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Old 02-09-2012, 03:36 PM   #16
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You could be comfortable on almost anything for 15 miles.
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:04 PM   #17
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You could be comfortable on almost anything for 15 miles.
You could feel comfortable, but the OP is also concerned about looks.

I just purchased a leftover 2009 SYM Citycom. It is fairly comparable to the Kymco 250s, except it's about 30 pounds heavier, has fuel injection, a few more cc's (it's a 263cc engine) and a whole heck of a lot more under seat storage.

My '09 Citycom was about $900 less OTD than a 2010 People 250s and about 50% less than the price of a new 2012 People 300GTi (or GT 300i? whatever).

It rides like a dream, maintenance is really easy (nice access panels for routine stuff), and it's FAST (for a scooter) - maybe not quite as fast as that new 300GT, but at half the price, I'm a pretty happy camper.

Of course, finding one could be an issue - I understand SYM is bringing in a few new models this Summer, so hopefully we'll see a 2012/3 Citycom :)
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:05 PM   #18
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You could be comfortable on almost anything for 15 miles.
True, but once he realizes how fun scooters can be, he'll soon be taking longer rides
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:15 PM   #19
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True, but once he realizes how fun scooters can be, he'll soon be taking longer rides
That's a really good point.

Also, with no 2012 TMAX in the USA dealers still have tons of new 09, 10, and 2011s they are willing to deal on. I got quoted $5499 for a NEW 09 TMAX. I really didn't want to buy new, but that is hard to pass up.
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:21 PM   #20
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That's a really good point.

Also, with no 2012 TMAX in the USA dealers still have tons of new 09, 10, and 2011s they are willing to deal on. I got quoted $5499 for a NEW 09 TMAX. I really didn't want to buy new, but that is hard to pass up.
That is a great price.......if you fit on it. There are still a lot of great deals out there on leftover scooters. I got my 09 Sport City 250 for 3744 OTD. I recently saw one with minor cosmetic damage (one scratch) for 2799 new!
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:22 PM   #21
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You will be bitten by the bug

when you ride your 15 mile commute, on a really good scooter, you will be bitten by the ride bug.

So, I highly recommend the Burgman 650. Lots of leg room, power, go anywhere, and comfortable.

Go to the BurgmanUSA forum, you will find tons of information.

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Old 02-09-2012, 05:11 PM   #22
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when you ride your 15 mile commute, on a really good scooter, you will be bitten by the ride bug.

So, I highly recommend the Burgman 650. Lots of leg room, power, go anywhere, and comfortable.

Go to the BurgmanUSA forum, you will find tons of information.

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That thing is 10K!
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Old 02-09-2012, 06:21 PM   #23
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Honestly, I would love something this size, but I am concerned that at my size, I would look like a monkey humping a football while riding it. ;)
so far as looking like a "monkey humping" something, no worries. its part of scooting. i mean i wouldn't own a little scooter like a Honda 'Met, and i even "look" kinda funny on a Yamaha Vino. but my Agility is small and i am big. it looks like i am riding a small bike because i am. and with scooters that is cool

but with a 35in inseam yeah, a challenging fit to be sure. no matter how you look on it

Kymco is good, have no worries. and they back their warranty. 1 year entire bike, next 6 months engine and electrical, last 6 months engine only. that T-Max is a GREAT deal, however. even after any applicable fees. so if a maxi scoot is what you want...

... but at your height i am thinking something with a flat floor. here Kymco will have new, used, and "leftover" scoots. the Yager 200i and People S250 or 300GT would be good. an Xciting 250 should be fine, but its BIG and not flat floored. i don't think you need a maxi to get this job done well, however. unless going on roads where speeds are 75-90mph. and even then the People 300GT can do that

Kymco Yager. plenty of knee room and a decent performer, top speed in the mid 70mph



Kymco People S250 top speed around 80-85mph



People 300GT top speed 90-100mph



40 miles isn't too far to the Kymco dealer, maybe? but you're safe with Kymco quality wither way. they're good scooters
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:09 PM   #24
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I'm an ex-scooter guy, I now have a V-Strom, which is a tall bike and I need tall, I'm 197 cm (6' 5"). My last scooter, and the one that I found had the most leg room was a Burgman 400. Smooth, fuel injection, ABS (new ones), Japanese quality, and I put almost 40,000 km (24,000 miles) on it in the two years that I owned it. A friend bought it, and has put another 25,000 trouble free kilometres on it.
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:29 PM   #25
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That's a really good point.

Also, with no 2012 TMAX in the USA dealers still have tons of new 09, 10, and 2011s they are willing to deal on. I got quoted $5499 for a NEW 09 TMAX. I really didn't want to buy new, but that is hard to pass up.
Great price. I got an even better price of$5050 but I passed knowing Ill never get that price again. I stuck to my rule of never buying new no matter how good the price is because its not as good as a used price. I'm always thinking resale because I sell them in a year or two.
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:07 PM   #26
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I'm an ex-scooter guy, I now have a V-Strom, which is a tall bike and I need tall, I'm 197 cm (6' 5"). My last scooter, and the one that I found had the most leg room was a Burgman 400. Smooth, fuel injection, ABS (new ones), Japanese quality, and I put almost 40,000 km (24,000 miles) on it in the two years that I owned it. A friend bought it, and has put another 25,000 trouble free kilometres on it.
i must say if a maxi is really needed for w/e reason (fit being a big one, of course) the Burgman 400 or T-Max would be no brainers at some of the prices they are going for. over the smaller scoots? not for me, but that is just me

if i had even an inkling i wanted a maxi i would jump at a bargain on either. i actually saw a dark blue T-Max on the road today. its an imposing looking scoot

wonder if TS has seen this comparo

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/14/103...-Shootout.aspx

with a link to all the individual video reviews. the Kymco Xciting 500 is a bit of an also ran, but it can be an also ran with a rock bottom price
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:37 PM   #27
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I'm an ex-scooter guy, I now have a V-Strom, which is a tall bike and I need tall, I'm 197 cm (6' 5"). My last scooter, and the one that I found had the most leg room was a Burgman 400. Smooth, fuel injection, ABS (new ones), Japanese quality, and I put almost 40,000 km (24,000 miles) on it in the two years that I owned it. A friend bought it, and has put another 25,000 trouble free kilometres on it.
That's funny, I'm an ex VStrom guy (had 2) moving to scoots. :)
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:41 AM   #28
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I have 34" inseam and my 400 is the most comfortable
bike Ive ever owned. If you pop the backrest, you could
do a 35'r for sure. Mines for sale btw, he he he . . .
Really though, aBurgman is a nice scooter !

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Old 02-10-2012, 04:35 AM   #29
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hey TS are you near McAllen? check this out with lots of nice upgrades

http://mcallen.en.craigslist.org/mcy/2759980022.html

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Old 02-10-2012, 07:20 AM   #30
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I own a Tmax, have ridden both Burgmans (400 and 650) and sat on just about every maxi-scooter sold in the US. The Burgman 650 has the most legroom, by a large margin.
I will agree with this one, the 650 by far has the most legroom for tall riders, add a "Isuzu" backrest and you get even more room.


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