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Yeah, visible, ok. Not gonna overlook one of those pups; jumps right out, won't be ignored.

There's not a whole lotta stuff that's neon pink in the world...
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redhandmoto wrote:
A pink Vespa. Or any pink bike.
LOL... I'm confident enough in my manliness that I wouldn't have a problem riding a pink bike. I wouldn't *buy* one, but I wouldn't feel threatened by simply riding one. In fact, I'd probably be laughing my ass off riding a pink bike, just seeing peoples' reactions to it. Besides, Pepto pink is one hell of a visible color, I imagine it's just about one of the safest colors you could pick, along with yellow and orange.
+1, Id ride a pink scoot especially if it was this one.



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just ride with pride..
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leegraham82 wrote:
I like the transformer look too but my scoot is all about functionality with a little style in there too, I love it that i can fit a helmet, lock, gloves, raincoat, balaclava, cowel and spider bungy under the seat of the bike and if i fancy a few pints of the black stuff after work i can leave it locked up and have a few scoops without carrying anything with me. The ultimate for me though would have to be an mp3 400, perfect balance of style performance and funtionality, its on the list!
Wait, black stuff...don't you see the ruby in your guinness?

No one outright said MP3 Yay! I think anyway.

Like some have said I would probably ride almost any scooter but own is a different story.
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bagel wrote:
redhandmoto wrote:
A pink Vespa. Or any pink bike.
LOL... I'm confident enough in my manliness that I wouldn't have a problem riding a pink bike. I wouldn't *buy* one, but I wouldn't feel threatened by simply riding one. In fact, I'd probably be laughing my ass off riding a pink bike, just seeing peoples' reactions to it. Besides, Pepto pink is one hell of a visible color, I imagine it's just about one of the safest colors you could pick, along with yellow and orange.
Too funny. It seems as though just riding a scooter causes other to question your manliness and therefore it can enhance your own sense of self.
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snapshot05 wrote:
bagel wrote:
redhandmoto wrote:
A pink Vespa. Or any pink bike.
LOL... I'm confident enough in my manliness that I wouldn't have a problem riding a pink bike. I wouldn't *buy* one, but I wouldn't feel threatened by simply riding one. In fact, I'd probably be laughing my ass off riding a pink bike, just seeing peoples' reactions to it. Besides, Pepto pink is one hell of a visible color, I imagine it's just about one of the safest colors you could pick, along with yellow and orange.
+1, Id ride a pink scoot especially if it was this one.



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I don't know her rack seems ab bit large for her frame
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I say it's a him and his mirror seems a tad small Razz emoticon
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Silver Streak wrote:
keith_benedict wrote:
Silver Streak wrote:
keith_benedict wrote:
TrafficJammer wrote:
Anything that looks like some sort of transformer ... that isn't actually a transformer! I can't put into words just how much I dislike this look. Unfortunately, UBER UGLY seems to have become a pervasive scooter design element these days!
I'd never ride anything with a swing-arm mounted engine or wheels smaller than 15".
In other words, you'd never ride a scooter.
IMO, you need to broaden your definition of what a scooter is. Neither of us (or anybody else on this board for that matter), are the final word on what constitutes a scooter.

Just because a scooter has a frame-mounted engine and larger wheels, doesn't mean it's not a scooter. For instance, other defining characteristics are step through frame, under seat storage, and low-mounted engine.

FWIW, insurers classify the TMAX and Gilera GP800 (both of which have larger wheels and frame-mounted engines) as scooters.
If we are just going to abandon the traditional definitions of "motor scooter", then maybe I'll just go along with the crowd and go for a ride in my Hummer "sports car", and then eat some pizza "health food". What is the value of a definition if one stretches it to the point of meaninglessness?

Those machines have far more characteristics in common with fairly large motorcycles than they have with anything that has traditionally been recognized as a scooter. The insurers call them scooters because that's what the manufacturers call them.
I don't.
So the mftr is wrong, and you're right? Have you thought of telling the manufacturers? I'm sure they'd appreciate it Razz emoticon

I would never think of calling, say, a TMax/Burgman/GP800 anything other than a scooter. Same goes for all the motorbike riders I've ever met. And all the scooter riders I've ever met.

Problem with your "definition", imho, is that it freezes scooter evolution in time. At one time, a scoot like the GT300 would have been unimaginable, but now it appears to fit comfortably in your definition of a scooter.

Where do you stop with your definition? Is an electric start OK? Tubeless tyres? Heated grips and satnavs?

I just can't see that you're achieving anything in persisting with this sort of approach, apart from trying to drive a wedge between parts of the same community.

Oh, yes, and I'd love a pink scoot.
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I don't think they're sold in the U.S., but you wouldn't catch me on a Kymco Grand Dink, because that name is just ridiculous.
Actually the Grand Dink is sold in the USA (only in the 250cc version) under the name Grand Vista.
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Kymco also just started selling the 200cc Dink in the States, but they are calling it the Yager.
Call it what you want. It's still a Grand Dink.
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A Grand Donk would surely be much better ;0)
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[quote="judy"]LOSTBOY the helix is an ugly MF but it sure was dependable I'm horrible with shifting so that leaves them out.

Sorry there Scooter friend, Helixes do not shift. They are just like any other modern 250cc scooter. Perhaps the rear brake pedal you mistook for a clutch?


I had a chinese scooter Didn't do my homework first I couldn't even give the thing away.

I agree with that--we started with Ricardo imports--ugh!
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Every Chinese scooter I have ever ridden has been crap, so no more for me.
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I would never ride somebody else's brand new scooter or somebody's prized vintage resto. Just too much responsibility!
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+1 you would be so busy making sure you don't crash or scratch it you don't notice that truck heading you way.....
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A Honda Helix. fugally! Bleh emoticon
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Probably only something of the magnitude of a T-Max would I not ride at all. I'm a small fellow and can't see myself enjoying it or feeling comfortable with the size.

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i love any bike with 2 wheels, and would even consider unicycling
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I would ride anything I was given the opportunity to ride. I feel you cannot pass judgment on something you have not tried at least once.

Would I own it, is a completely different question.
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I would not ride someones stolen Vespa or scooter. everything else is ok
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can someone please help me with a vespa repair shop in the hague/den haag holland thanks
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can someone please help me with a vespa repair shop in the hague/den haag holland thanks
you would do much better if you started a new subject as opposed to hijacking this one.
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I wouldn't ride anything with wheels smaller than 16". Smaller than that they wear out the tires too quickly and they ride squirrley. Also the motor has to keep work harder to keep speed with the smaller wheels.
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I started with a 1975 Honda CB360. Electrical was shit. Moved to a 2005 Honda BIG Ruckus. 250cc. Loved it but wanted more GO! Now on a MP3 500. I think I'd ride anything once. It's like having a roller coaster at your disposal 24/7 right in the garage.
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