The rear mount is quite sturdy, mounted to an unused engine casting, and the perspective from that low should yield some interesting footage.
The camera can be pointed in a variety of directions, including to my side. Here's a small example I tried last weekend, from the rear-view stalk mount. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-RMzOwB45A
Looking forward to using it in Seattle at AmeriVespa (my former state of residence) and of course around the numerous venues in So. Cal. I frequently ride!
I've created a DVD with music of some prior scootering experiences, taken primarily with handheld devices. When I can't ride, for weather or schedule, I can pop the DVD in, and enjoy that! What the hell! It beats Pinochle.