My name is Patrick, I am 48, and live in S Illinois. I have ridden my 08 Buell Blast for the past 2 seasons, and have modded it to the point I am happy with it. Rather than trading in the Buell, and taking the depreciation hit in value... I may just buy my next scooter outright again, and keep both. One of my main motives for riding... after the sheer recreation aspect... is saving money in good weather by way of fuel economy. The SM bikes really appeal to me... especially the small displacement models.