Pros: GREEN, Low Operating & Maint Costs, FUN, Snappy & Nimble Handling
Cons: High Initial Cost, Original Batteries Underperform, Limited Range
I own a Harley Davidson and a 2008 Triumph Rocket III Touring and ride over 12,500 miles per year on average. I've been riding motorcycles FIFTY years! I've owned everything from Vespa's to dirt bikes to street metrics to ...well, you get it by now - I know motorcycling!! This Vectrix is the single most fun machine I've ever owned when used for it's most practical application - buzzing around town on streets & roads with 45 mph & under speeds. It's strong suit is NOT as a city to city commuter but a fabulous intracity cruiser. It's excellent for errands, cruising the beach roads along the S. Florida coast as long as maintaining 25 to 40 mph speeds is acceptable. I have taken the MSF advanced rider course and recently was certified in the Osceola County Sheriff's Office S.M.A.R.T training course. I only WISH I had taken my Vectrix through the course instead of my Triumph because it is simply so snappy and nimble. I accomplished the course with the Triumph but it would have been tons easier and more fun with the Vectrix. Indeed, if you ride a Vectrix now, you are riding the future - - - my electric transporter generates a crowd wherever I go, is quite good looking and zooms past ALL gas stations with an attitude. It's NOT a highway cruiser like my Triumph, nor is it meant to be. It's not got the Harley shake, rattle & rumble but it's not meant to be. It has me riding my big bikes much less often!! This is a good thing even with my 6'4" frame at 230lbs rider weight. I'm glad I have a Vectrix!!