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Old February 9th, 2012, 02:57 PM   #1
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The Scooter thread

In Sweden moped scooters are popular but mostly driven by 15 year olds.

You may drive at a max speed of 45km/h class I or 25km/h class II or 30km/h older non EU-mopeds

The no 1 brand here is Baotian and its clones (Moto-Zeta,Giantco, Yiying and so on.) These are made in China.

In Italy & France I saw lots of scooters but very few chinese made. They prefer Piaggio and Yamaha.

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Old February 9th, 2012, 05:20 PM   #2
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I thought that it's too cold to drive a scooter in Sweden, but I was obviously wrong. Countries which I associate scooter driving are Italy, Greece and Spain (maybe France). Scooters are also popular in Serbia (there are many Chinese producers in recent years and brands like Peugeot, Piaggio, Kymco). Mopeds are also widespread, especially Tomos (made in Slovenia, then in Yugoslavia).

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Old February 9th, 2012, 06:32 PM   #3
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Popular in The Netherlands are the classic mopeds with windscreens.













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Old February 9th, 2012, 08:19 PM   #4
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I thought that it's too cold to drive a scooter in Sweden, but I was obviously wrong. Countries which I associate scooter driving are Italy, Greece and Spain (maybe France). Scooters are also popular in Serbia (there are many Chinese producers in recent years and brands like Peugeot, Piaggio, Kymco). Mopeds are also widespread, especially Tomos (made in Slovenia, then in Yugoslavia).
Yes it's cold. The scooter-season here is usually from april-october.

Chinese brands are popular here because people don't want to spend to much on a moped they only use a couple of months a year.

I have had 5 different Baotian mopeds. They are very cheap compared to Peugeot and Piaggio.

Looking at the Amsterdam pictures, it seems like the chinese mopeds are most common. I see some Baotian Vintages.

I had a Tomos before. It looked like a copy of Puch Florida.

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Old March 15th, 2012, 05:56 PM   #5
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2004 Gilera Ice 50 2T. I'm the second owner of this scooter - first live somewhere in Kaiserslautern (Germany). Since May 2008, I've driven over 9000 km - it's not very many, but as for Polish weather (winter often from the end of November to March), also not little. Unfortunately, now it has its first breakdown: I've bought a new spark plug and it still hasn't the spark. Just when weather encourages to driving.
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Old March 15th, 2012, 09:23 PM   #6
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2004 Gilera Ice 50 2T. I'm the second owner of this scooter - first live somewhere in Kaiserslautern (Germany). Since May 2008, I've driven over 9000 km - it's not very many, but as for Polish weather (winter often from the end of November to March), also not little. Unfortunately, now it has its first breakdown: I've bought a new spark plug and it still hasn't the spark. Just when weather encourages to driving.
That Gilera looks cool but very small to me.

I recently owned a Grido (LONGIJA) twostroke, good acceleration but I didn't enjoy the twostroke smoke.

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It's not as small as it may be likely. Seat is pretty tall and you have quite a lot of place for legs, so driving is comfortable and safe. Oh, I've forgotten: I've took off speed locks (without one) - now it's able to achieve 80 km/h.
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 06:01 PM   #8
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 06:20 PM   #9
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I miss this view (and working scooters from 100€) in my country :P
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 06:41 PM   #10
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Scooters outside the beautiful San Remo Railway station. Italy & probably Greece have most scooters per capita. Also Vietnam has a lot of scooters.

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Old May 25th, 2012, 03:26 PM   #11
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Old May 25th, 2012, 09:58 PM   #12
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In Bulgaria the motoseason is also about from april to october, or maybe march to november... I find it unpleasant to drive a moped under 9-10 degrees Celsius.
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Also big difference with nordic countries - you can not drive a moped on a bikeway here in Bulgaria.
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Old May 26th, 2012, 09:10 AM   #13
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Also big difference with nordic countries - you can not drive a moped on a bikeway here in Bulgaria.
Moped class I (45km/h) are not allowed to drive on bicycle paths.

Only mopeds class II (25-30km/h) can drive on bicycle paths.

Still many class I mopedists do not care about this rule and drive everywhere.

I wonder what the scene looks like in America. Are mopeds and scooters popular? I have read somewhere that people usually uses them on campingrounds and not so much longer distances.

What is the highest allowed speed for an american moped ?

About the temperature: I drove my moped at 0 degrees and it was really cold because the speed reduce the temperature.
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Mr_Dru hi bro the picture of bottom is motor chargeable?
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Lol a stretch scooter?
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Old June 4th, 2012, 10:37 PM   #17
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It's able to stand without support? :P

And about my scooter - some very intelligent German remade something in ignition and it took a short circuit to electrical installation, which burned: magneto, spark plug and high-voltage cabel. I've been forced to change it for new ones, also the ignition module (it had completely rusted socket - strange...), and, of course, ignition. Add cost of service's working (I couldn't repair it by myself) and 500 PLN (~125 EUR) is gone.

Maybe I'll become owner of 2000 Piaggio Liberty 50 - just broken plastics, lack of front brake and rear lamp - and... 300 PLN (~75 EUR) :P
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Old June 5th, 2012, 08:40 AM   #18
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The cheapest new moped-scooters here:



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Din Scooter "Ebbe". Does someone know any other names for this scooter?
Ebbe is a name used by the swedish importer, they are now bancrupt and bancruptcy-managers sell out all their scooters on net-auction without any garanties. You can get a new scooter for about 350 EUR.

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Old July 6th, 2012, 06:45 PM   #19
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Scooters in Hamburg, both mopeds and motorbikes. Mopeds do not have any area code-licenseplates.



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