We rented two scooter at the beach last year and spent 3 hours riding without any problems. My wife decided that she wanted a scooter to ride at home. I picked up a 50cc two stroke Buddy scooter and brought it home. Went for a short ride and about 1 mile from the house she was making a right turn at about 5 mph. Lost her balance and dropped the scooter on its right side. Dislocated ankle, shattered elbow, and a broken leg. 4 months out of work, 2 of them in a wheelchair. She wanted to go out that day in shorts and no helmet. I forced her to were jeans, a jacket, and the helmet. I don't think that what she was wearing made any large difference in how she was injured, but it didn't hurt.
I ride just about everyday. Surface streets and highway. The past week we have been in the mid 90's and I have ridden in just boots and helmet.
We are all adults, I take my chances and will except what happens.
Now, anyone looking for a 50 cc two stoke scooter with only 40 miles on it????
2009 Kawasaki KLR650