Zesty from the word go

The 2018 Vespa Primavera 150 (left) may have a smaller engine than the GTS Super 300, but it is a lot lighter and has better fuel economy than its more powerful sibling.
The 2018 Vespa Primavera 150 (left) may have a smaller engine than the GTS Super 300, but it is a lot lighter and has better fuel economy than its more powerful sibling.ST PHOTOS: KELVIN CHNG

Scooters are not my cup of tea. They offer a queer riding stance, with no fuel tank for your thighs to grip. As such, you feel a little vulnerable and insecure, especially around bends.

Their tiny wheels amplify every pimple on the tarmac, making progress at speeds beyond 50kmh that much more hairier.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 20, 2018, with the headline 'Zesty from the word go'. Print Edition | Subscribe