What is the issue with the clutch? I figured the C5 would be pretty good rolling along at low speeds because that is what you need in India. It is kind of hot there too.
Ride the Bullet.! Why are you even contemplating this question? Here is an imaginary scenario.... Is a cage driver more likely to pull out infront of or cut off : A bullet.... or a guy on the meek 'n mild vespa. not to endorse any stereo types or whatever but perceptions count for a lot.Also the bullet wins in quick avoidance. My first set of cycle wheels was a lambretta. Rode a mates re-engined 60's vespa the other day and found it terrifying! Still, whatever floats your boat. .
I don't think you guys have experienced what the 405 can be like during rush hour when it's stop and roll. It's stop and roll, no speed, slipping clutch if you don't want to stop cause in gear at idle you'll run into the car ahead of you. UCE isn't special any more than Harley, Honda, or Suzuki. The heat and slipping isn't good.
I am not familiar with the 405. I thought it was legal in CA to split lanes? A frequent poster on this forum says he does it all the time. Slipping the clutch and overheating would not be an issue? Just asking.
Hey, I'd ride the Bullet. I think scooters are for Italian and French girls to ride in cities. My niece has one she rides in DC. Her ex-husband looked totally girly boy on it.Last week I got stuck on Indianhead Highway during rush hour and was overheating my Bullet in the 96*F temps. I went on the median shoulder, did a U-turn and took the back roads. Would never have taken a scooter on a highway myself.
Lane splitting by motorcycles/scooters in California is totally legal, even with the traffic moving.I don't like the idea of riding between two moving cars because the idiot drivers could swerve sideways at any instant but I've done it when the traffic is only moving at 5-10 mph.I've never figured out California freeways. They will be moving along at 55-60 mph and then suddenly slow to a stop. After a minute or so, they start moving again back up to 55-60 mph. No accident. Nothing special to see.Totally weird.
As far as the scooter goes, ask the same question on the modern vespa forum. One of the moderators says motorcyclists suffer "motorcycle penis syndrome" when it comes to attitudes toward scooters from motorcyclists whereby motorcyclists are unable to distinguish the difference between their penis and their motorcycle.
I suppose it depends on whether you are a "Mod" or a "Rocker".Do you want a scooter or a motorcycle?
I was once gently informed by a fellow poster here ......'you are a mod,rockers know who they are'....