Okay. This a real call for help on a very important subject.
Now that I've got your attention, here's the deal –
Should we upgrade from the Honda Elite 110 to an Aprilia 250, or buy a motorcycle such as, oh, I don't know, a Honda Shadow, or a Suzuki Boulevard, or a BMW Roadster.
Clearly, I'm in over my head except that the Elite can't do what we need: something that will hold at least 50-mph (or a bit more) steady, with two people aboard plus the usual weekend "stuff".
We went the scooter route - even though we both hold motorcycle licenses, because of my concern about handling a bike. In particular, holding the darn thing upright. My fear was, has been, is, that if it starts to tilt, the game is over.
four years ago this wouldn't have been a problem (real or imagined - i'm not sure) but my bout with cancer took 20 some-odd pounds off my 5' 8'' frame, most of it muscle, leaving me with 143 pounds to do my stuff.
So, I'm reaching out for some advice. Any suggestions as to bike versus scooter and which bike (if that's the suggestion), would be most appreciated.
Or, in the alternative, allaying my fears about keeping a 700 some-odd pound object with the wheels on the road and the handlebars on top.
In the meanwhile, we will continue to merrily chug along on the 110.