Mado, most of us are m/c riders. We do not have anything against scooters & you will probaly not some will reply to your Thread & find that they also have a m/c as well. To some quite dedicated to scooters.
Near the end of WWII I had purchased a number or well used Brigs & Stratton to Johnston Iron horse motors, as used on farms for so many uses like NO ELECTRICITY. Along with a two Villiers Powered 125cc bikes, no longer main, & made up a number of sort of usless scooters, but the oen with the Villiers power plant & three speeds in the cog box, WELL believe me it went toot-sweet.
I also moved to Banff National Park in Alberta to set up a sport shop basically for mountaineers & skiers.
Still I spotted a number of mopeds to scooters of 125cc from Jawa, NSU Perima to Lambretta & all seemed to have problems & asked me to make the changes.
Then in the 80s I was in this Okanagan Valley to notice a Yamha 125cc scooter, with electric start & ease of shifting. I asked if I could take if to a short run as I wanted to hit the ex-railway to street car tracks & the scooter did not almost go out of safe travelling. For the Spanish to the German ones were TERRIBLE for if you relaxed your hands the front wheel would snap full lock to the left or right. The JPN makers had made the correction.
My reason of keeping track what is on the market for in this country people are purchasing 49cc two-stroke that cannot travel on the Hwy 97 at 80 to 100KPH NOR can the climb the steep hills for the many towns are sort of on a mountain side MEANING so many homes are up steep climbs & the 49cc is NOT the answer to someone without a DL or LP which means also compulsory liability insurance. Any thing about 49cc is with the above costs to demands by the insurance prople along with the RCMP.
So a number of 49cc scooters have been leaning against homes, or fences for the past year or two as they need MORE POWER that cannot be obtained for many reasons, which is sort of menioned above. A flat terrain ONLY then the 49cc scooter is good.
Remember all the others on the road are crazy & out to kill you.