150cc vs. 250cc scooter and other questions

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Re: 150cc vs. 250cc scooter and other questions

Postby loaker » 03 Jun 2012, 19:03

Sure appreciate all the information, folks! I'm wondering if my wife and I can do all right with only 125cc. Together, we're about 132 kg. The 125cc motorcycles and scooters are virtually everywhere, and the cost is considerably less, so if I don't have to move up to the 150cc engine, that would be nice. Your thoughts on two-up riding on a 125?

Again, the info is much appreciated!
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Re: 150cc vs. 250cc scooter and other questions

Postby dan2006 » 04 Jun 2012, 06:43

I had a 100cc two stroke in Taiwan, and I used to bring my friend with me at times. It did slow down a bit, as I think the top speed was 70km/h with him on the back. I currently have a 150cc here in Toronto, and it gets up to 90ish, and with a second rider not that much slower.

I can't comment on a 125cc however. Honestly I would go with a 150 for 2 people but that is a personal preference. 125cc should be enough for 2 people.
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Re: 150cc vs. 250cc scooter and other questions

Postby sulavaca » 04 Jun 2012, 23:26

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Re: 150cc vs. 250cc scooter and other questions

Postby Abacus » 05 Jun 2012, 14:39

loaker wrote:Sure appreciate all the information, folks! I'm wondering if my wife and I can do all right with only 125cc. Together, we're about 132 kg. The 125cc motorcycles and scooters are virtually everywhere, and the cost is considerably less, so if I don't have to move up to the 150cc engine, that would be nice. Your thoughts on two-up riding on a 125?

Again, the info is much appreciated!


You get what you pay for. There are a lot of 150cc motorcycles out there for 20000+ NT. If you're buying a 125cc scooter for significantly less than that then you're probably getting something that is well used. The other reason that you see more 125cc scooters out there is that it's by far the most common scooter out there (visual observation, no facts). If you want a 150cc motorcycle there will be plenty to choose from.
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