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Scooters include the iconic Vespa PX, Honda PCX, Aprilia Scarabeo, Yamaha Vino, Kymco Downtown 300i and the three-wheeled Piaggio MP3.

Scooters can be thought of as the little brother of the motorcycle world. What’s unique about scooters is the fact that the engine is usually under the seat and directly attached to the rear axle. This allows the rider to not have to straddle the engine but puts a limitation on rear suspension quality. Typically scooters feature lower displacement, automatic engines and have bodywork to conceal all the mechanicals. Scooters make great short-distance commuters and are ideal for running around town. Scooters are generally inexpensive compared to motorcycles and fuel economy can be outstanding, which may help explain why scooters dominate the two-wheeled landscape in Europe and Asia.

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2013 Kymco Compagno 110i Review

The fuel-injected Kymco Compagno starts up easy and has plenty of power for urban commuting. Scaling in at purported dry weight of 198 lbs and equipped with a CVT transmission, the Compagno 110i is easy to handle and offers up a smooth ride.

2013 BMW C600 Sport & C650 GT Review - Video

BMW's C600 Sport, and its sibling C650 GT, however, aren't normal scooters. These things are motorcycles masquerading as scooters by way of their step-through chassis and smaller wheels.

Best Motorcycles of 2012

It’s again that time of the year when we select Motorcycle.com’s Best Of choices – our annual MOBO awards. Surf along as we look back at the standout motorcycles of the past year.

2013 Honda PCX150 Review

When viewed from a performance and intended design standpoint, the Honda PCX150 is hard to top. With room for a full-face helmet under the seat, responsive yet supportive handling, and a freeway-legal, fuel-injected engine, what more could you ask for?

2013 Vespa LX and S 125/150 3V Review

The iconic Vespa brand known the world over gets a new engine to power two of its most popular scooters, the S and the LX. A 125cc version will be sold in most world markets, but North America will receive only the 150cc models.

2013 Honda Metropolitan Review

What do you do, then, when taking a car seems like overkill but it's too far to walk, too hilly to bicycle, and public transportation is inconvenient? Oh, and you're also strapped for cash. Honda believes it has the answer in the 2013 Metropolitan.

2012 Piaggio X10 350 Review

The Piaggio X10 is the famed scooter producer's new flagship model and it's aimed at a grown up market that knows how to appreciate everyday comforts.

2012 Yamaha Zuma 125 Review

If riding a small-bore scooter leaves you feeling emasculated, consider the Yamaha Zuma 125: rugged, aggressive styling (especially in black), fat, semi-knobby tires and power enough to shoot its rider across an intersection faster than the average car.

2012 Piaggio Typhoon 125 Review

Piaggio claims the Typhoon can achieve an astonishing 90 mpg from its tiny 124cc single-cylinder engine. Another notable figure is its price. At just $2699, the Typhoon is a natural choice for anyone looking for cheap, reliable transportation.

Top 10 Hottest Bikes of 2012

Recession be damned, 2012 looks to be one of the most highly anticipated years in the motorcycle industry in years. From the looks of things it would appear as though the bottom of the economic turmoil is behind us.

Scooter Comparisons

2012 125cc Scooter Shootout [Video]

The red-headed stepchild of motorcycledom, scooters are a strong alternative to the costs of car ownership and public transit. We decided to pit three of these gas sippers against each other – the Honda PCX, Piaggio Typhoon 125 and Yamaha Zuma 125.

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