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babblefish
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:24 am    Post subject: Interesting 2020 scooter videos Reply with quote

Wish therre were motorcycle shows like this around these parts.

Just thought some of you might be interested to see some of the new scooters coming out in 2020 for the rest of the world. Well, interesting to me anyway. Sadly, most will probably never make it into the US. I especially like the Royal Alloy 300 and Italjet Dragster 200. Actually, I'd love to have the Dragster as a playtoy. I also find it interesting that both Yamaha and Kymco will be offering Piaggio MP3 type 3-wheel scooters in their new lineup. The Kymco even has integrated saddlebag mounts.

I've been thinking about buying another motorcycle, but because of their weather protection and storage/carrying capabilities, I'm thinking a bigger scooter might make more sense for my needs.






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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In Portland, Oregon, next weekend is the One Motorcycle Show. It’s mostly custom motorcycles but usually there will be a few scooters/mopeds.


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JXK9Dd1oA2Y
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the Royal Alloy will make it to the US.

That Dragster looks pretty awesome. I usually don’t like modern designs but that one works.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Vespa GTS 300 is also an option. It had an engine upgrade last year. It’s got plenty of power and great weather protection.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I watched a review of the 2020 GTS 300 HPE. The earlier models have a higher top speed, but the power and torque of the HPE engine is incredible.

Doesn't the Royal Alloy 300 use a Vespa engine? Did I see that somewhere?

I could have a bike for every day of the week. Wink

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Vespa and Royal Alloy engines do look very similar. I see they are available for preorder in the UK. It would be a tough choice to pick between a Vespa and a Royal Alloy. They’ve done a great job on the RA and it looks great.

I can see the bottom falling out of the Lambretta market. Why buy an old 2t when you could buy a faster, cleaner, automatic scooter.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr.FixIt wrote:
Doesn't the Royal Alloy 300 use a Vespa engine? Did I see that somewhere?

It was Scomadi that looked into using a Piaggio/Vespa engine in their proposed large engine scooter. That never got worked out between Scomadi and Piaggio. I presume that Royal Alloy sources their engine in China though it could be a Sym design.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Royal Alloy 300 is possibly using a Chinese built version of the older Vespa 300 motor(about 21.5 hp.)


https://scooterlab.uk/royal-alloy-gp-300s-v-vespa-gts-300-hpe-road-test/
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That’s an interesting review. The air filter box looks like it’s from a GTS. I like the way the panels remove for easier access to the engine etc.

To bad about this comment:

“Everything under the panels is nice and tidy, much neater than an LML for instance – so far so good.”

Some British snobbery for you......
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