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Yamaha Scorpio

Discussion in 'Bike Reviews, Questions and Suggestions' started by Storm Rider, May 22, 2007.

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  1. Howdy all,

    Was driving past my local yamaha dealer and noticed a nice shiny new bike sitting out the front.... thought to myself, its a bit small for anything Yamaha normally sells.... turns out to be the new Scorpio... its a learner legal (in vic anyways...) bike, in the same vein as the CB250f...

    Just wondering if anyone has ridden one, seen one, heard anythign about them??

    I figured 4.5k brand new is pretty impressive.... cheaper than anything else in the market....
  2. What would you like to know? There's quite a few around here, they're a 225cc thumper, decent commuter, direct competitor to the likes of the GN250, but most agree a far better option. Apparently decent build quality. Drum rear brakes, like a lot of bikes in the price range. Physically seem a fair bit smaller than a CBF250, and not nearly as cool.

    Also, they're only about 3500 NZD. NZ: 1 AUS: Eleventy billion.
  3. Hi Storm Rider,

    There's been a couple of discussions about the Scorpio on the forums...


    and here

    Might be worth a read :grin:
  4. Was looking at this bike as a learner since it'd be a bit nicer than a scooter. But if they can flog it for less than $NZ4000, why is it so much more in Australia? Extra duties or anything? Would dealers be prepared to go lower than RRP?
  5. Thats what I want to know! Probably because the market can sustain a higher price in Australia due to a bigger demand?
  6. Its the diff. market - suzuki still sells the GN250 here for like 3300, so the scorpio cant be too much more expensive, being basically a similar calibre of bike.
  7. It has a fuel gauge!!! And you can hoon around on it better than a CB250, VTR250, GN250 or any other. The damn bike is 124kg dry. That is nothing. The turning circle is ridiculous, you can literally steal a purse and ride off in a back alley with maniacal fits of laughter, if a truck pulls out in front of you just lowside and pick the bike back up and hoon off :LOL:
  8. My 400cc thumper weighs less than that :grin:
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