"The worst scooter names on the market."

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Strom Thurmond
Member since Mar-1-04 > 574 posts > May-03-06, 07:40 AM (EDT)
"The worst scooter names on the market."
 
LAST EDITED ON May-03-06 AT 07:59 AM (EDT)

Name what are, in your opinion, the worst scooter brand names on the market. By this I do not mean that the product itself is poor, but that the brand name in and of itself is so astonishingly bad that you expect it will keep people from buying the product.

My submissions:
1. The PGO Buddy (ex - I'm riding my buddy; Want to take a ride on my buddy)
2. The Pizz-azz
3. Vespita (do you really think you're fooling anyone)


Ellen
Member since Jan-7-04 > 1313 posts > May-03-06, 09:11 AM (EDT)
1. "RE: The worst scooter names on the market."
In response to message #0
1. Anything named by Kymco. People, Bet & Win, Grand Dink (Vista), Xciting, Super 9, Vitality, Agility, etc.
2. Fashion (???????????)

Ellen
2005 Stella
http://www.scooterdiva.com

I like both names, but find it amusing that someone would think using one female name is "a bit odd", while using a different one is "fantastic". Can you elaborate a bit more on that Bryce?

Not questioning your judgement, just curious at what differences you see. Thanks

Side note: Most Burgman riders I know in the U.S. would have preferred it if Suzuki had used the name they call it in Japan, "Skywave".

- Adam -

Minn-Max, Minnesota Maxiscooter Riders (www.maxiscooters.org)


Bryce Ludwig
Member since Dec-21-03 > 4441 posts > May-09-06, 02:25 PM (EDT)
24. "RE: The worst scooter names on the market."
In response to message #23
Stella sounds Italian, Beverly does not. Additionally, Stella is not just a name, but the Italian word for star. I love the multiple meanings. One just resonates more with me as a scooter name. I personally wouldn't object to having a scooter named Beverly, but I would to a scooter named Liberty. That word is too loaded. So all in all, I think it was a good choice to go to an alphanumeric moniker.

My comment about the Burgman was not reflective of my own preferences. I personally love Skywave as a name, and I think it is much more evocative, modern and less stodgy sounding than Burgman.

- Bryce Ludwig


MinnMax
Member since Mar-25-05 > 97 posts > May-11-06, 10:30 AM (EDT)
26. "RE: The worst scooter names on the market."
In response to message #24
Silly me, forgot about the double-entendre of "Stella". Your preference makes a whole lot more sense to me with that in mind. Thanks for the clarification, Bryce.


kevjot
Member since Oct-27-05 > 15 posts > May-03-06, 02:51 PM (EDT)
13. "RE: The worst scooter names on the market."
In response to message #0
>
>3. Vespita (do you really think you're fooling anyone)
>

"VIAGGIO" - Also in the "you're kidding me, right?" category.

http://www.kpxmotors.com/viaggio.html

Ugh.

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decadron
Member since Nov-25-02 > 1734 posts > May-03-06, 08:01 PM (EDT)
19. "RE: The worst scooter names on the market."
In response to message #0
I am a fan of the Kymco "top boy".


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Bryce Ludwig
Member since Dec-21-03 > 4441 posts > May-04-06, 00:12 AM (EDT)
21. "RE: The worst scooter names on the market."
In response to message #19
I am a fan of the Kymco "top boy".

Didn't know that about you.

- Bryce Ludwig


Strom Thurmond
Member since Mar-1-04 > 574 posts > May-04-06, 01:06 AM (EDT)
22. "RE: The worst scooter names on the market."
In response to message #19
Does that mean you are a "low boy?"


Vinnie UK
Member since Jan-6-05 > 231 posts > May-09-06, 03:20 PM (EDT)
25. "RE: The worst scooter names on the market."
In response to message #22
I'd vote for "Qinqi"


Can't remember any of their model names but it conjures up the thought that a gimp mask is obligatory riding wear.





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