Motor Scooter Reviews – Read This Guide First!
A guide to motor scooter brands, prices and engine size to save you time before you start reading motor scooter reviews.
Motor scooters are a relatively new market in the U.S. and with over 50 brands available it’s a good idea to spend some time reading the many online motor scooter reviews before you buy. However, nobody has got time to read through hundreds of reviews in the hope of finding the best quality, performance and price. This general motor scooter review will help you by explaining a little about which countries produce the best scooters. niceasicminer
For example, it’s no good going to the motor scooter reviews looking for an American brand, because there are very few scooters made in the U.S. Almost all scooters are imported from Italy, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and China. When you talk to a dealer he’ll always tell you what country the scooter comes from, but how will you know which country makes the best scooters?
Well most motor scooter reviews agree that Italy and Japan produce high quality scooters. Scooters from Korea and Taiwan are usually judged to be in the middle range and Chinese scooters are amongst the cheapest, but with a mixture of good and bad brands. So if you decide to buy a Chinese brand because you have a small budget, this is where motor scooter reviews will really help you to find a decent model.
Amongst the Italian brand names, Aprilia, Piaggio and Vespa are the ones that get the best motor scooter reviews for quality and reliability, but they are also the highest priced. And the well-known Suzuki, Yamaha and Honda brands are also reckoned to be high quality but expensive. Yamaha mopeds and Honda mopeds are also know as gas motorized scooters.
You can also buy a good quality scooter from little-known brands like Hyosung, Genuine, SYM or Kymco; they are a bit cheaper than the famous brands and are nearly as good. Your choice of brand may be restricted to what’s available in your local dealership and if you read some motor scooter reviews before you talk to a dealer, it will help you with your final decision.
If you’re looking for the best you can get at the cheapest price, have a look at the online stores. Their prices for decent brands are a lot cheaper than dealers because they have low overheads. Names like: Wildfire, Roketa, BMS, RoadRunner and Tank are discussed in plenty of motor scooter reviews and can be shipped right to your door. The drawback is that the guarantee on these scooters only covers parts.
Discount scooter brands like the Chinese: Schwinn, Lance, TNG and Flyscooters are not available online and you can only buy these from a dealer. But you should know that decent online brands are up to 500 dollars cheaper than these.
It’s also possible to buy discount gas powered motorized scooters as second-hand deals and Vespa scooters for sale as used, are also available in some dealerships. Look out for the Yamaha Razz scooter, the Yamaha Zuma scooter and Cushman motor scooters which I can personally recommend as good gas motorized scooters.
Before you start consulting the reviews you need to decide what engine size is right for you. If you’ll mostly be on roads with a 40 mph limit, a 50cc engine will do the job with a top speed of about 35mph – 40mph. They are pretty economical with a gas mileage of up to 100 mpg. Cheap mopeds are great for short neighborhood trips.
A 150cc engine will give you a top speed of 50mph – 60 mph and this is powerful enough to use on a highway occasionally and give a mileage of about 70 mpg. If you need a scooter to use regularly on the highways, a 250cc engine is the best choice. It has a top speed of 75 mph and a gas mileage of about 60 mpg.