I’ve been thinking for a while that, while I like the greater convenience and safety of a scooter compared to a motorcycle, I don’t like the lower control and lower fuel economy of the CV automatic transmission.
So, are there any manual transmission 4-stroke scooters out there (here, in Taiwan)?
Vespa’s are manual, and here, but they carry a classic-cool price premium and they are 2-stroke, not good for fuel economy.
I think the Indians make a 4-stroke version (Bajaj?) and I’ve seen one here, but only one so they probably weren’t an official import. Have 4-stroke manual Vespas been made/imported in TW?
Any others? Maybe some of the older, angular Honda’s? (I can’t find much on the web about them)
C90’s, good though they are, are only sort-of-scooters (I think Americans may call them scooters, though) and only sort-of-manual, so not really what I’m on about.