Varieties of 125cc Scooters?

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  1. helen883

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    Hello everyone I am new here and want to learn about Varieties of 125cc Scooters.Did anyone share Varieties of 125cc Scooters with me?
    :thanks2: in advance.
     
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    I might have done Helen, back in the mid to late sixties, it all kind of depends on how fussy you were about whose scooter you got on the back of!

    Welcome to the mad house by the way............ Griff:Wink:
     
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    Varieties?

    Not sure I understand the question Helen.

    Do you mean different makes of bike or the different styles available? Generally I would say that a 125cc machine would be described as a motorbike, albeit a small one, whereas the term scooter usually refers to a machine of 50cc.

    It gets confusing however as some styles of machine are referred to as super-scooters, as although they can be up to approx. 400 or 500cc, their shape and riding position is what many would say was a scooter style, although they will deal with longer distances in more comfort and at faster speeds.

    Simon
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    I want to learn different styles of 125cc bikes available in the market .Thanks for your opinion.
     
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    Honda

    Anything Honda will be good, I would like to say BSA or Matchless but we don't do these sort of things any more.
     
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    Hi Helen,
    We bought a Vespa 125cc ET4 scooter (2002 model). We bought it to go on the back of our Hymer B584 for use whilst on site.
    We choose this model because it's 'relatively' lightweight - about 110Kg and (together with the bracket it sits on) is just within the overall weight limit for the 'van.
    It goes well but top 'safe' speed is around 40/45mph when 2 up - not quite fast enough to keep up with most traffic on open roads.
    Bigger scooters or bikes are more powerful but heavier so not an option on the Motorhome.

    Hope this helps,
    John:Cool:
     
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    Honda Innova 125cc ...

    Hi and welcome to the club,this is my choice and am looking for one at the moment for the back of the M/home.
    Main reasons Honda reliability....Weight of approx. 100KG one of the lowest I could find..Nippy and will seat two and some shopping in the top box(extra)..I also like the larger than scooter wheels,as an old rocker a bike looking bike is great.!
    In the link http://www.bikesandtravels.co.uk/biker.aspx?ride=19&info=1 is a test ride and if you scroll on down after reading lots of comments by owners and experienced bikers.hope this helps....
    Have Fun,dug.
     
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    Hi Dug,
    Thanks for posting this info. I too do not like the small wheels on the scooter - find the machine 'twitchy' over 40mph. Also, the Honda at 100kg is probably slightly lighter than our Vespa/Piaggio.
    The Honda's a consideration may be....

    John
     
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    These days most people seem to get a Direct Bikes one, as they are so unbelievably cheap. 125cc is £749 plus delivery and registration. Not much more than a decent pushbike.
     
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    I would say you can not get a good small scooter anymore, more and more chinese imports are flooding the market which are unsafe, these bikes don't pass their first MOT
    even the big brands are buying them in and rebranding them as their own because they can't compete
     
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    Thanks G4OGE.Can you upload some pictures of Honda /BSA ?
    I also hear Honda provide good quality and a guarantee.
     
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    Hello johnandi ,
    Thanks for providing this information. Did this scooter have a Modern Stylish Design? What is Recommended Age for riding it?
     
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    Thanks Dug for sharing your experience. The bike is good looking and having interesting features. I study Reviews of many people about Honda Innova 125 and it seems it has a good featured bike. What you say about its guarantee?
     
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    Thanks for your opinion. Although many people get get a cheap bike but such bikes damages in a few days. One of my brother's friends bought a cheap bike but after 4 months he has repaired his bike.
     
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    Thanks duane0001.You have focused me on a good point. You are absolutely right. :thumb:
     
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    Honda Dylan125

    Hi,I bought a low mileage version of the above 3 years ago for the trips to Spain and Portugal and it has been superb.
    Although Honda branded these scooters were made in Italy,larger tyres so good stability,will achieve 110 kph solo(70)mph and 60mph with passenger.That means that venturing further was no problem and with good storage for shopping trips.
    It is marginally heavier than some other scooters at about 110kgs?
    Very economical so maybe worth a look at a good secondhand one especially if it will be your first.I think the staying is quite "modern" although mine is a 2004 model.
    Also very useful for short trips locally from home,hope this helps.:Smile:
     
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    I am in the process of buying a Honda S Wing. A lot more expensive than most but heavier with a much sturdier & safer ride. Also has anti-lock braking

    Because of the extra weight (158kg) not really suitable for carrying on the back of M/H
     

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