What is the best scooter (freeway ridden) to buy?

by Mark
(Honolulu Hawaii)

I sold my Harley Sportster to ride a smaller bike or scooter with some power to ride on freeways...

Answer: Mark, I don't think there is one right answer to your question. Scooter preference is often based largely on a person's individual desires, etc. But I can tell you I've had a number of readers who love their SYM 200 size scooters. Although not a huge scooter, the wheels are larger and power sufficient to hold its own, even on the southern California freeways.

Kymco also has some smallish, but powerful scooters with the larger wheels for stability. Of course, the Suzuki Burgman (which comes in a variety of engine sizes) is eternally popular as well.

In the end, you'll probably have to do your own research and test drives to know which one is the best choice for you.

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Apr 24, 2012
Best scooter after a Sportster... NEW
by: GCM

Try the Yamamha Majesty. 400 cc's of full throttle power. Easily travels down the freeway at 75 mph. Good heavy weight at about 485 lbs. but easy to handle and manouvers great. Gets about 65 mpg, loads of storage under the seat, rides 2 up like it was born to!
You wont be sorry!

Feb 09, 2012
t max
by: Anonymous

yamaha t max

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