So, I've been wanting to buy a motorcycle since I was in my early 20s but never had the chance. 3 years ago almost I decided to take my A license (for >600cc) with the prospect of finally grabbing a bike soon after. This year I'm in a situation where not only can I buy one (still financing cuz I don't want to drop all the money at once) but it would also make my commute to work 10x better and probably 2 to 3x faster. The issue is I can't decide on which one to buy. I have 2 options in mind: Honda CB 500 X (base price 7K€ but with the extras I need for commute and all weather riding it jumps to 9.5K€) and the Yamaha XMAX 400 Tech Max (base price 7.2K€, with accessories 8.4K€). Yep, a scooter! Reasons for each bike are different. The Honda is the emotional choice. It allows for more adventure type riding, which I'd love to do, is more exciting, faster (even though with better fuel consumption and range), looks better and there are tons of mods and parts available for future customization. The Yamaha is the rational choice. Is obviously more practical, has a huge under seat compartment which makes a top case completely optional, has a twist and go easy of use that attracts me especially coming from work where I sometimes am very tired, great seat for 2 people, good wind protection and very low maintenance compared to the Honda. Any input from more experienced riders would be welcomed! Before you ask, I want to buy new because I'm not very good with mechanical or technical repairs and because zi can rely on factory warranty from 2 up to 5 years. Also, I'm experienced and old enough to be perfectly cautious on the road and in Germany (Hamburg more specifically) the traffic and roads are very safe. Extra: if you happen to live in Germany or Hamburg and know of online of physical store where I can buy / test riding gear, that would be sweet. Cheers!