Spotted these outside of a dive shop in Sharm el Sheik, who rents them for tourists. The scooters are everywhere in Sharm. Actual motorcycles are few and far between, so I had to stop and look, which brought over one of the staff:
"You like? Very big machine. Very powerful."
Yes indeed, a beastly 650cc of pure power, I note taking a look at the engine.
"You ride motorcycle?"
"Yes, I have one at home"
"Big like this?"
"Yes, it's a big motorcycle"
A brief look of do you really expect me to believe that crap?, then a quick salesman's smile: "Yes, that is a very big motorcycle".
"My wife rides an 1100cc", which gets me a look of how stupid do you think I am that a woman would ride a motorcycle, let alone one of such stupendous size.
"Ah, yes. Well. These very big. Rent by hour."
Which I may well do the next time a get down that way. A 650 is a damn sight better than nothing, although the way people drive over here, I'll have to elevate my normal riding paranoia by a factor of 10.