I bought a scooter a few days ago. No, not a Razor Scooter (why does everyone assume that?) -- a Vespa-like scooter, the Bajaj Chetak. The plan was that I would commute to work on my scoot, enjoying great savings on gas and parking. The Chetak is a pretty sweet scooter, compared to the other new scooters for sale out there -- it looks a lot like a late '70s Vespa P200, but has a 150cc 4 stroke engine, 0 on the odometer and comes with a warranty
This was a brilliant plan, except that I have no experience with powered two-wheeled vehicles. Bicycles, sure, but there's the rub. While much of the weight-shifting, ass-balancing mojo of motorcycle riding seems similar to bicycling, there are some subtle differences. Subtle differences which may cause you to lay down your nice new yellow scooter and be launched over its handlebars. A trip to the emergency room will likely follow.
FWIW I'm still into the idea of scootering to work. It's just a question of how soon until I'll be able to use my right arm