I've been considering getting a scooter (I don't ride at all at the moment) and trying to decide which scooter to get. So far on my list I have looked at: * Kymco Downtown 300i * Burgman 400 * Burgman 650 * Silverwing 600 I want something that can handle the motorway (70-80 MPH comfortably), is suitable for riding for e.g. 5 hours, but is also good for around town. I had originally looked at the Kymco after reading reviews and watching videos of it, but then considered the Burgman 400 for the fact the engine is slightly more power and thus better for motorway work. As happens, I then started looking at the 650 Exec instead (hey, it is a slightly bigger scooter right, and a bit more capable? ) but then I found I was looking at larger and larger bikes and loosing focus on what I wanted: cheap to run, easy to ride, plenty of storage and suitable for the highway. I kept reading that SW owners moved to the 650 and loved it, so didn't really look at the SW 600 seriously until the last couple of days. I'm now stuck!! The Burgman 400 was looking like the one to seriously look at (e.g. options, etc..) but I read a few posts here about the Kymco Downtown 300 and now I'm REALLY stuck. Apparently the Burgman 400 isn't so good when it comes to handling side-winds, and the Kymco apparently handled them without issue. It also seems the Kymco is good for motorway work over good distances. Add to the fact it seems really economical (I keep reading of real-world economy of about 75 MPG) that it is very much back on the list. I got looking at the SW 600 after reading that it is a solid bike, and between the Burgman 400 and Burgman 650 in terms of engine. It is also about the same price as the Burgman 400. At this point I'm lost. I liked the Kymco because it is cheap and efficient, but it seems it is at the bottom for engine capacity for motorway riding. I don't want to get a small scoot that is small to the point the mechanics are going to get hammered when riding the highway (which I do quite a bit of even on local runs). If I had to list an order of preference: * Comfort for me the rider * Ease of riding * Ability to safely and comfortably handle motorways without killing the bike * Fuel consumption * Storage All the bikes seem to have pretty decent storage capacity. The Burgman 400 seems to most closely match what I'm looking for, but the side-wind handling issue has put me off. Thanks in advance.