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 Post subject: Helix vs Morphous
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:35 am 
It's been a bit since I've posted anything here on TR and I'm really bored so..........Having owned a Morphous and currently owning a Helix I figured I would share my take on both.
First off here is my former Morph
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I traded a Zuma 125 even up for it and road the Morph most of that summer to work and on a few poker runs. That scoot got more looks (good and bad) then ANYTHING I've ever owned! I couldn't get gas without someone asking about it. I thought the power on the bottom was pretty soft. 0-45mph took a bit of time but after that it rolled on pretty strong. Top seed with my wife on back was a indicated 84mph. it got 65mpg all the time. I have to say I really miss this bike and I plan on getting another one ASAP.
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After I sold the Morph I still had a itch for a bigger scooter. I was able to find my 01 helix for a cool $700! On the 40mile ride home I feel in love with the seat on the Helix! I don't think I've ever had my ass on anything as soft as the helix seat. I found the Helix to pull a lot stronger off the bottom then my old Morph. I've seen 73mph on the Helix solo but I'm pretty sure that was about it. It also is not as stable in the interstate as the Morph. I had some 18 wheelers pass me that scared the shit out of me on the Helix. I think the Helix is cool in a 80's geeky way but the Morph was much cooler to look at, I mean it looks like a Helix that someone spent a shit ton of money on to customize. To me really it's a toss up. The Helix is stronger on bottom, The morph is stronger on top. The helix rides better in town, the Morph rides better on the Highway. I think the Morphous is the coolest looking scooter ever made but I had on co-worker refer to it as a big black dilldo so I guess it's all in how you look at it. :D Bottom line the Helix is a better buy if you can snag one cheap (under $2000) if not I would buy a Morphous.


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 Post subject: Re: Helix vs Morphous
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:50 am 
Both ugly, both FAST, both :banger: :wasted:

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:26 pm 
I like the Morph better as far as looks go they are also cool ( at least around here) because you hardly ever see them. I'm certain I could find and buy a used helix today without much trouble. I have the helix's replacement (Honda Reflex nss250) but have a good buddy that has two helix. The seating position is awesome on them i'm 6'4" and could sit on that thing all day, no issues. Most of the newer scooters do not have nearly enough leg room in my opinon the silvering, burgman have way less then my smaller reflex. Like you said they have an 80's styling to them that at least IMO is butt-ugly but they are one of the most comfortable scooters i've sat on. it's almost like a recliner with a 250cc motor attached. haha

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 Post subject: Re: Helix vs Morphous
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:01 pm 
I'm kinda (ok no "kinda" about it!) biased towards the Morphous, but do admit its kinda a dog from a dead stop......as for the looks department, yeah, I think the Morph wins hands down! Luckily I'm a short guy (5'10") so leg room isn't a problem! :mrgreen: (btw, I've heard my Morph referred to as a "ski-doo with wheels") :dubious:

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:18 pm 
My morph is giving me lower back pain.. :cry:

I guess because of the sitting position where my foot resting on the front and my tailbone absorbing the road condition.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:05 pm 
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My morph is giving me lower back pain.. :cry:

I guess because of the sitting position where my foot resting on the front and my tailbone absorbing the road condition.


If it helps any, u can sit with ur feet in any position u'd like....the butt-stop on the seat is also adjustable so it might helps hold a different position? :meh:

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:14 pm 
The Morphous is a great scoot but the seat does leave you aching. It needs to be reworked into something more comfortable.

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 Post subject: Re: Helix vs Morphous
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:33 am 
The only issue I remember about the Morphous sitting position was that if I had my legs bent(not chopper style) my knees felt to high. I thought the seat was pretty good but that was before I sat on the seat formed of pure happiness Honda put on the Helix. I think both could stand a little different handlebars. I wish my Helix was as easy to swap bars as the Morph but I have those dumb one peace bars.


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 Post subject: Re: Helix vs Morphous
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:54 am 
ozark wrote:
The Morphous is a great scoot but the seat does leave you aching. It needs to be reworked into something more comfortable.


So I'm not the only one then..

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 Post subject: Re: Helix vs Morphous
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:30 am 
Love my Morphous!
Its going to be my main scoot now that the Tmax is on its way out.

I fixed my seat problem:

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:45 am 
:shock:
You're getting rid of the T-max?

Did you swap a 400 into your morph Chuck?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:57 am 
Sawman wrote:
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You're getting rid of the T-max?

Did you swap a 400 into your morph Chuck?

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Yep, I've got the T-max sold to a brother in law, so I've got the right to first buy back....
As soon as the weather breaks, I'll be visiting my friendly Honda dealer to test drive a CTX :D


No 400 swap yet, but I've been keeping an eye out for rough or wrecked majestys

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:45 am 
I think the helix just looks too frumpy. When I was growing up, our small town had this one dirty boozer weirdo riding around on one.. Could never shake the stigma. I'd rock the hell out of a Morph though!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:20 am 
Pyrogen wrote:
When I was growing up, our small town had this one dirty boozer weirdo riding around on one.. !


Funny you mention this.

That's my ultimate goal for retirement, to be know as the dirty weirdo boozer scooter rider one day!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:55 am 
You sir, need a Helix then! (Or a Lawn mower... This dude trekked around town on his riding lawn mower too... )

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