View Full Version : Considering moving up from a Scarabeo 50
09-06-2002, 01:44 PM
I'm considering trading up to a 150. Will be going for a test ride tomorrow. I'm anxious to see first hand what the extra hundred pounds will feel like. I've seen others point out that there ought to be a side stand standard. Outside of it being a little difficult to roll back on its center stand is the absence of the side stand that big of a deal. Does the bike feel heavy or is it that awkward to rest on its stand. Guess I'll find out tomorrow.
I really, really like the peppy DiTech. Just flat like the motor. What makes the Rotax a winner for you guys ? It is the logical move for me as I am often in the suburbs and need the extra top speed.
If you are a fan of the 150, and I suspect you all are, what would you point out to me tomorrow if you were the sales guy ?
Thanks in advance,
Mybug (its a Scarabeo 50 DiTech)
09-06-2002, 09:37 PM
You will love the 150 Bug.I have had mine for 3 months now and I have put a little more than 800miles on it.I ride everywhere,including through the canyons and on the highway.This was my first scoot and it's probably my last because I just can't find any reason to buy anything else for my 2 wheel needs.This scoot has good acceleration off the line and is very stable at speed,as for the side stand issue It's not a problem for me.Once you get the hang of using your weight and balance to roll it on to the stand,it's really easy.If you just have to have one,they are available for the Beo.Well good luck and I hope you get your 150 so you can see first hand how good this scoot really is.
hey? did you end up getting the 150?
i ordered the red 50 in changed my mine before it got in and went for the 150, i love it....what do you think?
11-14-2002, 03:20 PM
I haven't yet. I've decided to though. I've just been unable to work the deal to my liking yet. Given the poor weather has arrived here I'm less pressed to make it happen but I'm still thinking of doing it soon. Call me optimistic or naive but I think the poor weather equates to less sales and thereby gives me a chance to get the trade/upgrade I want.
But yet, I'm going to have a 150 before spring arrives ! I am excited.
11-16-2002, 12:58 PM
i'm looking to purchase the 150, if it retails for $4,199, what kind of a deal did they offer you? was it a 2001, there is a delaership here in CA that is significantly discounting the 2001 models. curios what you expected to pay.
11-17-2002, 10:30 AM
I'm trying to trade my 2002 DiTech 50 and give nothing more than $2500 for a brand new 150. If I can make that happen that equates to getting about $1800 for my present scooter which isn't too bad. Unlike the 50 the dealer wants a delivery charge of a couple hundred for the larger Scarabeo.
03-15-2003, 07:07 PM
I am pretty happy with the decision to take the plunge and move up to the 150 ! I really appreciate the greater ride and the ability to climb hills.
03-17-2003, 09:29 AM
I hope you enjoy your 150 as much as my husband does. We bought a 2001 model used (800 mi) 10 months ago and he's already put 1400 miles on it! My husband is not a small guy and he was worried about looking like a circus bear riding a bike. Not the case with the 150. We've also taken it on the freeway (not advised, but we were running late). It actually took the two of us 70 mph!
One word of caution - we've both tipped it over. It's heavy, and when it starts tipping, especially away from you, it's hard to bring back.
I'm looking for a 50 for myself - any chance you're near Denver?
03-29-2003, 06:35 AM
FYI, when I traded in my SR50 Ditech on the Scarabeo 150, I got $1950 for it. That was with over 4000 hard ridden miles and a few scratches and nicks in the body. So for less than $2500, I got a new Scarabeo. Not sure about the rest of the country, but here in the DC area, costs are high, and markups on scooters are small, so there wasn't much negotiation on the price of the 150. besides, they only had one bike and no clue when they'd get any others... lucky for me it was black!
03-29-2003, 10:40 AM
I'm in K.C. Best friend lives on Lafayette, Erie line outside of Boulder. Been there many times and certainly see more scooters.
Not sure if my DiTech 50 has been resold or not. It will make a great scooter for someone given the care I gave it.
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