Electric Scooters

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  1. dxp4acu macrumors regular

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    Anyone use electric scooters to commute to work? I am thinking about it. I have 4 miles to go to work, and I would rather not be as sweaty as from riding a bike.

    as for why - i'm tired of my car acting up getting there, and it is rough for a car's only responsibility to be 8 miles a day in traffic. i would rather be a 1 car family and save $2k on gas, insurance, etc.

    Anyone heard of any good ones?
     
  2. virividox macrumors 601

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    how about public transpo?
    you could get a gas scooter like a vespa
    sorry i dont know any electric scoots, but i am also interested in one
     
  3. poopyhead macrumors 6502a

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  5. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Wow what a huge slap in the face to Vespa fans like myself.

    A 'gas scooter?' are you kidding?

    Like saying a Harley is a gas powered unicycle.


    I would suggest a Vespa anyway, nice ride, pretty good mileage, and it has a much longer range then 4 Mi.
     
  6. virividox macrumors 601

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    vespas are scooters arent they
    i dont think they qualify as motorbikes
     
  7. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    well... do you mean a scooter? like a device that you need to stand to ride? or a moped?

    i'd reccomend an old motorcycle- an old honda or yamaha. early 80's. you can find 'em for about a grand. easy to maintain, fun in the summer.
     
  8. poopyhead macrumors 6502a

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    Ive had my eye on one of these for a long time

    http://www.genuinescooters.com/scooters.html

    same body as a vespa px and 2 stroke to boot
    great gas milage
     
  9. poopyhead macrumors 6502a

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    if they go over 25mph then here in georgia they are motorbikes
     
  10. jayscheuerle macrumors 68020

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    Vespas are crazy expensive, but they are in a class by themselves (in price AND nostalgic quality).

    Yamaha Vinos and Honda Metropolitans are nice choices for a lot less...

    And Pep boys sells crappy knock-offs for under a grand...

    I think you need a motorcycle license for anything over 50ccs.

    Sounds like your commute distance may push the electric scooter's limits?

    How about one of those Segway things? :p
     
  11. virividox macrumors 601

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    well i guess they are cute motor bikes then :)
     
  12. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Ha, a friend of mine needed to replace his daily transportation, a beat to DEATH mercury cougar. He was looking at scooters and old 80's japanese bikes. So what did he end up getting? a used Harley, of course. :eek:

    I'm not into motorcycles so much, but after fooling around on his dirt bike a bit he let me ride the Harley - what a rush! It almost beats that time we went mountainbiking down a ski slope at Alpine Valley (48mph downhill on a cheap hardtail Trek is nuts).

    Those vespa's are nice, but not at all cheap if you buy new or nearly new.
     

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