Will this scooter handle the distance and speed I need?

by Dennis Taylor
(Blaine, WA)

I am thinking about ordering a SSR Milan Italian Style 150cc Scooter from motobuys.com and I am going to be using it for about 30-40 miles a day round trip on the highway for about 60-65 miles an hour.

The website says that the max speed is 55+ depending on rider's weight and road conditions. Now do you think this scoot will handle the trip?

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Aug 26, 2011
by: Ed

I have to agree with NO.
I ride a Honda Reflex 250cc scooter. It will get up to 75 mph indicated on a good day which is about 70 mph actuarial. To guarantee a 65 mph you will need a 250 cc scooter. I would recommend a used Reflex and they can be picked up from two to three thousand bucks. Very well made scooter and I have over 24000 miles on an 2004 model.

Aug 23, 2011
Ummm... NO
by: Kathi, Site Owner

Dennis, I don't understand how you think a scooter that is rated for a MAX of 55 MPH could go 60 to 65MPH, particularly for a distance of 30 to 40 miles. Scooters should never be run very far at full throttle.

Scooters rated at no more than 55MPH are not really ready for regular superhighway driving. They're not usually large enough to be totally safe on such high speed roads, nor do you want to stress the engine to that extent, except maybe for short distances or in case of an emergency.

Others may tell you differently, but that is my two cents. :)

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