One must remember a scooter is not only easy on fuel, though more costly right now, but then if they are in ideal terrain for scooters this is ALSO an easy thing to ride what with a really low step through frame when one realizes the floorboard is the part they are stepping through. Not leg over a petroil tank & then all the fuss of learning how to handle the bike with a clutch, to also the foot shifting.
After all just as Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, & Kawaski were selling 50 to 90cc easy step through frames THESE were the ideal first bikes & really one could be self tought SO almost the same with the scooter.
I tend to come on the scooter section & know some feel I am against scooters, but just at the end of WWII I was building home made scooters with 1.3 hp to 1.5 hp small motors, no gear changes, NOT good, but reason I understood scooter.
Then when moving to Banff Alberta I was amazed at a number with mopeds to also Lambtetta, Vispa, to NSU Prima scooters & though I did not want to (for my business was part owner of a sport shop), but having several m/cs well it was only natural & YES I noted all the flaws in handeling in those days.
So always been interested it the progress to yes the first Yamaha electric starting scooter of 80cc with best handeling of any scooters in the 80s.
Remember all the others on the road are crazy & out to kill you.
Post Edited (Smitty) : 3/26/2011 12:35:15 AM GMT