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Offline Abrie7

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School commuter for daughter
« on: September 15, 2021, 04:18:20 pm »
Hi,

Boys are easy. My daughter will be 16 end of the year and wants a scooter. What is the better brands to look at? Something solid which will still have some resale value in 3 years.

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Re: School commuter for daughter
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2021, 05:20:25 pm »
Sym seems to be good value for money.
Decent support and a lot sold so good for resale
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Re: School commuter for daughter
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2021, 05:45:33 pm »
+1 for Sym. Had one myself for 18 months. Sold it with around 18 thousand (yes) km and it was still going strong.

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Re: School commuter for daughter
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2021, 06:59:06 pm »
Yamaha BWS  8) have a black one possibly for sale if you are looking for one.
 

Offline mulmi

Re: School commuter for daughter
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2021, 09:29:50 pm »
Hi,

Boys are easy. My daughter will be 16 end of the year and wants a scooter. What is the better brands to look at? Something solid which will still have some resale value in 3 years.

Thanks
Abrie
How far does she have to commute daily. Mine is also turning 16 soon. She wants a bike and not a scooter.

We have a Honda 125 Bros but my wife is worried that it might have to many km on it at 30 000 km.

The looking at the Sym NHT 125 is looking very nice with the combined brake also. Eases daddies nerves.


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Re: School commuter for daughter
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2021, 05:16:38 am »
Just bought a Honda xr125 for my son.Looks like it is the standard motorcycle for school kid's. Bullet proof and spares are dead cheap.
 

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Re: School commuter for daughter
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2021, 08:14:00 am »
My daughter has a Yamaha YBR 125 it needs some love, tyres maybe good project for you 2 to get it nice again?
 

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Re: School commuter for daughter
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2021, 08:33:49 am »
She is going to outgrow the power quickly. Get a 1200GS from the start  :pot:

Depends on what you want to spend. You'll be hard pressed to beat a SYM out of the box for value vs quality. The current honda 125 is around 30% more and also still very good value actually
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Re: School commuter for daughter
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2021, 10:45:39 am »
My 2cent , many have champagne taste and beer money . and in this lies the problem . one wants advice but dont give all the facts . Op is looking for a scooter  for his daughter. This open a lot of choices , but all depends on budget on brand to buy , but also on how tall she is , some scooters have a higher seat Hight than others .
The Sym is very good , but more expensive to service than say a big boy , Yamaha has new 4 stroke scooters , so does Suzuki but again more expensive , but quality is good , even though they made in India . New BIG BOY scooter R17K TO 20 K
SYM has 4 125 scooters , Fiddle , Crox , Xpro , orbit , from 17500 to 21500 .
SUZUKI has  2 , ur 110 and 125 burgman  from 19650 to 23650
 now he can decide
Or  look on market place and buy a good used one
 

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Re: School commuter for daughter
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2021, 12:09:38 pm »
Thank you for the responses. My son had a XR125, which was amazing, but daughter was not interested in that. Most of the girls seem to prefer a scoot. Hence the question of which one since I do not really know any of the brands. The Big Boy seems quite popular. Sym
Seems well priced.

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Abrie
 

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Re: School commuter for daughter
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2021, 12:13:33 pm »
Had  a  Kymco but the older two stroke tough as nails and very good performance
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Offline Grootseun

Re: School commuter for daughter
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2021, 08:02:55 pm »
Been playing with the idea of getting nr2 ( sequence in which they were born, makes remembering names null) a bike to commute to school and back. I currently pay R1k per month for bus to pick him up and drop off 500m from the front door.

After the week I have experienced on my bike in traffic (and I ride like a granny), I decided that although  I may save a couple of hunnerd bucks buying a bike for him instead of busfare, there is no way, I will let JHB drivers loose on my 17year old in traffic.   
 

Offline Grootseun

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« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2021, 08:05:32 pm »
Apologies specifically to Neon Deon, for straying off topic and posting my own opinion, related to my individual situation, how shell lfish of me.
 

Offline JIMMI

Re: School commuter for daughter
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2021, 09:44:35 pm »
SYM Fiddle 150 (vespa style) or SYM Crox 125.  We've had both in our family and both are really good value for money with good after sale service and support.
They are relatively cheap  and very reliable.
Good value for money IMHO
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Offline mulmi

Re: School commuter for daughter
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2021, 10:45:07 pm »
SYM Fiddle 150 (vespa style) or SYM Crox 125.  We've had both in our family and both are really good value for money with good after sale service and support.
They are relatively cheap  and very reliable.
Good value for money IMHO
What is the cruising speed of that Crox? My daughter has about 12km to travel between towns. I am a bit worried with those small wheels above 60


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Offline BuRP

Re: School commuter for daughter
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2021, 10:41:39 am »
My daughter has about 12km to travel between towns. I am a bit worried with those small wheels above 60

I am worried about you mentioning 60!
Remember that taxidriver who was convicted for pushing, driving over and killing that girl on a scooter in Pretoria?
"She was too slow" was his argument....
I reckon if someone puts his kid on a scooter then better let it be one which is able to go with the flow, especially so out of town!
I'd say the minimum speed normally capable must be 100kmh, and don't worry about the small wheels, they're fine for normal riding.
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Re: School commuter for daughter
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2021, 06:23:01 pm »
SYM Fiddle 150 (vespa style) or SYM Crox 125.  We've had both in our family and both are really good value for money with good after sale service and support.
They are relatively cheap  and very reliable.
Good value for money IMHO
What is the cruising speed of that Crox? My daughter has about 12km to travel between towns. I am a bit worried with those small wheels above 60


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It's been a while ago, but 80kph sustained on open road if I remember correctly.  Down hill around 90-95kph.
The fiddle 150 was a bit better.
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