What is a good scooter brand for the 250cc and over class?

by Charles
(Austin, TX)

I am a big guy -- 250+ -- so I feel I need at least a 250cc or bigger scooter, plus I will be on highways at least part of the time.

The price is high on the bigger scooters, so if you could give me some idea of some good brands in this class, it would be great... and yes, price is a consideration.

By the way thank you for this site... it's people like you who make the world go round.


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Sep 27, 2010
by: Jim Zeiser

Look in Craigslist.org in your area for used Japanese scooters like the Honda Reflex, Helix, the Yamaha Morphous and Majesty and the Suzuki Burgman. Many of these can be found in the $2000 to $3000 category and are reliable and quick enough to run in traffic. Also the Kymco People S250 and SYM RV 250. Good scooters all.

Sep 27, 2010
Look at the 300cc Magnum Trike
by: Jerry

Hi Charles, We sell the Icebear scooters and my wife and I ride the 300cc Magnum Trike. It easily keeps ahead of traffic and does 60-70 for Interstate riding. I did not like the idea of a trike at first but I must confess it is very pleasant not having to worry about balancing and holding up your passenger at stops.They are reasonably priced and reliability seems better than most. But you know if it is made by man it can break. You might like to check my web site at
www.trikes4fun.com to check them out.
I hope you find what you are looking for. Let me know if you have questions.

Sep 27, 2010
by: Kathi

Hi Charles... I'm the owner of this site, so thanks for your nice comments. Always nice to hear the site has been helpful to people. I can't take all the credit, though. I have a fantastic group of volunteers who actively answer most of the questions on this site. So I imagine some of them will be chiming in here real soon. :)

I know a lot of people love the SYM brand of scooters. They have several larger models, starting with the 200, which is still powerful enough to travel the California freeways, apparently. But SYM also makes a 250 and 300 model. SYM's will cost a bit more, but their owners say the quality is unsurpassed.

Jim Z., one of my most frequent contributors here, may be able to steer you in the direction of some Chinese scooters in that class, which will definitely be cheaper... but you HAVE to be prepared to maintain them or have a top notch mechanic who will do it for you.

Good luck!

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