Post by oldchopperguy on Dec 19, 2013 21:57:29 GMT -5
I rode a 2007 Xyngyue Eagle 150 for six years... Pretty good for a Chinese 150. But it just could not safely run with today's local traffic (which often exceeds 65mph on 35mph posted surface streets...). I finally got all the "Chinese bugs" out of the Xingyue after all that time, and while it was running perfectly and looking sharp, I traded it on a clean, but well-worn, used 2007 Kymco Grand Vista 250. Haven't had it long, but so far I surely do like it! Looks to me like these Taiwan-built scoots will, like the reliable old Timex watches, really take a licking and keep on ticking.
It's recently had most of the commonly worn-out parts recently replaced, and, it's turning out to be what most of us would wish our modded 150's might be, but never are. What a secure feeling to roll on the throttle and shoot into 60mph traffic, and run on up to 70mph+ on a freeway... and on a scoot that almost mirrors my old 150 for size and handling. There's no replacement for displacement! LOL... Nope...
I bought a 2007 Honda Reflex with 15,250 miles on it in April and I have already ridden more than 10,000 miles on it. Oil changes and tires is all it has needed. Just today I put a 28 inch windshield on it, WOW what a difference.
Post by trailheadmike on Dec 20, 2013 9:49:22 GMT -5
I am approaching 11,000 miles on my beloved Vog 260 (Xingyue xy260t-4). As much as I enjoy this scooter, when I get some excess cash together I'd like to pick up a one of the new Sym RV 200s, which seem to get more horsepower out of a 200cc carbureted engine than I get from a 257cc.
I am retired, I knew what I wanted, I knew I would be keeping it for many years. So I got a Vespa. I wanted light weight, I wanted to ride on the Interstates, so I got a new 2012 LX150 i.e.. Have done 7,500 miles in 14 months, about 2,000 of those miles on the freeways/Interstates.
Post by novaraptor on Dec 20, 2013 12:15:23 GMT -5
I checked off Roketa, though they don't actually manufacture, they buy from several builders and stick their name on them. Mine was sold as a Roketa MC-79-250. Actually, it's a Sampo Steed from the Sampo Manufacturing Co. Drive system ( Linhai type engine) is good. Plastics are kinda crappy...