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60113 Views 41 Replies 26 Participants Last post by  FrankS1
Personally I wouldn't mind riding one of these around town for running errands and such, unfortunately there's only room for one motorcycle payment at a time in my wallet. I hope this scooter sells well, but I fear that it may not because we are all too "manly" for them, just as you say, which is a shame. Another problem might be the number of extremely large vehicles on the road. Some people are terrified of getting run over by something bigger than they are, so they will never even consider something this size, regardless of the benefits.

Seriously, I hope it sells well. Maybe then we can get some of those lovely 400 and 500 cc bikes that are sold everywhere else in the world instead of just 600 cc or bigger supersport bikes or the huge giving-birth-riding-position cruisers. Or maybe I'm just a sissy...

Remeber: It's always easier to do things the hard way. Chango
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No doubt that scooters are much more popular in Europe than in the U.S., but it probably doesn’t have anything to do with our real or perceived "manliness." More likely that scooters are cheap transportation that fit well into the European urban environment.

It’s my guess if you took a scooter-riding urban Euro-boy and plugged him into a small town or suburb in the good ol’ U.S. of A., he’d drop that scooter like a ton of Brie and saddle up on a real motorcycle - assuming that there is room in his two-car garage between the Buick and Ford Explorer!

God bless easy credit and cheap gas!
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