After reading reviews, comparing specs i am getting quite confused about which scooter to get. I have managed to narrow my choices down to three (maybe 4.... or 5.... or 6 if someone gives me another suggestion)
I have decided on a 125cc engine as going by peoples recommendations, it seems a 125 will allow comfortable inner city driving (60 - 80k), and the once in a blue moon 100km spurt. Which is awesome because that is mainly what i will be using it for. Commuting to work, train station etc.. very rarely on a 110km freeway if at all.
I am more interested in safety than price. (To a certain extent, budget is $5,000 maximum) But being I am only new to this, safety is the most important thing for now. Once i get more experience, i may in the future go for speed, cornering etc..
My choices are as follows
New Piaggio Typhoon 125. I like the big balloon tyres, wider tyres means more contact on the road which equals safe. Also looks good and it's a piaggio which doesn't seem to have to many mechanical probs?
Yamaha BWS 125cc. From what i have read, it's a yamaha and hence bullet proof. Found many rave reviews for the BWS 100, not so much on the 125cc. From the few i have found, seems to be all good!.
Kymco Super 8 125. I like this one, has big wheels, good brakes and a look at me style which will hopefully equate to me being seen by cars. I have also been told big wheels equal stability while smaller ones equal maneuverability? correct? yes? no? go to hell? There are allot of potholes where i live (then again, sydney has many potholes) and the big wheels help, so i have been told.
The 2 wild cards which i was tossing up but are probably out of the running (unless someone can convince me) was a Daelim Bbone, but it seems very impractical. Where will I keep my helmet? But i do like the safety feature of the brakes. Brakes are disc front and rear and linked, linked meaning the left lever links the front and rear when breaking which again, i have been told is a good thing.
The other is the new Honda Dio, but it has very thin wheels.
Any help or posts of abuse will be appreciated!