Mailing List
Get the latest news by email.

Your email:

New Members

In order to serve you better, select your area code in the drop down list below.

Aller à la version française

50cc Scooter Comparo - It's true, great things do come in small packages!


by Amyot Bachand ,

If we learned one thing during this comparo, it's that 50cc scooters really have a role in the world of two-wheelers. The smaller machines are what we call "neighborhood scooters" -- great to run errands, see friends and have fun, while developing useful civilized riding habits. These little creatures are easy to tame. In fact, we had two raw rookies to powered two wheelers amongst our testers, to represent the new clientele for these machines.

We evaluated scooters from a number of different backgrounds and with different designs, such as:

Country-type, with big ballooned tires -- Most popular among young riders, they're led by the Yamaha BW's and its Korean rival, the Hyosung Rally.

Classic urban -- These stars include the ultra-classic Vespa S 50 (The most expensive of the group) and the minuscule Honda Jazz, with its traditional European styling.

Modern urban -- A quality machine from Taiwan, the sporty Kymco Super 8.

Bicycle-type -- With big, 16-inch wheels, the Kymco People S50.

-- The unusual-looking Yamaha XF50, aka C3, which our editor likes to call the Bread Box.

Honda Jazz CLASSIC URBAN 4 t $2,949 12
Hyosung Rally COUNTRY-TYPE 2 t $2,395 24
Kymco Super 8 SPORTY URBAN 2 t $2,645 24
Kymco People S50 BICYCLE-TYPE 4 t $2,895 24
Vespa S50 CLASSIC URBAN 2 t $3,999 12
Yamaha BW's COUNTRY-TYPE 2 t $3,249 12
Yamaha C3 URBAN 2 t $2,949 12

1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 >>