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Anyone ride a scooter too?
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neuro Offline
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Anyone ride a scooter too?
In addition to loving my CB1100, I'm president of the Memphis Kings Scooter Club and proud owner of a 1979 Vespa P200E (2-stroke 150 cc manual xmission), a 2005 Genuine Stella (2-stroke 150 cc manual xmission), and a 2009 Aprilia Sportcity 250 (4-stroke 250 cc continuous variable xmission).

If any of you on the forum also ride scooters, you're invited to the 24th Amerivespa (international rally of Vespa Club of America), to be held in Memphis and hosted by our scooter club next June of 2016.

We expect 600 - 700 scooters in town for the 4 day rally.

We haven't posted specific rally details but soon will, and they will be found here:
http://www.amerivespa.org

Our club website is http://www.memphiskings.net.

Safe riding!
(This post was last modified: 08-02-2015 02:54 PM by neuro.)
08-01-2015 09:21 PM
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Yeahoo Whoyah Offline
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California
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RE: Anyone ride a scooter too?
I have a 1981 Honda C70 Passport but I'm a long way from Memphis!

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08-01-2015 11:06 PM
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Catbird Offline
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Virginia
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RE: Anyone ride a scooter too?
Hi, I have a 2011 Vespa GTS300. I don't think I will be able to attend the event.

İmage

1974 Honda CB350 twin - sold
1976 Honda GL1000 Goldwing - sold
1996 BMW R1100RT - sold
2005 BMW R1200RT - sold
2011 Vespa GTS 300
2013 Royal Enfield C5 Military
2014 Honda CTX700N DCT
2014 Honda CB1100

... continuing to work on my insanity defense.
08-02-2015 04:24 AM
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popgun Offline
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Virginia Beach
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RE: Anyone ride a scooter too?
Sometimes I wish I still had my Honda Elite 110.

If you come to a fork in the road, take it!
2013 CB1100
2012 ST1300
08-02-2015 04:52 AM
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neuro Offline
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Memphis
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RE: Anyone ride a scooter too?
Hey Catbird, Virginia is only a hop, skip, and two jumps from Memphis! We were just there two days ago vacationing near Roanoke, on Smith Mountain Lake. We were returning from a scooter rally in Maine.
08-02-2015 10:27 AM
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ClassicVW Offline
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New Jersey, USA
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RE: Anyone ride a scooter too?
Funny you would ask about scooters. Just in the past two months I dove into the scooter world. I bought a '13 Piaggio BV350 for me and a '13 Buddy 125 for my wife. Two days ago I also received an '09 Piaggio MP3 400. I may sell the 350.

EDIT: It was a scooter, a red 1964 Sears Allstate (Vespa copy) that was adready beat to crap when I got my hands on it that got me into motorcycling as a 15 yr old, which I went down while riding, my first crash.

--George
"The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day that you find out why" -- Mark Twain
(This post was last modified: 08-03-2015 06:57 AM by ClassicVW.)
08-02-2015 10:37 AM
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metallyguitarded Offline
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United States
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RE: Anyone ride a scooter too?
My first experience on motorized two wheels was on an old Honda Passport that I had a blast on. For the life of me, I can't remember what I ever did with it. When I was in high school, in the 80s, Vespas were the scoot to have. A number of my friends were deep into the Southern California mod culture and the Vespa was the king of transportation for them. I could never afford one back then. Although my wife says there's no way she'll ever ride her own motorcycle, she's open to riding a scooter of her own. I think it would be fun for us to have a couple of them in the garage next to the CB.

I hope your rally is a huge success. I would love to see photos from a gathering that large.

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08-02-2015 11:29 AM
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neuro Offline
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Memphis
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RE: Anyone ride a scooter too?
The BV scoots are a really sweet ride. Saw one the other day at a Nashville dealership with only 3000 miles and the price was knocked down to less than $4000, a sweet deal. My wife had a Buddy 170i which she really enjoyed. Just recently she was looking for a scoot that withstood the headwinds and sidewinds a bit more, and she got a Kymco Like 200. It's her favorite scooter so far (and she's had 5).... it usually sells new for $2800 but since it was a 2014 model (still with zero miles) our Kymco dealer gave it to her for $1800, a really sweet ride and a sweet deal. Kymco scoots are made in Taiwan with excellent quality control and a great reputation.
08-02-2015 12:13 PM
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Henrik Offline
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Switzerland
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RE: Anyone ride a scooter too?
I have an Aprilia Scarabeo 500GT that I regularly commute to work with. Love this scooter for the big wheels making it extremely stable. Riding on the highway in excess of 120kmh is great, and taking a passenger does not upset it at all.

Actually I am on my second Scarabeo 500 as I previously had one while living in Singapore. Looks like this:

İmage
08-02-2015 01:13 PM
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Redman Offline
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Germany
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RE: Anyone ride a scooter too?
Vespa PX 200 GS Lusso 1993
(08-02-2015 01:13 PM)Henrik Wrote:  I have an Aprilia Scarabeo 500GT that I regularly commute to work with. Love this scooter for the big wheels making it extremely stable. Riding on the highway in excess of 120kmh is great, and taking a passenger does not upset it at all.

Actually I am on my second Scarabeo 500 as I previously had one while living in Singapore. Looks like this:

İmage


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