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Duncan

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Sep 29, 2003, 7:34:39 PM9/29/03
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Hi,

I think a scooter would be great for commuting to work, but as I'm a tad
over 6ft tall with too many elbows can anyone suggest scooters not to
consider, as I can't possibly try out everything on the market. Legal
restrictions mean I can't ride anything over 125cc, which should be enough
power as I'm not heavy, but some of those small scooters look just a bit too
small to be comfortable

Are there any tall people out there riding Vespas?

thanks for any advice,

Duncan


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Christopher von Volborth

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Sep 29, 2003, 8:20:25 PM9/29/03
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I'm 6' 4" and have been driving a Yamaha 125 Riva for the last 11 years. No
problem.

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jdl

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Sep 29, 2003, 8:43:08 PM9/29/03
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6 foot 1 here and I drive a vespa px125e currently (large body vespa) - I
find it quite comfortable actually. Best way to tell mind you if YOU will
be comfortable is to at least sit on the machine - move the steering while,
check out the position of the switches (are they too close to your knees,
etc)

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Lime Jelly

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Sep 30, 2003, 1:57:49 AM9/30/03
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I'm 6'5+1/2" and ride a Glilera Runner. I used to own the 125VX, now
the 200VXR. I have no problems riding it as long as I hang a knee to
the inside of the tightest slow turn.

rach

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Sep 30, 2003, 2:13:36 AM9/30/03
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> Hi,
>
> I think a scooter would be great for commuting to work, but as I'm a tad
> over 6ft tall with too many elbows can anyone suggest scooters not to
> consider, as I can't possibly try out everything on the market. Legal
> restrictions mean I can't ride anything over 125cc, which should be enough
> power as I'm not heavy, but some of those small scooters look just a bit
too
> small to be comfortable
>
> Are there any tall people out there riding Vespas?
>
> thanks for any advice,
>
> Duncan

I'm 6'1" and I plan of getting a maxi-scooter. I wanta get one not just for
comfort but also so I can go on long trips with it.

Rach


Vic Russell

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Sep 30, 2003, 5:29:43 AM9/30/03
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I'm 6'2" and find my new Vespa GT200 very comfortable. It's a VERY good
machine!

Vic.

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Rodolfo Barros

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Sep 30, 2003, 6:40:09 AM9/30/03
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> Are there any tall people out there riding Vespas?

I'm 6' tall and riding a small frame Vespa PK50 XLS. Kind of funny, but
do-able. :-)

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David Miller

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Sep 30, 2003, 9:23:50 AM9/30/03
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> I think a scooter would be great for commuting to work, but as I'm a tad
> over 6ft tall with too many elbows can anyone suggest scooters not to
> consider

Duncan
To reply the other way round.....
One TO consider would be the Peugeot Elyseo. Mine's only a 50
(licence limitations), but I chose it because it "fits" my 6ft2 frame.
Smaller scooters tended to make me feel "perched" on the front of the
seat, when carrying a pillion, and made my knees foul the handlebar on
turns, which I thought dangerous. I also like the way my legs only
just touch the ground at both sides, when stationary.

Looking around the larger-engined scoots, I also found Piaggio Hexagon
large enough.

Dave

Sporty

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Sep 30, 2003, 10:36:52 AM9/30/03
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Hi. I am 6'3" about 180lbs, The Vento Phanton R4i has plenty of room, even
with a passenger.
124cc's within your limit.

http://earth.prohosting.com/ventor4/

Sporty

Bryce Ludwig

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Sep 30, 2003, 2:15:12 PM9/30/03
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"Duncan" <dunks....@btinternet.com> wrote in message news:<blafif$j48$1...@titan.btinternet.com>...
> Hi,
>
> I think a scooter would be great for commuting to work, but as I'm a tad
> over 6ft tall with too many elbows can anyone suggest scooters not to
> consider, as I can't possibly try out everything on the market. Legal
> restrictions mean I can't ride anything over 125cc, which should be enough
> power as I'm not heavy, but some of those small scooters look just a bit too
> small to be comfortable
>
> Are there any tall people out there riding Vespas?
>
> thanks for any advice,
>
> Duncan

I'm 5'11" and a bit of change and have had no problems with anything
I've ridden. I felt really comfortable on the Aprilia Scarabeo Ditech
(which I'm buying as soon as I sell one of my cars, anyone want a 1997
Nissan 200SX SE-R?), as well as on the Vespa ET2, and my friend's
Piaggio LT150, and a Kymco People 50. The Yamaha Zuma was also fine
as far as fit (even riding on the back with someone else driving), but
I just didn't really like it that much. The Honda Metropolitan felt a
little small, and with the 50cc four stroke will be a slug (also can't
be ridden 2 up). Unless you're looking at something with pedals
that's really tiny, any of those things should fit you. The biggest
worry when looking at scooters is that they'll be too big. We had to
see if my fiancee could touch the ground on a couple we weren't sure
about.

Ciao,
Bryce

SoCalMike

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Sep 30, 2003, 10:00:35 PM9/30/03
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5'10", burgervan 400. very comfy. helix wasnt bad either.


CRYSTAL LIONNE

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Sep 30, 2003, 10:50:03 PM9/30/03
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Duncan,
I am six feet 200 lbs. ride a 145cc bajaj which is like a Vespa but NOT an
automatic. Should not be a problem. Great way to get around for me!
Crystal

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BigScotty

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Oct 3, 2003, 2:44:56 PM10/3/03
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6'6" (200cm) I ride a Vespa PX125 no problems & also a Vespa PK50XL...looks
like I've just stolen a kiddies bike...cool!!!!!


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Diluted

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Oct 4, 2003, 9:22:56 AM10/4/03
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> I think a scooter would be great for commuting to work, but as I'm a tad
> over 6ft tall with too many elbows can anyone suggest scooters not to
> consider, as I can't possibly try out everything on the market. Legal
> restrictions mean I can't ride anything over 125cc, which should be enough
> power as I'm not heavy, but some of those small scooters look just a bit
too
> small to be comfortable

get a 125, make sure they let you have a sit on it 1st of course to make
sure that you are comfy.

I'm 6'4" and I have a Honda @125 which I fit on fine. 125cc will definitely
be enough power, because im about as wide as i am tall, and it moves me
round the roads nice and nippy.

just dont go for a 50cc.... not enough power and most of em look tiny.

you can get quite large 125cc scooters too, things like the burgman 125
still have the large touring style body which may be more suited to you if
you are very tall.

ive only ever heard of people too short to get on a scooter/bike, never
someone too tall :)

-Tom


Nicek

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Oct 11, 2003, 6:49:27 AM10/11/03
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Diluted wrote:

> you can get quite large 125cc scooters too, things like the burgman 125

Or Vespa GT 125.

BigScotty

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Oct 12, 2003, 3:57:07 AM10/12/03
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6'6" (200cm) & i ride the following with no problems,

Vespa ET2
Vesp PX125
Vespa PK50XL

Go for it!
--
ScottyJ
...rides a 2001 PX125 & 2002 Vespa ET2
...fixes a 1998 Vespa PK50XL (110)
..drives a 2001 Fiat Seicento Sporting


Joe

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Oct 12, 2003, 6:03:34 AM10/12/03
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Duncan

I had the same idea and concerns a couple of years ago. I sat on a lot
of scoots and found that 125cc versions of the following had plenty of
room - Peugeot Elyseo (now Elystar), Yamaha Majesty and Malaguti
Madison. The Madison had the most room. Suzuki produce a 125cc
Burgman, but I've not tried it. For a more retro look the Benelli
Velvet is also quite roomy.

Bottom line is to try them yourself and find the one you prefer.

Joe

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