The Mystery Scooter

by Jim Zeiser
(Deposit, New York)

Two Asian Scooters

Two Asian Scooters

Recently I was out on a ride and I noticed another scooter parked in a lot. I'm not up on identifying the significant patterns that separate one Yamaha Riva from another so I couldn't tell what year or size it was.

Only that it was white and came from Camrod Motors in New York City, a name I'm familiar with having lived on Long Island all my life. I went looking for the owner, but lo and behold he was nowhere to be found.

He wasn't carrying his helmet in any of the nearby stores and no one had any employees that they knew of riding a scooter. I took a picture of mine next to the Mystery Scooter since it was the first time since I've had it that another scooter was around.

It is funny though. They accuse the Chinese of copying things, but this Riva looks an awful lot like an old Honda Elite. I wonder who the Japanese copied.


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Nov 09, 2015
Copies NEW

well you know those Chinese sometimes do such a great copy that you couldn't even manage to see the difference between original and copy.

Jun 27, 2010
I found Him
by: Jim Zeiser

I finally found the owner of the scooter. He works at a nearby McDonald's and is a very pleasant young man who formerly lived in the Bronx. The scooter is a 2000 model and has had some modifications done to the engine that has it moving at a breathtaking 80+ mph.

Jun 15, 2010
Scooter Love
by: Kathi

I went to the mall here in Boise once, and parked my scooter on one of those triangular spots at the end of a row (closest to the store) that have yellow diagonal lines on them. Perfect size for a scoot!

When I came out, there were 2 other scoots in the space with me, one that was identical to my Buddy and some other brand; forget which now. I thought it was so cute to see them all there together! Wish I'd had my camera to take a picture...

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