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Molto Verboso
Dongfang 170cc, CF Moto Fashion 250
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Posts: 1888
Location: Hyde Park, New York
 
Molto Verboso
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Dongfang 170cc, CF Moto Fashion 250
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Posts: 1888
Location: Hyde Park, New York
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Ossessionato
2020 MP3 500 HPE Sport ABS/ASR
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Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora Reina de los Ángeles sobre el Río Porciúncula
 
Ossessionato
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2020 MP3 500 HPE Sport ABS/ASR
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Posts: 4682
Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora Reina de los Ángeles sobre el Río Porciúncula
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Great read. Definitely visionaries who got it right.

This was the first motorcycle I rode. Sometime in 1963 or 64, my buddies and I would rent Honda 50s for $1.00 per hour and just ride the heck out of them. We weren't supposed to take them on dirt fire roads, but we did.

This enabled me to get a job in the fall of 1964 delivering stationary supplies on a Fuji Rabbit 90.

It wasn't until much later that I realized how unusual this was for a kid growing up in Beverly Hills.
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Buddy Kick 125
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Posts: 13378
Location: Oregon City, OR
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Buddy Kick 125
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Posts: 13378
Location: Oregon City, OR
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My first scooter was a '63 Honda 50 which I bought with the savings from my newspaper route near Portland, OR. I took that bike everywhere and did everything with it. It was all I had, and I really didn't know any better about what I should or shouldn't do with it. I took it on week long rides, camping and fishing as I went. I rode it over the summit of the Cascade Range a couple times. I gave it every kind of workout you could imagine, and it just kept on ticking. It was a heck of a scooter!
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Addicted
GTS 300 hpe
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Posts: 793
Location: NYC
 
Addicted
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GTS 300 hpe
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Posts: 793
Location: NYC
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Great story and also an appealing scooter to me.
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Hooked
2019 Primavera 150, 2019 Honda Super Cub 125, 2017 Honda Metropolitan, 1965 Honda Super Cub 50 CA102
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Posts: 457
Location: NE Ohio, USA
 
Hooked
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2019 Primavera 150, 2019 Honda Super Cub 125, 2017 Honda Metropolitan, 1965 Honda Super Cub 50 CA102
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Location: NE Ohio, USA
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I have both ends of the continuum - 1965 CA102 and a 2019 C125. The real story is that not only have these bikes remained true to their purpose (cheap, reliable, simple, transportation), they truly have improved with each iteration.

Chris from CLE
The current rev…
The current rev…
Close to the original - maybe Rev 2.0?
Close to the original - maybe Rev 2.0?
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