"Is that a scooter with a roof?" the most common thing said when "Tukz" is seen driving past somebody. A few months back a friend of mine, Ben got his learners license. Our mates with a car have a 1994 Toyota Corolla and 1997 Honda Integra so we thought Ben would get something along those lines but we were wrong.
"Tukz" is actually a 2011 Xingyue XY150ZX Vogue, something that nobody in the world apart from China has probably heard of as these were manufactured over there. It's nickname "Tukz" is because of it's slight appearance to a Tuk Tuk, ironically Ben is part Thai. I have no clue where he brought it from, all I know is the price tag was around $2000-2500NZD, pretty steep in my opinion since you could get a decent runner for that price.
Good times above hiding the Vogue behind a bush at the school field, it only weighs 170kg so it was an easy push but us friends always do these types of pranks. "Tukz" is powered by a single cylinder four stroke engine. I'm unsure who manufactured the engine but it produces 9.12bhp exactly. It's official top speed is 65kmh (40mph) but Ben claims to have topped out at 86kmh (53mph) on the motorway, although after that I think the muffler/engine got so hot that the scooter became louder. When he first brought "Tukz" it sounded like a normal scooter but now you might confuse it for a full on motorbike at full throttle.
This video above was the funniest moment in my life for me, he pulls up does a friendly toot and didn't realise how wet the lawn was. This has happened to him a few times but it's all fun and games. Some people question why he got it and why he didn't just get a normal car for the same price but the fact is that it has an immense amount of character in it's own way, turning heads everywhere it goes. I've never seen anything like it before especially in the not so safe areas of New Zealand's capital city. Some might think it's a joke but it's Ben's own thing now.
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