Though the reputation of scooters is often devalued by the motorcycle riders who deem them as supposedly not sexy enough, these vehicles remain among the bestselling urban commuters in the world.
In order to boost their standings even higher, we would like to review the most powerful breed of these two-wheelers called maxi scooters. They offer unmatched cargo capacity, powerful engines comparable to fully pledged motorbikes and sporty styling.
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Newest electric scooters on the market: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5sRTtK-wpo
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In this episode of #ATmotorcycles series you will find out about:
BMW C 400 X and GT: press.bmwgroup.com/global/article/detail/T0286172EN/the-new-bmw-c-400-gt?language=en
BMW entered the middleweight class of scooters very recently. The all-new C 400 X hit dealerships in 2018 and the upcoming GT model will sit alongside after the next year’s release.
BMW C Evolution: bmwmotorcycles.com/en/models/urban_mobility/cevolution.html
The statement by BMW that C Evolution is the urban commuting of tomorrow is supported by the fact that it is the only electric maxi scooter offering on today’s market.
Piaggio MP3: piaggio.com/en_EN/models/mp3-range
After the discontinuation of X10 the mantle of the flagship model from Piaggio was passed on to the next in line powerful three-wheel machine MP3.
Piaggio Vespa GTS: vespa.com/en_EN/vespa-models/gts-super/gts-super-300.html
Though Vespa GTS is rather underpowered and lacks extra storage space, we still felt compelled to feature the world’s most renowned scooter brand. GTS stands for Granturismo Sport and gets equipped with the most powerful Vespa engine.
If you are used to the definition of a scooter as a two-wheel vehicle and were confused with the introduction of three-wheel models, you shall be even more baffled by the arrival of the world’s first production 4-wheel model from the Switzerland based Quadro Vehicles.
Kawasaki J300: kawasaki.eu/en/products/Scooter/2019/J300/specifications?Uid=093BUV8OCg0JW1gJXVpeXA5bWwpcXQoJWgwLWVtaClsMCQ0
Kawasaki J300 is an ultimate urban solution that combines comfort, practicality and sportiness. Equipped with 299cc 4-stroke single-cylinder engine, it also features dual petal brakes with ABS, anti-theft ignition switch, and multi-functional LCD screen.
Suzuki Burgman 400/650/650 Executive: globalsuzuki.com/motorcycle/products/burgman650/
Suzuki Burgman 400 is a premium maxi scooter that offers a good mix of comfort, practicality, and power. It is equipped with a 399cc 4-stroke single cylinder and has great fuel efficiency standing around 54 MPG combined.
Honda Forza 300: honda.co.uk/motorcycles/range/scooter/forza-300/overview.html
Honda Forza 300 has been thoroughly reworked for the 2018 model year, featuring a fully revised chassis, a shorter wheelbase, and a sportier look.
Yamaha X-Max Iron Max: yamaha-motor.eu/gb/en/products/scooters/sport/xmax-300-iron-max-2019/
Yamaha X-Max Iron Max is a new range-topping scooter from the brand that is available in two displacement options, 300 and 400cc, and is based on the company’s iconic T-Max scooter.
Yamaha TMax DX: yamaha-motor.eu/gb/en/products/scooters/sport/tmax-dx-2018/
Yamaha TMax is the brand’s best-selling scooter model that has been on the market since 2000. The vehicle is sold in three variations, base, SX, and DX, powered by a high output 530 cc twin-cylinder 4 stroke engine that delivers 45 horses and 39 lb-ft of torque.
Kymco AK550: kymco.com/product/ak-550
Kymco AK550 is the brand’s most recent addition to its scooter family that has been in the works since 2013. The model combines touring capabilities with sporty performance and riding practicality.