Just when I got some garage space opened up after selling the BV350 some idiot in NYC had to advertise a Scarabeo 500ie for a great price. Well, the rest is history I suppose. I was really quite content with my Beo 250 after riding it to TN a few weeks ago. Performed great and was a pleasure to ride. I'd made my mind up that scoot could handle anything I throw at it and I'd just keep it and run it to it's death. But a certain member here praises the 500ie a lot and I respect her opinions so I kept looking for a deal on one. This is a NYC bike and shows it, not a showroom queen but it seems to be in decent mechanical shape and the plastic is all together although some is really faded. For the price I had to grab it. 10K on the odo. I'll keep both bikes for a month and see which one wins out for garage space. I'm not 100% certain the 500 will get the nod but I'm anxious to find out. Looks like I'll either be doing a bus and ride or taking a trailer back down to get it sometime this week. I've got to say it is not a big scooter, barely bigger than my 250 (5" longer wheelbase and 50 lbs heavier. I like that a lot. I seem to have JerseyBiker disease...NTTAWWT.