Claimed top speed is more than 124 mph, while 0-60-mph acceleration takes just 5 seconds..., a Brembo front-brake system—four-piston calipers and 300mm rotors—... at 518 pounds
Now THAT's a sport scooter! TMax has nothing on that!
As to the stepthrough, storage and the chain drive- none of these are requirements for a performance based scoot. Chain drive = best performance (at the expense of maintenance) storage is easily remidied w/ luggage, stepthrough ... well you've got me there- but it's not much worse than the Tmax, and this setup is still a scooter riding position and has some step area cutaway and the forward riding footwell - niether that you get with the automatic transmission MANA bike...which by the way has an ABS option- so give it time and it may later be available for this model.
While this isn't for everyone and will no doubt cost a fortune- is one step closer to getting people to look at scooters that may previously never have... in a few years time, I could see myself migrating to something like this on the used market. Motorcycle handling but scooter riding position? Sign me up.