There's just something about scooters that make them so darn cool. They're easy to ride, they're usually pretty affordable, and they just have that certain je ne sais quoi. Scooters are great for those who aren’t quite ready to make the jump to a high-powered two-wheel vehicle and as we mentioned are far less pricy than buying a car or motorcycle. They make for a great commuter due to the excellent gas mileage that they get and are very user-friendly regardless of riding experience.
Scooters have frequently been used in Europe and Asia, but we are beginning to see the rise in popularity here in North America. People are looking for cheaper more eco-friendly transportation options and scooters fit the bill. The average price for a quality scooter is around $3,000.
It’s important to check the laws in your area when it comes to scooters, state and even city laws change depending on how many CCs your scooter has. Some laws to be aware of are whether or not you need a motorcycle license, is the scooter street legal, are you required to wear a helmet. If you don’t have a motorcycle license or aren’t planning on getting one, ensure that you don’t purchase a scooter over you’re state’s CC limit. For most states that’s anything over 50cc.
On our list of the best scooters, we looked for the perfect balance between style and function. Something easy to ride, but also has enough power to get you where you need to go. And, of course, it should look good doing it. Here are some of our picks for the best scooter motorcycles on the market: The Vespa 946, Piaggio MP3, Yamaha TMAX, Suzuki Burgman, and the Honda PCX. That’s not all though, check the full list below to find the perfect motorcycle scooter for you.