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    Have you tried one of these, these things rock and are so comfy, and easy to ride, do not even have to put your feet down, my mate has one and he is 80 years old soon, he wizzes round town on it and flys down the motorway, I had a few spins on it, it really is awesome, in Paris and Rome you see thousands of them, at red lights you just press a button and it locks the steering straight, and when you power away it releases automatically, brakes power awesome for a 500cc.

    http://www.uk.piaggio.com/piaggio/UK...l-edition.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smogbob View Post
    Have you tried one of these, these things rock and are so comfy, and easy to ride, do not even have to put your feet down, my mate has one and he is 80 years old soon, he wizzes round town on it and flys down the motorway, I had a few spins on it, it really is awesome, in Paris and Rome you see thousands of them, at red lights you just press a button and it locks the steering straight, and when you power away it releases automatically, brakes power awesk.ome for a 500cc.

    http://www.uk.piaggio.com/piaggio/UK...l-edition.html

    I've just finished reading Ted Simon's book Rolling through the Isles which recounts his recent tour of the UK. He used a Piaggio 500cc MP3 which sparked my curiosity about big scooters. He seemed well pleased with it. There are some entertaining vids on youtube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philgunn View Post
    The only thing about the scooter no motorcyclist will ever wave back at you
    Definitely my most used form of two wheel transportation
    TMax incredibly capable
    The new Honda off-road scooter XADv
    Seems to be quite top-heavy nicer for two up
    And quite a bit heavier

    Make up your own mind
    I lived in southern Spain for a year and these things were everywhere. Mostly T-Maxs with Akropovic cans. I like them, but as I can only afford 1 bike, and I'm not ready to give up the GS, I'll pass for now, but I won't rule one out at some time in the future. I sat on an XADV at the NEC last year. It felt a bit small (I'm 6' and full tosser size )

    As for waves, They seem to be a thing of the past for many.

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    I'll watch those vids on YouTube. Have to say there's loads of video's on YouTube of the X-Adv and owners/testers have been very impressed with it. Demand has outweighed supply and Honda can't keep up with orders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by essjay View Post
    Looking seriously at the C650GT as a commuter and it seems to tick a lot of boxes - ABS, great weather protection, heated seat/grips, loads of storage, automatic, electric screen and so on.

    Anyone ever take on out? Joe Duffy has a demo bike so might try it.

    14 grand on a scooter with all the bits though.....
    My husband's knee problems meant he had to get rid of his K1200LT. Found getting on a bike hopeless so he recently bought a 2013 C650GT. Very low mileage. Expensive new, but prices drop like a stone, so 2nd hand makes sense.
    We rode to Ullapool for the weekend yesterday - me on my 2010 F650GS, Eric on his scooter. Following him you can see it leans on the corners like a conventional motorcycle. Acceleration is excellent & he averaged 64mpg, which means it has a good range. Storage under the seat very good & he has the topbox also.
    He really enjoys it & has meant he can continue to enjoy something he loves.
    By the way, motorcyclists still wave to him :-)
    If you fancy one, try it but I think the price new is over the top

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    Quote Originally Posted by essjay View Post
    Looking seriously at the C650GT as a commuter and it seems to tick a lot of boxes - ABS, great weather protection, heated seat/grips, loads of storage, automatic, electric screen and so on.

    Anyone ever take on out? Joe Duffy has a demo bike so might try it.

    14 grand on a scooter with all the bits though.....

    the maxi scooters are stupid money. Dont buy new if you can,.Unless you want to.


    If you wanna a real good scooter, look at the TMAX530 from Yamaha. This is a seriously good scooter, v fast, handles like it on rails, I aint kidding. Has all the gizmos and the one id pick over the bmw scooter any day of the week.As there is a new model this yr you may get a 16/17 one new on a good price if you ring a dealer. They are around 12500. Megabikes i think have a 2017 tmax 530. Worth a look.

    i use a yam scoot myself, no brainer for commuting.

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    My mate has a Burgman 600cc. We went 2000 miles camping round Europe over lots of passes, Autobahn and a light off road section. It coped with all of it almost as well as my GS. Would I own one.......no.

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    I had a BMW scooter out for a day as a demo, it was very good in most ways. plenty of power for a 650,good storage and comfortable. Bad point are that it had very harsh suspension and sounds oddIts a lot of money for a Kymco scooter.
    I,ve also tried the Tmax (on the isle of Skye) and found it just as good but a lot cheaper so it is better value.

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    I borrowed a BMW electric scooter when my Scrambler X was in for a service and loved it but couldn't justify the price tag so bought a Mk1 T-Max

    I've done 500 miles on it in the last two weeks and non of my other bikes have had a look in apart from the Z1300 which I had no choice to ride as it needed an MOT

    I keep looking at T-Max 530 DX's now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Banzai600 View Post
    the maxi scooters are stupid money. Dont buy new if you can,.Unless you want to.


    If you wanna a real good scooter, look at the TMAX530 from Yamaha. This is a seriously good scooter, v fast, handles like it on rails, I aint kidding. Has all the gizmos and the one id pick over the bmw scooter any day of the week.As there is a new model this yr you may get a 16/17 one new on a good price if you ring a dealer. They are around 12500. Megabikes i think have a 2017 tmax 530. Worth a look.

    i use a yam scoot myself, no brainer for commuting.
    I work near enough to Megabikes so might pop in for a look

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    Quote Originally Posted by essjay View Post
    I work near enough to Megabikes so might pop in for a look
    there is a new tmax for this yr, 2017, v nice, few nice gizmos too over previous tmax.

    If you do buy a big scoot, remember, the Yam will shift quicker than the bmw imo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nice 'n' Fat View Post
    I borrowed a BMW electric scooter when my Scrambler X was in for a service and loved it but couldn't justify the price tag so bought a Mk1 T-Max

    I've done 500 miles on it in the last two weeks and non of my other bikes have had a look in apart from the Z1300 which I had no choice to ride as it needed an MOT

    I keep looking at T-Max 530 DX's now
    Dont blame you - they look class.

    I couldn't justify the outlay though so went for a Honda Forza 300 which does my commuting tasks fine but just misses that bit of zip from time to time.
    I've gone orange 1290 SA

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    Had one out last year when the bike was being serviced. One of the new bmr scoots. I loved it! I was really surprised how good it was. The only thing that freaked me out for the first hour or two was the sound of a police siren behind me everytime I accelerated. There were no police. It was just the sound of the rear wheel drive. hehe!

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    My dad has a Honda silverwing for about 12 years now, he won't get rid of it, reckons it's a great second bike. His is almost always parked outside ready to be jumped on for short trips to the shops. Great yolk, I've been on it loads of times. Would easily tour on it.

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    Not exactly a Maxi Scoot but I have a 400 Burgman & love it. I also have a TC 1200 GSA & a WR250R.
    If I could only have 1 bike I'd sell the BMW & Yamaha & keep the Burgman.

    I also find that more biker mates acknowledge me on the Suzuki that they do the other 2 bikes.
    Pity perhaps?

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    Some great input there guys..... thanks.. Sat on the C650GT and found it very very comfortable

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