OK so it's not a Vespa, but for scooter riders who can't afford the "real thing" the Daelim Besbi does very nicely, thank you. A smooth reliable 125 engine with enough grunt to easily keep up with commuting traffic, the Besbi may not be all metal, but it is a far cry from the poor quality offerings from China. Visually very pleasing with a genuine retro style, it sits well on the road, has a comfortable riding position and offers everything a scooter was originally designed to provide.
The engine benefits tremendously from sensible runni...ng in, and really starts to hit its straps after a couple of thousand km's where the improved performance is noticeable. Some of the fine touches could benefit from an improvement in quality, but it represents exceptional value for money. If you can't go the real Vespa, don't waste your time on the Japanese offerings - they don't get the scooter vibe - and don't waste your time on the poor quality rubbish from China, this is the next best thing. Highly recommended. Handling, ride, styling, smooth engine, economical Lack of after market accessories, ordinary switch gear, tacky rear light fixture.
Questions & Answers
my lady friend has just purchased a used Besbi to learn to ride. In her excitement to get it home she has lost the keys. Could someone please advise how we can go about obtaining a new set
I don't know where you're located, Bob, but the scooter is also known as the Sachs Amici and there are a few dealers in major cities. I think you may well have to purchase a the barrel and key together however.
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