Originally Posted by soboy
I started riding motorcycles in 1972, bought my first scooter in 2008 and my second one last year. I have noticed zero difference in the way cages react to me on my Tmax v. any motorcycle I have ever owned or ridden.
500cc, 500 lbs, and from most angles looks like a full size bike...yes I would expect that there is little difference between drivers perception of a full size bike and your scooter.
I believe if you rode my little 30 year old Vespa on your same Atlanta roads your experience might be different. I know mine has been. I'm not new to this either- I've been riding since 1972.