How Hard Is it to Move Up to a Larger Scooter?

by John
(Davis, CA)

My scooter is 240lbs and I am thinking of moving up to a larger, heavier scooter that weighs around 400lbs. How hard will it be to adjust to making such a big jump all at once... or would I be better off moving up more slowly, with something between 300lbs to 340 lbs?

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Aug 27, 2009
Weighty Question
by: Jim Zeiser

My 150cc scooter weighs 278 lbs. My 650cc motorcycle weighs 450 lbs. I move back and forth between the two with little trouble. That's including putting both on the center stand. You learn pretty quickly to cope and it's only at first that MAYBE the weight fools you when you're stopping at stop signs or traffic lights. After that it's all second nature. If you were buying a 900 lb. bike, well that would be another story.

Apr 05, 2009
Move all the way
by: Anonymous

Hello John
The weight is only in play when the scooter is laying on its side or standing still.

Can you right the scooter if dropped? Can you put the scooter on its center stand? If the answer to both questions is yes, then get the big scooter.


Apr 05, 2009
Interesting Question, John
by: Kathi

Thanks so much for posting this question, John! As I said, I can't answer every question, and this is a good example of the limits of my knowledge. :-) I've only ever driven a 125cc size, so I defer to my more knowledgeable visitors?

If you have an answer for John, please use the Comments link below to post it here. And thanks in advance for your help!

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