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Piaggio 1k Day

After a much shorter time, I've reached the Piaggio's 1k point. In fact, while the eGO took 8 months to reach 1000 miles, and, under my ownership, will never reach 2k.

Actually, I reached it on May 25th, but I haven't had a free moment to put up a post about it. I guess I'll abbreviate my commentary, so here's a summary of the experience so far:

  • A scooter designed to be used in real-world situations holds up a lot better than the eGO. No problems with flats, or bits wearing out that shouldn't.
  • On the other hand, it's got a small tank, and you have to stop by the gas station from time to time. Where the intermediary time isn't long enough, IMO.
  • On the other other hand, you can make arbitrary trips, without worrying about getting stuck someplace, because you went out further than you can return, without waiting many hours to recharge. Electrics still have to overcome this problem, somehow.
  • I also got a 2-stroke engine, something I'm largely regretting. Hopefully, alternate/hybrid engines for scooters, and/or just a small and safe short-range commuter vehicle will come along.

I consistently get 60 mpg, though, but that might not seem like much, compared to Joy's fuel efficiency. It is a lot of fun to ride, especially given the reduced need to “fix” it all the time, compared to the stupid eGO.

So far, so good. I'm actually up to ~1250 at this point. Still a blast to ride!

Piaggio Typhoon 1k Day

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