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Old 02-28-2012, 05:02 PM   #1
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Scooter with best storage?

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1- has to be a scooter
2- has to be your personal experience
3- has to be storage built into scooter, not an added boot
4- has to be storage for stuff besides a helmet Or two

Looking to see if any particular scooter(s) fare better than others for storing stuff. Always hear ... Can store 2 full size helmets. But what about a bag of groceries or sack of dog food.

Just trying to learn from everyone's experiences. And much appreciated!

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Old 02-28-2012, 05:10 PM   #2
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Burgman 400, Burgman 650, and the Silverwing seem to have the most storage.

The MP3 250 and 400 also have a good amount of storage.
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:20 PM   #3
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:23 PM   #4
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Something often overlooked when considering storage is a flat floor board. I've hauled a ton of things on the floor board that would never have fit under the seat. I've found the underseat storage to be convenient but often impracticable as the holding volume is so shape dependent. It's the same reason I prefer a basket or crate over a top box.
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:53 PM   #5
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:14 PM   #6
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1990 Honda Elite 250 has a ton of room under the seat. holds a helmet and other crap
mated to a rear basket .. holds a butt load of stuff. pretty fast too .. goes 70+ mph
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:52 PM   #7
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The storage under the seat is very large

The Silver Wing has large storage under the seat that extend beyond the rear of of the seat.

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Old 02-29-2012, 12:14 PM   #8
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My Honda Helix has a ton of trunk space, plus a glovebox. I once carried an entire desktop PC on it; tower strapped to back seat hand rail, monitor (15" flat panel) keyboard mouse and cables all fit nicely in the trunk. In other trips, I've carried an HP JetSend 9100 (in shipping box) on the back seat, plus four laptops in the trunk. I work in IT, so these sorts of trips are a daily event for me, which is why I chose the Helix.
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:23 PM   #9
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Something often overlooked when considering storage is a flat floor board. I've hauled a ton of things on the floor board that would never have fit under the seat. I've found the underseat storage to be convenient but often impracticable as the holding volume is so shape dependent. It's the same reason I prefer a basket or crate over a top box.
Very good point! My Zuma 125 has a flat floor and I put stuff there a lot.







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Old 02-29-2012, 01:30 PM   #10
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I had a 2009 Yamaha Majesty, and it held my XXL Nolan 100E modular helmet, no problem, with plenty of room to spare for a riding jacket and other stuff.
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:42 PM   #11
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In Europe the Piaggio Ape is considered a 3-wheeled scoot (technology, insurance and soon driving license too).
It has 50cc displacement and 2 hp, but beside its cabin with 1-2 seats (1 US or 2 Asian) an additional lockable storage of 1500 litre (box wagon version) - 400 gallon!
The bigger (displacement) Ape still have much more storage!
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The older models of the Scarabeo 500 (sometimes known as the Atlantic) ain't no slouch. Under seat, side bags, tunnel. Wow.

The later 500ie can be made to haul a week's shopping, or a weekend camping trip for two. This pic shows small soft side bags, but it will handle 55 liter side bags just as well.

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Old 02-29-2012, 07:05 PM   #13
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Burgman 400, I rode it from Breckenridge, CO to Houston, TX packed for 4 days worth of clothes, laptop, Canon SLR w/270mm lens, rain gear assorted electronics chargers, gps, cellphone, stopped on the way to pick up 2 spare batteries for my laptop, external hard drive and still room to put my jacket under the seat though not my helmet and jacket unless I took out the laptop. No other luggae beside under the seat, liter of spare water in the glovebox along with other small stuff I might want like microfiber cloths while on the road. I did have a couple of pockets on my camelback but that was it.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:14 PM   #14
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IIRC the storage king amongst scooters is the Burgman 400 with 62 liters (?) under the seat storage. I've carried more than four full size shopping bags of groceries in that space.
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1990 Honda Elite 250 has a ton of room under the seat. holds a helmet and other crap
mated to a rear basket .. holds a butt load of stuff. pretty fast too .. goes 70+ mph
Sure.... He could get one of those, and he could take pictures of big foot, considering one is as rare as the other.
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