I enjoy the friendly comraderie throughout Battle Scooters. Hopefully, we can get back to friendly again. I'll relate our initial Xmax experience... Joan was disappointed when things went south with the C400X purchase (a stop-sale and a recall), but says she couldn't be happier with her Xmax; her words: "Sometimes everything works out for a reason." I asked her about the seat height - she said when she wears boots, she can easily flat-foot it. If she wears sneaks, she is flat foot on the left side and solidly on the ball of the foot on the right side. So, not having to "tippy-toe it" I asked. She said, "I wouldn't buy a bike that doesn't fit me. It's taller than the PCX, but I think it's a better fit; more room - definitely better protection. I notice the weight difference when parking it. I like the fact that it's about 50 pounds lighter than the BMW." No, I didn't coach her. I had to look at some photos of her with her feet down while on the bike - yep, just the way she described it. This was a grab shot a couple weeks ago, to get an image of the back of her shirt - I had to do some cropping to get a good view of her feet... My last motorcycle was a Suzuki V-Strom with a 32.2" seat height, and she had no issue with that; she wasn't a fan of the riding position, though. We did look at a bunch of scoots in her search: BV 350, GTS, BMW C400X, Burgman 200 and 400, Honda Forza. She was excited to check out the BV 350, and it was at that dealership where she test rode the Xmax. She thought about it overnight and we went back and made the deal on the Xmax. She has had plenty of other bikes over the years, including full dress (Honda Goldwing and Harley), a couple cruisers and sport bikes. Moving to scooters 6 years ago was her idea, when it hurt too much for me to throw a leg over a motorcycle. It was a good move for us. With the new hip, I can toss a leg over a motorcycle again... but I am hooked on our scoots. I told her we could get the BMW when they get that brake issue sorted out, and I would take her Xmax. She said, "You can get the BMW if you want - I like what I have." These days, we don't spend a lot of time on the freeway on the scoots. We both moved up in top speed so that we could handle the occasional highway speeds when necessary. We ride for the fun of it - we both prefer twisty roads with speed limits less than 55. Those are a bit hard to come by where we live, but tonight, she was showing me some interesting roads on a map where we will be on our next motorhome outing. Great riding partner.