2005-05-02 2005 Tomos Tomos A35 Mopeds View Listings
I have been riding motorcycles for almost 40 years, and have owned just about everything out there. I had a moped back in '78, but sold it right away because I was young and wanted more speed. 30 years later I've grown up a little and no longer feel that I have to have the fastest thing out there. I currently have a Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic, and am quite pleased with it. Anyway, I was in a motorcycle dealership just looking around and started looking at scooters. Then I thought about the moped I had 30 years ago. I started looking around, and the only brand I could find was Tomos. On a whim, I bought a Tomos ST. It has a 50cc two stroke engine, two speed automatic transmission, and pedals. It is fully street legal and to me anyway, looks better than a scooter. The first time I rode it, I felt like a kid again. It is the most fun I've had on two wheels in years. It is light and nimble, and makes the Vulcan seem big and awkward. I find I am riding the Vulcan less, and the moped more and more. To anybody considering buying a scooter, at least look at a moped first. They are a lot cheaper, more fun, easier to work on, and just plain cool.
- Jerry Hammons, Chandler, Arizona
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