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Last post 01-08-2018 10:43 PM by aspro boy. 25 replies.
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  • 11-30-2017 03:04 PM In reply to

    Re: Sydney Motorcycle &Scooter Show Darling Harbour

    Welcome to the site LittleJohnny Yes

    Image result for little johnny

  • 11-30-2017 06:00 PM In reply to

    Re: Sydney Motorcycle &Scooter Show Darling Harbour

    ha ha ha 

    I luv it !

    It actually it looks like one of my old school photos !!!!

     

    thanks for the welcome Sir Pyrah !

    ǝlƃuɐ ʇuǝɹǝɟɟᴉp ɐ ɯoɹɟ ʇᴉ ʇɐ ƃuᴉʞool ʎɹʇ

    BWS100 now a 125
    09CB400 VTEC3 REVO SUPER4
    pretty in RedWhiteBlue
  • 12-01-2017 01:55 PM In reply to

    Re: Sydney Motorcycle &Scooter Show Darling Harbour

    Free Settling State - free to return after the then state government, or what was left of it, was required to post a gold discovery bounty to encourage their settlers to return from the gold fields of Victoria; freer under the stewardship of Don Dunstan - lol.

    I agree with the flat floor over tunnel scooter sentiment and why I overlooked the Honda PCX 150 during the last purchase rounds. This is why I believe Vespa, beyond their 'mystique' value, continue to post reasonable sales numbers even though they pinch their swing tickets from the pages of old telephone books.

    But the SMax 155 would not work for me. Heavier, taller seat and with less room, comfort in the cockpit than it's 155 sibling, older blokes don't need yet another reason to make them cranky. A crunched cockpit can make you cranky. Not a problem if you are only running short errands perhaps. At 5'10" I am borderline comfortable on the PCX 150, but the NMax provides more room comparatively. Better provisioning for a passenger on the PCX. I'm looking for something I can be comfortable aboard for several uninterupted hours of early morning free-spirited riding. 

  • 12-12-2017 12:44 PM In reply to

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    Aspro Boy,

    soz late reply but I was looking for my pink short shorts just like Don used to wear, not sure if was wearing them when he stood at the end of Glenelg jetty vowing to hold back the predicted doomsday tidal wave !!!!!

     

    Anyway, I can see your points with height, comfyness and Crankyness.

    We all must consider what suits ourselves first in our rides as aposed to what others like or dislike. The PCX and the NMax are both really good scooters and some advantages may outweigh others. Flat floors for practability are my thoughts but the power and beauty of the PCX and the NMax are great but have tunnels, the SH150 is ok but (ugly/$$$) and the 110's eg Dio, Address etc, I'm not confident the 110's will get up Flagstaff Hill rd as quick as my BeeWee 2stroke (125cc big bore kit) (your thoughts Pyrah?). At 5'6" 65kg , I think I would be very happy with a brand new Smax155, But Yam wont give me one !!!!! p'd off. Not considering a Vesp at this stage in life.

    As for your crankyness, all I can say is "Cheer up mate" !!

    ǝlƃuɐ ʇuǝɹǝɟɟᴉp ɐ ɯoɹɟ ʇᴉ ʇɐ ƃuᴉʞool ʎɹʇ

    BWS100 now a 125
    09CB400 VTEC3 REVO SUPER4
    pretty in RedWhiteBlue
  • 12-12-2017 07:17 PM In reply to

    Re: Sydney Motorcycle &Scooter Show Darling Harbour

    Um 125cc two stroke think maybe a 175cc four stroke Stick out tongue 

    Pre great war  2 stroke Scott's were handicapped by multiplying there cc by 1.32 when racing 4 strokes Geeked

    Image result for 1913 scott motorcycle

  • 12-12-2017 09:05 PM In reply to

    Re: Sydney Motorcycle &Scooter Show Darling Harbour

    That's a nifty piece of info Pyrah

  • 12-12-2017 09:25 PM In reply to

    Re: Sydney Motorcycle &Scooter Show Darling Harbour

    Don't take the crankiness thing too seriously Little Johnny. Anybody fortunate enough to know the joys of riding can't be inheritly cranky. But smaller scoots pose a challenge in the comfort department once you are over a certain height. Ok if your just running to the local shops, but if you want to stay aboard for a decent ride you can be a little squeezed. The NMax 155 has more 'stretch' room than the PCX 150. I went from one to the other and back again numerous times at the show. The quality of the PCX appears superior, especially the plastics. The value of the NMax 155 could be with superior technology, features. But the PCX 150 remains unchanged since 2014, so I wonder where Honda will go with this or will they sit on their success? The PCX style is the platform for hybrid and battery variants so this might be the development statergy being taken by Honda.

    I'll be asking Mr. P for his interpretation of the two scoots. It is disappointing that most of the UTube comparison clips for these two models are in Estupeanish.

  • 01-01-2018 08:24 PM In reply to

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    Hey eviladrian - there's you on Saturday. I reference this photo regularly. I am interested to know whether your thoughts on the Tricity 155 are still strong in the positive. I have moved the Tricity 155 to the very short list again. I am hoping top test ride one in the wild over the next weeks. Dealer location(s) for me are a phaf, but ... 

    What impressed you about this scooter? 

  • 01-06-2018 09:47 AM In reply to

    Re: Sydney Motorcycle &Scooter Show Darling Harbour

    "Bi-city".....some of your best work, johhny

    Aprilia 200ie
  • 01-08-2018 11:25 AM In reply to

    Re: Sydney Motorcycle &Scooter Show Darling Harbour

    To be honest, a big part of it is the novelty value.  This would be my third scooter and I don't just want the same thing but with a bigger motor.

    I like stuff that's a bit different from the mainstream, like the PCX with its idle-stop and instant starting system.  If Honda still sold the dual-clutch NC700/CTX700 bikes I'd be looking at those too, but they didn't survive long enough and I haven't seen any used ones around.

    The Tricity stands out from the pack with a unique look (I know about the Piaggio MP3 but that just looks chunky and dull next to the Tricity with its more exposed front end) and a different riding experience to the other dozen or so scooters in its size and price range.

    I should note that about a week after the show I got an email from the BMW dealer I'd chatted with at the show to say that the new C400X (unique selling point: LCD dash with music and sat-nav) might be showing up in about 6 months, so I've decided to hold off on a purchase until I see that.  It's entirely possible that by then I'll have seen something with 4 wheels or little insect wings that move around and changed my mind again, so maybe I'm not the most reliable reviewer. Wink

    Then: Daelim S1 125
    Now: Honda PCX 150
  • 01-08-2018 10:43 PM In reply to

    Re: Sydney Motorcycle &Scooter Show Darling Harbour

    .... but at least you are reliable in replying and for that I am grateful. Yes, I get the novelty factor over more of the same only different. And I wouldn't buy anything, now, that did not have ABS. I have owned many bikes and a few scooters over the years, none of which had ABS. But I went many years without the need for spectacles - then everything changes.

    The Tricity seems to be a scoot that polarizes many traditional riders. Positive interpretations follow having ridden the scoot, especially the 155, over just observing. Anyway, I am keen to ride this scoot beyond a circuit of witches hats.

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