My wife just bought a Burgman 400 and loves it. She also looked at the Silver Wing (both our cars are Hondas), but really liked the light weight of the Burgman 400 and some of the features, particularly, the greater storage capacity. (I liked the lower price.) If you're looking at taking a scooter on rougher roads, consider the Piaggio BV 500. It's a step-through, automatic, with less body work and a 16 inch front wheel (vs. the usual 10 inch to 14 inch front wheel of most scooters). Supposedly, the larger front wheel provides more gyro stability.