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I bought my Tamoretti 50cc scooter second hand a year ago. It was registered in 2007 and had 6,000 miles on the clock.
I ran fine for about two months, but after that I've had one problem after another with it, which is a shame because it's a great looking bike and draws a lot of admiring glances and comments.
It's also a lovely, comfortable ride - like sitting in an armchair with wheels!
To be fair, once you've got it started it's generally okay - the main problem is in getting the bike started. On a few occasions, it has lost power while in busy traffic - extremely dangerous!
It can go at 40mph top speed if there's no wind but when you come to a hill it wheezes up at barely 20mph.
When I bought this bike I was drawn by its cool, retro look. But it's caused me no end of worry, and late arrivals at work because I couldn't get it started, not to mention several costly trips to the garage.
Now I've bought a boring, functional one-year-old Yamaha, as I now prefer to get from A to B without any dramas than look cool on a retro bike. So the Tamoretti will have to go. A shame: as it has great potential.