Just bought a Ryker a couple weeks ago, used 2019 with about 1800 miles on it, the 600 with windshield, "trunk," and bright yellow accent panels as add-ons. Have signed up for the Ryker forum, but want to stay loyal to this forum as well, so will share my experiences here and hope for tales and tips from others as time goes by. Fun ride so far, the 46(?)hp put out by the 600 is plenty for this ol'geezer, and the ride is okay. Bumpy pavement makes itself felt, but that was the case with both of my previous Chinese scooters too. Liking the electronics on this one, various nice-to-have dashboard options, self-canceling turn signals, automatic shutdown if I leave it idling for too long, reminder beep to always set the parking brake. Could wish for more storage space, but there are aftermarket options out there if I decide to act on that. Surprised it prefers premium gas, but that's a small enough price to pay, I guess. So, here I am and here it is, feel free to contribute thoughts, ideas, and experiences.
Almost a month in now, no problems encountered, gas mileage has been 37.8 across two fillups. Not great, but okay. Wife calls it "the Bumblebee" due to the bright yellow accent panels. (She probably calls it other things because I ride it so much,...)
Hope so. Spoke to dealer yesterday as owner manual says it needs a "first inspection" at 3000 miles, but he looked in all his systems and could find nothing about that, first maintenance not due until 6000. Fine by me -- compare that to all the stuff supposedly required at low mileages for the Chinese scoots. Yay, those days are over for me! Have almost put on my first 1000 miles, trouble free. Knock wood.
Liking the reverse on this scoot. My Magnum had reverse too, but it was very jerky and wanted to jump out from under me as soon as I gave a little gas. Very smooth on the Ryker. I can usually push it back, only weighs about 600 lb, but have found reverse useful a couple times so far. One thing about it, though, I could wish the handlebars were set back just a little further; even in the rearmost adjustment position (oh yeah, did I mention the handlebars and foot/brake pedals are adjustable?) I'm still leaning on the grips all the time, would like to be able to sit back and relax my arms and hands a bit especially on longer rides. Of course that's only for me and my personal arm length, might not bother anybody else. I have an idea on that which I'll discuss with the mechanics when I take it in for maintenance at 6000, but that'll be awhile yet. But in general, life is good these days, no stressing about whether it's gonna leave me stranded somewhere. Hoping there'll be some other Ryker people here eventually.
Five months in, 2000 miles and no complaints, except no A/C so can't ride as much in the Arizona heat unless I get up at 3 am. One cover panel rattles and my efforts to tighten it have not helped, but nothing I can't live with until the 6000 mile service. What a relief after the constant problems I had to solve with my two Chinese scooters!