How about somebody out coming up with a scooter that is A. Utterly reliable with a reasonable life span (like my Hyundai car) B. Minimal maintenance (like my Hyundai car) C. Cheap, cheap to run (don't talk to me about low fuel consumption) D. Easily accessable, low priced spare parts E. A bike that is simple, simple, simple (remember K.I.S.S. - Keep it simple stupid!) F. Something that your girlfriend can sit on with some style, without her legs in the air, and a sore *** for company. G. Some imaginative designs that are fun as well as practical - how about something big and ugly like the Honda Big ruckus PS250 or a naked Ducatti versiuon or something that stretches the imagination. It seems to me that nearly all of the forum comments are about problems, problems and more problems (this includes me), and that none of us is getting a good bang for our buck. There are those who want to build boats and fix them, and there are those who just want to sail them. I just want to ride and ride and ride a scooter that goes and goes and goes, and to enjoy the 'freedom' sensation. But, it seems as though the main emphasis has come to be on spending, fixing, more spending, more fixing and hoping that someone will come out with a truly simple,reliable, and inexpensive (compared to small cars) two wheel freedom machine. Maybe it is "gunna" come along sometime soon. Maybe I'll strap a motor on to a tandam bicycle while I'm waiting. Help!