Visited my 22 y.o daughter who was studying in Rome last year . . . my first trip to Europe. It seemed almost the entire city of Rome was on small displacement scooters.
They fearlessly rode in between the buses, taxis and cars, weaving in and out to create their own lanes, lane splitting and "scooting" to the front at every traffic light. It was actually amazing, almost like a ballet.
With speed limits around 25 mph or less, very narrow streets, limited parking, and the spaces these scooters move in so tight, larger motorcycles must actually be a disadvantage. I have a new respect for scooters after that trip.
That said, I did see a bunch of Wee's (no Vees) parked among the scooters, probably the most of any "true motorcycle". All had large topboxes but no side luggage, no doubt due to the width. I also saw several Ducatis, but never saw a Harley (or any other crusiers).
Last edited by csf; 12-27-2012 at 12:34 PM.