My first scooter was a CH125 (Honda Elite 125). I was around 190 pounds back then (220 now), and it just wasn't able to take me where I wanted to go without straining itself.Dad said:I see in other countries that the people seem to have been satisfied with 250cc or smaller scooters but here in the USA 400 - 600 is often spoken of as minimal for highway use ( one rider ) and around town. Are they right and we are just obcessed with power ?
You click on the "Quote" button in the upper right corner of the post you want to quote from, and the person's quote appears in your new reply box.roy_ryall said:How do you make those quote boxes?
Then I just deleted all but your last line, which was the question I'm dealing with here.roy_ryall said:Bill, wrote
"If I were touring with luggage, pulling a trailer, or riding mostly 2 up, I probably get the 650. There have been a few instances when I wish I had the 650 single riding. Those are mostly when passing on 2 lane roads so aI could get around the vehicle a bit quicker. The other is so I could show a Harley rider exactly what a scooter can do."
It is the same for me.
"Could it be that other countries don't deal with semis and trucks of the size we have here, not to mention the number of highway lanes and volume of traffic?"
A 400 can deal those conditions without a trouble.
How do you make those quote boxes?
There are a number of riders who seem to be obcessed with power but most I know say they buy bikes based on what they like to ride or what they need and not just engine size. I started on a 400 Yamaha because I felt that was what I needed (and could handle) when I first started riding. I graduated to a Goldwing in '80 because my needs had changed, not necessarily because I needed 1100 cc's. I bought a new '83 Venture 1200 and a new '96 1500 Wing mainly because of the more modern technology, not because I needed more power. I had a number of other's in the 800 to 1100 cc range as second bikes but only because I liked that particular bike and not because of engine size.Dad said:I see in other countries that the people seem to have been satisfied with 250cc or smaller scooters but here in the USA 400 - 600 is often spoken of as minimal for highway use ( one rider ) and around town. Are they right and we are just obcessed with power ?
Looking forward to seeing the mods you come up with. Always like seeing new and interesting ideas for the Burgmans.Curtis J said:I'm a compulsive tinkerer / fabricator and can't leave things alone. The wife understands that nothing mechanical is sacred around me. I'm looking forward to exploring the possible mods I can build for the Bergman. So don't be surprised!