Originally Posted by bogey78
I thought Battle Scooters would be the best place to post this question. My only scooter experiences were an old early 80's Honda Express and a few years ago a 50cc Yamaha Zuma. I sold the Zuma b/c I found there were many places I didn't feel safe due to the relatively slow speed. However, I still remember how much fun it was to zip around on the little zoomer.
I have toyed with the idea of buying a Majesty, Burgman, Kymco, T-Max
or another Maxiscooter. However, I wonder if I won't find myself longing for a regular bike after a few months. I have narrowed down my next bike purchase to either and FZ6, Ninja 650, Versys or a Maxi-Scoot. I love the storage, auto tranny, and weather protection of the scoots. I don't like removing body work for routine maintenance but I could deal with it.
My question is how many of you have moved from motorcycles to maxi scoots and then went back to motorcycles? And why?
I first bought the Ninja 650 that you mention above, then figured out it's
a pain to ride around town (especially 2 up) so I got a 50cc scoot.
That soon proved to be to slow, so I got a 125cc scoot and that resulted
in the Ninja 650 gathering dust.
Early this year I sold everything and got the Kymco Downtown 300i ABS.
That thing has better suspension then the Ninja 650, better build quality,
and the brakes are about the same! The ABS works better on the Kymco
I DO want a proper motorcycle again, but the 650R would not do.
If you can get the Tmax, you'll be shocked by the ride quality and handling.
These entry level 600 bikes can't touch it.
You might miss some power and shifting, but never around town.
I'd say get both.
I'd switch to a 150-200cc smaller scooter now and a Bandit 1250 if I
had the money. I've done 10k miles on the 300cc scoot in just over
7 months of riding, and it's flawless, but never as much fun as a proper
bike on the open roads.
Take a look at the Honda Integra 700.