250cc Viva-Baron/Tank Review

by Greg
(Vernon, NJ)

My 250 cc Viva/ Baron

My 250 cc Viva/ Baron

Purchased in 2005, I put on over 10,000 miles the first year and a half; it is very reliable, still starts every time, gets over 80 MPG, has enough power to get my 200 lbs. body up the steepest hills.

I have ridden in every kind of weather, below freezing, over 100 deg., in torrential downpours and has never failed to get me where I was going. I ride 100 miles round trip to and from work every day.

Biggest problem I had, was the gas line was routed under a screw from the under seat compartment and cut through it, an easy fix. Great for the price, it was under $2000!

Now own a 650 Burgman, it's way better but cost 4x more, but worth it. Still have the 250cc, hard to part with it, maybe this summer I'll sell it.


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Mar 22, 2010
The Big Milestone
by: Jim Zeiser

I'm glad to hear you put over 10,000 miles on the scooter. Detractors of Chinese scooters all say that they won't make that many miles. It's always good to hear about somebody making it and only parting with it because they got a bigger one.

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