There are some huge benefits to owning a scooter. For starters, they’re relatively inexpensive to buy, insure, and repair. They also get great gas mileage. And they’re about as easy to park as a bicycle.
Thing is, scooters get a bad rap in America because they’re not traditionally seen as manly modes of transportation. That may have been the case years ago when people equated scooters with the kinds of goofy mopeds — mopeds and scooters are different, though technically they’re both motorcycles — that had pedals. Today, however, there are some pretty cool, useful, and even fun-to-drive scooters on the market.
1) Honda Ruckus
At 50cc, expect to travel at speeds of 35+ mph, which can still leave you a splattered mess if you’re not properly geared up. (Did you hear your mom’s voice when you read the last part of that line?) The Ruckus is perfect for nimble, city riding with a low curb weight of 194 pounds. The 2016 model comes in red and white, or black. With an MSRP of $2,649, you can’t go wrong with the reliability of the Honda Ruckus.
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