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Contemplating getting a scooter for my commute to work.
My building actually offers free scooter parking right outside the door (I work in a highrise downtown - free parking is rare)

I have always loved the Italjet and Aprilia scooters - but for this I am thinking a cheaper Zuma would probably be the way to go..

So.. It comes down to Zuma 125 4t or 50 2t

Thoughts? I know at least one person (*audiofyl i think*) has a 125..

I imagine the 125 is a bit torqueyer, lower maint, etc - weight seems about the same - the 125 has 2" bigger tires... mileage is down, claimed 89 vs 123.. but there is no way the zuma 50 was gonna get 123 anyway

Just looking for some outside thoughts of pro's and con's

Not looking for modify it or anything.. Just want reliable cheap transport and maybe double duty as a fun pit bike (just in time to all but boycott this years racing season )
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my zuma was great, but anywhere that cars can travel over 35 it was a crapshoot about being run over.

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my zuma was great, but anywhere that cars can travel over 35 it was a crapshoot about being run over.
This was my first motorcycle ever!

I was 10

I know what you're saying though.. I don't think I would be taking it up and down LSD - I'd have to cruise local

I work about 4 miles from home
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The vino 125 was a very well built scoot. The only downfall it had was the 10" tires. The zuma has a much larger tire. That may be perfect. I played around with a razz 50 2smoke. Again, good bike, but the 125 was faster and easy to ride and get up to 50 mph.
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going to work and back requires me to keep it pinned all the time and I still pulled down 70+mpg

if i were to ride it nicely in suburbia ill bet i could pull down 110, mine is an 04 50 with i think like 4k miles on it and still runs like a top

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going to work and back requires me to keep it pinned all the time and I still pulled down 70+mpg

if i were to ride it nicely in suburbia ill bet i could pull down 110, mine is an 04 50 with i think like 4k miles on it and still runs like a top
But Pilot remember I am two you's
Takes more gas to move an excursion than it does a Subaru
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But Pilot remember I am two you's
Takes more gas to move an excursion than it does a Subaru
get the 125

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my zuma 125 is fairly quick. it will keep up with average traffic leaving a light. and it will go 55 without a problem.

there's a decent availability of street tires for it if you want something better than the mild knobbies that come on it.

although the aprilia scoot looks damn hot (and more expensive)



also a 2smoke. having the 4t is nice and convenient for everyday use.

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the 2smoke of the 50 isnt much of a hassle its oil injection, ive gone thru maybe 3 full quarts of oil in it since i bought it

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my zuma 125 is fairly quick. it will keep up with average traffic leaving a light. and it will go 55 without a problem.

there's a decent availability of street tires for it if you want something better than the mild knobbies that come on it.

although the aprilia scoot looks damn hot (and more expensive)



also a 2smoke. having the 4t is nice and convenient for everyday use.

I really would love to get an Aprilia - Wanted one for years.. but they do tend to explode and get stolen moreso than the Zuma.. and I learned my lesson with the bicycle.. I bought a nice couple thousand $$$ road bike and now I never want to take it anywhere because if I lock it up downtown I am paranoid someone will steal it.. So it's become a very light paperweight.
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buy a used rashed clapped out zuma, never wash it either, it will be there when you come back

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buy a used rashed clapped out zuma, never wash it either, it will be there when you come back
At the office I am somewhat ok... Not that I think security would do much - but they do stand at the door maybe 60' from where the scooters are parked.. and there is a line of em.. but yeah.. It's a consideration.

Maybe I can get a lojack for it and one of those alarms that says "Viper Armed! Please step away from the scooter! You have 10 seconds to comply"

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Bigger wheels means you can take it over some sweet jumps.
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Bigger wheels means you can take it over some sweet jumps.
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I really would love to get an Aprilia - Wanted one for years.. but they do tend to explode and get stolen moreso than the Zuma.. and I learned my lesson with the bicycle.. I bought a nice couple thousand $$$ road bike and now I never want to take it anywhere because if I lock it up downtown I am paranoid someone will steal it.. So it's become a very light paperweight.
get an old road bike, convert it to single speed and strip it down otherwise. front brake only, bolt on wheels and one of these.



it will be there when you get back...

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Bigger wheels means you can take it over some sweet jumps.
the zuma does jump well, watch out for the header though....

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get an old road bike, convert it to single speed and strip it down otherwise. front brake only, bolt on wheels and one of these.



it will be there when you get back...
Yeah.. Like I said.. I learned my lesson.. Next bike is gonna be a beater.
Might sell this bike to buy the scoot

This is what I have
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