I have never ridden a scooter, but owned 8 motorcycles. I am faced with a 30mi trip to school in the near future, in a big city. Fuel cost is a big concern as is traffic, storage, weather protection. A 450-650 scooter has my eye (burgman). A recent call from my wife, at work on the other side of this city, reporting that it was pouring down rain there and hoped that I was not out on the bike. This was a great time for me to try my rain gear ride to school, which I did. I stayed mostly dry under my gear (phone got soaked), clutch hand was stiff and sore (work out) and wondering what I would do with my wet gear at school. I won't sell my 1150GS but, the tall 1st gear, lack of storage for my $500 Shoei!! with gear has me thinking? Any thoughts?