@annoying_salman Greying plastics can be given some life with moderate application of a torch or liberal application of Back-To-Black plastic restorers 😉
But it sounds like a perfect reason to go with a motorcycle. And you won't regret going to a manual over an automatic. If you can drive a manual car then a motorcycle isn't too different. Going back to a scooter might be a bit harder due to the mind remapping to a clutch instead of a brake lever.