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Scooter Advice please

Discussion in 'Scooters' at netrider.net.au started by jfiddy, May 10, 2010.

  1. I'm moving onto my P's from a Ninja 250R and was looking at getting a small commuting scooter for mainly highway riding (over 70kmph) and possibly carrying a pillion too.

    Is a 125cc scooter too weak for this? I was looking at getting a Cygnus or a Sachs Amici.

    Any advice would be great.
  2. A good 125 would be just adequate but not with a pillion. I'd recommend a 175 or a 250 if you can afford it.

    A good 125 will keep up with traffic but you'll have nothing in reserve if you need it.
  3. I have a Aprillia 250cc scoot for city commuting, but its crap on the highway. I would recommend sticking with the bike for highway's unless its only really short runs.

    I am 100kg, 182cm, i can get get about 130kmh out of the scoot on the highway if the road is flat and the wind is behind me. So a 125 with pillion isn't going to be much chop.
  4. The wife and I just sold a Kymco Bug Espresso 150cc - it did OK over 70kmh 2-up, but as per the previous posts, there's not a WHOLE left in it.

    If you do opt for a scooter over a bike, make sure you get one with full-sized wheels (not those silly tiny ones) as you'll have a smoother ride and much more comfortable high-speed control.
  5. I had a Vespa 200 GT that was fine on the highway (100-110) two up - but this was really only every now and then - I wouldn't recommend it on a regular basis. I would think that a 200-250cc would be fine for 70-80kph two up though.

    +1 to the larger wheel size if possible.