I always wanted a PTW, but my wife was too scared for me to ride, she said she and the kids need me too much, but as my kids are adults, I wore her down and eventually took the Motorcycle Safety course. Then I began looking for a motorcycle. My wife came across an article about Vespas and begged me to check them out(for some reason she feels they are safer). I spent a lot of time researching them, that is where I found the MV blog. The more I read about it the more it seemed to be something to consider. The gears did not bother me as I had driven stick shift cars for at least 30 years. So I checked out a couple of dealers and took a few test rides and was hooked. So I bought my Vespa 300 Super, bought it when then the new models had just come out so got a slightly better deal, as we all know there is not much dealing on Vespas. I have a 2012 and have never looked back, just love riding it. So that is my story.