Review of the best according to the editors. About the selection criteria. The the material is subjective, is not advertising and is not serves as a guide to the purchase. Before purchase is needed consultation with a specialist.
Scooters – a complete alternative to motorbikes, the main emphasis in which is made on comfort and the ability to perform daily tasks on an ongoing basis. They are compact, less visually spectacular and assembled according to a single principle: engine + variator.
Since scooters fit into the category of motor vehicles, their several dozen large companies are engaged in production, deserving fame and honor in the segment of industrial auto and motor industry. After an independent market review, the magazine prepared a rating of the best scooters in three thematic categories. As criteria for the selection of goods in the rating were user ratings and staff verdicts are involved experts whose decision is dictated by the results of examinations and internal research.
- Rating of the best scooters
- The best scooters with an engine capacity of up to 50 cubic meters. cm.
- Honda dunk
- Suzuki zz
- Vespa Primavera 50 S
- Keeway Street 50
- Sym Symphony SR 50
- Sym orbit
- The best scooters with engine capacity up to 500 cc. cm.
- BMW C 400 X
- Piaggio MP3 300
- Vespa GTS 300
- Suzuki Burgman / Skywave 250
- Sym Joyride 200i EVO
- Honda PCX 150
- Yamaha Aerox 155cc
- Best maxi scooters
- BMW C 650 GT
- Yamaha TMAX 530 ABS
- SUZUKI BURGMAN 400 ABS
- Honda Silver Wing 600
Rating of the best scooters
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|The best scooters with an engine capacity of up to 50 cubic meters. cm.||1||Honda dunk||180 000 rub.|
|3||Vespa Primavera 50 S||237 000 rub.|
|4||Keeway Street 50||58 600 rub.|
|5||Sym Symphony SR 50||94 900 rub.|
|6||Sym orbit||79 900 rub.|
|The best scooters with engine capacity up to 500 cc. cm.||1||BMW C 400 X||494 000 rub.|
|2||Piaggio MP3 300||449 000 rub.|
|3||Vespa GTS 300||356 000 rub.|
|4||Suzuki Burgman / Skywave 250||–|
|5||Sym Joyride 200i EVO||204 000 rub.|
|6||Honda PCX 150||285 000 rub.|
|7||Yamaha Aerox 155cc||229 000 rub.|
|Best maxi scooters||1||BMW C 650 GT||802 000 rub.|
|2||Yamaha TMAX 530 ABS||850 000 rub.|
|3||SUZUKI BURGMAN 400 ABS||499 000 rub.|
|4||Honda Silver Wing 600||–|
The best scooters with an engine capacity of up to 50 cubic meters. cm.
The uncompromising leader of the ranking becomes the Honda Dunk – the new low-capacity scooter, presented as part of the 43rd motor show in Tokyo It is strikingly different from all competitors represented us up to this point: the emphasis was shifted to comfort and casual design features combined with manufacturability in all aspects of work.
In fact, the Honda Dunk is a Ruckus model, but with more modern “stuffing” from various systems. Updated the four-stroke engine has got a fuel injection system, which increases efficiency by about 20%. Another 20% takes over innovative idle stop systems technology, the essence of which consists in stopping the engine during idle times (e.g. traffic light) and automatic start when you turn the throttle. For increase the working resource in the engine was integrated and liquid cooling system, although at moderate loads it he will not experience large temperature differences. All this It gives us one thought: Dunk is just made for travel. Even if not for long distances, but within the boundaries of some area you can ride it, but it’s very nice.
- balanced suspension and optimal wheel selection size;
- high-life water-cooled engine with system fuel injection;
- an abundance of technologies integrated into the design;
- very high degree of profitability;
- comfort and original appearance.
- not found.
Sudden discontinuation due to environmental discontent did not become an obstacle to getting Suzuki ZZ to a high place rating. The Japanese managed to create a very playful scooter: two-stroke the motor in it can produce up to 7.2 horsepower which accounts for only 80 kilograms of curb weight. Yes, and the price this “baby” is very competitive: straight from the factory model It cost 65 thousand rubles. Now you can buy it much by hand cheaper.
Suzuki ZZ’s wave of discontent comes amid coming on market for a very large number of tuning parts that increased the amount of harmful emissions (due to which ecologists and started to sound the alarm) the already “dirty” two-stroke engine. But noticeably added agility. Ultimatum made to manufacturers (engine replacement), put an end to the appearance of the model and guaranteed undermined interest in her. Therefore, they decided to curtail production and focus on developing a new line of scooters.
- The optimum ratio of price and quality;
- a very large number of materials for tuning;
- powerful two-stroke engine in stock;
- low weight of the structure;
- very high maneuverability in the stream.
- production was curtailed on the initiative of environmentalists.
Vespa Primavera 50 S
In the third position of the ranking is the legendary Italian scooter, which has become an element of culture and a symbolic part history of Italian engineering. Since the foundation of Vespa Primavera 50 S has undergone many changes: what is it worth replacement of engine, suspension elements and other auxiliary equipment in accordance with modern trends. However Italians tried to maintain the original appearance of the scooter, leaving unchanged form and only slightly refreshing some body parts (of course, with the use of new materials).
Under the monolithic body of the Vespa Primavera 50 S, which replaces a tubular frame, located a fuel tank of 8 liters. it a lot, considering that one liter of gasoline is enough for about 30-35 kilometers of run. In the case of this scooter, the only a design flaw is the drum brake, located on the rear wheel, while even the Chinese low-volume models have long switched to disc brakes. The second, and perhaps the main miscalculation of the Italians was prohibitive high price for the model: requesting about 300 thousand rubles, they should have understood that for the money users are available where more powerful line of technological scooters.
- large fuel tank and low consumption updated engine;
- very expressive appearance;
- reliable design;
- legendary model.
- very high price;
- the presence of drum brakes on the rear wheel.
Keeway Street 50
Chinese scooter with claims to the European market, general the dynamics of movement of which slightly exceeds that of scooters Sym. Although, by and large, the difference between them is not so great: the negative sides of keeway street 50 are positive parties of the same Symphony SR 50 and Orbit. This two-stroke motor models makes it possible to accelerate to 55 kilometers per hour, but with this sounds “meaner” and works well at the top, which can not be said about Four-stroke from Taiwan Sym.
Keeway Street 50’s driving performance is also good, thanks classic suspension combinations (front telescopic fork and rear monoshock with preload adjustment) and wider wheels. True, maneuvering on it is a bit more difficult due to increasing the contact spot of the wheels with the road, which is one of disadvantages. The appearance of the “eared” (very characteristic stick out rearview mirrors) nice, but nothing more. According to modern market conditions such a purchase will cost 50-60 thousand rubles, which makes the scooter the cheapest among direct competitors.
- Lowest purchase price
- good driving performance;
- low fuel consumption;
- nice design.
- small loss in maneuverability due to increased stability on the road;
- the need to fill quality oil to increase engine resource.
Sym Symphony SR 50
A line above is another Sanyang representative Industry with the sonorous name of Symphony SR 50. This model got a more characteristic and attractive look, got more a resource engine with a capacity of 3.5 horsepower, and for others Outperformed its internal corporate opponent.
Head optics underwent constructive and visual changes to match the entire design of the case. Generally, the design of Sym Symphony SR 50 turned out to be extremely successful and attractive, even on such a compact model, the weight of which is equipped condition does not exceed 100 kilograms. But, as often happens, expressive features of the scooter were achieved by using cheap plastic, which is the most serious drawback. Awkward couple movements, and from the former beauty there will be no trace: even a weak mechanical contact can cause fracture and spalling overlays. The rest of the model is very good: chassis and ergonomics no complaints.
- low purchase price (80-100 thousand rubles);
- compactness and low weight (100 kg)
- good ergonomics of landing and movement;
- nice appearance.
- fragile facing plastic.
The sixth place in the ranking goes to the Taiwanese budget offspring Sanyang Industry Established for Rural Operations environment or nearby travels around the city. Sym Orbit 50 does not have nothing more: if you look at the design, then you Do not meet additional frame reinforcements and technical innovations type ABS and traction control. Compact and “modest”, this scooter is made for easy maneuvering in the stream, as well as comfortable movement on country roads.
Complete 139QMB engine accelerates Sym Orbit 50 to an impressive 65 kilometers per hour. True, upon reaching this marks should be careful because the suspension is designed for more relaxed ride and cannot provide confident stabilization steering wheel. Among the shortcomings of a scooter, a weak headache can be distinguished lighting, rapid piston wear during tough operation, and also an elementary inconvenience in using the hand brake.
- very low price (60-80 thousand rubles);
- high permissible speed (65 km / h);
- simplicity of design and compactness;
- comfortable seat.
- dim headlight;
- design flaws in terms of ergonomics;
- low engine life.
The best scooters with engine capacity up to 500 cc. cm.
BMW C 400 X
The first place in the ranking goes to one of several BMW representatives in the scooter segment new technologies, but using old outsourcing methods. Focusing C 400 X production in China boosts model competitiveness in the rank of mid-sized scooters … and, which is very pleasant, does not affect the quality aspects and reliability.
Needless to say: externally, the BMW C 400 X produces a very pleasant impression: the decoration is made in the best traditions of a German grand mechanical engineering. Inside is a 350 cc engine with a capacity of 33 horsepower, which allows the model to confidently accelerate to 140 kilometers per hour (and slowly to 160). At the same time spending fuel in a scooter is the best in the segment: only 3 liters per 100 kilometers of track, because of which one full tank may be enough for 350 kilometers. Yes, it’s not available to users as standard high windshield, however when buying it on a scooter you can conquer long distances – and the suspension, and comfort seats allow it. In addition, it is worth noting the excellent the suitability of the C 400 X for maneuvering in dense flow, which also gives confidence to conquer city roads.
- low fuel consumption;
- fitness scooter for city driving and for Travel
- powerful engine that allows you to accelerate to 160 km / h;
- availability of track control systems and anti-lock brakes;
- nice appearance (in the spirit of the company BMW);
- comfortable seat and suspension.
- not found.
Piaggio MP3 300
Piaggio MP3 is a unique scooter in every sense of the word. The wheelbase of this model includes 3 wheels, 2 of which are located on the front axle. Naturally, such a performance gives stability bike, but, by and large, the second wheel the front is not felt, except that the front becomes a little heavier. IN As a motor on MP3, a 300-cc unit with a capacity of 22 horsepower – ideal for traction 200 kg hulls with additional load. It allows you to reach speeds of up to 120 kilometers per hour, which is more than enough for the city.
But on the highway an extra 10-20 kilometers per hour would not placed. The fact is that, moving on the cut-off, practically impossible to overtake a vehicle confidently, going at the corresponding speed. Along the suspension also it should be noted the additional rigidity that is present on front axle. If uneven patches pass carefully, you don’t you’ll even feel the shaking, but when you fly into the pit with two wheels, breaking through racks can not be avoided. The design is more than modest, but very pleasant, amenable to additional tuning. Cost difference with Vespa is absent – but, you see, three-wheeled scooters in Russia is not common.
- 2 wheels on the front axle;
- great option for moving around the city;
- harsh but comfortable suspension;
- comfortable seats;
- a large number of tuning elements.
- not found.
Vespa GTS 300
Another bright representative of Vespa is located at third line of the rating due to indescribable impressions of ownership and operation in various weather conditions. Traditionally the main feature of this scooter is the original design, a kind of tribute to the past, which outgrew all recognizable features. Under steel monococcus is a 22-horsepower engine, maximum which – 140 kilometers per hour and good acceleration dynamics.
On landing complaints are also missing: Vespa GTS 300 seems to be a very comfortable scooter for both the driver and for the passenger, and the presence of a windshield makes the oncoming airflow is nothing more than resistance to acceleration. Brake model system acquired ABS and ASR (traction control and traction control), and the on-board network – the ability to monitor indicators via USB connection. In this case, the controlling The body is the owner’s smartphone. As a result, it costs the GTS 300 a lot, the integration of the whole “package” of technologies fully justifies price tag.
- the presence of ABS (anti-lock braking systems), ASR (slip control and traction);
- the ability to monitor the condition of the scooter using a smartphone;
- very recognizable appearance;
- impressive dynamics of acceleration and 140 km / h maximum speed.
- not found.
Suzuki Burgman / Skywave 250
Representative of the most popular Suzuki scooter series in Europe (known as Burgman) and Japan (known as Skywave), sharpened to ensure maximum comfort for the driver and passengers. IN as a power unit uses a single-cylinder engine on 23 horsepower with fuel injection system. He is in moderation reliable and unpretentious in service: timely enough Change the oil and keep the air filters clean. When, if all this is done, the scooter will accelerate to an impressive 140 kilometers per hour … although, truth be told, with this deep landing (many compare it to landing on choppers) accelerate above 100 kilometers per hour and do not want to.
Obviously the right decision would be to purchase a Suzuki Burgman 250 as a vehicle for travel, as well as parameters comfort, and the availability of space for accompanying cargo will be enough. To give for such a scooter in the current market conditions will not have to less than 180 thousand rubles, but there is always the option to purchase used model.
- very comfortable fit;
- the presence of windproof glass;
- the possibility of acceleration to 140 km / h;
- nice appearance;
- the most capacious of medium-sized scooters;
- unique implementation of the brake system (when braking the rear wheels part of the effort goes to brake the front).
- “native” front fork springs should be followed almost immediately change to more powerful ones.
Sym Joyride 200i EVO
The scooter of a company already known to us is located above the line Sanyang Industry whose specifications and value look balanced against the background of more eminent competitors. Joyride 200iEVO is a typical mid-size bike made with compromise for all. To put it this way, we mean harsh tuning pendants, such that on small bumps it worked out well, and on large potholes did not force the driver (and especially the passenger) Feel special discomfort. Maximum Developed Speed is 140 kilometers per hour, but in normal mode a scooter operates in the range of 110 to 120 kilometers per hour.
As practice shows, many enthusiasts use Sym Joyride 200i EVO for long trips, from 500 to 2500 kilometers, and speak of him as a fairly reliable companion. True with a small gripe about comfort, which we attributed to main disadvantages. The cost of this model is 2 times lower than that of Yamaha Aerox 155cc, therefore, a small discount on quality can be done.
- nice appearance;
- the possibility of acceleration to 140 km / h;
- It proves excellent with long races;
- high degree of reliability without high costs service.
- not the most comfortable option when traveling long distances distance.
Honda PCX 150
The sixth candidate for a place in the ranking is a very rare guest at domestic market. The main area of its use is sunny Thailand, where the positive sides (as well as some negative) are fully disclosed. First of all, I want to talk about driving dynamics. Still, the 150 cc engine allows move fast, and due to the low weight (about the nuances associated with this, we will say a little later) also maneuver in a fairly tight flow. Among the advantages include low noise, roomy trunk, dense luminous flux from the head optics, as well as a soft suspension that increases ride comfort.
Despite the presence of speakers, the light weight of the Honda PCX 150 may play a cruel joke. For example, in bad weather, a scooter may rearrange on the road due to the notorious crosswind, or to bring in rainy weather. In addition, thin facing steel prone to corrosion foci, so the metal begins to rot after the first year of operation. Letting go of some ergonomic nuances, say: with a proper approach to the content This scooter can last more than one year, but the attendant costs completely level the profit from the cost.
- comfortable fit and ergonomic suspension;
- good driving dynamics;
- wide head optics giving a dense luminous flux;
- spacious luggage compartment (at least 5 liters).
- light weight scooter contributes to the emergence of dangerous road bad weather situations;
- not the highest quality facing material (or its treatment).
Yamaha Aerox 155cc
Last ranking in the mid-size scooter category gets Yamaha Aerox 155cc – variations on the theme of motor vehicles with sports features. The visual design of the model is made in the best traditions of a Japanese manufacturing company, and includes a lot of stylized plastic cowls-fairings, framing a welded frame. As a powertrain on Aerox 15-horsepower updated four-stroke engine installed forces allowing you to accelerate the scooter to an impressive 135 kilometers in hour.
The suspension to the Yamaha Aerox 155cc also has no complaints: even during acceleration provides sufficient ride comfort. Pleasantly surprised and powerful head optics, perfectly illuminating the road in the dark. But of the shortcomings, it should be noted uncomfortable landing, which the vast majority speaks of users. And the price in Russia for the purchase of this scooter is surprising with a minus sign: for 220-250 thousand rubles, users can buy a used car … and hardly anyone will spend money on the purchase of a medium-sized motorized vehicle facilities.
- quite powerful engine;
- high maximum speed;
- very expressive and magnificent appearance;
- large luggage compartment under the seat;
- robust construction.
- terrible pricing policy in Russia;
- uncomfortable fit, not up to classification “sport”.
Best maxi scooters
BMW C 650 GT
Exclusive from BMW can be considered the most advanced maxi scooter at the moment. Every ruble spent on the C 650 GT is a contribution for maximum safety, comfort and a great feeling from driving, multiplied by modern technical and technological equipment. With a curb weight of 261 kilograms, this scooter can accelerate to 180 kilometers per hour, showing very good speed gain. This contributes to the 60-strong engine whose torque reaches a maximum at 6000 shaft revolutions per minute (63 Nm).
The scooter demonstrates very decent performance in terms of fuel consumption. The useful volume of the tank is 15.5 liters, but in case of long trips you can use the reserve tank capacity of 3 liters. Consuming 4.5 liters per hundred, one full fill can be enough for 400 kilometers, which is the best result among competitors. The rest of the BMW C 650 GT also dominates, and its only drawback can be considered only high initial cost.
- 60 hp engine capable of accelerating a scooter to 180 km / h;
- economical fuel consumption and the availability of a reserve tank;
- a large number of modern technical components, integrated into the design;
- very high level of quality and reliability;
- unprecedented comfort.
- high price.
Yamaha TMAX 530 ABS
An elegant scooter from Yamaha’s TMax 530 equipped with ABS. Being restyled version of the earlier 500 cc TMax’s, he inherited bright design features, and elevated them to absolute. Indeed, the beauty of this maxi scooter can not compete even a model from BMW, even if it looks in other characteristics much better.
Together with the good looks, the Yamaha TMax 530 inherited and reliability regarding the braking system (integrated straight from sport bike YZF-R1), facing plastic and wind protection. Overclocking potential also leaves a pleasant impression: a 48-horsepower motor is enough to jerk leave behind more powerful competitors … but at long distances parity is restored. As a minus model can be called increased fuel consumption: about 5.5 liters per hundred, which at 14 liters of gas tank volume will allow to drive no more than 230-240 kilometers. Otherwise, there are no complaints – the scooter is excellent suitable for city roads, but do not mind participating in tourist arrivals.
- the most pleasant appearance among competitors;
- high degree of reliability;
- good overclocking potential (starts off perfectly);
- can be used for both urban and suburban drive.
- unoptimized fuel consumption.
SUZUKI BURGMAN 400 ABS
Suzuki Burgman 400 400cc Maxi Scooter with ABS – worthy candidate to occupy the third line of our rating. The upgrade of the 400 cc engine of the model allowed to achieve the indicator maximum speed of 175 kilometers per hour – and this at Curb weight of 225 kilograms.
In general, the Japanese company managed to do tremendous work to bring the scooter to a high competitive level: optimization both fuel consumption indicators and comfort parameters at driving. The fuel tank capacity of the Burgman 400 is 14 liters, and with an average consumption of 4 liters per hundred, it can overcome up to 350 kilometers at one gas station. Coupled with a comfortable fit, verified aerodynamics for improved maneuvering and good geometry the windshield model can be successfully operated as with movement for short distances, and for full travel. The purchase price will be from 500 thousand rubles.
- capable of picking up speed up to 175 km / h;
- excellent for maneuvering in heavy traffic flow
- ergonomic seats and overall comfort;
- up to 350 kilometers on a full tank.
- fairly high price;
- low dynamics of dispersal.
Honda Silver Wing 600
The fourth line of the rating goes to the maxi scooter from the company Honda, whose production was launched in 2001. Outlived several overhauls and changes in the technical part, Silver Wing 600 failed to move away from the canons of the tourist model, which is facilitated by two factors. First, a lot of weight (250 equipped with a kilogram), giving the driver absolutely no opportunities for quick maneuvers. Secondly, pretty weak frame design that does not welcome dynamic acceleration with sharp movements.
However, this does not mean at all that the Honda Silver Wing 600 – slow-moving boat for two. In direct distance, the variator is paired with a two-cylinder 600 cc engine give very sharp starts, allowing the scooter to “shoot” and accelerate to 160 kilometers in hour. In general, the feelings are mixed, but one thing we know for sure: comfort parameters and visual design you will remain satisfied.
- nice design;
- very comfortable double seat;
- the possibility of sharp acceleration at a direct distance (up to 160 km / h).
- rather bulky and heavy construction, not intended for quick maneuvering.
Attention! This rating is subjective, is not advertising and does not serve as a guide to the purchase. Before the purchase consultation with a specialist is necessary.