Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland

Bikes versus scooters

I'm not going to buy a bike until I've sold the old one and know how much money I have to play with, but I went to look at one today - an oldish BMW K1100 which I could more or less afford - and decided that it probably isn't for me; it's the sort of bike that needs a couple of hundred miles of Autobahn to be happy, really too big, fast and top-heavy for the sort of driving I do in London, where the longest journeys I do are out to the suburbs and occasionally Cambridge etc., 60 miles or so each way.

This was at a dealers, and the suggestion I got there was that a reasonably modern motor scooter, say a good 250cc model, is probably going to be just as fast and much more manoeuvrable in street traffic, also a good deal more comfortable. It's not something I'd thought about, and they're actually rather more expensive than the bikes I've been looking at, but I suppose it's worth considering.

Anyone got any thoughts on this?

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