Hi everyone! Thanks for having me in your community! A bit about me : I've had my full licence for about 6 years now, but I've only really started riding again recently after having lost my confidence from being distracted with other stuff like exams, (abortive) relationships, and finally low siding inexplicably (at the time) on a 250. In the meantime my best mate wrote off my XJ6N, miraculously surviving with nothing but a sprained thumb, but understandably shaking both our confidence. After studying Twist of the Wrist and feeling like I'd figured out what went wrong when I went down (engine braking on a tight corner), and my friend buying a CBR1000, I got the confidence to get back into it. Ended up buying a BMW S1000R that serendipitously appeared at a good price and proved to be so easy to ride that it was inspiring (I actually had planned to get a Street Triple and another mate insisted I try out the beamer). The beamer is incredible. Love it. Easy to ride and lots of safety features. But not that fuel economical and hard to do quick trips without having to fully gear up because of its power and engine heat. My CBF250 is just too underpowered for me now for those commutes and quick trips. I'm only keeping it to teach others going into L's (and nostalgia - several of my friends got their licence through that bike). After looking at other new LAMS 300cc bikes, stumbled across the idea of a 300+ cc scoot. Tried some out and now I want one! Can't decide between the Honda Forza 300 or the Vespa GTS 300 super sport. Leaning towards the Vespa because it's light and so fun to ride, easy to filter, park, and control on an incline. But I've been put off by reports of poor reliability, expensive parts, and particularly so many negative reviews of the few authorised repairers in Sydney (allegedly dodgy practices, poor customer service, rudeness). Is any of that founded? The Honda was great but heavier and naturally lower power to weight ratio. Would really appreciate any advice. Thanks for listening!