Scooters in Asia

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Scooters in Asia

Post by vintagegarage » Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:38 am

Here are some scooter photos I took in Asia last month, starting with Japan, then moving on to Korea, China, Taiwan, and the Philippines. I'll do Japan first, and then add the other countries over the next few days.

It is difficult to find older Honda scooters in Japan.. I never saw anything older than about 2000 year models. The older ones must only come out for shows, as there are none on the streets. This first batch of photos is from the Yokohama area. It is mostly a repeat of an earlier post I made remotely from Japan, with a few new ones added. I'm repeating it here to put all the Asia photos in one topic:

Here is a Honda Dio:
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I liked the basketization on this Yamaha:
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I saw a lot of Gyro Canopies.. very common there:
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Another Canopy:
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Another Canopy:
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The Canopies have kickstarters.. I guess that started when Gyros went to belt drive and variator instead of a two-speed gearbox.
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Here is the dashboard of that same Gyro:
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Re: Scooters in Japan

Post by vintagegarage » Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:44 am

More photos from the Yokohama area:

Honda Spacy:
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Honda Today:
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Honda Gyro UP:
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Honda Canopy:
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Honda PCX Delivery:
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Re: Scooters in Japan

Post by vintagegarage » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:07 am

Here is one photo from the Osaka area. I liked this Cub Delivery:
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These next photos are from the "Fokuoka" area: In an odd censorship quirk in the board software, I had to change the second character of the name of the town from a "u" to a "o". Same for the name of the photo files. If I put a "u" instead of a "o" in the second character of the folder name, the photos are not visible:

This is a Gyro X:
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This is a Honda Benly. I think Honda used the Benly name for a series of motorcycles as well:
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This is a Suzuki Let's 4:
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This is a Honda Tact:
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This is a Honda Today:
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This is definitely a Honda, but I can't find an online photo of a Honda Trickstar, so maybe the decal on the side is from something else:
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I especially liked this Yamaha Gear. It looks like a Gyro Canopy, but has two wheels, not three:
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Re: Scooters in Japan

Post by vintagegarage » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:16 am

This photo is from the Sasebo area:

A Honda Tact:
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These two photos are from the Nagasaki area:

Honda Dio with great basketization:
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Honda Spacy 125:
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Re: Scooters in Asia

Post by cancunia » Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:16 am

I like the pix, I took quite a few in Macau when I was there earlier in the year but nowhere near as detailed as yours. Let me know if you're interested and I'll post some.

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Re: Scooters in Asia

Post by vintagegarage » Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:21 am

This next batch is from Korea, around the Busan area, with a focus on Delivery scooters. Korea has a good mix of scooter brands including those from Japan, Taiwan, and China.

Here is a Daelim Citi II:
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Dominos uses these Honda Delivery Scooters instead of Gyro Canopies:
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This is a SYM GTS 125:
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Not sure what this is.. if you know, please add a comment:
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Another unknown delivery scooter:
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A 250 Delivery Scooter, brand unknown.. reply if you recognize it:
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Yamaha CygnusX 125:
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Daelim Ace:
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Re: Scooters in Asia

Post by vintagegarage » Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:30 am

More from Korea, around the Busan area:

I like this one.. a Honda Elite PCM FI Delivery:
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This is a Kymco G-Dink:
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I like the basketization on this Haojue Sky Hawk:
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This is a Honda Benly Delivery:
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I like the basketization on this one two, but am not sure what it is:
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This is a Honda PCX:
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Re: Scooters in Asia

Post by vintagegarage » Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:41 am

Here is the last batch from Korea:

This is a Honda SCR 110:
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Here is a Pizza Hut Delivery Scooter:
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Here are two different Honda Delivery Scooters out front of Pizza Alvolo. By now, you should be able to identify the models:
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Last one is a Yamaha NMax Delivery:
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Re: Scooters in Asia

Post by harleyracer59 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:40 pm

I like the crash bars/ exoskeletons on some of them. reminds me of a stunt bike. now I need to build a stunt scooter!!! lol
I also wonder if the delivery scooter with the roof came like that or if it was a bolt on option? and you gotta love that 125 spacy. looks circa 1987ish?
very cool pics!!!!

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Re: Scooters in Asia

Post by Wheelman-111 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:24 pm

Greetings:

Early '60s "midsize" Honda Twins carried the Benly name. This may have been pre-overhead cam era. They sold like hotcakes and made Honda grow into serious contention in the motorcycle world, challenging the venerable British bikes.
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Re: Scooters in Asia

Post by vintagegarage » Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:01 pm

The next few posts will be from various cities in China. Wikipedia says gas scooters are banned in Qingdao, but I found one, maybe it was not registered, or perhaps rather than being banned, it may be that licenses for gasoline scooters are expensive or hard to get. I never figured it out, but in all the big cities, Qingdao, Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Suzhou, and Dalian, essentially all scooters are electric. The brands are unrecognizable, so I won't post the names as I don't know them. The electric scooters are mostly beat up and dirty, with old technology batteries. I never saw a really high tech electric scooter there. The cars, however, are clean and modern. I saw many Lamborghinis in China, and even a McLaren. I asked why the cars are clean and modern, but the scooters are old and beat up, and the answer seems to be that new cars are symbol of recent wealth, but scooters are workaday, so there is no need to flaunt them.

Here are some scooters from around the Qingdao area of China:

Hauling propane:
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Nice basketization:
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Nice basketization:
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Nice basketization:
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Outrageous basketization:
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Hot food delivery:
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Nice paintjob:
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Looks fast:
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Simple efficiency:
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Not a scooter, but I liked it:
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I also liked this van:
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Re: Scooters in Asia

Post by vintagegarage » Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:36 pm

mm.. we have the same tastes.. LOL

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Re: Scooters in Asia

Post by vintagegarage » Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:00 pm

Here are some from the Dalian area of China:

Nice delivery with basketization:
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Trashman going by:
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Nice winterization:
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I can dig it:
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The police have nice Yamaha gassers.. let the peasants use electrics..
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Nice shocketization on the rear of this scooter!
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Hot food delivery:
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Hot food delivery:
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Engine side cover says "CBF" and it doesn't have a license plate. Probably not legal on the street there. What is it?
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Re: Scooters in Asia

Post by vintagegarage » Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:04 am

This next small batch is from the Tianjin/Beijing area. In spite of the Chinese making millions of gasoline powered scooters, and selling them worldwide, you don't see them on the streets in China.

This first photo is taken on a rainy day a couple of blocks away from Tiananmen Square in Beijing, and it shows why there won't be many scooter photos in this post from the Beijing/Tianjin area. There are still far more bicycles here than scooters, and what scooters there are are electric:

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You can see a couple of scooters in the bicycle photo. You can spot them because they have smaller wheels. This is a typical scooter in the Tianjin/Beijing area. Great basketization on this one!:
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This is a nice hot food delivery electric scooter in Tianjin:
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This last photo from Beijing/Tianjin area is another van that I liked:
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The next post will be from the Shanghai area, and there are far more scooters than bicycles there.

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