter then more power to em
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I know krazy, I suppose if someone likes them theres is nothing wrong with it and its one of those "whatever floats your boat" type of things.

Ill just never understand why people buy them is all. Especially when they require the same license, and you can get a much more capable motorcycle for the same price or even less if you dont buy new (I paid 4k for my zx6r with 4 grand like new). Its not like MC insurance cost much at all either.

I just cant rationalize a logical reason for buying one other then "they like them" and I cant wrap my head around why someone would prefer a large scooter over an actual motorcycle. There are cruisers out there that get 50mpg or over that can go over 100mph without much effort... I'll just never get why people buy them. I sat on one at a dealership once and felt like I was going to die indoors without the thing running lol. They just are not as nice as a motorcycle or even more confortable in any way and they cost the same as a honda shadow.. I'll just never get it.

Although I suppose I dont have to get it since im not the one buying the thing, but still... get what I mean?


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BMW or not, there is just no way you can look cool on something like that.

I hate scooters... ESPECIALLY the big ones like that. If you want to ride on the highway get a F-ing motorcycle like a big boy. You have to have a F-ing motorcycle license to ride one anyway.

As for the really small displacement deals that get like a Kajillion miles per gallon that dont require a MC endorsement that people ride around town. Those actually have there place and use. But your still not going to see me on one.

As you can tell, I dont like those things lol.
Wow, I'm not opposed to scooters but those are just embarrassing to be on no matter who you are! Who thought this was a great idea at BMW?
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They will have a market to sell to.

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Yeah, I don't understand the idea behind the big gay (expensive) scooters. Buy a real motorcycle for christ's sake.

I completely agree. Just get a real bike!

Not to mention they are hideous...
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