Top 10 A2 Licence Scooters

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The A2 licence allows anyone from age 19 to ride a scooter up to 47 bhp. Some models fall straight into this category but others can be restricted, potentially offering better long term value e.g. Honda X-ADV / Forza 750.

You can see all of the A2 or A2 restricted models in the choosing tool and read more about the A2 licence.

The Best A2 Licence Scooters:

Yamaha TMAX

What Is It?

Quite simply the ultimate maxi scooter, the TMAX has been continually evolving since 2001. The top of the range DX was new for 2017 and features many of the things you'll find on a premium motorbike such as LED lighting all round, ride modes, traction control, large brakes, car style TFT dash and keyless ignition. It can even be equipped with heated seats / grips and the Dainese D-AIR auto inflating vest system.

For 2020 the engine is a bit larger with a tad more torque, the two ride modes are standard and the indicators are now LED.

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Key Specs

  • RRP: £10,200
  • Engine: Parallel Twin
  • Capacity: 562 cc
  • Power: 47 bhp / 35 kW
  • Top Speed: 110 mph / 177 km/h
  • Economy: 50 mpg / 5.6 L/100km
  • Range: 160 miles / 257 km
  • Seat Height: 800 mm / 31.5 inches
  • Wet Weight: 218 kg / 481 pounds
  • Power to Weight: 0.216 bhp/kg

Peugeot Metropolis

What Is It?

It's a bit different to the rest but the extra wheel at the front, both of which tilt as you corner, provides extra grip, extra contact with the road for braking and more overall stability.

It features keyless ignition, a button to lock the wheels in the upright position for slow moving traffic and from 2017 a number of key upgrades like ABS and traction control. Just don't expect the 37bhp to move the 256kg of weight that quickly.

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Key Specs

  • RRP: £8,500
  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 400 cc
  • Power: 37 bhp / 28 kW
  • Top Speed: 95 mph / 153 km/h
  • Economy: 50 mpg / 5.6 L/100km
  • Range: 150 miles / 241 km
  • Seat Height: 780 mm / 30.7 inches
  • Wet Weight: 256 kg / 564 pounds
  • Power to Weight: 0.145 bhp/kg

Yamaha Tricity 300

What Is It?

A three wheeled maxi scooter which can be ridden on a car licence if you are over 21 and which has the ability to stand up on its own at the lights. The perfect alternative to public transport!

The extra wheel makes it more stable, more planted in the corners and improves the braking performance.

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Key Specs

  • RRP: £7,800
  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 292 cc
  • Power: 28 bhp / 21 kW
  • Top Speed: 90 mph / 145 km/h
  • Economy: 75 mpg / 3.8 L/100km
  • Range: 210 miles / 338 km
  • Seat Height: 795 mm / 31.3 inches
  • Wet Weight: 239 kg / 527 pounds
  • Power to Weight: 0.117 bhp/kg

BMW C400 X

What Is It?

BMW is fairly new to the maxi scooter party with the C650 Sport and the electric C Evolution. For 2018 they are back with the smaller capacity C400 X and it could prove a more popular size / price point in the UK, going up against the A2 friendly Suzuki Burgman 400 and Yamaha X-MAX 400.

Everything about the C400 X is cutting edge from the optional 6.5" colour TFT dash, to the LED lighting, the edgy styling, the incredibly low wet weight and the amazing engineering behind the expandable Flexicase storage under the seat.

For 2019 the C400 GT improves the weather protection, seat comfort and looks so it's probably the one to go for.

A small update for 2021 adds Euro 5 compliance, peak torque now arrives 250 rpm lower at 5,750 rpm, there's a new electronic throttle grip, a new EMS system and updated traction control. They have also swapped the front calipers to J.Juan, added a USB socket to the right glovebox and the underseat lighting is now top down.

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Key Specs

  • RRP: £6,545
  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 350 cc
  • Power: 34 bhp / 25 kW
  • Top Speed: 90 mph / 145 km/h
  • Economy: 70 mpg / 4.0 L/100km
  • Range: 200 miles / 322 km
  • Seat Height: 775 mm / 30.5 inches
  • Wet Weight: 204 kg / 450 pounds
  • Power to Weight: 0.167 bhp/kg

Yamaha X-MAX 300

What Is It?

The X-MAX 300 is really well equipped with fancy LED lights, traction control, keyless start and bags of storage capable of holding two full face helmets.

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Key Specs

  • RRP: £5,700
  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 292 cc
  • Power: 28 bhp / 21 kW
  • Top Speed: 95 mph / 153 km/h
  • Economy: 65 mpg / 4.3 L/100km
  • Range: 190 miles / 306 km
  • Seat Height: 795 mm / 31.3 inches
  • Wet Weight: 179 kg / 395 pounds
  • Power to Weight: 0.156 bhp/kg

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Honda Forza 350

What Is It?

New for 2021, the Forza 350 is an evolution of the Forza 300. It gains a touch more power, a handy USB Type-C port and auto emergency braking flashing via the indicators.

As with the Forza 300 you get traction control, full LED lighting, enough storage for two full face helmets, keyless ignition, idling stop / start and the electrically adjustable screen.

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Key Specs

  • RRP: £5,470
  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 330 cc
  • Power: 29 bhp / 22 kW
  • Top Speed: 105 mph / 169 km/h
  • Economy: 80 mpg / 3.5 L/100km
  • Range: 210 miles / 338 km
  • Seat Height: 780 mm / 30.7 inches
  • Wet Weight: 184 kg / 406 pounds
  • Power to Weight: 0.158 bhp/kg

Honda SH350i

What Is It?

Honda have been refining the SH300i since 2007, always keeping it up to date with the latest tech such as LED lighting, traction control and keyless ignition.

For 2021 it becomes the 350i courtesy of the Forza 350 engine, gaining a modern USB Type-C socket and emergency stop flashers.

It's highly capable in town, has large pothole friendly 16" wheels and is quite capable of motorways speeds.

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Key Specs

  • RRP: £5,000
  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 329 cc
  • Power: 29 bhp / 22 kW
  • Top Speed: 105 mph / 169 km/h
  • Economy: 80 mpg / 3.5 L/100km
  • Range: 160 miles / 257 km
  • Seat Height: 805 mm / 31.7 inches
  • Wet Weight: 174 kg / 384 pounds
  • Power to Weight: 0.167 bhp/kg

Vespa GTS300

What Is It?

It's been around since 2008 however the Vespa GTS300 received a decent update in 2017 with dual channel ABS, traction control, USB charger, a new dash with phone connectivity, LED running lights and a massive storage space under the seat capable of holding two full face helmets.

It may be a bit down on power compared to the SH300i and is notably more expensive, but it's a really popular and stylish way to get around. Just be aware that smaller 12" wheels are likely to give a harsher ride, especially on pothole infested UK roads.

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Key Specs

  • RRP: £5,150
  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 278 cc
  • Power: 21 bhp / 16 kW
  • Top Speed: 82 mph / 132 km/h
  • Economy: 65 mpg / 4.3 L/100km
  • Range: 140 miles / 225 km
  • Seat Height: 790 mm / 31.1 inches
  • Wet Weight: 158 kg / 348 pounds
  • Power to Weight: 0.133 bhp/kg

Italjet Dragster 200

What Is It?

The Italjet Dragster is new for 2020 and should be on your shortlist if you fancy the X-MAX or Forza, love edgy styling and don't mind the extra attention you'll get.

It not only looks sweet but is bristling with loads of tech like the independent front steering / suspension, adjustable piggy back front shock, super light exposed frame, sculpted seat and indicators integrated into the lever guards.

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Key Specs

  • RRP: £5,300
  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 200 cc
  • Power: 20 bhp / 15 kW
  • Top Speed: 80 mph / 129 km/h
  • Economy: 65 mpg / 4.3 L/100km
  • Range: 100 miles / 161 km
  • Seat Height: 770 mm / 30.3 inches
  • Dry Weight: 112 kg / 247 pounds

Lexmoto Pegasus 300

What Is It?

The 2020 Lexmoto Pegasus 300 is arguably a lot of maxi scooter for the money, especially compared to the Honda Forza 300 and Yamaha X-MAX 300.

It lacks some niceties like traction control and keyless ignition but does have LED lighting, a TFT dash and decent performance. Throw decent brakes, comfort and the cool reverse opening seat then stick it on your shortlist to consider further.

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Key Specs

  • RRP: £3,400
  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 276 cc
  • Power: 26 bhp / 19 kW
  • Top Speed: 80 mph / 129 km/h
  • Economy: 70 mpg / 4.0 L/100km
  • Range: 200 miles / 322 km
  • Seat Height: 780 mm / 30.7 inches
  • Wet Weight: 177 kg / 390 pounds
  • Power to Weight: 0.147 bhp/kg

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How Did We Rank Our Top Ten?

We looked at all the A2 compliant scooters you can buy new and picked the top contenders for each type taking into account style, power, technology and value for money.