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    2006 Yamaha Morphous

    Boy does that look neat!! Kind of like a mini FJR 1300



    Sorry about that. I don't know how to delete it and the model was already discussed



    Rod
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    Last edited by Rod; 08-15-2005 at 08:39 PM.

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    No need to delete- folks here will talk about things twice with no problems!

    I haven't seen one yet- I have seen a '06 Majesty, but not the Morph- I know a lot of folks are doing a lot of talking about them.

    Seems the 'look' of the scoot is going to be a love/hate thing- will be very interesting to see how it rides!

    And I don't think we've met before- welcome Rod!

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    Thanks for the welcome X. I used to read the old BB board when I first started my middle aged crazy hobby about 18 months ago. Glad I found this place. Among many others, I remember some great Beginner advice I got from LoDown Sinner. Glad he's here,too.

    Great people here. I would like to get the Lil Dove to try a scoot that's well made and has good braking and handling. I suspect this really cool lookin' Yamaha is a bit much. Maybe a Vino is more her style.

    Darn gas prices are going to get more people in the warm weather climates looking at neat bikes like these.

    So what makes you folks give up the clutch and the bigger wheels?

    TIA

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    I'm another middle-aged crazy- just 12 months worth on my end.

    We have a Vino 125 on the premises- great scoot to start on. Just enough power for regular streets (not interstate, of course) and not enough weight or power to scare the tar out of you. We've put nearly 1300 miles on it in 11 months...Okay, our daughter owns it and I put 500 of that on there in the last ten weeks!

    I'm not the best person to ask about little wheels and no shifting- although I've owned a Silverwing and a Reflex, I'm a traitor that rides MCs too and currently only own a Honda VLX that is officially 'mine." I love both scooters and MCs and seem to insist I have one of each to be perfectly happy!

    I will buy another scoot sometime before next spring- of my own- but haven't quite decided what it will be yet...no larger than a 400 for sure, probably a 250- in part due to those gas prices!

    We're in MO and scooters are selling like crazy here the last few weeks- particulary 250cc and under- there's basically nothing left on the showroom floors in either of our local dealerships less than 400cc. Maybe one Metropolitan and one Elite- this is NOT scooter country and the run is absolutely amazing. We used to be able to get really good prices on scooters...But as you said, I'm afraid those days are soon gone...

    One sales guy said small bikes are selling like wildfire, too- The big ones are starting to collect dust and they can't keep a 250 on the floor. Has to be gas prices- people are getting real nervous about the economy!

    So why did you choose no shifting and small wheels??

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    Actually, I ride a Suzuki 650 Wee Strom and love it. I'm in outside sales so I really can't see customers smelling like sweat and rain water around here in Florida this time of year. So in the cage I go for 30,000 miles a year.

    I'd love to talk my SO into riding a scoot. I sat on a Burgman and thought it was really nice but maybe too big for her. I got passed on the freeway by a Silverwing going 85 MPH and thought to myself "self, those are real motorcycles".

    We have a lot of nit wit drivers and far too few roads but I see more and more scoots. It's too dangerous to commute on one around here but the prime riding season is coming up. The technology of those bikes are incredible. I ride my recumbent bicycle 3500 miles a year on the streets but you can never have enough toys, ya know?

    Rod

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    Quote Originally Posted by x_cuesme
    No need to delete- folks here will talk about things twice with no problems!
    Heck, some of us will talk about things a hundred times and still not get bored.
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    I saw a blue Morphous at my Yamaha dealer last time I was there. It has 13" wheels, a 26" seat height, and it's only 250cc. Long and low. I liked it, but my husband doesn't.

    They finally come out with a scooter that has a nice low seat height, in my favorite color, and I'm now riding a MC instead of a scoot. Argh!

    By the way,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod
    So what makes you folks give up the clutch and the bigger wheels?
    I'd love to have a 125cc-200cc sport-standard motorbike. Other than the $4000 MZ RT125 available at a dealership 275 miles away, can you recomend any?

    Scoot safe,
    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxiScoot
    It has 13" wheels, a 26" seat height, and it's only 250cc.
    Fuel injection, radial tires. If only middleweight motorbikes were spec'd so well.

    Tom

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