I agree with your opinion. I started my love affair on two wheels with a 1952 Allstate Scooter, then moved up to an Allstate Crusaire, etc. I've been riding cruisers and touring bikes for the last 50 years I'm presently riding a Gold Wing, which I love, but at almost 72 years of age, realize I need a lighter bike with automatic. I will probably make the switch to a maxi scooter this coming Spring, and and am excited about it. It will be like my second childhood. A couple of years ago, I test rode a Gold Wing trike. Not for me, got very little out of it!!!! Man, I hope the Honda Integra makes it into the U.S. Sidenote: I believe that many old timers like me feel that scooters threaten their masculinity. I could be wrong.