The Honda PCX 150 I have gets 100 mpg easily, speed limited to 62mph.
Scooters provide a lot of good vibes. I luv-em!
They're probably good for health too ie lower stress and blood pressure, increase endorphins etc.
All good things.
It's an interesting argument, buy a scoot, get great gas mileage vs a car or even a motorcycle, save some money.
If someone wants to absolutely ride, sure.
But every time I plugged the numbers, riding didn't make sense to me to save gas.
Buy a used Honda Civic or similar. Get great gas mileage.
Require way less regular maintenance.
Way lower total operating costs.
More practical, used in all kinds of weather. Way more carrying capacity.
Way easier ie don't have to gear up in any way.
Hop in and go.
If looking strictly at operating costs, a Honda NC750-X is hard to beat.
Likely lower operating costs than a scooter.
75mpg+ on US gallons, 90+ on Imp gallons. Consistently.
Ridden like a motorcycle at motorcycle speeds. Not 60mph limits.
If ridden like a scooter, even better mileage.
Front trunk for storage that fits a helmet.
Very low operating costs and maintenance.
Rides and feels like a modern BMW airhead.
Ie not exiting. Just dependable.
But the fun factor of scooters is undeniable.....