How Safe Is a 150cc Scooter on the Highway?

by Lisa
(Canton, GA)

What is the top speed of a 150cc scooter and do you think it is safe to go on the highway or should I stick with side roads? The brand is Peace, I am trying to do all the research I can. Love your web site, it has been very helpful.


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Nov 05, 2012
10 inch tire on rear of 250.. NEW
by: Anonymous

My Roketa Bali 250cc scooter has a 10 inch tire on the rear and specs claim it does 68 mph.. The Honda Helix 250 has the same size rear tire and same CN250 engine( Roketa Bali 250 used same engine as Helix). Both are freeway legal. The size of the tire does not depict whether a vehicle is freeway legal. It is the speed that it can travel.

Jul 31, 2009
Your Own Comfort Level Also Plays a Part...
by: Kathi

Lisa... Great question! Technically, a 150cc scooter is considered highway legal in many states, because it can go up to 60 MPH (depending on the brand). However, only you can determine for sure how comfortable you'll feel on a relatively small 2-wheel vehicle as semis go whizzing by.

Personally, I never plan to take my 125cc scooter on an interstate type road. I have, however, driven it occasionally on a 4-lane divided highway (the kind with frequent traffic lights) at speeds up to around 50 MPH. I don't really enjoy that type of riding though. Much prefer motoring along at around 40 MPH tops on side roads and city streets.

Wind is definitely a factor at higher speeds and can be quite scary until you get used to it buffeting you around. Add to that the wind from passing traffic, not to mention their sheer bulk compared to yours, and it can detract from the usual enjoyment of scootering.

Jul 24, 2009
It Depends
by: Jim Zeiser

This sounds like a silly answer I know, but it depends. A lot has to do with the wheel size of your scooter. A 10" wheeled Chinese scooter will generally peak out at 50 mph while a 13" wheeled model can run as high as 60 mph. I met someone the other day with a 13" wheeled model who said he cruised for an extended period at 55 mph. He said he felt he had more power left but didn't push it. He also spends most of his days cruising at 45 mph when he uses his scooter. I have a 10" wheeled scooter and run between 40 and 45 mph. I hope that answers your question.

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