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Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
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johnk
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2003 Stella 2T & 2012 Stella 4T

PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Manufactured to replace the Stella"?

I resent that remark!

(Go take a test drive, Point37!)
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Point37
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Location: Southcoast, MA
'13 Buddy 125 Seafoam

PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

johnk wrote:

(Go take a test drive, Point37!)


but what if i like it?...buddy only cost me $1300...not spending $4k...plus i'm a used bike kind of person...let someone else take the initial hit...and can't see buying a new model that isn't proven yet with no aftermarket parts...plus i'm sure the performance is pretty similar...but it never hurt to take a ride Smile

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just saw one of these Royal Alloys on the street today. I must say it looks pretty good. Still wouldn't buy one though, engine is too small.
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scootERIK
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone on Modern Buddy bought one yet?

If anyone has it would be great to get some reviews. Most of the reviews I have read/heard were after short test rides or from less experienced riders.
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Location: Santa Barbara
Genuine Buddy 125, Kick

PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I took one out for a quick parking lot spin yesterday. My brief take: it’s heavier and feels more solid than my old Stella . Longer wheelbase makes it feel smoother, better tracking, but wider turning radius. After riding my Kick around, this felt like a tank. Engine is strong and smooth, but lacks the quick pickup of my Kick. Probably best for open road touring or suburban commuting. No under seat storage but does have a rear rack.
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dcarwin
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RA GT 150

PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got one of these, and happy to answer any questions I can. I'm in the middle of a big ramp-up myself, of trying to understand what I will and won't be able to modify on this scooter.

Engine model: 1P57QMJ
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dcarwin wrote:
I've got one of these, and happy to answer any questions I can.

First impressions? Photos?
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Point37
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dooglas wrote:
dcarwin wrote:
I've got one of these, and happy to answer any questions I can.

First impressions? Photos?


^^^what he said

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dcarwin wrote:
I've got one of these, and happy to answer any questions I can. I'm in the middle of a big ramp-up myself, of trying to understand what I will and won't be able to modify on this scooter.


What does it make you want to modify?
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scootERIK
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Real world MPGs and miles per tank?
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jartist
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Vespa

PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would love some updates as you put more miles on it.

I test drove one in S.F. And I really liked it. I like gy6 scooters but at 6’4” I don’t fit on any of them. I found the RA to be very comfortable. It feels a little slow off the line but I think they spec’d the roller weights a bit heavy to keep the gas mileage up. There’s a review on Scooterfile that mentions this. http://www.scooterfile.com/scooter-reviews/royal-alloy-gt150-rider-review/

There is some extra weight it’s down low and it feels good- makes it feel solid and stable. It has a really quality ride feel to it.

I hope they sell a lot of these and I plan to buy one eventually but at $4500 out the door I don’t want to be the guinea pig if the engine doesn’t hold up. The engine pivot is on the bottom of the engine so engine swaps from other gy6’s would be very limited.
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