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How to ride a maxi scooter safely


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Hello everyone,


I have been riding a street bike for over a year. Managed to get my 2A license and now thinking of getting a scooter. Kymco Xciting 400i, Yamaha Majesty, Burgman, Maxsym 400i, etc.... you know what i mean.


So I went to Kymco at Ubi and manage to ride (for about 100m) a used Xciting 400i. To my surprise, the bike was too heavy, tall and wide for me. I can understand how a 400cc bike is bound to be heavier (and the tank was almost empty...imagine a full tank!)


I was sitting with my back on the lumbar support and I could barely keep one foot on the ground to steady myself, much less both feet.


However, I have seen enough riders who are shorter than me riding these maxi scooters... how do they manage? I'm of average ht of 175cm tall. I think the taiwanese bikes should fit most asians?


And how do you get comfortable when you need to do an emergency brake? One a street bike, I can immediately put a foot down to balance myself. I can't imagine trying to tip toe like I was on a scrambler.


I hope the seniors can show me a path towards the light. I really like the looks and the storage space of these maxi scooters. I just hope I can handle one.

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Even though my nick is Mr Biker, but scooter has been my most favourite ride. from Piaggio, Yamaha and suzuki, I enjoy all of them. 1.75m you say. i am 1.68 only. NOOOOOO problem at all. Kymco 400 is slightly taller(768mm) than the rest. if you really want to go to the scoot world, try a shorter one first. get the burg400. YOU will surely get hooked.

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Just ride slowly. Thats safe enough for a maxi scooter hahaha



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u must have nvr ridden a heavy 2b bike before...or is there any heavy 2b bikes...a maxi scoot is even easier to handle than the mainstream super4... in my view cos i ridden a tmax before n its very easy to ride...



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THATS why in scoot world, its called twist and go. no really specific technique. long ago when i was 9, 10 years old in my malaysia kampung. i rode a scooter just by twisting. concerning height, some scoot have thick and wide seat and thus when we stop, its really a pain. so yourself, 1.75m can accomodate many scooter. my advice is sym400 or burg 400 or even silverwing but its a bit heavy

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Some people don't sit all the way back when they mount the bike.

They keep to the front where it is narrow so that both feet can be on the ground.

After move off, they just slide back and stretch the legs.


E-brake? The momentum will force your butt forward. Just follow the flow and your feet can reach the floor.


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