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post #21 of 77 (permalink) Old 12-09-2015, 07:38 PM
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For UK documentation - it's body type is scooter.

Its a bit like saying it's colour is red, that doesn't mean it is "a red" or "my red".
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Interesting design but I'm just too hooked on the Burgman 650 to be leaving any time soon. Aloha!

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There are a lot of armchair experts over here saying that there is no market for an off-road style scooter and it will never sell.

I guess these people have never heard of the Honda Zoomer, Ruckus, Big Ruckus or Motra

They will probably still be arguing about suspension travel etc while the owners of these are outside in the sunshine riding them.
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With me being retired now and no more 81 mile round trip commutes, I could go back to a clutched bike for my fun rides. I do have a part time job now and the commute to it is 5 miles of back country woods with very little traffic. I would spring for a light weight dual sport bike. We shall see.

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On ADV rider there are a group of people that constantly talk about which scooter would be best off road. There is a market the only question is it big enough? I would be one who is interested.
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CSC are trying a direct to consumer sales model. For that price I'd rather have two bikes that an off road scoot...

For it to work the machines must be reliable. One thing good for me for Australia ( if and when I can get one there ) is the dual electric start and kickstart. 330 lb weight capacity...great little run around bike for many purposes.
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It's not particularly light weight so likely a durable chassis and it's a full sized frame.

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The TT 250 is an air-cooled, 5-speed, dual-sport motorcycle designed for both highway and offroad use. The motorcycle weighs 309 lbs, it has both electric and kick starting, and it has a counterbalanced engine.

The TT 250 has a 21-inch front wheel and an 18-inch rear wheel for superior off-road performance.

Hydraulic disk brakes are standard equipment, as are inverted forks and adjustable rear suspension.

Like the RX3, CSC is including handlebar-controlled accessories outlets under the seat and a 300-watt alternator as standard equipment.

The CSC TT 250 will be available in three colors: White with orange TT lettering, black with silver lettering, and red with silver lettering.
http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/2015/1...50-dual-sport/

Those are a good feature set.

One of my riding buddies who is an engineer redid his offroad Honda 650 for dual kick and electric.

Farmers, cottagers, new riders - lots of demand if the buzz catches and the quality is reasonable and they keep the price down.

I can see a very strong segment for a sub $2k bike in the US where insurance is cheap

Kid will use it here for commuting - arriving in my driveway in May

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http://advrider.com/index.php?thread...-1895.1108960/


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I can say from some personal experience that scoots with offroad tires suck off road. I started with a Yamaha Zuma{BWS} and it was horrible offroad. Even a simple dirt or gravel road was hard to navigate and forget it if there are any holes bigger than a melon. On the reverse side a small wheeled 50cc pitbike works fairly well in those conditions. So I would agree with MacDoc, a cheap dirt bike as a second ride makes much more sense.
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I can say from some personal experience that scoots with offroad tires suck off road. I started with a Yamaha Zuma{BWS} and it was horrible offroad. Even a simple dirt or gravel road was hard to navigate and forget it if there are any holes bigger than a melon. On the reverse side a small wheeled 50cc pitbike works fairly well in those conditions. So I would agree with MacDoc, a cheap dirt bike as a second ride makes much more sense.
Yeah, I cannot wrap my head around the concept of a "dual sport" scooter.

In late 60s/early 70s all the Japanese makers had "street scramblers"; I had a '67 305 Yamaha "Big Bear". They were barely passable off-road but not bad on the street--better if you scrapped the make believe "scrambler" tires put some decent street rubber on them.

The last thing in the world I would want on a street bike are tires that work at all well off-road.

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Not for this Reaper! , basically there isn't much there .


Now lets see $10,000 for that or 3 nice older low mileage Burgman 650's ? OK I've made up my mind I'll take the 3 Burgmans


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It's same thing me think as to make an offroader from the 1966 Pontiac Bonneville
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