Exactly. Who said anything about it being an affliction? In fact, I'd say it was the opposite - I mean its a well known fact that Vespa riders live longer, are healthier, and pull more chicks/chaps (delete as appropriate).
But its clear that there is another condition that is rampant out there - Vespa envy. I mean, however nice the SH300s and Aprilias MIGHT be to ride, I don't see other companies falling over backwards to make lookalikes of them...
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