I rode a buddy's MP3 yesterday and came away thinking I could really get behind this twist-and-go thing. I've long thought the Tmax was a pretty neat scoot, and there's enough ego left in me that I'd rather have a racy-looking Tmax than a Burgman or Silver Wing, both of which have larger engines but are to my eye a bit dowdy. But here's the deal. All ATGATT, I weight 270. I'm on a 650 V-Strom now, and my weight doesn't seem to be an issue. But I know little about scoots, and I wonder if the variable belt (or whatever it's called) is unduly stressed by a rider my size. Tires, too. I ride about 7,000-10,000 miles a year on the V-Strom, and I don't see that changing were I to swap it for a Tmax. The V-S has been dead reliable, and what little maintenance it's needed, I've done myself; that wouldn't change with a scoot, either. But I'd have to think twice about it if I'm going to end up spending a lot more wrench time on the scooter.