First off, I'm not bashing on anyone, I honestly want to understand... I've wondered this for a long time, and have to ask. Why in the hell do people buy scooters? My thoughts. Albeit these are sort of generalizations, for the most part from what I've found, they hold quite true. They accelerate slowly, and most brake poorly. They don't have the power to pull out of a turn. Without proper footpegs you don't have nearly the input from your weight to help corner. All of this adds up to make them DANGEROUS. In fact, I've ridden a few (mostly smaller ones) and can firmly say I will NEVER ride one in traffic. They just feel utterly SCARY. And I ride motorcycles every day, rain shine or snow. Some say they ride them "for the gas mileage", but you can get just as good of mileage with a low cc motorcycle, and still have some speed, control and braking capability. Like a Ninja 250. 75+ miles to the gallon, and they can still lift the front tire with just the throttle and do 110 on the top end. I've ridden dual sports, dirt bikes, sport bikes, cruisers, classics, and most things in between. And loved them all. Except scooters. The damn things just feel wrong. So... why?