I very much appreciate the welcome response to my first post. To answer the question why I decided to move from maxi scooters to motorcycles. I did a lot of day trips on the big scoots lots of 55 to 65 mile an hour time on those bikes. I was always concerned about not seeing a big pothole or some other garbage in the road that would launch me off the scoots. The much larger wheel sizes on motorcycles I think will reduce my chance of going down given some a of the lousy roads around here. Even the little V Star 250 with a slightly smaller engine that I had on a Vespa GTS 300 or my much bigger 500cc Yamaha Tmax will be safer to ride at speed on back country roads. I seldom ran around town on the big scoots. I like the twistys and open country road riding. No interstates for me. The 250 is light,has great handling, should be easy for me to move around in my garage. I thought about the V Star 650. Great bike but over 500 pounds and much bigger. Would not fit in my garage with the car in there also. Oh one reason for the move to motorcycles the low seat height. I will be able to flat foot at stops for the first time. Big scoots have 31 inch height on seats. I think both the 650 and 250 have 27 inch height on the seats. Enough rambling .