The V-Star 650 Classic was great and I finally found the rear fender rack to make it look even better, but riding it in traffic with all the stop-N-go is a PITA. The twist and go of a scooter is just so much easier and more comfortable.Nice looking ride! Congrats! What was wrong with the V-Star?
The motor is a 499cc fuel injected, liquid cooled vertical twin. They bumped the motor to 530cc in later years and revised the styling. There are two local dealers with NOS sitting on the showroom floor. One a 2013 model in matte black, the other a 2014 in matte brown (bronze). I am not a fan of the matte paint as bug splatters stick too well and I have nothing to wax and polish.What is the engine size on those?
Scooters are slowly becoming more accepted, but very slowly. I've been riding a 2007 Piaggio BV250 for the last three seasons and the pure functionality and ease of use cannot be beat. Turn the key, press start and ride away. The under seat storage has a light and a 12V socket to charge my phone and easily holds rain suit, umbrella, Grip Lock, shopping bag, stock tool kit, extra tool kit, reflective vest, etc. I have a Givi case on the rear that holds my helmet too. All much easier and more civilized than any motorcycle I have ever owned.sorry SteveM, forgot. That is a great looking bike. Really love the Tmax as i think it the best of both worlds. All the good of scooters and motorcycles combined into one. Congrats. please report back on your impressions of the bike. Would be interested to hear how comfortable it is on longer rides.
I am seeing more and more scooters on the roads these days. I think people are finally clueing in that these bikes are perfect as an urban warrior. Shifting gets old in traffic.