Does anyone have any knowledge about Royal Purple products for scooters?

by Will Mabry
(Kailua Kona, HI)

Royal Purple products have come highly recommended to me for my scooter. I drive approximately 50 miles a day at full speed. I want to make sure my Honda Metro will withstand the stress.

I also am looking for more speed, up to 65mph. Looking at the new Honda PSX 125cc scooter? what do you know about it or other Hondas or Kymco?

Will Mabry

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Aug 13, 2017

If you read his referenced article, make sure you read all the way to the bottom. In a scooter, you get what you pay for. The most important thing is knowing if you can get parts for it and have someone local who can repair it if you cannot do it yourself. Synthetic oil is better for any vehicle. Royal Purple is one of the best. A Kymco is cheaper but the best??? There are other companies that have been making scooters for decades. They know scooters. Honda is a good brand and easy to get parts and worked on in the USA. I have a 2015 Metropolitan and it is not as slow as the reports say it is. It has a lot of get up and go for me. I do not want to go too fast. It has a smooth ride and a kick start, which is important. If your scooter does not have a kick start, if the electronic ignition goes down, you are not going to be able to start it.

Apr 16, 2011
Hondas Are Ok, But Best?
by: Jim Zeiser

Read this Ed, Dave is a tough sell. He's only evaluated two Chinese products-ever.

Apr 12, 2011
Honda vs Kymco
by: Ed

All synthetic oils are good. Royal Purple is one of the best. I owned a lube shop for ten years and never had a car sludge up due to synthetic oil. I have been using RP for twenty years without a problem.
Honda is the best scoter made. If I were you I would look for a used Honda Reflex. I purchased one two years ago with 2500 miles and payed $2600 for it and have taken three roads trip at around 2,000 miles each. I have added 19,000 to the odometer and have only changed tires, battery, belt, air filter and light bulbs.
Now the down side.
The reflex is a rough riding scooter with a 12 inch rear and a 13 inch front tire.

Apr 12, 2011
Listen to Me Now, Hear me Later
by: Jim Zeiser

Do not use Royal Purple. It's not good. Numerous people have had troubles with it sludging up. Any synthetic oil will be better. Don't waste your money on a Honda PCX. The Kymco Super 8 is faster, the Kymco Like 200 had its MSRP lowered to $2500 and will run rings around the PCX, probably the SH 150i also. All Kymcos are as reliable as Hondas for a fraction of the price. The Like is water cooled and fuel injected. A much better buy than all the Hondas.

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