QUOTE (martin_nuke @ Nov 12 2010, 12:35 AM)
Small diameter scooter wheels are more sensitive to bumpy roads than large diameter motorcycle wheels and you will experience a smoother ride with large diameter wheels.
Many motorcyclists in the Philippines use scooter wheels on their motorcycles like this Philippine made Honda motorcycle with scooter wheels.
Anyway Filipinos already learned how to be nimble even with large diameter motorcycle wheels.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGp-mfDharg
A scooters' advantages are in the cities where there are narrow passages, roads, avenues, streets, corridors, alleys and quick turnouts and roundabout loops. A city where buildings and houses are clump right next to each other providing little space for vehicles to run through. A scooter is smaller with a lighter frame and along with it a smaller wheel which provides a low center of gravity allowing the vehicle to be more nimble and agile in cities compared to a motorcycles. A scooter can shift left and right easier, smoother and more efficient in the city. A motorcycles' heavy weight and bigger wheels doesn't allow it to be shifty and therefore makes wider turns. A motorcycle can look very sloppy in these in-close type cities.
The scooter breaks with ease. A motorcycle in a city breaks hard when it's trying to quickly slow down. You don't want to hit a pedestrian, vehicle, sign or wall....
Scooters are easier to use and more gas efficient.
Scooter has a built in storage for your personal belongings which a motorcycle doesn't have.
Scooters are more fashionably design for both genders, while motorcycles are primarily design for men only.
Scooters are slower and that's what prevents people from getting carelessly involve in an accident.
A scooters sales price does cost less compared to a motorcycle and maintenance cost are less.
In Southern Europe, where you find old cities with narrow roads and passages, they prefer to use scooters.
Scooters are more effective and efficient in traveling for shorter period of time especially small cities, old cities, a community, town, suburbs....
Scooters are safer because your legs are tuck inside while in a motorcycle your legs are exposed outside.
Scooters are more comfortable to ride with on a daily basis only on smooth surfaces.
Motorcycles are more suited for wide-open cities and roads where speed becomes a greater importance. Motorcycles are faster.
Motorcycles are more funner as you go faster and gives you an adrenaline pump.
Motorcycles can easily handle bumps and different terrain types and it takes a better hit. Motorcycles can go on and off road and go uphill and downhill more effectively.
Motorcycles can get to your destination faster.
Motorcycles are better at longer distance.
Motorcycles can fly off ramps and do other dangerous acrobatic stunts.
Motorcycles are appropriate in bar scenes and cruising withs motorcycle group at daytime and at nights.
Motorcycles can carry more people and heavier people.
Motorcycles are better and faster at freeways and highways.
Motorcycles can accelerate quickly and maintain a cruise at a high speed.