Originally Posted by GVFlyer
I couldn't tell scale from your avatar. I was at a local motorcycle shop this weelend and saw huge motor scooters there - among them, the Honda SilverWing and the Yamaha Majesty. The salesman said that not only were they fast, but also that they were technological marvels.
They look pretty cool, but I'm not riding anything that sports a modesty panel.
I don't get the point of maxi scooters either. The whole point of riding a scooter is that it's small and tend to be less expensive than a regular motorcycle. These maxi scooters are just as big and heavy if not heavier than a moto, yet have crappier handling.
However, apparently there's some value in it because BMW and Aprilia had just joined the Japanese in the maxi scooter field.