I've currently got a '92 Yamaha Jog, which I really like a lot. However, I'm looking into selling it because I want something a bit more powerful and stable. I like riding through winding country roads and the Yamaha is too unstable on northeastern Pennsylvania pothole-laden roads.
Anyway, I was checking out a couple of Aprilia models... the Scarabeo 50's and 150's. They both appear to be fine machines. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with either of these models. I'm looking for info on max speed, reliability, stability and maintenance.
The 50cc model is the perfect size for me and I like the large wheels. And it appears easy for me to handle and store. Plus, I can carry a passenger (although my wife sat on it and it seemed too cramped. My local dealer has a new 2001 leftover for $2199 (dealer prep and all included). Not too bad, I guess.
The 150cc model would be ideal. Big, powerful, and extremely comfortable for 2 riders. However, I had a hell of a time getting it back up on it's stand (I heard this was a common problem) and it's gonna be tough getting it in and out of my yard and basement. It is also a 2001 leftover and dealer wants $4099 for it (dealer prep and all included).
What to do, what to do?
Great forum here! And thanks for any help.
-Tom in PA