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Old 07-30-2015, 01:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What's the most efficient factory scooter?

Hey guys,

What scooter (for U.S. market) get the best mpg without modifications or altered driving?


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Old 07-30-2015, 01:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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There are, to my knowledge, NO U.S. made scooters of any kind. Genuine Scooters I'm not sure about, I can't find any yes or no answer on their site.

That being said, the best warranties are probably going to come from Japan and Italy.
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There are, to my knowledge, NO U.S. made scooters of any kind.
Thanks for the reply. I actually meant U.S. market, not U.S. made. I should have specified.

oh, jeeze. I just read that. haha. It does sound like I meant it in that way. No, I mean what scooter on the U.S. market gets the best mileage without any modifications.
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Thanks for the reply. I actually meant U.S. market, not U.S. made. I should have specified.

oh, jeeze. I just read that. haha. It does sound like I meant it in that way. No, I mean what scooter on the U.S. market gets the best mileage without any modifications.
Then I might say anything 50cc, (they're going to be pretty neck and neck across the board) or if you needed higher speeds, the Genuine Stella (with a manual) would beat out offerings of similar displacement.
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While it does seem that a great deal of scooters get similar mileage, there are some front runners for sure. But what I'd really like to get is a lot of different opinions!
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Go-Ped maybe? You should also be a little more specific on intended use. Of course the Go-Ped is not acceptable for other than 25 mph speed limit neighborhood roads. Most 50cc scooters are not much better than that either.

Without modifications, and still be practical for most roads except not freeways, the 125cc to 200cc class would be where to start looking. Honda PCX 150 owners get close to the magical 100 mpg mark. The Honda PCX 125 is in the realm of that 100 + mpg. But again, there are variables like road conditions and the inclines to overcome, wind, rider weight, stop & go traffic and riding style that will all have an affect on fuel economy.

Then again, there are electric scooters that might do better in a mpg equivalent way, but are limited in range. Probably speed limited as well but that would be just my guess since honestly I know little to nothing of the electric scooters.

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You should also be a little more specific on intended use.
I'm planning on riding to work, 2-5 miles, on roads 25-40mph with light to medium morning traffic.

The go-ped is really cool, but expensive for what you get. I also don't want to mess with charging.
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At those speeds you could get by with a Honda Elite 110 but a PCX will get 100 mpg and be able to do more cross town and out of town travel.
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Is the U.S.-spec PCX also fitted with start-stop?
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Consider other factors as well. Do you need winter tires? What dealerships are in your area? A liquid cooled machine offers the option of a block heater and heater core to warm the rider.

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