5 Cool Scooters (That’s Right,
We Said Cool)

Think scooters are lame? Well, we found one that outperforms plenty of motorcycles, one that’s a proven chick magnet, and one that gets 132 mpg.

By Sidney Smith

ModernMan.com Scooters

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 (read on to learn about one that gets more than 100 mpg.) 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.

 

ModernMan.com Scooters

BMW C600 Sport | $10,000 est.
BMW’s first scooter was discontinued in 2002, when the company quit making its awkward-to-drive C1 model (it wasn’t sold in the States). BMW’s 2012 reboot, however, rights its older brother’s wrongs with a sleek-and-sporty look, sharp handling, antilock breaks, and a top speed of 109 mph. Fuel economy hovers around 40 or 50 mpg — not amazing, but better than most cars and about what you’d get from a medium-sized motorcycle. But if you’re forking over that much loot for a scooter, you’re probably more concerned with performance than fuel economy.  

TAGS: bikes, motorcycles, scooters


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Arsh Kapoor (Thu, 14 Jun 2012 18:48:19 +0000): what a great idea people comes up with its simply awesome nice scooters.
Wayne Jones (Thu, 14 Jun 2012 22:06:07 +0000): have you seen the ROCKECTAS?
Hitham Alking (Fri, 15 Jun 2012 02:08:07 +0000): يبببببببلب
Ziggy Lazer (Fri, 15 Jun 2012 07:07:03 +0000): there are cheaper scooters out there.
Ziggy Lazer (Fri, 15 Jun 2012 07:08:21 +0000): nothing like a old honda elite 150.
Jarrod Barger (Fri, 15 Jun 2012 14:11:41 +0000): Yeah... everybody love cheap chinese crap that breaks 2 weeks after buying them. NEVER buy Chinese!!!
Jarrod Barger (Fri, 15 Jun 2012 14:12:40 +0000): Funny how the author finds ways to still put down scooters. Also, scooters don't come with pedals. C'mon, I know you're trying to be cheeky but you still fail. And, the GTS 300 will get near 100mph. The factory top speed is conservative at best.
Paul Chow (Fri, 15 Jun 2012 18:38:04 +0000): honda ruckus?
Jerry Jones (Thu, 05 Sep 2013 19:07:45 +0000): scooters are only cool if you have a tiny body.

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