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Old 11-29-2012, 07:49 AM   #105
hugemoth
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When I compare the Burgman or the Integra or any other maxi scooter to my old Silverwing Interstate (motorcycle) I just don't see a big advantage to the new designs that would justify the cost of an upgrade. Weather protection to the legs and feet are better on the maxi scoots but that difference could be minimized with fairing lowers on the old SWing. Weight, horsepower, storage capacity, fuel capacity are all similar. The SWing has shaft drive, large wheels with tubeless tires, air adjustable shocks, and easy (and low) maintenance since the engine is out in the open. EFI is nice but IMO they haven't made any huge advancements in technology in the last 30 years.
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