Tomos Revival ??

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by robin bird, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. robin bird

    robin bird Member

    Has anyone considered the Tomos Revival a cute motorcycle with pedals a throw back to the 50's mopeds spoked wheels--advantages $1695 U.S. --2 stroke -2 gears smaller stronger wheel top speed 45 mph--also has a 70cc upgrade with tuned pipe for you speedsters --one year warrantee--no screwing around to keep it running--iam seriously considering this one!!
    Technical Info :

    Engine Type: 49cc air cooled, single cylinder-2 stroke
    Bore x Stroke: 38.0mm x 43-Omm
    Compression Ratio: 10.0:1
    Carburetion: 14mm Dell'Orto PHVA
    Ignition: CDI
    Transmission: 2-speed, automatic clutch
    Final Drive: Chain (103 rollers)
    Front Suspension: Telescopic fork
    Rear Suspension: Swing arm with two shocks
    Front Brake: Disc (230mm)
    Rear Brake: Drum (105mm)
    Front Tire: 2.25-17
    Rear Tire: 3.25-16
    Wheelbase: 47"
    Overall Length: 72"
    Min. Ground Clearance: 12"
    Seat Height: 31'
    Dry Weight: 143lbs
    Fuel Capacity: 0.92 gallons, including 0.13 reserve
    Oil Tank Capacity: 0.2 gallon
    Carrying Capacity: 300lbs
    Fuel Consumption: 100
     

  2. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    Do you have a link to a web site?
     
  3. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

  4. Porkchop

    Porkchop Member

    Where did you see a Revival with peddles ? It’s my understanding that only the Sprint and ST have peddles. The biggest difference between the Sprint and ST models that I can see is the ST has turn signals where as the Sprint does not. I did some research on Tomos mopeds several months ago. They are the only ones I can find that are not made in China. My local price is cheaper than some of the China made junk mopeds I see on eBay. Tomos has been around for decades. Although they do net get a super great rating, they do get a much better rating than anything else I’ve seen. And yes, I’m greatly considering one rather than building another motorized bicycle. I’m sure the Tomos has better everything to start with over a store bought China made bicycle with an added engine. They are made for their purpose to start with. I like my Schwinn Suburban with Harbor Freight 50cc engine and BMP friction drive set up, but I most likely won’t be building another “motorized bicycle”. To many cheap quality things to go wrong in may opinion. Also, you need to be careful and consider the size of the engine on the revival along with not having peddles. Most states require a max of 50cc, no more than 2 horse power, can not be capable of going over 30 miles per hour and has the be capable of peddle power with no engine assist. Has to have functioning head light, tail and brake light. That’s the law here in South Carolina. Some states are even stricter. Here if I excide the engine size, power or capable speed and no peddles, then it becomes classified as a motor cycle requiring a driver license, tag and insurance. To the best of my knowledge, my bike is considered as any other plain bicycle. The only place I know I can’t ride is on public bike trails where it’s posted “No Motorized Vehicles”. I can turn off the engine and peddle in that case. I’ve never had any problems with anybody or cops so far. Don’t expect to. I have a current state drivers hand book and I know what the laws are. I’ve considered taking the book with me in case I ever do get pulled over. I can show the cop in case he’s not familiar with the laws. One cop can’t know everything. I’ve found if I’m nice, they usually are too. But, yes, I’m considering purchasing a Tomos moped. Good luck !!!
     
  5. Porkchop

    Porkchop Member

    PS
    I think I might be wrong with the peddle issue in my previous post. I know one of the local Tomos dealers told me they do not have to have peddles. Today’s scooters with no peddles are referred to as “MOPEDS". Here in SC I think if they fall within the engine size, power and so on, no license, tag or insurance is required. Check your local state laws. I do know for fact that my motorized Schwinn is 100% legal.
     
  6. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    What I'd like is a trike conversion of a Sprint. The A55 engine seems to have addressed some if not all of the issues there were with the old A35 engine. A local shop here has one it took in trade on a new machine - saw it today. Unfortunately it costs more than I? can afford.
     
  7. Esteban

    Esteban Active Member

    I used to live in upstate S.C., so I know that Porkchop will know this term ; " Likker-sickles," & Tomos made one of the best.
     
  8. Dobroknow

    Dobroknow New Member

  9. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    Well according to heeters it sells for $1499.95 new. Now that is a web site price and you have to take into account a dealer mark up. $1650 is reasonable if the seller did pay $2500. $850 less to account for the little usage it has.
     
  10. Porkchop

    Porkchop Member

    Yes, Porkchop has heard that term ! Let it be said though, it does not apply to me. I've never been intoxicated in my life, and I'm to old to start now and have no desire for it anyway. What do you call 2 guys on a moped ? Drinking buddies. I have 4 perfectly fine automobiles to drive along with a prefectly clean driving record. I ride my bike just for the fun of it ! Hey, I'm not being defensive here. Just ringing in with a friendly reply !
     
  11. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    Thanks for the link, but in all honesty if the decimal point in that price was slid over two places to the left, I'd have to debate between an incredible bargain and eatinfg for the next week.
     
  12. professor

    professor Active Member

    Robin, I think you are thinking right. The Tomos appears to be a re-issue of a Puch (someone correct me if I am wrong). These were good machines and there is still a big following on them.
    I am going to buy a basket case Puch this weekend. It has paperwork so eventually I will be using it. And my gas electric will soon become a customized Puch.
     
  13. Esteban

    Esteban Active Member

    No problem, PChop. I just have always liked that term.
     
  14. Porkchop

    Porkchop Member

    I like it too. Sad part is I think it's true in a lot if not most cases.
     
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