Your traffic through your downtown area is 75mph? That sounds pretty rough. How do you slow down to get into a parking space?
Anyway, Don't let anyone give you @!#$ for having a smaller bike. My main bike is a 1979 Vespa P200 E, with a 200cc engine. People look at it in disbelief when they see me riding it. Especially at 85mph down the highway. Just remember that you have to have the proper combination of style AND substance. I love the Italian look of my Vespa scooters. I also love my '81 Indian moped. Yeah, people laugh. But piss on them anyway. I'm a 200lb skinhead with a touch of the aggro, so they never do it to my face, get the picture? Fads come and go, but for some people love of the two wheelers is a passion, and that is all that counts. When people abandon their scooters and mopeds ( again ) people like us buy them up and hoard them until the ad industry decides to make them "cool" again. So keep on riding, that is all the matters!
Robert Maxwell Guinness