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Buying a new scoot, 150cc - 250cc which is the best?

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  • 06-21-2009 11:09 AM

    Buying a new scoot, 150cc - 250cc which is the best?

    Hi Guys,

    I want to buy a new scoot for basic commuting but only have access to about 3 dealers that cover SYM, TGB and Jai Jue. I was heading towards the TGB 125cc Bullett but ofcourse it cost more than the other 2. Brisbane is the closest Capt but it is a good 2 hours away,  i have more choice there but dont want to have to take the scoot to Brissy every time I have an Issue.

    What do you think my best options are?

     

  • 06-21-2009 11:20 AM In reply to

    Re: Buying a new scoot, 150cc - 250cc which is the best?

    Where you at, Smithy?

    You won't go astray with something from sym, TGB I think is back  and good for parts and stuff or so I'm led to believe. Jiajue while being classicly chinee etc etc and while being cheaper have a good parts backup from the folks at www.ozscootersdirect.com.au. in toowoomba

    I've heard some fairly praise remarks about the 250cc they have. Good performance bits for the 150cc outlaws.and would be tempted in grabbing one (either 150cc or 250cc) myself and new model  Outlaws are coming. stay tuned.

    Ya just can't beat having a good tinker.....
  • 06-21-2009 12:15 PM In reply to

    Re: Buying a new scoot, 150cc - 250cc which is the best?

     

    In Toowoomba, I have not had a look at Oz scooters yet, I have been on a few forums and am not quite sure about Jiajue. I have an 80 zone to get past, so either a beefy 150cc or a 250cc will be my target. I have about 4K to spend so I am just seeing what is out there.

    I dont mind the look out the SS Outlaw, but I am wondering if they are just trying to give it a flashy name to cover up a lot of other faults.

     

     

  • 06-21-2009 12:28 PM In reply to

    Re: Buying a new scoot, 150cc - 250cc which is the best?

    If you want something reliable that will handle those 80 zones with no issues, as well as enabling you to hit higher speeds when you wish, then have a look at the Sym scoots. The 2500km service schedule is a pain in the butt when you do a decent commute, but the scoots are reliable & the LG & HD200 in particular are more than capable of what you require.
    Wanda
    Today 50 (2,500km), Montego. Fly (2,500km), Le Grande (7,000km), Vespa PX (200km), Vespa GTS250ie (46,000km), now looking at the world through Ruby coloured glasses on a Vespa GTV300ie Vie Della Moda.
  • 06-21-2009 12:46 PM In reply to

    Re: Buying a new scoot, 150cc - 250cc which is the best?

    Hey Smithy31, I have a TGB 303RS 150cc & have no trouble with 80 zones. My top speed is about 100kph, though I don't tend to do this very often. My scoot sits comfortably on 90kph, which is fine for what I'm doing around town, mostly 60, 70 & 80 zones. It's economical to run, cheap to service, with the intervals similar to Sym. The free top box, while not pretty, does hold a lot of stuff - up to 10kg! I like the grippy floor, that the centre stand has legs on either side and that it's kinda chunky & a bit tough looking. I have had some troubles with my speedo, but believe this can happen with any brand. I'm happy to try & answer any more questions you might have. PP

    Proud owner of a beautiful blue Derbi Rambla, still not sold on a name... Need suggestions!
  • 06-21-2009 01:33 PM In reply to

    Re: Buying a new scoot, 150cc - 250cc which is the best?

    Thanks for all the info guys, I still seem to be heading towards a TGB although I am looking at a Mojo 150cc GTiR. What the opinion on it?

     

    Cheers

     

     

  • 06-21-2009 04:53 PM In reply to

    Re: Buying a new scoot, 150cc - 250cc which is the best?

    Well dunno about you smithy, but I just saw a piccy of a TGB Bullet 125...Hubba hubba!!!

    Ya just can't beat having a good tinker.....
  • 06-21-2009 05:57 PM In reply to

    Re: Buying a new scoot, 150cc - 250cc which is the best?

    I have just recently gone through the process myself. Does your $4k include gear? You won't get much change from the basics - and I suspect the average spend is more line $1,500. Unless you are particularly heavy, a 125 will do 80k easily. By all reports the Daelim 125 will do it all day, but it is probably a special case. It is just above your price break, but probably not locally available. Personally I chose to buy from over an hour away. Figure I'll enjoy the ride and I know that it can be repaired locally if needed.
    Where to next?
  • 06-21-2009 09:11 PM In reply to

    Re: Buying a new scoot, 150cc - 250cc which is the best?

    Scooternut:
    The 2500km service schedule is a pain in the butt
     

    3500km now...Yes

    Tassie's number one scooter dealer.

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  • 06-21-2009 09:13 PM In reply to

    Re: Buying a new scoot, 150cc - 250cc which is the best?

    the scooter shop:

    Scooternut:
    The 2500km service schedule is a pain in the butt
     

    3500km now...Yes

    Which model(s) will this new service schedule be good for? Will it only be the model(s) released this year or next that will have the new service schedule? What's changed?

    Wanda
    Today 50 (2,500km), Montego. Fly (2,500km), Le Grande (7,000km), Vespa PX (200km), Vespa GTS250ie (46,000km), now looking at the world through Ruby coloured glasses on a Vespa GTV300ie Vie Della Moda.
  • 06-21-2009 09:56 PM In reply to

    Re: Buying a new scoot, 150cc - 250cc which is the best?

    Scooternut:
    Which model(s) will this new service schedule be good for? Will it only be the model(s) released this year or next that will have the new service schedule? What's changed?
     

    All Select products are 3500km, effective now.. Whether buying new now, or you've owned for a while. Nothing about the scoots has changed, just the service intervals.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL Scooters should be serviced at least every 6 months, regardless of km's being traveled. Down here in Tas, the average scooterist is only clocking up anout 2000-3000 per year!! Their scoots really need to be serviced more frequently than once a year to keep them in tip top shape...

    Tassie's number one scooter dealer.

    www.scootershoplaunceston.com.au

    info@scootershoplaunceston.com.au
  • 06-21-2009 11:30 PM In reply to

    Re: Buying a new scoot, 150cc - 250cc which is the best?

    Paul Marrington:
    By all reports the Daelim 125 will do it all day

    Just got my S1 on Sat and it has no problems whatsoever with 80! The problem is keeping it under the limit!!!! And thats with a brand new engine not yet run in!!!

    It will be above your $4k budget, no doubt.... But there is an opinion that if you buy quality at the outset, you will recoup it later... The S1 has a proper oil filter, 4 valves, fuel injection AND linked brakes!!! Excellent spec indeed! Manual says service intervals are 4000 kms.

    There is a Daelim S1 review on these threads:  http://www.scootercommunity.com.au/forums/p/5922/30064.aspx#30064 

     http://www.scootercommunity.com.au/forums/t/5702.aspx?PageIndex=1

    There is an ongoing Mojo GTiR review on this thread: http://www.scootercommunity.com.au/forums/t/10081.aspx?PageIndex=1

    Good luck with your decision!

    With the very kindest regards

     

    Live the Dream - Ride a Scoot!! Preferably a Daelim S1!!! Troy Corser knows how good these scoots are, cos he's got one!!!!!
  • 06-22-2009 01:35 PM In reply to

    Re: Buying a new scoot, 150cc - 250cc which is the best?

    Smithy31:
    What do you think my best options are?

    TGB or Taiwanese built SYM.

    www.scooterhq.com.au

    Where the scooters roam free
  • 06-22-2009 05:20 PM In reply to

    Re: Buying a new scoot, 150cc - 250cc which is the best?

    Thanks for all the stats and info guys, I think I will be heading down the lines of a TGB 303RS 150 or the TGB Bullet 125, I dont mind the look and price of the MOJO. The local dealer in TGB is really good so i would say he will get my bussiness unless i find a decent 2nd hand Sym or TGB on offer in brissy.

    I will let you know.

    By the way, are their any scooter clubs on the darling downs??

     

    Cheers

     

    Smithy 

     

  • 06-24-2009 09:58 AM In reply to

    • Sean
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    Re: Buying a new scoot, 150cc - 250cc which is the best?

     

    With the TGB back in the market and parts and labour warranty back in full swing The 303rs 150cc is selling for $3300.00 ride away at selected dealers with 2 year warranty, it has to be given some serious consideration in my opinion

    Sean

    sean@iscooter.com.au

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