Originally Posted by InlineSkate
I think it depends on the appearance of the scooter as well. Vespa/Retro style scooters seem to be less respected. Probably due to the assumption that they're only 50cc scooters that are barely street legal.
On the road I don't think it's just large vs small I think it's high vs low power. Respect being determined by your engine output.
Hmm, the asian styled small scoots get the least amount of respect in my experience. People equate them with the 50cc chinese junk, especially when they've been banged up and are missing chunks of their body paneling. My Vespa gets much more respect. Then again its a large frame GTS and any thoughts that its a 50cc piece of junk are usually erased fairly quickly.