I finally have to admit, I want a scooter! I've fought it off for a couple of years, but it just keeps growing. The last straw happened last Thursday. Cool and wet, there were only two bikes in the MC parking area. My DR650 and a little Chinese scooter. I'm way early, so I'm just sitting on the curb near my bike. A guy comes walking up, helmet in hand. Naturally a conversation ensues. He was talking about how cheap he got his scooter and how he did several small mods to improve it's performance... I'm thinking it was kinda cool, but still too small. When he left it was on the back wheel..... Why that just pushed me over the edge, I don't know. But this is my official, "Coming out of the Closet." announcement. I want a freaking SCOOTER! The shock of admission still has my brain spinning. I'm not sure what to look at.... 50cc~250+cc? Honda, Yamaha, Linhai (not scared of Chinese scoots in the least), an old Vespa?? It makes no sense. I keep telling myself that a Ninja 250 would be a better buy as it's a real bike. The only criteria that I can come up with is that it needs to be fairly cheap, reliable and I'd really prefer that it's capable of 65mph or more. (less than that and I couldn't commute on it) So what now? BTW... I'm weird, I like the old Honda Helix scooters, they have that funky/cool 80's styling.