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Old 02-05-2009, 11:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Automatic scoots now have competition

Are any of you familiar with the all American automatic motorcycle made by Ridley.

www.ridleymotorcycles.com

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At $18,000 plus, no thank you.
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Old 02-05-2009, 12:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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At $18,000 plus, no thank you.
And nowhere to put the shopping either! How is that competition?
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I'll keep my Exec.
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Old 02-05-2009, 12:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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When I was looking around before I bought my 400, someone mentioned this brand to me, so I looked it up. To me, don't like them, why? Don't really care for cruisers like them.

Do notice that instead of the left hand brake for rear, they keep the traditional foot pedal.
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Old 02-05-2009, 12:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I know some people who would die before being seen riding a scoot, this is ideal for them as they have been yearning for an automatic bike.

Expensive, most certainly so, but some will pay that kind of money to get what they want and long for.
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Oh definitly, not saying it doesn't have its market or anything, but just not ''for me''
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I saw a few of the Ridley models at the Toronto motorcycle show. They looked very nice ... but they are not cheap.

Since they are an automatic they will attract certain riders, for whatever reasons, to their brand. However, I am a devoted maxi-scooterist and although it's hard to define exactly what that means, I can say it goes way beyond simply having an automatic machine to ride. ~ suziblu ~
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Old 02-05-2009, 05:15 PM   #9 (permalink)
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That is going to be considered lamer than our scoots...Look at me..I look MACHO riding a Harley type bike, but I'm too lame to know how to shift gears. On a Gold Wing, yes. Of course, it's just my opinion.
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Don't forget Honda's DN-01, or the Aprilia Mana.
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