Many years ago I had a Suzuki GS450E that I sort of Liked except for a few comfort features that the Burgman seems to have solved. I am 53 and decided to get the Burgman shortly after I first saw one on the internet. There are a couple of things about the scooter that I am having a hard time getting use to. One is the Throttle. When it is released it acts like a brake slowing the scooter down, and the other problem I have is my head sticks up high enough to catch the wind off of the wind shield causing quite a bit of wind noise. Other than that the bike is great and I have added a Throttlmeister to it to hold the throttle open while I give my right arm and hand rest.