Originally Posted by scootrboi
True, but you are competing with motorcycles that are for the most part tiny in comparison to a 1200. And far less expensive.
I'm not competing with anything, just making a point. You can buy a scooter today that will outlast any scooter of old and need far fewer repairs. Pound for pound, comparable bikes as much as possible, the newer bikes with be better built and more reliable. There are exceptions of course, such as the Ural and the Chinese made bikes.