Get an enthusiastic review of the Yamaha Majesty maxiscoot (400cc) from an owner. Yamaha has packed this scooter with tons of features that take it from country roads to city streets and even to the highway!
This 2-seater scooter has plenty of power to pull away from potential situations which my last small scooter wasn't able to do. It also rides with real stability. The sales person told me that the bike actually stabilizes as speed increases and it's true.
I am able to comfortably go 60 MPH on state highways and I am a real coward on a bike. I don't, however, recommend it for interstates, even though it's legal, because I just don't feel like it's up to all the side winds caused by heavy high speed traffic.
However, this bike is great for city streets and country lanes. It runs quiet and clean and maneuvers very well in these settings. I put 10,000 miles on it my first year, so I guess I'm no novice anymore.
However, and this is the main reason that I might go back to a smaller scooter--gas mileage runs between 40 to 45 MPG and I had gotten really attached to the 80 MPG from my last bike. But, since I use this thing to commute to and from work everyday, speed counts for something, so I'll continue to stick with the Majesty for the sheer power that she offers.
I like almost all about the Yamaha Majesty scooter. The mirrors are not wide enough. The windshield is too small; it needs at least 4" higher and 4"wider on each side. I added the Danson Trike system for safety; after all I'm 85 years young. 51 miles mpg is OK. I'll be interested to know what all anyone else has added. I live in Hudson, Florida. It's 30 degrees here today so the windshield would help.
A battery tender like the Battery Tender Jr. can make all the difference in whether your scooter will start right up each spring, after being stored for months.
Just about every scooter owner needs to have a battery tender, sometimes called a trickle charger. Unless you are lucky enough to live in a climate where you can ride all year long, chances are your scooter will be put on ice, figuratively-speaking, for at least a couple months every winter.
One of the key steps in winterizing a scooter is to protect your battery from draining during its "rest" period. This can – and will – happen if you leave your battery sitting untended in your cold scooter over the winter, even if it's in a garage or shed.
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