Scooter Buyer’s Guide

Drivers who are considering buying a scooter have many important decisions to make. To help make the process a bit easier, here’s a quick look at five of the top scooter models available today.

2011 Honda PCX ScooterHonda PCX (PCX125)
MSRP $3,399
The all-new Honda PCX™ is your ticket to ride—wherever you want to. It’s a great new addition to our scooter line that combines sportbike-inspired styling, on-the-go convenience and great fuel economy into a package that makes riding fun. With room for two, a liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 125 cubic centimeter engine, a Honda V-Matic automatic transmission and tons of convenient storage everywhere, there’s only one question left. Think you can handle being the center of attention when you show up on one?

2011 Kymco People 50 Scooter Kymco People 50
MSRP $1,999
The People 50 has classic retro appeal at a super-affordable price. Whether you’re commuting to work or just wheeling around town, the People offers plenty of comfort with a large padded seat. A built-in rear luggage rack provides a place for gear and an optional buddy seat for two-up riding.

2011 Suzuki Burgman 400 ABS Scooter Suzuki Burgman 400 ABS
MSRP $7,499
The Burgman 400 offers a striking combination of performance, comfort, style and convenience. The 400 cubic centimeter engine produces strong power while delivering incredible fuel economy. Its automatic transmission also offers riders amazing convenience. The Burgman 400 also provides an impressively comfortable ride. It has plush suspension, matched by a sleek, aerodynamic fairing that provides excellent protection from the wind. A stepped seat and an easily adjustable backrest for the rider provides comfortable seating mile after mile. And the underseat storage provides ample room (that can accommodate two full-coverage helmets) to riders for a variety of shopping trips and errands. The Burgman 400 boasts a stylish design that is guaranteed to capture the spotlight wherever you ride, be it around town or on longer rides.

2011 Yamaha Vino Classic ScooterYamaha Vino Classic
MSRP $2,250.00*
The Vino Classic is what happens when you combine classic styling with modern engineering—an elegantly simple solution to the age-old problem of getting where you need to be with maximum efficiency and style—with a little joie de vivre thrown in for fun. Powered by a clean, reliable 49 cubic centimeter four-stroke engine that starts with the push of a button and gets great gas mileage.

2011 Yamaha TMAX ScooterYamaha TMAX
MSRP $8,599
A fuel-injected 499 cubic centimeter parallel-twin engine, a lightweight aluminum frame and radial tires on 15-inch wheels mean this scooter goes like a sportbike. The TMAX has more than enough power to run with freeway traffic, and its aerodynamic fairing and expansive cockpit will get you on there in maximum comfort and style—returning 47 miles or more per gallon (estimated) on average the whole way.