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Trend of Scooters population in Singapore


The population of scooter in S'pore will:? Reasons  

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  1. 1. The population of scooter in S'pore will:? Reasons

    • 1) increase?
    • 2) decrease?
    • 3) remain the same?


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Hi.

 

I'm riding a scooter.

 

I feel that scooters generally appeal to the following categories of riders:

1) mature riders;

2) women riders;

3) ppl who prefer comfort, convienence, easy of ops than performance, speed and control

 

What do you think?

 

IMHO, scooters are generally closer to 4 wheelers in that:-

1) they have big storage compartments,

2) their engines and undercaraige are covered by bodywork,

3) they have more body work to take care (just like choosing you beloved car's colour, you can choose your scooter's colour too and show the distinct characters)

4) Some scooters have roof and wipers, more protected form the elements,

5) less rugged and requires less skill to ride.

 

I feel that with the more daring designs by Italian scooters manufacturers, and with more bigger cc scooters in the market, the scooters population in S'pore is going to increase (relative to m/cycles, of course subject to COE quotas), as cars are and will be expensive in S'pore, are scooters going to be a humble alternative?

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i choose to downgrade to scooter is also for the comfort, space storage and fuel comstruption. veri relac machim driving veri comfortable

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I plan to get one too.... hopefully soon.

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Originally posted by k.yutaka@Feb 16 2005, 12:35 PM

i choose to downgrade to scooter is also for the comfort, space storage and fuel comstruption. veri relac machim driving veri comfortable

Agree. :thumb:

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Originally posted by k.yutaka@Feb 16 2005, 12:35 PM

i choose to downgrade to scooter is also for the comfort, space storage and fuel comstruption. veri relac machim driving veri comfortable

don't say downgrade to scooter lei...... downgrade seem like not so nice lah, better to say not so easy to pick by TP....wah...hahahaha....:smile:

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Hi Keynes! Long long time no see....hows your Majesty400 going? Tip top condition?

 

After changing to riding scooter, I felt is the best mode of bike transport to chose from if you consider the kind of road and traffic condition we have here.

 

Adding to your point about scooter is just like a car, I must say that its the only kind of bike with the capacity to fit an audio system.

125km/hr to 0km/hr in 1 sec will make mince meat. Ride slowly to show off your bike, Ride slowly to save your life.

 

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Scooter also dun consume much fuel in this place where petrol is so expensive.

Saves money in the long run!

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Originally posted by mika14@Mar 12 2005, 11:19 PM

Scooter also dun consume much fuel in this place where petrol is so expensive.

Saves money in the long run!

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r u sure?

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Originally posted by Cybourg@Mar 7 2005, 09:04 PM

Hi Keynes! Long long time no see....hows your Majesty400 going? Tip top condition?

 

After changing to riding scooter, I felt is the best mode of bike transport to chose from if you consider the kind of road and traffic condition we have here.

 

Adding to your point about scooter is just like a car, I must say that its the only kind of bike with the capacity to fit an audio system.

Hi. Long timeno see.

 

How's ur Hexagon? Power right?

 

I ride a Silverwing, not Majesty.

 

Yes, sccoters can fit audio system, for bikes, I think only those as big as ST11 or bigger can do so.

 

It is also the only 2 wheeler which you can put down both feet while stopping or riding, hang your groceries in front, mount from front (don't need to worry to hit the rear box when mounting), and ur pillion will have a full clear view of the traffic condition in front, need not tilt head to one side, his helmet will not knock against yours.

 

The next thing will be shield above u (like convertibles), windscreen wipers, reverse gear, tiptronic transmission etc.

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Hi Keynes... The Hexagon is going real fine right now. New paint work, a bit of servicing here and there, changing to higher windscreen and original side mirror. It sure can survive for another 10 years... however I only renew 5 years COE.

 

Getting my class2A soon and will probably move on to Suzuki Burgman. By the way, how do you find 400cc scooter? Is it very heavy?

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The heaviest 400cc scooter in the market currently is Silverwing 400 (abt 221 kg), b cos it has the same body as the 600 version. Suzuki 400 is abt 184 kg, I thk Hex abt 130 to 150 kg (very rough estimate, I still cannot get any Hex specs), Majesty 400 almost 200 kg.

 

I'll pm u the specifications of almost all scooters in S'pore, I'll compiled them.

 

Price wise (the best of my knowledge):-

Majesty abt $12.5k

Swing abt $13k

 

U shd go read the threads of the various models.

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Originally posted by Keynes@Feb 16 2005, 09:58 AM

5) less rugged and requires less skill to ride.

 

 

In some sense, yes cos dont have to change gear. But because of its smaller wheels, fast cornering will be more challenging than those maunal gear bikes. so actually for scooters, more skill in terms of judgement of speed and control in this area. :smile:

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The oil consumption isn't very low though. I think its high. My fren got is riding a scooter(FB plate) where he pays $5 for every 80 to 100 and it very expensive. Its a 2 stroke bike and it need 2t too.

 

The old type of scooter isn't very safe too i think. I actually wanted to get a scooter but my dad don't allow. He said that its dangerous because of the small wheel and the front fairing which will wobble alot when going at a little high speed and it doesn't help in cutting the wind. The newer version seems to be much more comfortable and safe. The front fairing is much more thicker and have a sharp curve to help to cut win.

I like it alot.

 

Maybe i don't really agree that more scooter riders are mature riders, but i definitely agree that more women are getting up with riding scooter. They look very nice on them.

I see alot of bengs and mad riding them now. But they look much cooler on them then sports bike.

 

Maybe we can share more on the oil consumption. I think different cc and the difference on 2 strok and 4 strok scooter affect the oil consumption. How bout more discussion.

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Originally posted by baobao23@Mar 27 2005, 11:27 PM

The oil consumption isn't very low though. I think its high. My fren got is riding a scooter(FB plate) where he pays $5 for every 80 to 100 and it very expensive. Its a 2 stroke bike and it need 2t too.

 

The old type of scooter isn't very safe too i think. I actually wanted to get a scooter but my dad don't allow. He said that its dangerous because of the small wheel and the front fairing which will wobble alot when going at a little high speed and it doesn't help in cutting the wind. The newer version seems to be much more comfortable and safe. The front fairing is much more thicker and have a sharp curve to help to cut win.

I like it alot.

 

Maybe i don't really agree that more scooter riders are mature riders, but i definitely agree that more women are getting up with riding scooter. They look very nice on them.

I see alot of bengs and mad riding them now. But they look much cooler on them then sports bike.

 

Maybe we can share more on the oil consumption. I think different cc and the difference on 2 strok and 4 strok scooter affect the oil consumption. How bout more discussion.

u talking about vespa?

 

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errh, saw it somewhere, well here goes..

 

actually the growing scooter trend is not only in sg. a gd example would be the Honda's Helix and Elite scooters. these bikes reminds people of the euphoric feelings they got when they broke away from authority and did things their parents told them not to do. its like appealing to the rebellious kid in all of us. scooters have a certain personality and taste to it, especially attractive to young guys out there wanting to elude a unique personality abt themselves.

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can't really go v fast in sg...... so why need a powerful bike n get all stressed up? keke scooter will be a nice ride n yes it's comfy too. i dun ride a scooter but in time to come, may get one....i saw the song & kelly one n it's damn nice

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In the future I may also get a scooters too.

Cheap and easy to maneuver in congested traffic.

Scooters win hands down in traffic jams!

Scooters is the future.

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Originally posted by k.yutaka@Feb 16 2005, 12:47 PM

i choose to downgrade to scooter is also for the comfort, space storage and fuel comstruption. veri relac machim driving veri comfortable

i choose to upgrade.. :cheeky:

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