Top 9 Scooters That Can Go Faster Than 65mph!

Scooters have an image of being easy-going, slow, and fuel-efficient commuters. But they can be so much more! Now there are some scooters that are fast and can give the thrills that were once the exclusive privilege of motorcycle riders.

If you are reading this, there is a big chance that you have a liking for two-wheeled vehicles and would not mind trying out a scooter. But you don’t want scooting at 30 mph around town to be highlight of your journey. If so, keep reading!

All of the scooters on this list will take you up to freeway speeds if that’s where you want to be. Some of these scooters could even race with motorcycles even though they’re smaller in size and don’t look the part.

Here’s a quick glance at their published top speeds:

Vespa 150cc Models70mph
Suzuki Burgman 200
Kymco X-Town 300i
Sym CitycomS 300i
Vespa GTS 300
Piaggio MP3 500 Sport Advanced
BMW C 400 GT
Kymco AK550
Suzuki Burgman 400

Now let’s take a closer look at each of these scooters:

1. Vespa 150cc

Most scooters with an engine size of 150cc don’t go beyond 65 mph (according to the manufacturers at least), but Vespa does.

Vespa offers the Primavera and Sprint models with a 150cc sized engine that boasts a top speed of 70mph.

While the ‘slowest’ models on the list, you can certainly get up to the highway speeds even if it isn’t recommended to hang out at the top speed of any motor for long periods of time.

Plenty of zip on the low end & speed when you need it on the top end.

The GTS 300 is built on what is called a large frame, while the 150 Primavera and Sprint are built on a sturdy yet lightweight frame lovingly referred to as a small frame. You still get the smooth ride & iconic looks you expect from a Vespa with the ability to get up to highway speeds.

Unlike other scooters in this engine size, you get ABS equipped brakes more in line with the other high speed scooters in this list.

2. Suzuki Burgman 200

2022 Suzuki Burgman 200
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When you start talking fast scooters, you get a lot more than just extra power in the scooter. Great storage, smoother rides, and more. The Suzuki Burgman has 2 engine sizes with the 200 being the smallest – which is absolutely relative.

The Burgman 200 is still designed with the advanced technology for not only a safe but exciting ride & Suzuki publishes a modest top speed of the Burgman 200 model at 75mph.

Other 200cc scooters publish top speeds at around 65 mph and don’t make the cut, but the Burgman 200 certainly has.

This model scooter is equipped with a 200cc, four-stroke engine, all packaged in a smooth ride. The scooter engine is powerful, and it delivers a strong performance with better fuel efficiency than the 400cc model we’ll dive into later in this article.

Wanna know how it fares after 3500 miles? This owner provided a video review explaining his vast experience with this scooter.

3. Kymco X-Town 300i ABS

Kymco offers 50cc scooters up to 550, and this middle of the pack engine size just doesn’t do it justice. This scooter is one of the best equipped sport-touring scooters with a value price tag.

It is designed to be powerful enough to be ridden on the highway and also handy enough for urban, agile riding. It is a perfect fit for tourists who wants to explore places in a city with the flexibility to explore the outskirts of town, too.

Equipped with a liquid-cooling 276cc engine, the Kymco X-Town 300i scooter has a top speed published at 80mph.

Check out the video review for this cool scooter.

4. Sym CitycomS 300i

Sym CitycomS 300i
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Sym scooters are affiliated with Lance Powersports, but if you haven’t heard of either brand, just know that this scooter is equipped with a 278cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine.

The Sym CitycomS 300i has a top speed of 83mph with the best miles per gallon in scooters beyond that 150cc engine size.

The best quality of Sym scooters is their reliability. In that sense, I’m confident in saying that Sym is superior to Honda, and I’m equally sure that 9 out of 10 mechanics would agree with me on this one.

Check out the video review.

5. Vespa GTS 300

In this line of Vespa scooters, there are about 4 models with most of the differences around looks, color options, accessories & minor mechanical differences:

  • Vespa GTS Touring
  • Vespa GTS Super
  • Vespa GTS Super Sport
  • Vespa GTS Super Tech

No matter which you choose, these scooter models are sleek with amazing, classic designs that are powered with a 278cc engine.  This Vespa model’s published top speed is 85mph.

It is designed to look sporty yet all about that vintage class. Gorgeous and speedy.

With brakes reinforced with an anti-brake system and Piaggio’s ASR system to improve traction in sticky situations, it’s a great, high-speed scooter.

These scooters are quite heavy and sturdy, making them fit for higher speeds.

TheSmokingTire made an excellent video review for this Vespa. Definitely check it out!

6. Piaggio MP3 500 Sport Advanced

Piaggio MP3 500 in the MARRONE TERRA color
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As the name “advanced,” this scooter is an upgrade of what scooters look like. Unlike every other two-wheeled scooter, the Piaggio MP3 500 Sports Advanced is a three-wheeled scooter. This scooter gives its riders a feeling of safety, and it is definitely a head-turning design.

Although this scooter is three-wheeled, it is different from the regular three-wheeled vehicles.

Instead of having one front wheel and two rear wheels, the opposite is the case for this scooter. It has two front wheels and one rear wheel. This design gives it more stability than the regular scooter.

Powered by a 493cc engine, this scooter can run at a top speed of 89mph. It has an ABS anti-locking system integrated with ASR traction control which prevents the rear wheel from skidding.

Here’s a video review if you’re interested!

7. BMW C 400 GT

No other scooter brand distorts the line between a motorcycle and a scooter like the BMW. At first glance at this scooter, you will think it is a motorcycle. It is definitely NOT!

The BMW C 400 GT is not like a traditional scooter. Its engine is large and really powerful. The C 400 GT runs at a top speed of close to 90mph. It also has an anti-brake system which prevents it from skidding at high speed.

This scooter has a huge feature set including keyless start, and all BMW motorcycles have a 3 year warranty. I love a good warranty.

Here’s an excellent video review of this beastly scooter from DriveMag Riders.

8. Kymco AK550

And finally. The largest engine size offered at this time – the Kymco AK550. This scooter model is equipped with a powerful liquid-cooled dual-cylinder engine with a displacement capacity of – you guessed it – 550cc.

Many on the road confuse this scooter for a motorcycle based on looks and size alone.

Empowered with a dual disc, Brembo caliper brakes make the scooter safe to ride at high speed. The brakes keep the scooter steady and agile while entering corners during rides, and it also delivers a smooth and stunning stopping power when required.

Kymco has published that the top speed on the AK550 is 90mph, but it definitely can go faster on the top end.

Kymco was not a brand I had heard of when I started down the scooter path, so if you’re in that boat, read more about Kymco scooters here.

9. Suzuki Burgman 400

2022 Suzuki Burgman 400
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This is another powerful scooter made by the Suzuki brand.

You may feel like you’ve seen it in the list as it looks like its 200cc cousin, but the latest model have different colored rims to make some heads turn!

The 200 tops out at 75, but the Burgman 400 is powered by a fuel-injected liquid-cooled engine, whose size is 400cc. The 200cc difference gives the Burgman 400 a top speed of 95mph.

Its agile, sturdy frame, and large wheel size make it stable and ease the rider’s mind.

Plus all storage and features that make this a luxury scooter make it an obvious choice for those looking for the higher end speeds.

Check out the video review to see it in action!

Final Word

All of these 9 motorcycles are excellent for daily commutes and for longer rides on the open road. I hope you’ve enjoyed this selection. If you need help with bike repairs or finding the best biking gear, be sure to bookmark for more helpful resources.

Luka Barron

Motorcycle mechanic, writer and Heineken lover. A bit like Hank Moody on a Suzuki.

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