November 21, 2010

by Jim Zeiser
(Deposit, NY)

As I described in my earlier adventures, the Milano isn't the only scooter I've been running around on. I've also sampled the rarified world of Japanese scooters.

I acquired a 250 Honda and it's quite a piece of equipment. I just discovered that it has a whole host of features from the Honda web site. Some kind of special gearing, brakes that are linked so when you squeeze the rear brake it also activates the front disc and a 3.2 gallon gas tank.

Except that it has a face that only a parent could love, it's an impressive ride. It moves down the road smartly, but really needs a windshield.

I also came into possession of a 50cc Lance scooter and while it's not running perfectly right now, I can tell that it has the potential to be a stellar performer. Despite its electrical fault, it runs easily at 35 mph and I did get it up to 40 just to see if it could reach it. For a small motor, it moves out smartly.

Both of these scooters have given me a chance to use my wrenches and get dirt under my fingernails. Future tales will follow.

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