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

What Is It?

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.

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Key Specs

  • RRP: £1,800
  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 113 cc
  • Power: 9 bhp / 7 kW
  • Top Speed: 65 mph / 105 km/h
  • Economy: 110 mpg / 2.6 L/100km
  • Range: 130 miles / 209 km
  • Seat Height: 755 mm / 29.7 inches
  • Wet Weight: 97 kg / 214 pounds
  • Power to Weight: 0.093 bhp/kg
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Vespa GTS300

What Is It?

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.

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Key Specs

  • RRP: £4,700
  • 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

Honda SH300i

What Is It?

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.

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Key Specs

  • RRP: £4,700
  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 279 cc
  • Power: 25 bhp / 19 kW
  • Top Speed: 90 mph / 145 km/h
  • Economy: 75 mpg / 3.8 L/100km
  • Range: 150 miles / 241 km
  • Seat Height: 805 mm / 31.7 inches
  • Wet Weight: 169 kg / 373 pounds
  • Power to Weight: 0.148 bhp/kg

Honda SH125i

What Is It?

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.

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Key Specs

  • RRP: £3,400
  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 125 cc
  • Power: 13 bhp / 10 kW
  • Top Speed: 70 mph / 113 km/h
  • Economy: 130 mpg / 2.2 L/100km
  • Range: 200 miles / 322 km
  • Seat Height: 799 mm / 31.5 inches
  • Wet Weight: 134 kg / 295 pounds
  • Power to Weight: 0.097 bhp/kg

Lexmoto Milano 125

What Is It?

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.

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Key Specs

  • RRP: £1,300
  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 125 cc
  • Power: 7 bhp / 5 kW
  • Top Speed: 55 mph / 88 km/h
  • Economy: 80 mpg / 3.5 L/100km
  • Range: 90 miles / 145 km
  • Seat Height: 780 mm / 30.7 inches
  • Wet Weight: 99 kg / 218 pounds
  • Power to Weight: 0.071 bhp/kg

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Lexmoto Titan

What Is It?

The Lexmoto Titan is a solid choice if you want value for money and modern styling but don't mind it being a bit under powered. It has excellent road presence, loads of storage and good brakes.

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Key Specs

  • RRP: £1,400
  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 125 cc
  • Power: 7 bhp / 5 kW
  • Top Speed: 60 mph / 97 km/h
  • Economy: 90 mpg / 3.1 L/100km
  • Range: 110 miles / 177 km
  • Seat Height: 780 mm / 30.7 inches
  • Wet Weight: 118 kg / 260 pounds
  • Power to Weight: 0.059 bhp/kg

Lexmoto Echo 50

What Is It?

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. 

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Key Specs

  • RRP: £750
  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 49 cc
  • Power: 2 bhp / 1 kW
  • Top Speed: 40 mph / 64 km/h
  • Economy: 100 mpg / 2.8 L/100km
  • Range: 180 miles / 290 km
  • Seat Height: 730 mm / 28.7 inches
  • Wet Weight: 85 kg / 187 pounds
  • Power to Weight: 0.024 bhp/kg

Piaggio Medley

What Is It?

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.

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Key Specs

  • RRP: £3,300
  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 125 cc
  • Power: 15 bhp / 11 kW
  • Top Speed: 70 mph / 113 km/h
  • Economy: 85 mpg / 3.3 L/100km
  • Range: 130 miles / 209 km
  • Seat Height: 799 mm / 31.5 inches
  • Dry Weight: 136 kg / 300 pounds

Yamaha Tricity

What Is It?

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.

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Key Specs

  • RRP: £3,600
  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 125 cc
  • Power: 12 bhp / 9 kW
  • Top Speed: 65 mph / 105 km/h
  • Economy: 80 mpg / 3.5 L/100km
  • Range: 130 miles / 209 km
  • Seat Height: 780 mm / 30.7 inches
  • Wet Weight: 164 kg / 362 pounds
  • Power to Weight: 0.073 bhp/kg

Vespa Elettrica

What Is It?

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.

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Key Specs

  • RRP: £5,600
  • Peak Power: 4 kW / 5.4 bhp
  • Continuous Power: 3 kW / 4.0 bhp
  • Top Speed: 28 mph / 45 km/h
  • Range: 62 miles / 100 km
  • Battery Capacity: 4.2 kWh
  • Slow Charge: 4.0 hours
  • Seat Height: 790 mm / 31.1 inches
  • Wet Weight: 130 kg / 287 pounds
  • Power to Weight: 0.038 bhp/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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