"but I love the reliability of the Japanese scooter and two Japanese mopeds that I have, and that’s soul to me!" Thats boring to me. Mopeds from Italy, France, Spain, Chechlosavockia, Slovenia, Austria, etc. all have their quirks, and distinguishing personalities. Asian stuff, especially Japanese, lacks that. Most everything they make is overengineered, and that takes all the fun out of it. Anybody who has never had to push a moped, or drive themselves crazy trying to make something work, doesn't understand what mopeding is all about. Peace, Jerry.