Took a Piaggio X8 250ie scooter for a test ride today, looking for a scoot for my son. I just got off my Tmax 500 and was looking forward to feeling how another scooter rode. At the end of the 5 min test ride I pulled up next to the owner and about 2M behind a car that had stopped on the road. Next thing I know the car slams into reverse and clobbers me! I got about .5 sec warning so released the brakes and the bike jumped back a few feet. Can you believe it, right in front of the owner! And of course the cager wants to blame me. In what universe? Looks like there was only superficial damage to the front mudguard but I guess he will need to get the front end checked out. We swapped license details. My first ever bike incident, thank god it was a soft one.