Top 10 Scooters

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Step-through scooters define cheap and fast transport, especially in cities where they can weave through traffic and beat most things away from the lights.

Whether it's for commuting, delivery duties or Deliveroo we've picked ten of the best. What is a step-through scooter?

You might also like our top ten 125cc scooters, maxi scooters and A2 scooters.

The Best Scooters:

Suzuki Address 110

Suzuki Address 110 For Sale

Best viewed as a budget 125cc scooter, the Suzuki Address 110 makes about the same power as many low to mid range 125 models but without the weight and cost associated with them, while the seat is nice and low for learners. Read the review.

  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 113 cc
  • Power: 9 bhp
  • Licence: A1
  • Seat Height: 755 mm
  • Wet Weight: 97 kg
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Vespa GTS300

Vespa GTS300 For Sale

It's been around since 2008 however the Vespa GTS300 received a decent update in 2015 with dual channel ABS, traction control, a 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. Read the review.

  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 278 cc
  • Power: 21 bhp
  • Licence: A2
  • Seat Height: 790 mm
  • Wet Weight: 158 kg

Honda SH300i

Honda SH300i For Sale

Honda have been refining the SH300i since 2007 and the latest 2015 version boasts LED lighting, powerful brakes with ABS, full face helmet friendly storage under the seat, keyless ignition and large pothole friendly 16" wheels.

It's highly capable in town and quite capable of motorways speeds. 2019 added traction control and remote unlocking of the optional topbox. Read the review.

  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 280 cc
  • Power: 25 bhp
  • Licence: A2
  • Seat Height: 805 mm
  • Wet Weight: 169 kg

Honda SH125i

Honda SH125i For Sale

Setting the standard for 125cc scooters, the Honda SH125i comes with full LED lighting, keyless ignition and a clever idling start / stop system to save fuel.

It also boasts four generations of evolutionary improvements from Honda since 2001 and for 2020 there's a complete re-design with sharper looks, 50% more storage space, a new zippier engine, new dash and a cool LED headlight.

  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 125 cc
  • Power: 13 bhp
  • Licence: A1
  • Seat Height: 799 mm
  • Wet Weight: 134 kg

Lexmoto Milano 125

Lexmoto Milano 125 For Sale

The 2017 Lexmoto Milano is quite an exciting proposition that's about half the price of some well known Italian scooters.

It ticks the Italian retro looks box, comes with the luggage racks as standard, has combined disc brakes and all for just £1,600.

  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 125 cc
  • Power: 7 bhp
  • Licence: A1
  • Seat Height: 780 mm
  • Wet Weight: 99 kg

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Lexmoto Echo 50

Lexmoto Echo 50 For Sale

It only costs £950 and for that reason alone the Lexmoto Echo 50 deserves to be on this list. You could buy two of them for the price of the Speedfight 50 and even have change for some riding gear!

The engine is previous generation and only produces half the power of the Speedfight but then how powerful does a 50cc scooter really need to be. 

  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 50 cc
  • Power: 2 bhp
  • Licence: AM
  • Seat Height: 730 mm
  • Wet Weight: 85 kg

Peugeot Speedfight 4 50

Peugeot Speedfight 4 50 For Sale

It's been around since 2015 but the Peugeot Speedfight 4 still looks positively modern, has wavy disc brakes and even a holder to use your mobile as a satnav with the USB charging socket.

  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 50 cc
  • Power: 4 bhp
  • Licence: AM
  • Seat Height: 800 mm
  • Wet Weight: 97 kg

Piaggio Medley

Piaggio Medley For Sale

The Medley is a classy scooter and has been updated for 2020 with a more powerful engine, a new LED headlight, new wheel design and it now supports optional connectivity with your mobile.

  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 125 cc
  • Power: 14.8 bhp
  • Licence: A1
  • Seat Height: 799 mm
  • Dry Weight: 136 kg

Yamaha Tricity

Yamaha Tricity For Sale

It may seem like an oddball choice, because it has an extra wheel at the front, but the Yamaha Tricity three wheel layout does have some advantages and beyond that it's a decent scooter that's well worth a look.

Two front wheels, both of which tilt when cornering, gives you nearly twice the contact with the road for cornering and braking, not to mention added stability.

2017 saw a re-design with a bunch of evolutionary improvements.

  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 125 cc
  • Power: 12 bhp
  • Licence: A1
  • Seat Height: 780 mm
  • Wet Weight: 164 kg

Vespa Elettrica

Vespa Elettrica For Sale

For 2018 Vespa are releasing the Elettrica, which as you might have guessed is powered by an electric motor.

It's a glimpse into the future of scooters, is powered by a high tech Lithium-Ion battery and has a 4.3" colour dash.

Unfortunately it isn't cheap at £5,600, range may be an issue and traditional scooter practicality is sacrificed by giving over part of the underseat storage to the battery, limiting space to store a full face helmet.

There's also going to be a range extending X version which uses a small petrol motor and fuel tank to charge a battery that's half the size.

  • Engine: Electric
  • Capacity: -
  • Power: 5.4 bhp
  • Licence: TBC
  • Seat Height: 790 mm
  • Wet Weight: 130 kg

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How Did We Rank Our Top Ten?

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

What Is A Step Through Scooter?

What is a scooter?

Traditional scooters tend to have a flat floorboard for your feet and a clean empty space above it to easily "step through" the scooter when you get on it.

Maxi scooters on the other hand fill in much of this space, allowing more storage and generally more equipment to be packed into the machine.

They also tend to be larger overall with a longer wheelbase, much better pillion provision, car style dashboards and better wind protection.

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