I bought my first scooter/motorcycle two weeks ago. Couldn't ride it home, because I didn't have a license. Got one now. Haven't riden it about 20 years. As a kid only rode small bikes with my dad and brothers. Was in the process of fixing up childhood bike a Honda trail 90 - 1972 yellow, thinking about driving it back and forth to work about 9 miles each way, but before spending a lot of money on it we took it for a ride only could make 42mph. My brother was the one fixing it up that is. We are still doing anyway. Went searching for what else I could find out there. I didn't go for a regular bike, because I didn't like the cluck thing. Automatic is the way to go for street traffic. I first looked at the Honda Reflex250 was nice I liked it and almost bought it, didn't know about the Burgman400. Went searching the net, glad I didn't buy the Honda. I went with the 400 as opposed to the 650, because of the size. I am only 5'5" with a 30 inch inseam also being female I'm not quite as strong as all you men out there, 125 extra pounds does make a difference. I have put over 220 miles on it and have only riden 2 days so far, yes very hard to keep the rmps down. Cars push you to go faster. I had my license as a teenager, but gave it up long ago. Just to let you know, my brother rides a big Harley Davidson, I'm not sure how big, but it big, and we went on our first ride today to pick up the crome kit for the front faring, (I'm all girl I want it to be pretty and shinny), he help me pick it out and he had to drive it home. He on his Harley and me on my Burgman, we both felt funny and giggled on our way to the shop. Needless to say I am enjoying riding again and can go faster than 42mph on the bike(scooter) I can stop giggling.