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OK, I know this is a Vespa group, but anyway here goes!!!
are there any Yamaha Riva XC 125 owners in this club?
there were many made and sold for years in the USA, and I would guess
that a few of you who own and ride Vespas also owned or have this
Scooter in your collection.
I would like to hear from you.
thanks
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I don't know many people who own both modern Vespas and '80s-era Japanese scooters. There is some crossover appeal, but it's definitely a small niche!

I've grown to love the Japanese scoots, though and would gladly have a Riva 200 special edition or a brown & gold 180 in my stable given space and time. (And an Elite 150 with a pop-up headlight, a SuperCub or Yamaha U5-L, and a hundred other scooters and bikes...)

I was speaking to someone recently who traded his vintage (well, later PX IIRC) Vespas in for a Honda Helix because he needed more power and reliability. Kind of funny because I kept seeing a Mod in a fishtail parka covered in patches, etc. running around town on a big '80s Honda.
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My first scooter was a used Riva 180 that I had 5 or 6 years ago. It really flew but you had to keep the battery in top notch condition or it would not start.

I sold it to a guy who was going to put it on the back of his RV.

Got a Suzuki Volusia motorcycle next then transitioned to Vespa. I got my first Vespa and never rode the Volusia again.
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I rode this Riva one time through the 'hood in Kansas City:

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It's my wife's Riva Razz...not quite the cc's you're interested in, but it's a fun little scooter. No CVT - just a one speed transmission which shoots you up to 32 mph rather quickly.

Got a lot of looks riding through the roughest neighborhoods coming home, and a lot of smiles as well. I'm only 5'8", but I feel like a giant on this little scooter!

Eric
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Did you check the rollerblade and fanny pack forums?
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I briefly had a Riva 180 that was quite a hoot. And I began my scootering days with a Razz... although not quite as nifty as that bright pink one.
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I have an '01 Yamaha Riva 125
Feel like a dork on the Vespa forum but I'm learning a lot!
Does anyone know of a way to secure a gps or iPhone to the Riva with a mount? I've found a few RAM mounts I like but fear they are for a thicker mirror tube then exist on my scoot! Thanks in advance.
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Re: I have an '01 Yamaha Riva 125
vdubbeet wrote:
Feel like a dork on the Vespa forum but I'm learning a lot!
Does anyone know of a way to secure a gps or iPhone to the Riva with a mount? I've found a few RAM mounts I like but fear they are for a thicker mirror tube then exist on my scoot! Thanks in advance.
Ram makes an adapter to use their handlebar mount on a mirror stem. I use it on 5 different scoots.
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Re: I have an '01 Yamaha Riva 125
vdubbeet wrote:
Feel like a dork on the Vespa forum but I'm learning a lot!
Does anyone know of a way to secure a gps or iPhone to the Riva with a mount? I've found a few RAM mounts I like but fear they are for a thicker mirror tube then exist on my scoot! Thanks in advance.
Welcome and don't feel like a dork for being on this forum.At least you have a scoot.There are so many on this forum without scoots and they are welcome too. 8)Welcome friend.
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