Took a break from the 200 tonight, went out on my 650 after letting it sit for a while. I was trying to rack up the first 600 miles on the 200 and pretty much have, and was waiting to ride the 650 until I got around to bleeding the front brakes which I just did.
First thought: "Holy crap -- LEG ROOM!!!" My usual setup on the 650 is to have the rider backrest all the way back, which when combined with boots having a bit of heel to them, lets me almost
lock my knees (I don't) with my feet partway up the angled part of the floorboards. On the 200, I sit with my feet completely on the angled part of the floorboards with my knees bent.
Second thought: "Wow, this is a big bike." No kidding, right? Huge dashboard, plenty of room between the bars for a phone mount (still haven't completely figured how to make that work on the 200, but I'm close to a final design), large upper glove boxes... If you're wearing a full-face helmet and don't look down, there's little to indicate that that you're not on a touring motorcycle except the gas tank isn't there. The 200 feels a lot more like a scooter than a motorcycle of any sort -- and that's a good thing, a lot of the time. Backing the bike out of my steep driveway and maneuvering around the car taking up half of it, is one of those times.
Third thought: My 650 is in really good shape for an 11-year-old bike, but it's still 11 years old and there are a few bits of deferred maintenance that I usually overlook because I'm used to it.
And back to the 200: It's a darn good scooter. It feels like a smaller bike in terms of handling, has a decent amount of get-up-and-go, and has the comfortable seating position (if not quite all the leg room), storage space, and weather protection one expects from a maxi-scooter. At this point the only complaints I have are the headlight pattern, the too-low windshield, and the somewhat raucous exhaust note under hard acceleration. The first two are fixable (and seem to be typical with any bike), and the third is tolerable -- some might even consider it a feature. I've needed the ABS once so far (distracted driver blew a stop sign) and it was quite impressively effective.
More to follow eventually. The thing is, it's pleasantly ordinary, performing competently just as one would expect -- and while I could regale you all with tales of my trips to the grocery store and whatnot, that's not exactly riveting reading.