Until I eventually upgrade to a motorcycle, I am content with my scooter. Before this year, anyone over the age of 14 could drive a scooter without a license. I’ve considered getting a Russian driver’s license for some time, but this gave me the final push.
Some people may scoff at driving a little scooter, but the thing is, all the power at your disposal with a motorcycle is usually a waste in city traffic. You may sound super cool shifting gears as you barrel down the street, but a traffic light or intersection will be coming up soon. Plus, it’s much easier to get around tough traffic on a scooter. The downside is, you are so small and slow, you have to drive defensively at all times. You have to take the path of least resistance.
Still, I can’t imagine driving between Perm and Kudymkar on a scooter. It would be madness to attempt such a feat. :) This is where a motorcycle will come in handy. I look forward to giving it a try.