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      17.06.2008 23:34
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      a brilliant scooter, with great looks handeling and exellant relieability.

      i have a suzuki zillion ux50
      its is very reliable scoot and will start on elecric every morning cold or warm.
      the zillion is one of the most stylish scooters about in my oppinion although thay arnt too fast.
      my scooter is de-restricted and totaly standard and will do 44 mph on flat.
      thay have cool fat tyres and a low ground clearance and handle very well.
      there is on thing about my scooter though and that is going down hill it vibrates and is very loud, if anyone knows what that is please tell me. it may just need suvising.
      the zillion has good mpg (althought i dont know what it is)
      it will get past my mates gilara runner our of corners no problem.
      it has space for a helmet under the seat and just over a gallon tank and two stroke oil under there as well.
      over all i think it is a great little scooter for getting around town, and beats getting the buss anyday.
      there wernt many of these scooters built so parts like the fairings are hard to get a hold of, but every thing else is fine, and you can use the same exhausts as the more common suzuki katana so its easy to get them for round about £69.
      i am going to get an exhaust on mine and lighter rollers and a survise so i will add on then.

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        11.08.2005 17:06
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        An exellent first time rider bike

        I bought my suzuki AY50 katana for £300 which i thort was great and at the moment still use it to commute and have fun on.
        It's a nice little bike which looks extremly trendy and even more so if you have the suzuki teleficona moviestar race team colours, i am in love with my suzuki at the moment but i am sad to say the first thing i did was get rid of the exhaust and bought a new technigas revolver sport exhaust and now the bee is no longer trapped in that tin can it gave me about 10-15 more mph from the usual 33mph i think it is an exellent bike and am very glad i picked it up for such a bargin.
        If any one has any questions regarding the suzuki AY50 katana feel fre to ask on here or my hotmail address---hotwire2k@hotmail.co.uk

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          27.06.2002 20:14
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          The Suzuki Katana was my first bike (which I still have but i've got a Cagiva Mito now). It was nearing the end of my GCSE exams and wanted to be able to ride into school on a scooter. I saw the bike in a local bike shop second hand for £800, which is fairly reasonable. I put down a £100 deposit and the next week they delivered it to my house. I got in some practice up and down my driveway before my CBT, and they came around again a couple of weeks later to take it to the test center for me, which they did free of charge. I was nervouse about the training but it went OK and I rode home on my own. The top speed is around 35mph, which is very slow and painstaking! I had owned my scooter for about 8 months and decided I wanted o de-restrict it. So I got a Tecnigas exhaust for £70 and put it on myself. I was very pleased with the results. I could now go about 45mph, which if you think about it, is only a gain about 10mph, but it makes a huge difference and it shaves off minutes from the time it takes to get to college! You can also overtake other scooters easily! It is a very practical scooter. Loads of storage under the seat, enough for you to put stuff in your helmet and then put the helmet in the seat. If you dont care about getting pulled over, you can put things between your legs. You can also just about hoist wheelies. But you should be very careful because one day, my scooter flipped over and I nearly dropped it! Not reccomended at all. Always be ready to put on the back brake! A very stylish and fast (de-restricted) scooter. For people who want a practical bike around town.

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            06.12.2001 22:08
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            Intro When I was sixteen and at school everyone wanted to be the first to get a scooter. Really it’s the first time you get to explore the freedom of the roads and it’s also very useful. The Zillion wasn’t the first bike I ever had but the first one that was road legal. It wasn’t my choice but my parents went out and chose it and they must have very good taste. Before they got it I wanted the common as muck Peugeot Speed fight because everyone else had one and they were faster than the average 50 cc. So my parents got the Zillion and brought back the pictures and I was impressed as it’s one of the most stylish bikes of its type. Service After buying it and arranging the finance it wasn’t long before the bike was delivered with a full tank of petrol and oil. It came in a big Suzuki van and attracted quite a crowd of young kids. Inside was a beast of a machine, or so it looked. Suspended it stood with straps holding safely in place looking like some crazed maniac being restrained in a police van. Once the deliveryman pulled out the bike he showed us round it and explained a few things before putting it round the back for us. The bike came with insurance as well because it was brand new. Another great thing about the service is because after a certain amount of miles your first service is free. Stylish looks Looking at this bike is like looking at something from the future. The headlights are small twins and look like beady eyes. Under the lights is the big radiator to suck in the air, which looks like a gaping mouth. The entire front end slopes into a v-shaped steering section, which has some nice dials for speedo, oil and petrol. The front wheel has a big metal mudguard covering the aluminium three spoke wheel. Holding the wheel is the really smart upside down suspension forks that look like something from a super bike. Under the part where your feet will be is a huge ribbed section and the battery is
            housed between your feet. Either side of the seat is another air intake. The seat is quite high and very comfy and slopes back to a point. Underneath there is enough space for your helmet and a small tool kit. The back wheel is held on a by a swinging arm and has a rear hugger over it. All in all this is a real smart bike with curvy futuristic looks. Performance After running in my new machine I managed to reach the dizzy speeds of 35 MPH. This isn’t fast but it’s the legal limit for a 50 cc motorcycle if it’s being ridden by a 16 year old. Once I was a little older though I bought the Arrow racing exhaust system which not only made it look even smarter but gave some more BHP and it was even possible to reach speeds in excess of 45 MPH. After the new system was fitted I noticed that I could no longer get something like 60 miles to the gallon but something round the 35 mark. Still when you consider the extra speed it was well worth it. To fill the tank with petrol it costs about £4 before you totally fill it and this will last for a long time. Engines on these bikes are 2 strokes and wont last long if you don’t look after them properly. You need to make sure the bike is full with oil and that you only use top of the range 2 stroke oil otherwise you could seize your engine. Please note that fitting a racing exhaust will mean you will burn oil a lot quicker as well. Round the town I couldn’t complain about the speed and acceleration at all. When pulling away at traffic lights I could easily beat cars especially because it’s an automatic transmition. Once you hit a dual carriage way or any national speed limit you will struggle to keep up. Final comments Make sure you pass a CBT test even if you don’t have to as it really helps you get to grips with riding a bike. Another thing is don’t take any chances because the bike safety is not like that of a car. Recently I know of a few people who have di
            ed from motorbike crashes and one that got seriously injured. Don’t bother trying to have a pillion passenger on the back because it is seriously dangerous and these bikes aren’t really made for this type of thing. As far as looks and style you cant beat this bike but I think it has now been taken off the market after only one year. If I find a picture I will stick a link up but as of yet I am unsuccessful. If you need to venture out of town and onto busy roads with fast traffic then this really isn’t suited especially without being speeded up. Around town and for short distances this bike is utterly amazing and will save money over a car because of its superior value for money because it’s cheap to run and to insure, even for younger riders.

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              18.11.2000 01:51
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               So your sixteen  You want a run about  You like bikes and want a starting point  What do you choose. I am 17 in March and I am saving to get a scooter which I will as soon as possible. I travel to college on a bus everyday and it takes perhaps 45 min if I am very lucky and get a connection because I have to change at the local bus station on average it takes 1 hr which I think is a downside about my college. Are you in a similar position? If you are why not consider a scooter most people want to get a car at 17 but why not wait that little bit longer so the ridiculous car insurance prices go down when you get older. That’s what I am doing I can get scooter insurance for around £200 when I am 17 for fully comp and although the scooter wont go really fast think of the whizzing through traffic. Where I live we have a lot of traffic in the morning which delays us even worse and it drives me mad seeing all the bikes and scooter whiz straight down the middle. The Katana 50cc by Suzuki I would acknowledge as one of the best scooters round which is affordable. At £1500 I think it is a bargain and you can half that if you buy one second hand. They are nippy reliable and low cost to run a tank of fuel will cost you just over £5 and on one tank it will go approx. 120 miles I know this for a fact because a friend has one. The Katana has lovely twin spot lights it has monoshock suspension and inverted showa sport shocks. Check out the Suzuki site @ www.suzuki.co.uk The Katana also comes with twin disc brakes and alloy wheels. Ride one today on a full car licence or take a cbt costing around £60 and be up and running in one day guaranteed any problems feel free to leave a comment thanks.

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              25.07.2000 04:05
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              A cool Bike This is in my humble opinion one of the finest 50cc Scooters available? Why? Because it actually handles well! I bought mine in 1998 and it has survived 2 winters and countless rainfalls and has never failed to impress me. I originally looked to buy a Peugeot Speedfight (50cc) but was unimpressed by its wallowy handling and an over generous amount of slack in the throttle cable. The Katana Sport has a wonderfully responsive throttle which makes it easy to dive in and out of the London traffic and get yourself out of the odd tight spot! The handling is great. The large tyres deliver a high level of grip, even in the wet and are the proper treaded type unlike the knobbly tires found on those Piaggio Typhoons (very dangerous in the wet those tyres), it handles like a bike and gives you the confidence to lean into the corners rather than feel your way round them. As for all restricted 50 cc bikes it tops out at 35mph, but has enough torque to ensure that inclines in the road do not result in a loss of speed. The boot space is large enough to fit a helmet in. The seat is more than comfortable for 2 people and even with a passenger the performance and handling are not greatly impared. The lights are not the most powerful but are more than capable of lighting your way. Servicing is cheap and relatively easy to do yourself. The manual that comes with the bike is similar to a Haynes manual. It is a great bike to ride and is good fun. I get approximately 80miles per tank of petrol (4 quid) but I do ride it quite aggressively. The newer versions now have disk brakes on the back as opposed to the drum type on mine, the brakes on my model do require a good squeeze to stop the bike but are wonderfully progressive and never catch you out. An allround great bike, great for first timers, like me, and you only need a full car licence to ride one.

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              23.06.2000 01:14
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              This is in my humble opinion one of the finest 50cc Scooters available? Why? Because it actually handles well! I bought mine in 1998 and it has survived 2 winters and countless rainfalls and has never failed to impress me. I originally looked to buy a Peugeot Speedfight (50cc) but was unimpressed by its wallowy handling and an over generous amount of slack in the throttle cable. The Katana Sport has a wonderfully responsive throttle which makes it easy to dive in and out of the London traffic and get yourself out of the odd tight spot! The handling is great. The large tyres deliver a high level of grip, even in the wet and are the proper treaded type unlike the knobbly tires found on those Piaggio Typhoons (very dangerous in the wet those tyres), it handles like a bike and gives you the confidence to lean into the corners rather than feel your way round them. As for all restricted 50 cc bikes it tops out at 35mph, but has enough torque to ensure that inclines in the road do not result in a loss of speed. The boot space is large enough to fit a helmet in. The seat is more than comfortable for 2 people and even with a passenger the performance and handling are not greatly impared. The lights are not the most powerful but are more than capable of lighting your way. Servicing is cheap and relatively easy to do yourself. The manual that comes with the bike is similar to a Haynes manual. It is a great bike to ride and is good fun. I get approximately 80miles per tank of petrol (4 quid) but I do ride it quite aggressively. The newer versions now have disk brakes on the back as opposed to the drum type on mine, the brakes on my model do require a good squeeze to stop the bike but are wonderfully progressive and never catch you out. An allround great bike, great for first timers, like me, and you only need a full car licence to ride one.

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