Baja Motorsports SC150 Reviews from United States of America

2009 Baja Motorsports SC150

Model year2009
Year of manufacture2009
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2012
Distance when acquired2 miles
Most recent distance560 miles

Summary:

Fantastic scooter, well worth the money

Faults:

Mirrors vibrate loose every 2-3 days.

Broken headlight wire.

General Comments:

Pick up is much better than I thought it would be, and it maintains 50 MPH with no problem, and I weigh 220 LBS.

Mileage is averaging around 85 MPG.

Will buy another one.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th November, 2012

2008 Baja Motorsports SC150

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2012
Previous motorcycleHonda CB500

Summary:

Absolutely fantastic scooters for the money!

Faults:

Mirrors are loose and break.

Carburetor intakes crack.

Rims were bent from the factory.

Belts are cheap.

Fuel lines eventually break down and leak.

All fasteners come loose.

Plastic vibrates and breaks, or cracks.

General Comments:

I love these bikes. I purchased two 2008 models from Pep Boys at discount of $600.00 each, with both missing parts. They all have issues, but for the price, you just have to do a little preventative maintenance and common sense.

I went thru both bikes. It took me a week to do, and added safe ties and Loctite everything, and silicon-ed all clip nut screws, and replaced all cheap fuel lines with new clamps and American hose 3/16". Nothing is now loose or vibrates.

I also have issues though with out of round rims. A cheap fix is buy a new rim from aftermarket or eBay, which is the same stuff the dealer has to offer.

I put 4000 miles on my bike, and wife has 1200 on hers. I drive dependably every other day to dialysis with no problems. 45 mile round trip. Not a Honda, but also all parts are cheap, and not high Honda or any other manufacturer pricing. Again, good bikes for the money.

If you are not mechanically inclined or can't work on your stuff, then do not buy. Good, cheap fun bikes.

My gas mileage is right at about 95 to 100 MPG, cruising at around 40 mph GPS verified.

Also another factor is the head lighting is not the best, but will get you by. Do not add halogen or brighter wattage bulbs; they will melt the housings out.

My last thought is change out the belt to a name brand good quality, or you will be sorry. Both broke around 1000 miles. Get a Gates Kevlar or equivalent that will last a year or more of long riding.

I know all this from one year's experience with the Baja SC150 scooters.

Thanks for reading.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd March, 2012

2008 Baja Motorsports SC150

Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired4 miles
Most recent distance3800 miles

Summary:

When this ones dies, l will buy another Baja

Faults:

Battery replaced at 2100 miles.

General Comments:

I weigh 230 and the ride is very comfortable.

Acceleration is very good for an SC150.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th October, 2010

2008 Baja Motorsports SC150

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 5 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 5 / 10
Handling marks 5 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance1041 miles
Previous motorcycleKawasaki 454 LTD

Summary:

This is the poorest product I have ever purchased

Faults:

Head blew and valves dropped out just after 1000 miles with very little "heavy" use.

General Comments:

This scooter started strong but didn't last long at all! I would not recommend this product to anyone!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th July, 2009

2007 Baja Motorsports SC150

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired7 miles
Most recent distance473 miles

Summary:

Decent fun scooter for the low price and cost

Faults:

The first think I immediately noticed with this scooter is that the fuel gage did not work. In Calling Baja, they told me that after the first three fuel tanks worth of gas, it should start working. I called them back after filling it the fourth time because it didn't work, and they said there is a two-year waiting list for the parts needed to fix it. Not a big deal since I just check it every time before I ride it.

Also, the speedometer is not accurate. It's about 8 or 9 MPH off on the positive side, so I have to guesstimate how fast I am truly going.

The battery doesn't charge very much while the scooter is running. In fact, just about an hour before writing up this survey, I installed a trickle-charger so that I can plug it into the power socket one a week.

General Comments:

The scooter keeps up with traffic well. Even though the 147cc engine is only just under 12HP, it really is peppy, and that's is with me, a 226LB rider on it. I've even passed cars while going approximately 45mph.

The size is great. On top of being a bit overweight, I am also 6'2", and I don't feel like I am too big for the bike. My knees don't hit the handlebars like they do on the 125cc version of this scooter.

The scooter starts up nicely as long as the battery has enough juice left in it. Even if it doesn't, I can use the kick starter, though that takes some doing. To start it with the kick starter, the fastest way to do it is to squeeze the rear brake lever, push in the starter button, then kick the kick starter. With me being tall, this is not a hard task, but might be for the shorter person.

When I purchased this scooter, it was advertised has being able to get up to 100MPG, but in reality, it gets between 70-85, which still is not bad. That's what made me purchase this scooter. It got better fuel economy than my car, and most of the time, I didn't need to carry much, so, under-seat storage was fine, and when I added a scooter trunk, I was able to haul around even more.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 21st March, 2009

25th Aug 2009, 22:25

Mine has performed pretty well over 600 miles. Wouldn't keep running after start recently, but I traced that to a clogged low end jet and blew it out. Runs fine now. I must say customer support is awful. I asked a couple basic mechanical questions like: how to set valves and where are timing marks. Person at Baja didn't have a clue and expressed no interest in helping. If you buy one of these, be your own mechanic.

Average review marks: 5.4 / 10, based on 7 reviews