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    Post Best Bang for Buck Scooter?

    Really looking into getting one. I just filled up today for $92. This will probably last me 500 kms

    Some scoots I found on kijiji:

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    http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehi...AdIdZ441733732

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    http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehi...AdIdZ447543506

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    http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehi...AdIdZ444082229

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    http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehi...AdIdZ452706104

    So yeah, kinda looking for a cheap scoot!

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    Re: Best Bang for Buck Scooter?

    How about a CBR125R? I'm sure you can score one fairly cheap and could be more usable (highway etc) than a scooter (storage)? I originally started looking at scooters but when I factored in the costs I just paid more and bought a 125 instead.


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    Re: Best Bang for Buck Scooter?

    None of those. Get something steady and reliable wit good aftermarket support. Bws 125 would be your best choice.

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    Re: Best Bang for Buck Scooter?

    What about Honda Jazz?

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    Re: Best Bang for Buck Scooter?

    The Jazz has the same engine as the Ruckus, so look for 2006+ models, as the previous generation had an engine with poor crankcase ventilation resulting in engine bearing failures.

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    Re: Best Bang for Buck Scooter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick CH View Post
    The Jazz has the same engine as the Ruckus, so look for 2006+ models, as the previous generation had an engine with poor crankcase ventilation resulting in engine bearing failures.
    Thanks!

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    Re: Best Bang for Buck Scooter?

    How far are you riding it?

    Do you have your M.

    Insurance on a new rider will be a killer unless you stay under 100 ccs.
    Insurance will cost far more than the vehicle.
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    I like the cbr125 idea. Keep your options open.

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    Re: Best Bang for Buck Scooter?

    I think his insurance costs are going to kill the dreams of cheap fuel cost. Bloody Ontario insurance is a rip off
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    Re: Best Bang for Buck Scooter?

    my quote for a 2007 cbr 600rr was about $1600/year. Perhaps, the scoot would be a lot less.

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    Re: Best Bang for Buck Scooter?

    Oh and I have M2 since last summer. Full G since last 4 years.

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    Re: Best Bang for Buck Scooter?

    Quote Originally Posted by black_CG2 View Post
    my quote for a 2007 cbr 600rr was about $1600/year. Perhaps, the scoot would be a lot less.
    since state farm will most likely be cheapest they go by cc. Just saying your 125 motorcycle MAY be cheaper on insurance than the 150 scooter. But initial purchase cost is higher. Just look at a year of ownership whatever is on your list, add 10-20% for unforeseen and take it from there.


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    Re: Best Bang for Buck Scooter?

    Get a DRZ400sm. Insurance is only ~400/yr, great fuel mileage, WAY more fun than a scooter or cbr125, and you can still basically ride it like a bicycle downtown. The only real downside over a scooter is the potential tickets for riding like a hooligan.

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    Re: Best Bang for Buck Scooter?

    Quote Originally Posted by thrills View Post
    Get a DRZ400sm. Insurance is only ~400/yr, great fuel mileage, WAY more fun than a scooter or cbr125, and you can still basically ride it like a bicycle downtown. The only real downside over a scooter is the potential tickets for riding like a hooligan.
    I highly doubt a new rider will get insurance anywhere near that.

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    Re: Best Bang for Buck Scooter?

    Quote Originally Posted by MacDoc View Post
    I think his insurance costs are going to kill the dreams of cheap fuel cost. Bloody Ontario insurance is a rip off
    +1

    The state of insurance in Ontario is sad...very sad...

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    Re: Best Bang for Buck Scooter?

    Quote Originally Posted by black_CG2 View Post
    So yeah, kinda looking for a cheap scoot!
    Cheap and reliable?
    Cheap and new?
    Cheap and fast?

    WHat about a brand new, 2013 Honda Giorno with 49cc? full warranty and everything for $2300. Maybe the dealer will sell for less
    http://motorcycle.honda.ca/scooter/giorno

    The Giorno is cheaper than the brand new 2013 Honda Ruckus (that is also 49cc but is $3,000)

    EDIT: I understand that a $2,000 scooter (+ tax) is more than the examples that you posted above, but if you can manage with 49cc, it may be more fun to buy a brand new Honda that rides, that to be fixing an old chinese, no-brand, scooter that was $500 + tax. Also, you can sell the Honda in a couple of years and get some of your money back. In a couple of years the $500 scooter may be rusting in the junk yard
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    Re: Best Bang for Buck Scooter?

    Quote Originally Posted by thrills View Post
    Get a DRZ400sm. Insurance is only ~400/yr, great fuel mileage, WAY more fun than a scooter or cbr125, and you can still basically ride it like a bicycle downtown. The only real downside over a scooter is the potential tickets for riding like a hooligan.
    who are with to get $400 for a drz400sm?

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    Re: Best Bang for Buck Scooter?

    What exactly is the primary purpose of this scooter? Within the city, commuting on highway/street? I think we're all jumping around because you didn't state WHAT is your main concern? If its saving on gas it's hard to do after purchase, insurance, gear, maintenance etc.

    With the ones you listed there's prob maintenance that it'll need. Newer ones are more expensive up front but more reliable (ideally) over the long term.


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    Re: Best Bang for Buck Scooter?

    Quote Originally Posted by thrills View Post
    Get a DRZ400sm. Insurance is only ~400/yr, great fuel mileage, WAY more fun than a scooter or cbr125, and you can still basically ride it like a bicycle downtown. The only real downside over a scooter is the potential tickets for riding like a hooligan.
    Is this a bike? I will look into it.

    Quote Originally Posted by MarcosSantiago View Post
    Cheap and reliable?
    Cheap and new?
    Cheap and fast?

    WHat about a brand new, 2013 Honda Giorno with 49cc? full warranty and everything for $2300. Maybe the dealer will sell for less
    http://motorcycle.honda.ca/scooter/giorno

    The Giorno is cheaper than the brand new 2013 Honda Ruckus (that is also 49cc but is $3,000)

    EDIT: I understand that a $2,000 scooter (+ tax) is more than the examples that you posted above, but if you can manage with 49cc, it may be more fun to buy a brand new Honda that rides, that to be fixing an old chinese, no-brand, scooter that was $500 + tax. Also, you can sell the Honda in a couple of years and get some of your money back. In a couple of years the $500 scooter may be rusting in the junk yard
    Thats a pretty cute scoot!

    Quote Originally Posted by mimico_polak View Post
    What exactly is the primary purpose of this scooter? Within the city, commuting on highway/street? I think we're all jumping around because you didn't state WHAT is your main concern? If its saving on gas it's hard to do after purchase, insurance, gear, maintenance etc.

    With the ones you listed there's prob maintenance that it'll need. Newer ones are more expensive up front but more reliable (ideally) over the long term.
    Within the city. Saving on gas + some fun is my concern. After riding scooter in Cuba, I got addicted lol.

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    Re: Best Bang for Buck Scooter?

    Honda Ruckus. Lots of fun as is, looks great, cheap on insurance, good on gas. Tonnes of community support for troubleshooting and upgrades.

    Just for ***** and giggles thought I'd love to own one of these:
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