SEATTLE- 1978 Scorpion

1978 Scorpion Moped/scooter. Vintage pedal-start- $600

Runs well. Starts super easy. Solid bike. Only 1402 miles. Chrome

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dam, rare and NICE!

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almost exactly a year later, up for sale again.

$550 or make offer. In Seattle.

Exactly the same as listed and as seen above.

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Trying to price my moped 1978 scorpion cuyuna motor with 145 original miles

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Downhill Harvey (OFMC) /

bump, and Tyler, yours is an SC-2. The stainless steel fenders (and 2-speed), make all the difference.

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Can you ship ??

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Yeah,but you can put a 2-speed on that so easily,just a few washers for the narrower mount.

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Tri-ped Dave O.D.B. /

Scorpions have such a strange lineage. Italian design made under license in England by NVT (Norton Villiers Triumph) then re-badged Cayuna by Scorpion America. So an American brand designed in Italy and manufactured in England. Scorpion wanted to get in on the moped craze but knew that R&D would take too long so they simply bought them and stuck their name on them.

They are identical to the NVT Lance excpt the decals.

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> Tri-ped Dave Wrote:

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> Scorpions have such a strange lineage. Italian design made under

> license in England by NVT (Norton Villiers Triumph) then re-badged

> Cayuna by Scorpion America. So an American brand designed in Italy and

> manufactured in England. Scorpion wanted to get in on the moped craze

> but knew that R&D would take too long so they simply bought them and

> stuck their name on them.

>

> They are identical to the NVT Lance excpt the decals.

Good info,Dave! I love they had the Morini engines.

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Downhill Harvey (OFMC) /

> Tri-ped Dave Wrote:

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> So an American brand designed in Italy and

> manufactured in England.

.................... and assembled in Minnesota.

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> Downhill Harvey (OFMC) Wrote:

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> > Tri-ped Dave Wrote:

>

> > -------------------------------------------------------

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> > So an American brand designed in Italy and

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> > manufactured in England.

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> .................... and assembled in Minnesota.

Yep, assembled at the old Scorpion snowmobile plant in Crosby, MN as a way to capitalize on the sudden moped popularity and help smooth out revenue dips during the off season. I don't think it helped though. Crosby is located on the Cuyana Iron Range in nothern Minnesota; hence the word Cuyana on the side of the engine. Like the majority Italian mopeds, they were simply just cobbled together with a lot of off-the-shelf parts. I am sure they had some proprietary and inhouse manufactured pieces but most were the same parts that other moped companies used.

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Tri-ped Dave O.D.B. /

My Scorpion SC-2X (Scrambler) is one of my favorite mopeds! The NVT plant did better work imho. Then there is the Lucas tail light..lol

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Tri-ped Dave O.D.B. /

Better work than the Morini plant, not than the USA assemblers. Just wanted to clarify.

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burp

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So this is the one thread that's 10 years old but still for sale?

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Long gone but we might as well keep bumping old ass threads. I mean, I am still looking for a rear rack for my Grande.

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---------------- LaZer ------------* /
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Just picked up this up in Eau Claire. Needs work.

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