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Re: BRIGHT YELLOW 400i
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2017, 05:14:39 AM »
I would love to have a blast on a 700!!! I can only imagine how torquey they are :)
Anyway, on a slightly linked topic please fell free to have a look at a MAXI-SCOOTER specific forum I`m developing with a friend.
I thought it would be a cool idea to have a place for all the bigger variant owners to compare ideas across different manufacturers.
Anyway, even if you dont post on there, please feel free to register :)
www.maxiscooterforum.com

Many thanks


Throw in a DT 300 sub-cat and I'm in.
May be a good reason to leave it out......😉

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Re: BRIGHT YELLOW 400i
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2017, 07:42:10 AM »
Ok I can arrange that :) :)

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Re: BRIGHT YELLOW 400i
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2017, 07:49:09 AM »

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Re: BRIGHT YELLOW 400i
« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2017, 02:49:01 PM »
Im in! (But I only have a 250cc Honda Helix, the original maxi-scooter)
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Re: BRIGHT YELLOW 400i
« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2017, 03:24:16 PM »
Im in! (But I only have a 250cc Honda Helix, the original maxi-scooter)
I will add a section for the 250 helix

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Re: BRIGHT YELLOW 400i
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2017, 09:06:44 PM »
What does the group really feel a 'maxi scooter' really is ?

I had heard the Helix 250 was the first of the maxi class, yet now wonder if the Burgman AN400 might be better qualified as a maxi ??
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Re: BRIGHT YELLOW 400i
« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2017, 11:12:12 PM »
What does the group really feel a 'maxi scooter' really is ?

I had heard the Helix 250 was the first of the maxi class, yet now wonder if the Burgman AN400 might be better qualified as a maxi ??
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My own personal opinion (as there seems to be no clear definition) would be a scooter that has the ability to go above and beyond just cutting around a city or commuting to work

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Re: BRIGHT YELLOW 400i
« Reply #22 on: June 22, 2017, 02:23:10 AM »
What does the group really feel a 'maxi scooter' really is ?

I had heard the Helix 250 was the first of the maxi class, yet now wonder if the Burgman AN400 might be better qualified as a maxi ??
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My personal opinion of a maxi-scooter is one that is highway-capable. My Kymco 150 is great for surface streets at 45 mph but is not practical for highway travel, therefore not a maxi. (But a great, fun scooter) My Helix will cruise the highways no problem. The Burgie seems to be the most ubiquitous of the maxis these days.
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Re: BRIGHT YELLOW 400i
« Reply #23 on: June 22, 2017, 09:50:55 AM »
What does the group really feel a 'maxi scooter' really is ?

I consider the Helix to be the first maxi scooter due to it's long wheelbase and capability of using the freeway. While at the time there was also the Elite 250's it doesn't qualify in my opinion due to the shorter wheel base and more upright stance.

List of some of what I think are maxi scoots Honda Helix, Honda Reflex, Honda Silverwing, Honda Integra, Honda X-ADV, Yamaha Morphous, Yamaha Tmax, Suzuki Burgman 400, Suzuki Burgman 650, Aprilia Atlantic 500, Aprilia Scarabeo 500, Aprilia SRV-850, Gilera GP 800, BMW C 650 GT, BMW C 600 Sport, MAXSYM 400i ABS, Kymco MyRoad 700i, Kymco Xciting 500, Kymco Xciting 400i, kymco AK550.
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Re: BRIGHT YELLOW 400i
« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2017, 06:05:35 PM »
Yes, freeways, especially with congestion, are treacherous no matter how you are using them !

In comparison, the weight class of autos makes them a formidable adversary.

I'm thinking control, power, speed, and agility are best to present a good offense, which is always the best defense.

With my carcass aboard, the Helix is OK, but does not inspire confidence, especially when traffic gets congested.

I'd probably feel better if I could bring home one like Mattler's Brite Yellow 400i !!!  :-)
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Re: BRIGHT YELLOW 400i
« Reply #25 on: June 24, 2017, 09:46:32 AM »
With my carcass aboard, the Helix is OK, but does not inspire confidence, especially when traffic gets congested.

A lot different now on the Helix vs. when we still had the 55 mph speed limits when I had mine. Also color made a big difference in being seen, my red one got noticed a lot more than my white one.
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Re: BRIGHT YELLOW 400i
« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2017, 07:30:51 AM »
:-)

Yessiree !

There is nothing stealthy about my Yellow Helix except the stock exhaust note !

It's fun for me to have the Brite scooter that brings a smile to the faces of people.

Kind of a reminder I must remain on good behavior.  lol
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Re: BRIGHT YELLOW 400i
« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2017, 07:38:28 AM »
I ride a candy glory red Helix and wear a yellow dayglo riding jacket. And I have two auxiliary led lights mounted on my front fork. Seeing and being seen is the name of the game friends.  :)
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Re: BRIGHT YELLOW 400i
« Reply #28 on: June 26, 2017, 10:14:54 AM »
I'd kinda like to have one of those optical delusion things that would make me look big as a diesel truck !
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Re: BRIGHT YELLOW 400i
« Reply #29 on: June 27, 2017, 12:07:25 PM »
I'd kinda like to have one of those optical delusion things that would make me look big as a diesel truck !
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