As long as its a question of chewing the fat I wish maxi scooters could be more handy. I've ridden scooters for forty years but that means I'm used to sit-up-and-beg Vespas and their progeny.. I thought long and hard about a Burgman 650 but I couldn't bend my mind around the extremely long wheelbase, the weight and the sensation of riding something more akin to a car with all that plastic. I have full use of arms and legs so a clutch isn't an issue for me, and I enjoy shifting. I have saddlebags and a top case for commuting and touring. Yet I feel like I'm missing out when I think about the big scooters. Lately I walk past a BMW 650 GT parked in town and I get a glint in my eye. Hmmm... I am conflicted. Luckily traditional scooters don't seem to cause me conflict.