Excellent Review... GPTB this is the future get used to it.. Gas prices are only down till election is over. I saw another scooter today. Using one in the HOV lane would of saved me 70% of my 2.5 hour commuting time today. A couple accidents on 405, more rain and a Microsoft presentation at the convention center screwded the system up today.
My previous ride was the inimitable Honda PC800. One day I was in the parking lot at a hardware store and an old fart (much older than my early fifties) asks me "Would that be considered a scooter?" I was insulted.
Which brings me to a thought: Can't there be a market for an updated version of the Honda Pacific Coast? I could ride comfortably on it considering my 6'1" frame and sold it to a woman who wanted it as it accommodated her 5'4 height very well.
Consider: My FF helmet fit in one side compartment while I be in the grocery store. Take out my helmet and presto! the two side compartment could hold two full bags of groceries or one bag and a 12-pack.
Scooters are actually quite cool in my book. But, I would like to see The MC makers scooterize a solid motorcycle while they are muscling up the scooters.