Hey Folks, I've been lurking for a while, thought I would introduce myself. I've been working/driving/tuning on BMW cars for a long time. Built some crazy machines. With gas prices where they are and my taste getting more..."aged" I found myself drawn to the idea of a scooter for daily use since my commute is 40 miles round trip. After doing much internet research, I cruised by my local Aprilia dealer and test drive a SportCity 250 and the Scarabeo 200. I had read all the internet whining about the fact that the Scarabeo 200 was assembled in China. None of that mattered I was immediately drawn to the 'Beo for it's stability at speed on the 16" wheels and its factory windscreen. Clean lines, and just overall simplicity/functionality. It made for a very comfortable ride and plenty of power, and at the time $1800 cheaper that the SportCity 250. The only thing that i liked about the SportCity more was that it's EFI. Well here we are 5 months and 4200 miles later. Couldnt leave it alone. DDM 4500k 35w HID's, PIAA 1100x auxiliary lights, Fender Delete, and as of tonight when i get home, 11g Dr Pulley Sliders. Who know's what's next. I cant leave anything stock. Lol. The HID's really arent that blue in person. I had just installed them and just turned them on in this pic. Now that they have "burned in" they are a true 4500k white. Anywho, looking forward to chatting with you all more going forward.