South Africa is big-bike territory. For whatever reasons, local bikers seem to equate engine capacity with riding abilities (and by extension, manliness).
Midsize bikes, it would seem, are for wimps, scooters for women. If my assessment is true, it’s a sad state of affairs because it means many riders miss out on the practicality and fun of a scooters simply because they seem to feel it is “beneath them”.
Part of the reason, I think, is because the word “scooter” evokes mental images of woefully underpowered 125cc machines of questionable quality. True, Yamaha, Suzuki and Honda have powerful, well-made maxi scooters in their line-ups, but they cost almost the same as (and in some cases, more than) conventional midsize bikes. continue read the full post on Wheels24