Hope I'm not coming across as saying scooters are better/safer. I love the simplicity, asthetics and economy of MB's and will eventually replace all but one of my scooters. I'll still be hanging onto one of those for rainy day commutes.
I've been riding scooters for the past 5 years, now, and discovered MB's only about a year ago. I found the whole concept of gas or electric bicycling intrigueing, to say the least. Unfortunately for me, I have to have everything shipped in and the really cool bikes are hard to come by and I'll probably have to order the one I want through a local dealer. Thanks to you guys and this forum, I have a good idea who the reputable dealers are and what works and what doesn't. Oh yeah! I'm selling a couple of my scooters and buying the biggest 2 stroke kit I can find and a shift kit. I'm a 200+lb. grouch who's got hills to climb and can use all the help I can get.