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Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
ARGO USA's New Scooter!
Here they are, the new Argo 150cc automatic scooters (model AR150-18). Yes, they look like all the other Vino 125 clones, but the scooter is more than skin deep.
Brought to you by the same fine folks from BajajUSA.
From Al Kolvites, President Argo USA, on what makes the Argo different...
The body style may look similar to some non-compliant scooters, but you have never seen a scooter that has received so much attention to reliability, performance and safety.
Here is what we have done to make this, and every ARGO scooter manufactured, superior to the competition:
No More Broken Mounting Tabs: Specially compounded high strength polymers for all body panels. If you hit these body panels with a hammer, you can dent it, but you will not crack it.
Front and Rear Disk Brakes: Hydraulic disk brakes front AND rear for maximum safety. Disks are high quality, stress relieved steel, to prevent distortion and warping.
Authentic Yamaha Engine: Reliable 150cc Yamaha engine with the optional 98 watt 8 pole generator and a 10,000 mile drive belt. Due to its proven track record for durability and reliability, this engine design is widely copied, usually made with inferior components. We use an authentic Yamaha engine.
Guaranteed EPA, CARB & DOT: Completely compliant with all EPA & CARB emission standards and DOT safety requirements. No shortcuts, no fooling.
21 Point Inspection: Each and every Argo scooter goes through a comprehensive 21 point safety inspection and performance evaluation before leaving the factory. Each scooter is delivered with a tag attached listing these 21 points and is certified by our Quality Control Supervisor.
PLUS a lot more that make a big difference to you:
*High quality switches for long life.
*Heavy duty shock absorbers.
*Custom cast aluminum alloy wheels, designed and built to DOT specifications.
*Easy to fill, pre-charged battery.
*High strength urethane clear coat over the paint to provide U.V. protection and scratch resistance.
*Tires designed for the optimum balance of wet and dry road traction.
*Turn signal switch that has a built in emergency flasher function.
*License plate mounting bracket designed for U.S. plate spacing.
*Tough, heavy duty U.V. resistant seat covering.
*Custom designed instrument face for improved readability.
*Clearly written Owner’s Manual.
*A comprehensive parts and labor warranty.
Sunday, December 03, 2006
Saturday, December 02, 2006
Kymco Agility 50 Ride Impressions and Review!
Now that we've had the Agility 50 for awhile, we're seeing customer scoots in for first routine service with 300-500 km on the odometer. The biggest impression is how much quicker they've become after the initial break-in period!
We've been pleased with Agility 50's get up and go. If the 4-stroke engine weren't so smooth and quiet, you might think the quick acceleration was from a 2-stroke, which are known for quickness off the line.
To get maximum performance from the Agility 50, the transmission and CDI need to be de-restricted, and the carbureator re-jetted.
Nimble and easy to manuever in city traffic, the narrow Agility slips you through those tight spots, and makes parking a breeze. Meaty 12" wheels and road use tires work well on city streets. Ample storage and seating for two. Works great for Center City. You'll be looking for reasons to run errands around town!
Now the plastics aren't the same as the People 50, and I'm not fond of the Ski Jump rear fender, but we've had no real problems with the Agility 50s or 125s so far, except a broken seat latch (covered under warranty).
A Red Agility would look great under the tree!
Best value in scooters! Kymco quality, backed by a 2 year limited parts and labor warranty. An Agility 50, lock, helmet and scooter cover all for less than $2k! Price does not include taxes, registration, licensing fees.
Genuine Buddy MOD!!!
Posted on www.scooterbbs.com.
Started playing around with the shop Buddy 125 I have been riding. As you can see it now has a new look.
List of modifications:
Cuppini LX150 rear rack/backrest modified to fit
Chrome front rack with stadium mirrors and spotlight
Continental whitewall tires
Vigano airplane fender crest
Faco ET4 rear passenger chrome footrest
Cuppini short windshield
White seat and grips made for pink Buddy
NOHO Scooters-North Hollywood, California LA's home for Kymco, Genuine, TGB, Vespa, and Lambretta! Open 11 til 6 Tues-Saturday.
Nice Job Mike!
MOD your own Genuine Buddy right here in Philly! We have a couple Buddy 50 scooters in stock, ready to go. The PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT!