Let me get this straight - The Atlantic is bigger and less powerful than the Silver Wing, which is not a plus in my book. Tha Atlantic is the aesthetics winner, and also has an onboard computer, which is cool, but not really necessary. The Silver Wing has 55 litres of storage space, and I read here that the Atlantic has more than that? A parking brake is a nice thing to have, so the Silver Wing has that. I also read that the Solver Wing is uncomfotable, but other reviews say it's very comfotable.
I like the smaller wheels, because I require more maneouverability in traffic than I need stability. Silver Wing wins that one. I want the most power in the smallest package possible, and the Silver Wing wins that one too. I prefer the smoothness of a twin rather than the single, so Wing again. I need a local dealer who can perform tuneups and maintenance, so Wing again.
I like lots of storage space, so if posts here are right, the Atlantic has more - but it's a bigger bike. I also hear that Aprilia is more refined and better looking. Passengers seem to prefer the Aprilia.
My quandry could be easily solved if the Leonardo 250 were offered. That bike is good and small, has good power, and most of all, it's the only really good looking high-cc scooter I've seen. Sure, the Atlantic and S. Wing are ok, but they still look like full-sized bikes and are unnecessarily large.
I wish there was a niche between moped and 500-600 cc scoots. Honda has a really ugly 125, but nothing handsome around 250. The reflex is hideous and huge. Aprilia has its own 150s, but I want 250. The leonardo would be perfect, but for some reason, the market for something normal sized and powerful isn't here in north america yet. This market only demands power AND size, but not power and convenience. I used to be able to park my Elite 250 at bike racks at university. You need a whole parking space to park these new mega-scooters, and there's nothing less than them that can cruise a comfortable 100km/h without being monstrous in size.
I must be well ahead of my time, or maybe I should just move back to ireland....