2012 California Scooter Co. Classic Base

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2012 California Scooter Co. Classic Base

Model Overview:

2012 Classic Base

Bodystyle Scooter
Warranty 12 months
Manufacturer Country USA
Introduction Year 2010
Displacement (cc) 149
Engine Type Single-Cylinder
Nextstep Bg

2012 California Scooter Co. Classic Base

Intro

The California Scooter Co wanted to create something a little different when they launched their line of scooters. The resulting design created by the scooter manufacturer gives the benefits of riding a scooter, while the bike looks like a motorcycle. The end result was three scooters that look very similar and are built on a motorcycle-like frame, including the 2012 California Scooter Co Classic.

The word scooter brings the image of a particular type of bike to mind. A smaller engine and step through frame are just two of the features that are pictured, but this is not the case with the 2012 California Scooter Co Classic. Actually, the Classic is a scooter-style motorcycle and not the other way around. Built on a steel frame with a steel gas tank and front and rear fenders, it weighs a mere 240 lbs. The seat height of 27 inches will make most riders as they will be able to place both feet on the ground and.

The 149cc, four-stroke, single-cylinder engine found in the 2012 California Scooter Co Classic can produce 13.3 horsepower and 9.1 lb-ft of torque. Due to the light weight of the bike, it is able to provide plenty of power for acceleration both from a stop and when at speed. The Classic is nimble and zippy like a scooter, and is able to take tight corners quite easily. The 2012 California Scooter Co Classic has a reported top speed of 55 to 65 mph depending on the weight of the rider and any cargo.

Not only is the frame different between the 2012 California Scooter Co Classic and other scooters, so is the transmission. The Classic is equipped with a five-speed manual transmission, instead of having an automatic transmission. This means that the rider must cycle through the gears using the clutch and throttle when riding the Classic. The combination of the weight of the Classic and the 149cc engine make this a good bike for novice riders, as they can improve their gear shifting skills while not worrying that the bike will get away from them.

The 2012 California Scooter Co Classic basically only differs from the other two bikes produced by the company in its overall design. The Classic comes with red, blue, or black painted bodywork, and was designed based on the original Mustang. Styling cues taken from the Mustang include the paint colors, as well as the blacked-out engine, powder coated black frame, solid steel wheels, and the chrome accents. All of this adds up to give the 2012 California Scooter Co Classic a traditional American look.

New For 2012
  • The 2012 California Scooter Co Classic model was originally introduced in 2010 and no changes have been made since then.

2012 California Scooter Co. Classic Specs

  • Model: Classic
  • Engine Type: 149cc, four-stroke (OHV) single cylinder
  • Bore and Stroke: 62 x 49.5 mm
  • Compression ratio: 9.6:1
  • Valve Train: N/A
  • Induction: N/A
  • Ignition: CDI adjustable angle ignition
  • Transmission: Five-speed
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Fuel Capacity: 3 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 90 mpg
  • Brakes (Front): Hydraulic disc, two piston aluminum brake calipers
  • Brakes (Rear): Hydraulic disc, two piston aluminum brake calipers
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic front suspension
  • Suspension (Rear): Rigid
  • Wheelbase: 51 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 27 inches
  • Curb Weight: 240 lbs
  • Tires (Front): 400 x 12 4-Ply
  • Tires (Rear): 400 x 12 4-Ply

Accessories

  • By adding a height-adjustable windshield to the 2012 California Scooter Co Classic, not only is the comfort of the rider improved, but there is also an increase in the top speed of the scooter.
  • A black fringed leather and vinyl seat adds a classic touch to the 2012 California Scooter Co Classic.
  • A luggage rack can provide additional space for carrying gear for those longer rides.
  • To provide a more motorcycle look to the 2012 California Scooter Co Classic, replace the handlebars with red, black, or chrome classic ape handlebars.
  • To personalize a 2012 California Scooter Co Classic, choose one of the custom paint sets for the scooter.
  • High-quality, soft leather saddlebags are quick opening and easy install to provide protected carrying space for your cargo.

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