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  • 04-02-2012 10:12 PM

    • adamn
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    New Scarabeo 200 or Used Scarabeo 250

    Hi There,

    This is my first post on the community although I have been reading lots of posts for the last couple of months researching scooters and they have all been really helpful.

    For the past 2 years I have owned a Kymco Vibe 50. I am now looking to upgrade and completed my Qride in February and through scooter community have decided that I like the Scarabeo 200 as I work in Brisbane and want to be able to ride to work on occassions rather than taking the train all the time. Last weekend I was doing the rounds of dealers on the Gold Coast and test rode a new 2012 Scarabeo 200 and really enjoyed it. A different dealer suggested I test ride a used 2005 model Scarabeo 250 that only had 160km on the clock and I couldn't believe the difference, the 250 seemed to have way more acceleration off the mark than the 200.

    So I now have the dilema of deciding between a new beo 200 or a used beo 250. I am a little uncertain about the 250 as it is a 2005 model that has only done 160km i.e. what was the last owner doing with it for the last 7 years? (apparently it has been in a garage most of the time). Being that I am not mechanically minded I am also wary of buying a used scooter as I don't want it to turn out to be an expensive dud.

    Money wise the 250 is attractive as it has more cc's for less $$ and the scoot has only done 160km. If the scooter had 1000's of k's on the clock I would have discounted it as an option already.

    Any advice appreciated.

    Thanks

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  • 04-03-2012 10:20 AM In reply to

    Re: New Scarabeo 200 or Used Scarabeo 250

    As you stated your not mechanically minded, so if something goes pop no warranty on the 250. It is 7 years old so resale will be effected and don't forget to factor in the cost of new tyres if not fitted as they would be pretty old now, around $250 fitted for the pair.

  • 04-03-2012 02:18 PM In reply to

    Re: New Scarabeo 200 or Used Scarabeo 250

     As above + battery & seals etc would want the 250 at a really good price

  • 04-03-2012 03:24 PM In reply to

    • adamn
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    Re: New Scarabeo 200 or Used Scarabeo 250

     Is $4250 a good price?

  • 04-03-2012 04:01 PM In reply to

    Re: New Scarabeo 200 or Used Scarabeo 250

    Devil  Thats a hard question every one will have there own ideas me personally would only pay up to $3500 but I'm a tight wad Big Smile

  • 04-04-2012 06:29 PM In reply to

    • adamn
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    Re: New Scarabeo 200 or Used Scarabeo 250

    Thanks for the information guys. One last thing, I was researching companies that do pre-purchase inspeciations of used scooters and came across Track Tune Australia, has anyone heard of them/used them for a pre-purchase inspection? 

  • 04-04-2012 08:10 PM In reply to

    Re: New Scarabeo 200 or Used Scarabeo 250

    Go and see Adam at The Scooter Shop Ferry Rd Southport, he will look after you. The new scarabeo wont be run in for a couple of thousand kms, trust me it will have plenty of power. At 7 years old and 160km and slightly more than 20km a year, anything rubber like tyres, seals and gaskets would become very brittle and leak profusely and as previously pointed out....no warranty.....new scarabeo has 2 years and is only a grand more. If you really want a 250 Adam has this beauty TGB Xmotion Demo with 77kms $5000 ride away include 6 months rego.

    http://www.thescootershop.net.au/NewScooters/tabid/5748/mid/6491/ctl/details/adid/9161/Default.aspx

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  • 04-05-2012 01:57 PM In reply to

    • adamn
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    Re: New Scarabeo 200 or Used Scarabeo 250

    decisions decisions......I prefer the idea of buying new for sure, but the 250 just seemed faster and cheaper. However as you say it will take time to break in the beo 200.

    I spoke to Adam at The Scooter Shop last weekend (nice guy) and test rode the beo 200 there.

    Let you know what I decide next week Smile

  • 04-05-2012 04:59 PM In reply to

    Re: New Scarabeo 200 or Used Scarabeo 250

    what you'll get from Adam is a quality business relationship well beyond your ownership of the beo, did you look at the TGB300 he has on special for $5k rideaway? BTW the Scarabeo 200 (178cc and 154kg) produces 14kw and the 250 (244cc and 165kg) produces 15.6kw. Not a lot in it Geeked You will need a topbox on the 200 as it has 16" wheels front and rear not enough room under the seat for anything but a jet helmet, whereas the 250 has a 14" rear wheel and a tad more room under the seat.

    Slow Down & Enjoy The Ride
    2012 Kawasaki W800
    Go the Retro
    Looking for another BeeWee :)
  • 04-05-2012 06:57 PM In reply to

    Re: New Scarabeo 200 or Used Scarabeo 250

    Devil LOL dingo are you on commission from TGB Big SmileBig SmileBig SmileBig SmileBig SmileBig SmileBig SmileBig SmileBig Smile

    $5000 its $5990 on the site or is that a diffrent scooter to the ex demo one , only 1 scooter a 50cc in the used scooter section 

  • 04-05-2012 07:29 PM In reply to

    Re: New Scarabeo 200 or Used Scarabeo 250

    pyrah:

    Devil LOL dingo are you on commission from TGB Big SmileBig SmileBig SmileBig SmileBig SmileBig SmileBig SmileBig SmileBig Smile

    $5000 its $5990 on the site or is that a diffrent scooter to the ex demo one , only 1 scooter a 50cc in the used scooter section 

    hmmm, commission ........nah Adams just a good guy with good deals, looking in the wrong spot Mr P http://www.thescootershop.net.au/Home/tabid/5747/mid/6998/ctl/details/newsid/3794/Default.aspx

    $5K for a Taiwanese maxi on road....it sells itself WinkSurpriseDevilCakeYesYesBeerBeer

    Slow Down & Enjoy The Ride
    2012 Kawasaki W800
    Go the Retro
    Looking for another BeeWee :)
  • 04-05-2012 07:33 PM In reply to

    Re: New Scarabeo 200 or Used Scarabeo 250

    Cool much appreciated Yes

  • 04-05-2012 08:22 PM In reply to

    • petegailey
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    Re: New Scarabeo 200 or Used Scarabeo 250

    adamn:
    A different dealer suggested I test ride a used 2005 model Scarabeo 250 that only had 160km on the clock and I couldn't believe the difference, the 250 seemed to have way more acceleration off the mark than the 200.
    I'd be going for the 250. Much more solid for touring and bigger rides. The 250cc Quasar engine is probably the most reliable bullet proof donk on the market. Down here they're clocking up 60,000/70,000ks and still going strong.  As far as Dingos comments about "anything rubber like tyres, seals and gaskets would become very brittle and leak profusely" Im not so sure about the seals/gaskets/coolant pipes but I'd be running it past an independant scooter mechanic. Sure you'd probably have to replace the battery and tyres but so what. The factory tyres that come with most scooters/bikes are generally cheap and nasty.  The fact that the 250 ran fine on the test ride proves that its working. The fact that your ass could tell the difference is also a good sign. Trust your ass! If I got the 250 I'd book it in for a service with a workshop thats not associated with the dealer. and get them to replace the oil, filters, coolant, etc etc.  I assume that the condition of the scoots paintwork,seat/ chrome/ springs etc looks ok, no rust or corrosion?

    As far as comparing a TGB with the Scarabo. The Scarabeo is miles ahead of a TGB IMO. I think for $4,250 the 250 could be a great deal. If it didnt work out you could pass it on without taking a big finiancial hit. Take the punt! If it works out you'll have a throughbred and not a plodder.

    Daelim NS 125: Mighty 1st scoot from Korea that punched way above its weight. Sold
    Vespa GTS 250: Modern Retro brilliance. I'll ride it til it dies.Traded in on a maxi.
    Suzuki DR650: "That Thing" Excellent Single 650 thumper chook chaser that was too tall. Sold
    Yamaha T Max: Best Maxi out there and serious canyon racer. Sold
    Triumph Bonneville: Modern Retro brilliance with the sweetest parallel twin.
    BMW F800R: The Naked Hun. Great intro into sports bikes.
    Gilera Runner FXR 180: 2 stroke scooter missile from Piaggio.
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  • 04-14-2012 01:11 PM In reply to

    • Paul
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    Re: New Scarabeo 200 or Used Scarabeo 250

    I'd go the new 200.  Will do 130kph easily on a private road, it will have warranty for 2 years so will be covered for the travelling you'll be doing, they will keep up with a 250 of any other brand easily.. a great bike and Adam is good to deal with tooStick out tongue

    Cheers,
    Paul

    Now Scarabeo 300 June 11 with Arrow pipe..oh yea!
    previously Scarabeo 200 (with gpr pipe) Oct 09 - June 11 (18,450km)
    previously Vmoto Monaco Apr 09 -Oct 09

    *lusting after a GTS, but a few good models for 2013*

  • 04-14-2012 04:50 PM In reply to

    Re: New Scarabeo 200 or Used Scarabeo 250

     Nice work Yes

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