Jumbo brand moped?

Just drove by a section of town which I dont quite frequent, and lo and behold at a used car dealership they had a moped on the sidewalk for sale. This red bike with a front basket and pedals looked new, sooo I took down the phone number and called.

The secretary or assistant or whatever harriedly answered the phone and promptly told me that the bike was Indian and the brand was Jumbo that they would go 35 mph stock, and they had several 2001 models with no miles for $ 899.00

My question is this what is a Jumbo from India( no elephant jokes please) and is it worth 900 bucks, and are there parts available.

Armando

Re: Jumbo brand moped?

Have you done a web-search for it? I've never heard of one...I'm thinking someone bought a bunch of indian-made mopeds and re-labeled them-- I think Sears was doing this for some of their catalog mopeds.

Someone here will know more, and I'll see if I can get any information from the net.

Re: Jumbo brand moped?

You should be able to get one for peanuts. (sorry just couldn't resist)

Re: Jumbo brand moped?

XBrandon EdgeX /

I think Derbi made a 50cc 4 speed motorcycle called the CX Jumbo.

Re: Jumbo brand moped?

Armando,

Are you in the USA? Can you get a picture of the moped for posting?

I couldn't find much on searches for "Jumbo" and "Moped"--

I bet with a pic, we could figure out what kind it really is--

Re: Jumbo brand moped?

Maybe I can get by and get a brochure or something, this really is intriguing that no-one seems to know this brand of moped so far.

I can mention, that one of my friends was approached to help finance a business venture bringing in a container load of mopeds from China. Cant remember how many mopeds are in a container, but the cost per moped was in the order of 400 bucks a piece, to be sold to the reatilers at 600 or therebouts.

Armando

Re: Dumbo was an orphan

Beware of anything someone can get you a deal on by the container load. If these mopeds don't have some sort of factory support after they get here, they become "orphans".

The Zanetti is supposedly one of these. Also some of the Chinese models people have inquired about here would fall into this category.

Jim

Re: Bambi was an orphan

Beware of anything someone can get you a deal on by the container load. If these mopeds don't have some sort of factory support after they get here, they become "orphans".

The Zanetti is supposedly one of these. Also some of the Chinese models people have inquired about here would fall into this category.

Jim

Re: Location of Jumbo

Armando, where are you? In the states? I know some mopeds don't make it into the US at all-- I did check your post several times-- I hope I''m not missing it, if you did include it.

Your IP is proxy.aol, so that wasn't much help.

I want to know where they are selling "crateloads of mopeds" so I can move there!!

Seriously, though, I'd like to help figure this out, and knowing what country you're in could eliminate certain options-- I assume you're from the USA, but want to make sure.

let me know, keep us posted. Does the dealer have a website or home page?

Yours,

Wayne

Re: Call me Dumbo

I realized which Disney character I was talking about just as I hit the button to send.

Looks like I hit the button...

Sorry for the double post!

Jim

Re: Crates of mopeds

Well at least a dozen once. Back around 1984 or so.

It was at a govenment auction where they were selling off surplus vehicles. Along with them was a bunch of mopeds apparently supplied to the Dept of Transportation for testing purposes. I recognized some brands, but there was one wierd one in the bunch.

It looked like a motorscooter, with a rear body and front shield, but it had pedals. The body and shield were if course very narrow. Don't recall the make.

Since it was a selaed bid auction, I don't know what they went for.

Jim

Re: Crates of mopeds

I live in south Florida where the weather is warm and the drivers are nuts.

Armando

Re: Bambi was an orphan

Yeah,,as an Avanti Autopower moped owner , a moped which seems to have something breaking on it every week, I will never buy another new bike that doesn't have a dealership close , within easy driving distance of my house. I guess it's better to buy a couple of used bikes and rotate them,ride one and fix/wait for parts for the backup bike then to buy a new imported bike from a 3rd world country, have something break on it every week, not have the dealership close by,and then have to wait months for the slow boat from China/ india to make it to the USA with replacement parts..... I am learning the hard way... man, I wished more moped shops would open or that motorcycle dealerships would get more invovled with mopeds... my moped is major transportation for me, not a teenager toy...I need something reliable to get to work, pay the bills,etc.

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