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sparky7914

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We are looking to buy a scooter to assist us getting around campsites and maybe into town when camping. We have a Class C. Can anyone recommend a good brand of scooter to buy. We have a combined weight of 330 lbs. Would like to figure out if we need two small ones, 49cc, or one larger one. We are leaning toward 49cc.

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Have you considered the X-treme's 360??? Are you looking for a gas scooter or electric?

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Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki -- the name brands. Don't buy one of the cheapie Chinese scooters. They're fine when they're running, but when they break, they're throw-aways. No parts availability. Pay a few bucks more & stick with the tried & true brands, IMO.

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I have a Honda Helix Scooter. Light, Powerful enough for the freeway,
easy on and off, can ride 2, no clutch.


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Scooters are neat, but I wonder if they have enought get up & go to get out of the way of traffic on the roads? I went with a Yamaha XT250 instead. Yamaha XT250

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A WT200 is smaller with wide tires (only one of the makes to have them), they seem to be harder to find but you might like them better; it has pegs for carrying two. Yamaha WT200

The XT250 has pegs for carrying two as well. But if you do not need to have one made for trails and street, I believe a street bike might be nice such as: Yamaha V Star 250 or a Honda Rebel 234cc. Kawasaki also makes nice bikes such as: Eliminator® 125 which might be the very one you would need, 124cc would be the smallest engine.

These are like my Dual Sport but with steet tires:
Yamaha WR250X and the Honda Motard but does not carry double.

I did not compare weight.

I believe I would go with the Kawasaki Eliminator 125 if I was doing it over today (Unless the 125cc didn't have enough umph to keep up with traffic and out of trouble.). But the Yamaha V Star 250 sure looks good as does the Honda Rebel. The Kawasaki Eliminator's seat looks really comfy. I'd need to seem them and try them on for comfort, etc.

With one of these street bikes, one would not need but one bike, I am thinking. Some of the larger scooters can do double as well. All the links I sent should have links to their scooters as well.

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I have the chinese brand 49cc.Had it for 3yrs no problem.Ialso work on them and have not had any problem finding parts.Icarry it with quite often to ride around campsite and anywhere i want to go.49cc would not be good for the both of you.


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We bought two of them from a company called API out of Iowa. Paid $715 each for them and $50 each for shipping. Chinese made buy JM Star Motor Cycles and have been very happy with them so far.(8 Months old) These are 150cc models.

They can be had pretty cheap if your willing to buy online and can do some light assembly yourself.

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We have a Piaggio scooter, made by the company that makes Vespa. It's a 150cc. With one of us on it, it will do 55 mph. With both of us (about 400 lbs) it tops out at more like 45, but is fine for around town.


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DW and I have two Honda Ruckus's 49CC, we love them!

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