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Putter

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The Fiddle and hills
« on: June 20, 2011, 05:55:06 PM »
Hi everybody:

New to the forum and new to the world of scootering. Am seriously considering purchasing a Sym Fiddle 50 in the next couple of days as I hear good things about it. However I went to a Vespa dealer yesterday and was cautioned against getting a 50cc scooter that was only two valve. Was told that the new four valve are much peppier which is a factor since I live in a very hilly part of the city. How have your experiences been with the Fiddle and hills? Thanks ahead.

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Re: The Fiddle and hills
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2011, 04:40:21 AM »
Tricky one.

Note it

Burgi

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Re: The Fiddle and hills
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2011, 12:31:06 PM »
What are your speed expectations for climbing hills?

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Re: The Fiddle and hills
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2011, 11:19:44 PM »
Still tricky one.

It depends at least on:

1. yours weight
2 slope of the hill and how long it is
3. are you going to do sometihing to restrictions.

Absolutely best way to figure it out is to test drive the different models.

When approaching hill (big one here) with full throttel my speed is 45 km/h (top legal speed here). Speed will drop down 40 km/h quite fast but keeping it there.

If I stop middle of the hill and start to accelerate it will reach 40 km/h again.

My weight is 80 kg and fiddle II 50 cc is fully restricted and only 200 km in counter. Engine is still tight and will loose up on more driven kilometers.

I think it