My Review - 2006 Yamaha Morphous Scooter

by Danny

I own a 2006 Yamaha Morphous scooter, and I am in love with its looks... I too had to have a Morph after owning some 10 different other scoots from Honda Helixes, Vespa 200, SYM 200 & 250 to Suzuki Burgmans 400 & 650.

A two hour ride home gave us a chance to get to know each other all too well. Immediately I ordered a JRock tall windshield, adjusted the handlebars lower than one would expect and raised the seat backrest a bit. This made all the difference in the world for 5+ hr riding which I do on my weekly day off.

Although I do appreciate the 70 mpg, the 0-40 acceleration began to annoy me. I figured aside from my initial highway ride home from purchase I wouldn't be riding 70+ mph too often. So I swapped out the 14 gram rollers for 12g Dr Pully sliders. This makes a considerable difference and now feels much more spirited in that range.

I'm not done yet, but during my expedition into the transmission I was totally impressed at the overkill size and quality of the parts Yamaha put into this machine. There is even a vent duct that spills outside air onto the rear brake caliper. Near done with mods and damn happy.

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