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post #1 of 15 Old 05-19-2008, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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Vento? Huh?

Anyone heard of Vento motorcycles? I haven't heard of them before, but I have a friend who's interested in a low-CC, high MPG, first time ownership motorcycle, and there's one for sale local with the right price.

http://www.vento.com/

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never heard of 'em but look kind of cheesy to me sorry just my

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Maybe I should have been more specific. The one she's looking at is the Vento Colt. I actually think it looks pretty good for an inexpensive, low powered cruiser, AKA beginner bike. I wouldn't ride it, but then, I'm not a 125 lb girl looking at her first bike

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well with that added info it wouldn't be bad. initially i thought it was for a dood. and the colt is prolly the best looking 1. sorry

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well with that added info it wouldn't be bad. initially i thought it was for a dood. and the colt is prolly the best looking 1. sorry
No biggy, holmes...I personally think something similar size and older is better for a 1st time vehicle (early 2k Rebel 250 or sumptin'), but my interest got piqued with a brand I've never heard of.

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I know nothing of Vento, but for I must believe that good used low mileage Honda, Suzuki, or Kawi would be availbe for the same price?

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I like all the info in the Products --> Atv section.

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cycle world did a review on the Vento's two years ago..
said they were okay, but finish was weak... vibes, rust on fasteners within a week, but otherwise decent.

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They need to learn a little more English first...

One bike states the braking system is "Disco" the second "disk". Also there is the "lenght" of the bike not "length". And one more before I quit looking is that their engines are not air cooled but "air cooling". Maybe there's one near me causing all of the unseasonably cold air?




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For the MSRP of that colt, she could have a much better bike. Don't forget about build quality, availability of parts, service, dealer support and warranty concerns.

Look at the Suzuki GZ250.

Or the Kawasaki Ninja250R, Kawasaki Eliminator125.

All for about the same price.

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dude tell her to run away fast!!! we sold the Vento pit bikes and 100cc atv's in the shop for about 6 months... serious finish issues! i still have a pit bike in my garage that won't run. i've seen their 250 cruisers and they are junk. get her on a rebel 250, a virago 250 or a ninja and she won't think twice. a bit more money but frickin worth it in the long run! trust a dealer on this one

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A nice used Virago 535 is a great starter bike with the ability to last beyond the initial thrill of riding. Compact size and a little more getup. I have seen a number of good condition used examples around. Have been priced in the $1-2k range.

Here is quick example I found.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1997-...QQcmdZViewItem

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For the MSRP of that colt, she could have a much better bike. Don't forget about build quality, availability of parts, service, dealer support and warranty concerns.

Look at the Suzuki GZ250.

Or the Kawasaki Ninja250R, Kawasaki Eliminator125.

All for about the same price.
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dude tell her to run away fast!!! we sold the Vento pit bikes and 100cc atv's in the shop for about 6 months... serious finish issues! i still have a pit bike in my garage that won't run. i've seen their 250 cruisers and they are junk. get her on a rebel 250, a virago 250 or a ninja and she won't think twice. a bit more money but frickin worth it in the long run! trust a dealer on this one
+3 getting replacement parts would have to be a problem! First bike she needs a good experience and having to worry about the bike is not a good experience.

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Honda Rebel 250's and Suzuki GZ250's are a dime a dozen in the used market. Both are great little bikes, and they can usually be found with very low miles because people buy them to learn on and then quickly move up to a larger bike.

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+3 getting replacement parts would have to be a problem! First bike she needs a good experience and having to worry about the bike is not a good experience.
no sheeit! part of why mine doesn't run is the nick in the plating of the front brake piston... can't find a piston or caliper that matches without ordering one for $100 from Vento... and we get no dealer discount!!! WTF??!!

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