2009 Roketa Sicily 150 Scooter Review

by Steve R
(Chicago IL USA)

My Roketa Sicily 150 scooter

My Roketa Sicily 150 scooter

I own a Roketa Sicily 150 scooter and I like that it cost only $800.00 brand new. Assembled ready to go. The styling looks great. It starts on the first try every time.

I read bad reviews about Chinese made scooters. But I figured that they have been making scooters for a long time, so I bought it. Negatives so far:
  1. The battery that came with, was not very good so I had to buy a new one. $20.00?
  2. A turn signal light went out around 750 miles

That is the only 2 problems so far. I have about 850 miles on it so far. Rides nice, I got it up to 65 miles per hour... A little shaky... But works out great for short trips to the store. Fun to ride into the city of Chicago, never a problem to park. Or up and down scenic Sheridan Road along the shores of Lake Michigan.

Also it has a nice storage area under the seat that can be locked. Helmet fits it there like a glove.

Also in the State of Illinois USA... Helmets are optional not required by law to wear. It is great to have the freedom to decide to wear a helmet or not!

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Dec 28, 2017
Same scooter NEW
by: Bfor321

I have the same scooter sold by Tank instead of Rocketa. during the 8000 miles I've put on it: The ignition module failed twice, coil once, sparkplug clip/boot 4 times. lasting fix was unscrewed plug wire from coil and installed a trimmed car plug wire, stator ignition winding failed twice, voltage regulator failed twice, lasting fix was to replace single phase 8 pole stator with 3-phase 11 pole stator ( VR changed to 3 phase also, wire harness modified for 3 phase, no more dim headlight that varies brightness with rpm...)
replaced yellowish headlight bulb with LED replacement. always BRIGHT white!! cast iron center of flywheel broke. starter one way clutch failed, chinese valve stems broke, replaced with metal stems. ( instant rear flat is no fun at 60mph!) starter wore communitor flat out, speedometer cable broke twice, engine ground wire was broke when I bought it non-running with only 200 miles on it. Exhaust valve seat broke/came out bending valves. Front turn signal lenses break on contact with ground when dirty side don't stay down... Performance mods: A9 cam, titanium valve springs,115mmm variator, baffleless muffler w/larger exit tube, rejetted carb large port cyl head, reworked intake box. stock speedometer shows I can go over 80mph. But they all read a little high...

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