Originally Posted by chukzelda
I have a 35 mile daily commute. I'm considering trading my 2nd motorcycle for a scooter for this commute. I need better weather protection for when cold weather hits.
Has anyone moved from a motorcycle to a large cc scooter? Thoughts? Is the weather protection sufficient?
I have a Suzuki C90 cruiser and a V-Strom 1000. I bought a SYM Citycom 300i for commuting which is a bigwheel (16") scooter with a 60 inch wheelbase, stock windshield, upright riding position, excellent steering geometry and a stout frame. The weather protection is very good. It's a zippy little beast that easily keeps ahead of fast moving stop and go traffic.
An honest 65-70 mph is a smooth easy cruise. The bike fits my bulky six four 1/2 well and is so stable in corners and steers so well that I do almost all my rides on it now.
In three years of use and over 20,000 km it has proved to be much more reliable and trouble free than my big bikes.