Importing a Moped from Europe, what would you pick?

I have a guy who imports tons and tons of car parts and full cars in shipping containers on the regular and was wondering if anyone has ever brought one in?

If you had a choice of 50cc models not available in the US, what would you pick?

Thinking of asking him for a shipping quote to toss a moped in his next shipment, assuming I find something I like.

Re: Importing a Moped from Europe, what would you pick?

Dirty30 Dillon /

We have 6-7 non US market bikes in our shop now, and all for different reasons.

Are you asking to resell or to collect/keep?

Re: Importing a Moped from Europe, what would you pick?

oh, for keeps. I'm not interested in collecting.

I just don't know what 'grass is greener' models are over there. I always assumed they always have the better options than we do.

Re: Importing a Moped from Europe, what would you pick?

You can find some nice europeds in this topic.

Re: Importing a Moped from Europe, what would you pick?

Dirty30 Dillon /

Honestly, it's too broad a question. There are literally dozens of manufacturers, and 1000's of models and variants that were never brought over.

I have a few personal bikes that were brought over, and of those I really like the Piaggio Vespino, especially the later reed-inducted models. Dual-variated, CDI, fan-cooled, and full-sized frames like a Derbi.

You also can't go wrong with Derbi Revolution or any other StartV powered bike.

European "mopeds" also include a large array of really awesome small displacement shifter stuff.

Re: Importing a Moped from Europe, what would you pick?

> Dirty30 Dillon Wrote:

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> really like the Piaggio Vespino, especially the later reed-inducted

> models. Dual-variated, CDI, fan-cooled, and full-sized frames like a

> Derbi.

That's a SCOOTER THO

Re: Importing a Moped from Europe, what would you pick?

Dirty30 Dillon /

> P8R . Wrote:

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> > Dirty30 Dillon Wrote:

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> > really like the Piaggio Vespino, especially the later reed-inducted

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> > models. Dual-variated, CDI, fan-cooled, and full-sized frames like a

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> > Derbi.

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> That's a SCOOTER THO

So's yer SPX, but we ain't splitting hairs roomie

Re: Importing a Moped from Europe, what would you pick?

My spx runs tho

SUKKIT

Re: Importing a Moped from Europe, what would you pick?

Dirty30 Dillon /

> P8R . Wrote:

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> My spx runs tho

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> SUKKIT

It won't by the time you get home...

Re: Importing a Moped from Europe, what would you pick?

> Dirty30 Dillon Wrote:

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> Honestly, it's too broad a question. There are literally dozens of

> manufacturers, and 1000's of models and variants that were never brought

> over.

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> European "mopeds" also include a large array of really awesome small

> displacement shifter stuff.

Yeah, I was trying to be broad. I was mostly interested in like "oh man, I would love if I could get THIS MOPED HERE because of X reasons"

or "this is the holy grail that you can buy all day long in Europe but they aren't here"

Definitely intended to be more of a 'what would you like' discussion... but based in reality (IE, obtainability)

Like, I personally like the idea of those shifter-enduro-style mopeds.

Re: Importing a Moped from Europe, what would you pick?

awesome. thanks. That's what I was searching for earlier without success

Re: Importing a Moped from Europe, what would you pick?

Overpriced Parts /

Puch Monza with or without pedals but of course with pedals so it would be a moped

I would trade most of my magnum collection for one like this :

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Re: Importing a Moped from Europe, what would you pick?

Dirty30 Dillon /

> Ken Roff Wrote:

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> Puch Monza with or without pedals but of course with pedals so it would

> be a moped

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> I would trade most of my magnum collection for one like this :

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I have one of these sitting in my shop right now.

Re: Importing a Moped from Europe, what would you pick?

My favourite Monza is the JPS, and not solely because i smoke JPS.

Re: Importing a Moped from Europe, what would you pick?

If we are talking scooters, yamaha sting is the best.

Re: Importing a Moped from Europe, what would you pick?

I’d want a Yamaha sting with the pedals, or a Yamaha TDR 50

Re: Importing a Moped from Europe, what would you pick?

oooo. I like those

Re: Importing a Moped from Europe, what would you pick?

yammy stingy is a legit choice

as far as a frame i would prolly bring over some sick shit like a simson s53 if i had the dough

if i was buying based on motor, i would bring literally any am6 bike over

Re: Importing a Moped from Europe, what would you pick?

I'd like a Peugeot SPX / RCX or a MBK magnum myself. Scooters and 50cc motorcycles can get bent

Re: Importing a Moped from Europe, what would you pick?

fuck forgot about mbk magnums.

but also french bikes can get bent

Re: Importing a Moped from Europe, what would you pick?

I'm digging the Peugeot 103 models.

Re: Importing a Moped from Europe, what would you pick?

Josiah Radebaugh /

Peugeot TSM-R

Re: Importing a Moped from Europe, what would you pick?

Dirty30 Dillon /

> Chapel C Wrote:

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> I'm digging the Peugeot 103 models.

So just buy one here, they are all over the States.

Re: Importing a Moped from Europe, what would you pick?

yeah, I meant like the SPX models and stuff.

Re: Importing a Moped from Europe, what would you pick?

Simson schwalbe kr51, no contest

They're not cheap but also not uncommon, and also not really a moped but they're tops on my euro wishlist for a while now

Re: Importing a Moped from Europe, what would you pick?

Brought an mbk ev50 back from paris last year. Pay extra baggage and tell them its bicycle parts. Easy. I would love to see a tomos ATX! Peugeot xps or mbk x limit.

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> Born to be WillD Wrote:

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> Simson schwalbe kr51, no contest

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> They're not cheap but also not uncommon, and also not really a moped but

> they're tops on my euro wishlist for a while now

> http://www.akf-shop.de/documents/category/4548/simson-schwalbe-david-titelbild-6.jpg

knew you'd have my back on the simson game

Re: Importing a Moped from Europe, what would you pick?

Fantic Joy

Yamaha Yamy

Motron Taxi

Derbi Furax / Aventura

Re: Importing a Moped from Europe, what would you pick?

av92

mb80

puch 3speed manual

ms50 with dual sets of pedals

Re: Importing a Moped from Europe, what would you pick?

if shifties count... I'd get a newer Malaguti Fifty, '94- '97 the ones with the g30 engine. Fred in atl imported one, thing rippps. 50cc 2t, Water cooled, manual 4 speed, robust clutch, mono shock, disc brakes, hydro forks, plenty of kits and parts around. They even made a dual variated auto version called the Fifty RV that was still stupid fast for it's kind. Or an Oxford Peripole, same thing as the malaguti more or less just more naked looking. I love the step through shifty / tubone concept. It's like a moped on steroids! The only thing like it nowadays is the Sachs Madass which is 4t and has zero sex appeal lol.

Hmm or the Cagiva Super City, they made a 50cc but the 125 is sick. Like a mini adventure bike.

my 2 cents you didn't ask for; consider serviceability and parts availability before you pay to have something imported. Know what you are getting into. If you plan to actually ride it, make sure you can at least get the important bits. Some bikes had very rare chassis designs but super common engines, that to me is kinda the best combo.

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