Linhai Aelous 300 Review from United States of America

2008 Linhai Aelous 300

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance4000 miles
Previous motorcycleSuzuki Burgman 400

Summary:

Surprisingly good

Faults:

Directional switch replaced under warranty.

General Comments:

This scooter is surprisingly reliable and economical.

I had low expectations, so that may be why it has impressed me so much. A constant 65 mpg with enough power to tackle short 70 mph jaunts on the free way.

Its consistent reliability starting and running gives me the confidence to take it on 4-500 mile trips far from home often.

One of the surprising aspects is the comfort and absence of riding fatigue experienced on previous motorcycles/scooters.

Handling is as expected on a scooter. Perhaps a bit better than my previous heavier Burgman 400.

Acceleration is adequate for entering any traffic situation, be it 2 lane or x-way.

Fit and finish shows its Chinese roots, but it's nothing I haven't been able to get used to.

Character is a kinder excuse.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd November, 2009

Average review marks: 9.5 / 10, based on 1 review