Just got scooter number 3 it's a 300 and that's big enough. No maxi scooters for me as they are heavier than motorcycles plus I don't ride on interstates except in my car
Don't take a BV500 or BV350 out for a test ride as they are pretty close in configuration to the Tall Rider 300 and lighter than the Japanese Maxi Scooters. The 300 is interstate capable already however as I have mentioned in the past with all the low mileage (translates to low priced yet almost new) BV500's being traded around here for the newer BV350 I could be tempted to snap one up.
You do not really notice the extra 100 lbs of the BV500 compared to the Sport City 250 and the 39 HP nicely makes up for the additional weight.
I am supposed to be wheel chair bound by now however can easily handle the BV350 and BV500 with no problems while the Burgman, Majesty.and T-Max are difficult however the Honda Silverwing was the worst with a 541 lb curb weight its 215 lbs heavier than my Sport City and very top heavy. For kicks and grins I still from time to time go out and play Goldi Locks to vet out a replacement for my Sport City since it has about 30,000 miles on it already and I know that at around 50,000 to 75,000 miles its going to be showing its age so if deal presents itself while the bike is still running like new I may just trade up a little.
The Kymco people gt300i weighs 364 and is fast enough for interstates. The selection of used scooters around here stinks. Since the Kymco had sat at the dealer for 2 years, they sold it to me for $3400, about what a used Vespa 300 that's 4 years old is listed for on Craigslist. Very happy with the Kymco and a Wolf Blaze 150 that my wife will ride but the 150 is my favorite downtown for errands
2017 Genuine Rough House 50 2T 2016 Yamaha S max 155 2012 Buddy 170i sold 2013 Honda CB 1100 crashed the fixed and sold Adly Bullseye 50 2T sold Yamaha R3 sold