Given that my normal daily driver (my 190E) is currently out of the country I decided to dust off my wifes virtually unused Yamaha YBR125 and try it for my 50 mile per day commute. It is a 2008 model with 3k on the clock of which only 250 miles in the last two years. 125cc, about 10HP and fuel injection... this thing should be really really frugal. Even better is that it was only £40 to insure and 12 months tax was a laughable £16. So anyway, one week in and the main observation is that this little thing seems to run on just a mere hint of petrol vapours. Even with my bulk sitting astride the bike and riding with complete disregard to fuel use, I have managed a very respectable 130mpg. To put this in perspective it roughly means 300 miles on £12 of fuel. Brilliant commuting tool you might say.... but when navigating three junctions of the M4 with the throttle pinned on full and barely able to maintain 60mph, it does get a little tiresome, not to mention rather worrying around junctions. So I think I've decided that if it was just a little bigger - maybe a 250 or something, possibly a scooter with one of those blankets (I must be getting old)) then fuel consumption would still be great but brief motorway sections less frightening. Has anyone got any experience of these Maxi scooters? Are the 3-400cc ones much more economical than the 600/650's? The Honda Silverwing (not the CX derivitive) looks nice. Meanwhile, is anyone in the market for a little 130mpg commuter toy. Perfect as long as you dont use motorways.