Why I bought it: Belonging to my neighbor's wife, this Yamaha SRX6 was always parked next to my 1984 Vespa scooter. One day they decided to get the wife something more appropriate for their motorcycle travels. Plus kicking the bike to life was not her thing at five-foot-two. When my neighbor asked me, I had just finished working all summer and had money in the bank. So should I ditch my plan to save up for a BMW or a Harley and go for this one? Another Japanese bike? The first one was a disaster. He talked me into it, since it was cheaper than a Harley or BMW, easier to maintain, and it's right here. And if I have questions, he's right here to ask. The engine, derived from the XT600, was known to be reliable, and I knew he took good care of his bikes. It could be the perfect ride to college every day. Be cheap on gas, too. I had always liked the look of the bike, this slender blue "Super Single", and so I said yes.