Spring is coming! Consumer Reports tests scooters and motorcycles for the first time since 1981. [Consumer Reports]


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  1. RogueSophist says:

    I am so excited to get my motorcycle of out storage — I’m in Boston — it’s not even funny. Every spring it’s like riding again for the first time.

  2. AlteredBeast (blaming the OP one article at a time.) says:

    I moved to a beach resort area, with lots of flat road, so I see dozens of corvettes and harleys whenever the weather is nice. It makes me want a motorcycle, though I’ve never even ridden on one. (It makes me want a corvette too, but I think that is a bit more expensive).

  3. datruesurfer says:

    No lie, as soon as I saw this article I got my Honda Ruckus out of the garage and went for a ride for the first time in about 3 months. Its been pretty cold here, which makes it tough to ride.

    Although it’s a lot of fun to drive and really cheap to own(Around $10/mth in gas), I’m probably going to try and sell mine this spring to pay off my car. I’ll probably get another one when I have a better job.

  4. JustinAche says:

    Ah, Florida, year round riding…hate me, yes, I know ;)

  5. Dacker says:

    I can see Consumer Reports reviewing, say, 49cc motor scooters, but but larger scooters and full-blown motorcycle reviews should be left to those who review them for a living. I don’t think they can just jump-in and present themselves as experts.

    Besides, I could see Consumer Reports pasting “Not Acceptable” on all of them because of the real risk of killing yourself.

    For the record, we own a Honda scooter and I subscribe to CR.

  6. WorldHarmony says:

    I’m in Nevada where there are lots of beautiful natural sights to see while riding. C’mon down to Red Rock Canyon, bikers!!