Thursday, August 31, 2006

Scooter Chronicles, #2

Wherein I also refer you to #1

I'll have a more complete writeup on the handling and plusses and minuses (great, lots, not many), but until then here's a quick update.

80 miles per gallon. Suck it Prius and Insight. Perhaps I should borrow/steal Amy Alkon's SUV idea and start tagging hybrids. Bwah ha ha ha.


Blogger XWL said...

80 mpg is great, but you could have gotten over 100 mpg with a Bajaj Chetak.

(will you be disappointed if gas hits $2 a gallon by Thanksgiving as recently reported?)

8/31/2006 02:00:00 PM  
Blogger bill said...

Nah, it's fun. I really should be commuting by bicycle, but that requires getting back in shape. And probably a new knee.

I'll get around to mentioning the Bajaj. Sounds like a good machine, but briefly, the Indian factories (for everyone) have had some problems and I was unsure of the local dealer support.

8/31/2006 02:27:00 PM  
Blogger XWL said...

That's reasonable, I almost got a scooter in 2001 as a means of commuting the 70 miles between Santa Monica and Riverside twice a week, but chose the train and friends instead. (I could even take my bike on the train, so long as it wasn't during rush hour)

I just liked the idea of a manual transmission, plus it seemed mechanically simple enough to DIY.

It's hard to convince folks that small cars are safe, let alone scooters, though.

8/31/2006 07:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Amy Alkon said...

The death issue is a big problem. I feel frightened enough in my tiny Honda Insight. I use the horn with great frequency. Rather be annoying than squashed like a bug by some gigundo SUV.

9/01/2006 10:43:00 AM  

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