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Review of the 2006 Tank Sports Urban Touring 150:
Seems to work
Author: Morgan, 2007-03-11|
Inexpensive Chinese Scooter seems to be a good value.
I bought one online. It arrived in a crate and required the front wheel to be installed and mirrors and fendors attached. Ofcourse then put some gas in.|
It has performed quite well so far. I have only about 600km on it and I can´t vouch for its long term reliability.
Inexpensive compared to name brands.
Handles nice. The bike feels good on turns and the brakes can stop it on a dime.
The 150cc engine performs well and acceleration is adequate for riding in city traffic.My top speed on a flat is 55.0mph.
There is no service warranty (only parts)on Internet sales. Not sure if any dealers sell these and warranty them. If you have mechanical problems you must either fix them yourself or pay a mechanic out of pocket.
Requires initial setup if you buy online. Setup includes attaching the front wheel, adding acid to the Battery and charging followed by installation. Attaching mirrors and fenders. Adding fuel. Also good idea to change the engine and gear oil as I´ve read that the factory oil is not high quality.If you set up yourself, most internet dealers void the parts warranty. This is not a big deal as the real cost is in labor not parts and you don´t get a service warranty anyway.
Some internet dealers say that for some more money they will do the setup and ship the scooter completely assembed.
Stock mirrors are not adjustable. I had to replace them with adjustable mirrors as I could not see with the stock ones.
The alarm system drains the battery. There is no way to turn it off. I never replaced the cheap battery that came with it so maybe using a higher quality battery would reduce this problem. There are procedures out on internet to disable the alarm so it stops draining the battery. Apparently its not as simple as cutting one wire.
The fuel guage is a joke. It shows full until you´re almost out , then it starts going down. You need to use your odo to guage your fuel. I found that many users have this problem so it wasn´t a case of my guage being defective.
With the stated caveats, I found this scooter to be a good value. Its definitely for a DIY´er because of the lack of dealer support that comes with a normal new vehicle purchase. Being relatively new, the long term service life of these scooters is unknown.
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