>>Sometimes I wonder why so many of you have this need for speed, but buy a moped instead of a motorcycle. Maybe it's a testosterone thing??
What's wrong with cruising slowly around the neighborhood or out in the country<<
I call it rear-view mirror "chicken"...when yer in a 35mph zone (the main drag here is 35, see) and everyone ELSE is doing 44-50Mph, and due to the narrowness of lanes and inexperience, they don't have the skill to pass within a lane, so they come up as fast and close as they can, and then blast thier way around you - often due to that lack of skill bumping you, not giving you enough room, or just plain not realizing that the air-wake created thus makes it difficult to control your vehicle when they do this.
That alone would be reason to upgrade your top end, but there's also the taillight-riding jerks when you take off from a red light to worry about low-end takeoff power as well.
In addition, some of us, due to disability (like my pegleg) cannot use a motorcycle since it is a manual transmission, and most mopeds are automatic with hand controls, and inexpensive - as compared to the 244cc Honda Helixx, also automatic with hand controls, but going for nearly $4000
Cruisin is fun, but not so very much fun when you're so busy duckin leadfoot morons that you cannot enjoy the scenery.