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    Default Advice needed - Getting a 2B Scooter



    Gonna sell my car. *sob*
    Been away from SG riding scene for nearly 10 years and is intending to return with a scooter.
    Got some refresher riding experience in overseas so worry not.
    Important question is which 2B scooter to buy?

    Am considering SYM, Kymco downtown 200i, Suzuki Burgman 200 ABS.
    Key considerations:
    - Cost
    - Low maintenance cost
    - Reliability

    Basically just need a hassle free transport.
    What do you say my friend?
    If you have some other scooter in mind kindly share too.
    My daughter\'s name is Valencia.
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    Have you considered the Yamaha NMAX 155 ABS? I'm looking to get a scooter as a 2nd bike and will most probably be going for the NMAX. Engine capacity is slightly lower @ 155cc but should be sufficient for SG roads. OTR price is <$10k at current COE prices. Hong Leong is out of stock until the end of the month though.

    Good luck in your search!

     

     
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    Quote Originally Posted by snsd555 View Post
    Have you considered the Yamaha NMAX 155 ABS? I'm looking to get a scooter as a 2nd bike and will most probably be going for the NMAX. Engine capacity is slightly lower @ 155cc but should be sufficient for SG roads. OTR price is <$10k at current COE prices. Hong Leong is out of stock until the end of the month though.

    Good luck in your search!
    Thanks for the suggestion.
    I tried bidding $2 for COE today but was outbid.
    The magic hand came into operation at the last min and the price soar to $2,500
    Nevertheless, it's a $1400 decease.

    For everyone's info, i made some calls and visited Alexandra motor shops for a while
    Have my eyes on SYM Joyride 200 as Ban Hock Hin sales man said this is a MAXI scooter (maxi = bigger = premium)
    Called and checked for SYM Joyride 200:
    Bike production - no stocks for scooter, call next week (no sincerity to make business, don't even quote)
    Ban Hock Hin - $6300 (without COE, insurance)
    New Southern Motor - $9360 (OTR)
    Unique Motorsports - $9800 (OTR)
    United Cycles LLP - $9500 (OTR)

    BTW was told the cheapest scooter now is Honda Vestro (something like that), $8400 OTR
    My daughter\'s name is Valencia.
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    I'm torn in between Aerox 155 n PCX 150.

    Aerox looks sporty, PCX have an 'executive' scooter look.
    AEROX SMALL fuel tank, probably need to top up 3 times a week since I travel 60km each day.
    Aerox bigger wheels, more stability when on the move and cornering?
    PCX have more storage compartment.

    Price wise, both about the same, around 10k plus.

    Called a few bike shops. Is it because they get more profit?

    but most recommend aerox. While some reviews are leaning towards aerox. Is itbecaus of trend that makes it a popular scooter? Or is aerox just really better in comparison to pcx?

    I just called 1 bike shop n was also introduced to yamaha Nmax...is this better than the 2 bikes above?

    Need help from anyone riding it or have first hand experience with this dilemma....

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    I have ridden 2 models of Yamaha Nouvo, Nouvo elegance 115 was very sturdy because I've been riding it daily for the past 8 years without much problem. COE came to the end and I purchased a Yamaha Aerox. The Aerox is slightly higher than Nouvo but riding experience similar. Compared with Nouvo, there isn't much difference and even my security guard didn't notice that I've changed my bike. I have faith in Yamaha, because riding them for more than 15 years, no major breakdown so far (touch wood), maintenance cannot be skipped. Must change engine oil frequently (for me every 4 months) for my distance is short daily. Other than that, belt and battery must change every year. With that, no major problem will arise. My first Nouvo AT100 , which has similar spec like Fino is good but it has starting engine issue and need to kick start. Nouvo Elegance don't have start issue except didn't ride for 5 days, need to kick start. Kick start is easy. As this is scooter, so it won't be the same as those who with gear. If pillion , the bike will grunt, haven't try to pillion with Aerox but I'm breaking in, so won't pillion anyone until I hit 1600km. Those who want to try, like myself buy a second hand bike first, if don't like sell it away and get another one. Earlier 2 models of Nouvo I bought second hand, Aerox I bought new and it really difficult to hit 500km with the breaking in restrictions of less than 60km/hr ....

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