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Steve Farrell  says:

Staff blog: Burgman v Tmax: the jury's out

One or two readers have commented that they doubt the Burgman 650 is as good as some other big scooters out there, like Yamaha’s Tmax or BMW’s C600 Sport. This week I’ll be finding out.   I'm doing a group test of six big scooters, also including the Honda Integra, Aprilia SRV850 and BMW C650GT.   I’ll be doing my 160-mile commute on each of them over the...

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Dec 12

Posts: 1454

Diablere says:

The jurys out

i think they might come back with a guilty verdict.

be really scared if they have a black cloth on their head when they do!

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Jun 13

Posts: 2

Allworld says:

The Jury's Out.

I use to ride a Tmax for many years and loved it. The week link was the CVT, if  Yamaha developed a Dual Clutch Automatic or a conventional shifting transmission then it would be perfect. Combining a little sport DNA with a maxi scooter is a good thing.

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Jan 10

Posts: 431

rlf3 says:

Only big ones?

How about  300 and 400 group tests?

I think that might be more relevant.

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Oct 11

Posts: 2653

Piglet2010 says:

Kymco MyRoad 700i

Is or will it be for sale in the UK (coming to the US sometime this fall)?  Looks to be a worthy competitor on the luxury/touring maxi-scooter segment.

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Sep 10

Posts: 1323

SatNavSteve says:


According to the specs on line, its 265kg dry! A bit heavy I think. Nice looking and practical but what will it weigh when wet?

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Jan 10

Posts: 431

rlf3 says:

Kymco Myroad

If the Myroad as announced as a UK model it would be doomed to failure.

The Kymco Downtown 300i is significantly cheaper and it doesn't sell at all well despite being an excellent machine..

Just 83 Downtown 300 scooters registered in the UK.

That's 83 sold total from Q3 of 2010 to Q1 of 2013, pretty dismal.

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Apr 11

Posts: 109

bikerpete51 says:

big scoots

Just been looking at the Piaggio X10 (350 single) God it's like sitting on a comfy sofa after getting off my 'blade, and according to the press it'll do 85mph and return 80mpg, as well as being up to decent milage motorway trips. Could very well be the future for this "senior" bike rider. License will be a lot safer too...

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Apr 12

Posts: 320

DazLoczy says:

Not just oldies!

If the scoots weren't such a premium over bikes then I'd seriously consider a maxi-scooter as my daily ride. They make great sense for someone who commutes serious distance of mixed motorway, A roads and town/city daily in all weather. Comfy as an armchair, plenty of weather protection etc. If I could afford one of these AND a 'fun' bike then I would but paying that kind of money for a scooter I'd rather spend a little more and go for a machine like the new BMW F800GT - belt drive, enough poke and fun on the days when you're not just commuting. Horses for courses but I'll be sticking with my cheap, fun and economical ER6n and put up with the occasional discomfort during bad weather and longer than normal commutes (even with the extra bits I've added for comfort).

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Sep 07

Posts: 2860

James600zx says:

265kg and pricey too.

Do they sell these things by the pound? Weight is one of the first things I look at on a bike specification. Maybe these scoots carry it low and so don't feel one-and-a-half times the weight of my ZX6R when they're on the move, but it won't help nimbleness when manoeuvring at low speeds.

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Feb 12

Posts: 162

plumber01 says:


how do these relate to the smaller traditional large capacity scooters , no expert, but I think honda do or did a sh300 and i think vespa also have a 300cc version which may have more power but also the lightweight handling and manoeuvrability of smaller scooters

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