Dick S. - Proud Owner of a 2008 Zhen 150cc Scooter

by Dick Shapiro
(Tampa, FL)

My Zhen scooter

My Zhen scooter

Got this scooter in April 2011. I really liked the "European look" it had. And the dealer I got it from had good knowledge about scooters and the things to look for. I had gone to many dealers and most basically had no clue when I asked simple questions.

I took the MC course last year and got my MC endorsement, but did not feel good about what I had learned.

I got the scooter because most of my drives were within a few miles of my home and gas was getting pretty expensive. I knew I wanted something more powerful than a 50cc as nice as they are, there is no power to get out of the way of anything.

I now find myself using my scooter for just about everything. Where I live it is really difficult to get anywhere without getting on Interstates. The 150 will not do it, it just isn't made for that kind of driving. So I take other routes and it sometimes takes a bit longer but is certainly more enjoyable.

I use it for just about everything I do. I usually go for nice long rides on weekends -- 80-100 miles, which is really nice now that the hot and humid weather is finally breaking here.

I use it so much that I decided that I am going to sell this one and get a more powerful one, maybe something in the 250cc-400cc range. I did some test drives of the Honda and the Burgman and they are really sweet, but very pricey.

I find that I can cruise on open road around 50-55 comfortably, but anything more is working it hard. At my age I just don't want a big bike as the scooter is more "me." Just wish I was closer to where there are more scooter owners to go for rides together.

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Where do you live, I'm in Wesley Chapel Fl... NEW
by: Anonymous

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Where do you live, I'm in Wesley Chapel Fl... NEW
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looking online, etc.
by: Dick

Looking online is nice as it gives you ideas of pricing, etc., but I really like to end up buying locally so if there is an issue I have a local place to go. I have been doing a great deal of research and I have found that the Chinese scoots in the 250+ range don't seem to hold up as well as some of the brands like Kymco, Sym, Yamaha, Honda and Susuki and the Vespa companies. I have pretty much narrowed myself down to the a Burgman or a Yamaha Majesty at this point. I do appreciate your comments and suggestions. Thanks.

by: Jim Zeiser

Check www.craigslist.org for 250 scooters. You can usually find them used for under $2000. Also getting one online isn't a bad idea. www.killermotorsports.com has many 250s, some as cheap as $1600.

by: Kathi, Site Owner

Welcome, Dick... that's a nice-looking scooter you've got there. Glad you've been enjoying it so much.

We're happy to have you here. Be sure to keep us updated on all your future scooter adventures, won't you?

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