Verucci Avispa Scooter Review

by Ed

The Verucci Avispa scooter I bought was a real piece of crap... bought it on the internet, new... waited months for papers to register... quality was horrible... masking tape still on from the crappy paint job at the factory...

When it worked it was fun... but the unreliable performance made me cut it up & sell for scrap after only 350 miles. Next time I buy a scooter, it'll be a HONDA or more Chinese cheap stuff.

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Apr 17, 2011
The Art of Being Happy with Chinese Scooters... ;)
by: Campus Scooters LLC

I have sold over 400 of these Chinese scooters. The biggest issue with the Chinese scooters is so many people are buying online. These internet scooters never get dealer prepped correctly.

If you buy from a local scooter shop they have proven to be a good value. We have several that have over 15,000 miles on them.

The main thing is proper maintenance. When they come, they do not have a good quality oil. It is fish oil. Too may people run their new scooters with this fish oil in them and burn up the engines within 500 miles.

We service these scooters every day and they have proven to be a good value. All scooters need maintenance. It is a machine.

Scooters are supposed to be economical. $3000 to $4000 for a Vespa is simply not economical. Guess what, Vespa scooters need maintenance too. But, the parts are soooo much more expensive.

I sell many parts that are made for the Chinese scooters and put them on Honda, Yamaha and Vespa bikes all the time. Vespa starter $139, Chinese starter $39. Bolted right up to the Piaggio.

Are Chinese scooters perfect? NO! They can drive you crazy. Electrical contacts coming loose, imperfect fit of panels. But for $1000, they can be a viable source of transportation.

Buy from a local dealer that services their products and you should be good. Online sales never got properly put together or adjusted correctly and most consumers do not have the know how to properly adjust valves, adjust carburetor, or track down a bad electrical contact.

These are things that are all done by the local shop before they hit the show room floor. When shopping for a scooter, make sure it has a few miles on it (3-10). This is the dealer testing the product and making sure it is in good working order. Scooters with 0.4 miles have not been properly prepped and tested.

Hope this helps.

Dec 28, 2010
by: ed

these things are pigs....a 5 dollar toaster from k-mart. read below...laughable...

Oct 03, 2010
almost forgot!!
by: Anonymous

With any of these lousy Chinese scooters...there is one more surprise! No real scooter mechanic will touch these things... (too much lead in the paint maybe?) So you're left on your own to fix the sled. Wait until you try to read the translated owners/technical manual!

Sep 14, 2010
Too Bad
by: JIm Zeiser

They don't make the Reflex anymore. I guess someone would have to buy a used one or buy a SYM or Kymco 250 made by the people in Taiwan, who are-what? Chinese originally! Unless someone wants to spend $6000 on a 250. Then they can buy a Vespa.

Sep 02, 2010
by: Anonymous

Honda Reflex is the best of the best.

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