We don't know what km or kg are, but with the right mindset, you can ride any bike you like. Respect the motorcycle and you'll do fine. Disrespect the bike, and a powerful bike will teach you some respect.
I think you will be fine. I would venture a guess that the scooter is not much slower than the harley.They all weigh the same when ya get rolling... The engine displacement just means the ability to go faster quicker and the ability to hold that speed with ease.
As stated; Respect the weight, respect the twist of the wrist and understand the weight shift on both braking and accelerating especially in curves. It takes all of a week to get comfy with a larger bike.
You can't even imagine the comfort difference on longer rides. Bigger is better! Short around town rides are easier on the smaller nimble bikes. The longer the ride, the more important size matters.
Have fun and ride safe!
One of the most difficult skills to acquire on a motorcycle where I live is being able to ride past all the BBQ restaurants that you're forced to smell when on a motorcycle!In my opinion, handling the bigger bikes is one of the easier aspects of motorcycling. It typically only takes most folks a few hundred miles of putting around before it seems very "normal," assuming, of course, that you continue to respect what it is you are motoring yourself around on.
The bigger issue for most, again, in my opinion, is just getting used to being on a two-wheeled, open air machine that is whipping you around town at automobile speeds. The sounds, the smells! Acclimating to the emotional rollercoaster of having a soccer mom in a giant SUV nearly kill you every few days, etc. You acclimate to those things whether riding a scooter or a liter bike. So, you're mostly home already.
I suggest trying it. If it feels okay, you should be fine once you get a little practice. Ride it to the nearest big parking lot on a quiet, early morning and PRACTICE! You'll figure it out soon enough.
I haven't seen a 100 mph scooter yet. Even if i did, I wouldn't want to try for top end speed on one.I think you will be fine. I would venture a guess that the scooter is not much slower than the harley.
I agree, when your a small guy weighing as much as a wet lettuce trying to back your bike up a small incline does cause a bit of an issue!I think you are over thinking it. I'm also smaller than you at 163kg and 60cm. Never had an issue on my EG for over 65k miles, except backing it up a hill.
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I resenty went to a trike due to knee issues, but I'm 26 years older than you. Reach a point I didn't feel save with my wife was on the back in parking lot situations.
Heck, I did the conversion and still got it wrong, 5'4" and 130lbs, give or take.Les good lord, you're 360lbs. and 2ft tall?!! Just kidding.. Where is OP? I think we all agree on you overthinking it. Let us know what you decide and, we will need pics of the new bike. And said scooter as well, why not..
You just have to think about how you are going to park, only really caught in a bad spot after times.I agree, when your a small guy weighing as much as a wet lettuce trying to back your bike up a small incline does cause a bit of an issue!