Top 10 Best Rated Motor Scooters 2023

The scooter may not the premium choice for high-end neighborhoods, but for tight streets, you couldn’t have asked for something better. It offers a cheap, fast, low-maintenance, and safe answer for the increasingly dense urban centers. The prevalence of cars means that roads are often congested and a 20-mins drive can end up taking over an hour.

An excellent scooter means that with the tiny frame and ability to fit tight spaces, you can simply flow through the traffic. While not as simple as it appears, scooters are often classified as mid-scoots and max-/super-scoots. These classes are based on overall price and performance, with the super-scoots averaging up to 800cc capacity.

Even if you know how much comfort and budget you will vie for, there will no doubt still be an excess of choices. Our review breaks down these millions of choices into just ten of the best scooters in 2023.

Best Motor Scooter 2023

1. Piaggio Beverley 300 ABS

Beverly 300 ABS was recently (for a vehicle) updated in 2017 to a more stylish and superb finish and high-tech form. It is a female scooter in the sense that it is designed majorly for female users. 300 ABS has only one 278cc cylinder, but it produces a crazy 21bhp. The handling is excellent in addition to the comfortable seat and upgraded LCD dash.

Piaggio as expected sports a USB port and a two-helmet space under the seat to complement its updated LED lights.


  • Affordable
  • Insane power for single cylinder
  • A USB port for Phone charging
  • Incredible comfort
  • Sleek design
  • Affordable
  • Regularly updated


  • Not a 2023 design
  • Lacks a Bluetooth

2. Vespa GTS 300 HPE

Like all the more stylish bikes, GTS 300 HPE is an Italian design, but unlike the Piaggio Beverley was recently updated. Originally designed by Piaggio, 300 HPE has an improved riding position, slicker styling, and an upgraded HPE. Its engine performance is so insane that it has the fame of being the most powered Vespa ever made.

There are two forms; 125cc and 300cc to offer more variety to buyers and the TFT screen instruments sport a new colour.


  • Compact and lightweight
  • Most powerful
  • Recent design with regular updates
  • Practical size
  • Slick style
  • Safe for beginners
  • High-performance Engine increases torque and power


  • Too small tires
  • Low storage option
  • Not for long-distance use

3. Kawasaki J300

J300 comes out of the factory cheaper than both Piaggio and Vespa despite more than matching them in specifications. Kawasaki’s products like most products from china are styled after (without paying patents, but who’s counting) Kymcos. Its 27bhp is adequate enough to qualify it as a midi-scoot and its 80mph cruise offers little to be dissatisfied with. A 12v socket, lockable gearbox, and nimble handling make it a clever choice for most.


  • Looks good
  • Brilliant handling
  • Superb price
  • Can do everything fantastically
  • Has a glovebox compartment
  • Moderate storage options


  • Patent violation
  • Not as durable

4. Kymco Xciting S 400i

Xciting S 400i from Kymco is one of the better brands made in Taiwan and is one of the best options that are kid-rated. S 400 has a distinctly sharper look compared to the old model and a clever Bluetooth design. There are LED lights in the new S 400 to accompany its ability to display on the dashboard satnav functions. It has luxury seats, plenty of luggage space, adjustable screen and suspension, an under-seat space, and two glove boxes.


  • Plenty of storage
  • 35bhp is great
  • 400cc single-cylinder
  • Bargain value
  • Lightweight and small
  • Rated for kid-use
  • Excellent extra features
  • 2023 uprated


  • $1500+ more expensive than most mini-scoots
  • Handling is not the best

5. Honda NSS300 Forza

Its steel frame with the tubular design ensures it is more compact and lighter than a scooter has any right to be. The engine is decent at 25bhp from its 279cc engines plus an HSTC feature that improves traction. An adjustable, electric screen, LED lighting, improved styling, and new analogue display easily make it the best choice.


  • Easy to use
  • Powerful
  • 2018 is a recent uprating
  • Practical and sporty look
  • Four-year Europe’s best-seller
  • Digital and analogue display


  • Pricy
  • Performance does not exceed mini-scoot levels

6. Peugeot Satellis 2 400

Satellis 2 400 comes from the Indian factory of the French-51%-Indian-owned Peugeot. While it was initially introduced over a decade ago and its most recent revisit was 2015, it is still a brilliant choice. “Slow and steady wins the race”, but even though it is winning there is nothing slow about this 36bhp monster.


  • Reliable and proven product
  • Cheapest
  • Highly versatile and nimble
  • Large and fast
  • Comfortable


  • Old design
  • Lagging specs
  • Heavy

7. Suzuki Burgman 400

Burgman 400 is the ultimate luxury-maxi-scooter on the market. While expensive, its 54bhp performance outstrips most other models except for the 650 option from Suzuki. The dash is decent and a 12v socket ensures your mobile can always be charged.


  • Large storage space
  • Luxury, long-distance option
  • Classy look
  • Awesome value
  • Comfy and big


  • Too big and heavy for most
  • Crazy price

8. Yamaha XMAX 400 Iron Max

There is no manufacturer with as much history as Yamaha in sport maxi scooters. All forms of Yamaha scooters more often than not have affordable landing prices including this one. Iron Max is a premium choice of the midi variant.


  • 33bhp from a 395cc cylinder is impressive
  • Sword Grey finish is exclusive
  • Padded interior
  • Practical
  • Durable and compact
  • Trustworthy design
  • Recent design


  • Heavy and expensive

9. Kymco AK550


  • Nimble
  • Dry and wet riding modes
  • Standard kit
  • Large storage
  • Heated grips with adjustable screens
  • Padded seats
  • Smartphone compatibility


  • Pricy
  • Old design

10. BMW C650 GT

C650 GT is designed for long-distance, touring use and although unveiled just last November, it has proven great so far. There is a 350cc cylinder, an A2-compliant 34bhp, luggage space, weather protection, and keyless ignition. Daylight mode LED lighting, heated seats/grips, TFT display with media connectivity, and two glove boxes round it off.


  • Plenty of storage space
  • Latest design
  • Lightweight and compact
  • Slickest


  • Insane asking price

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