CW Comparison: Fabulous Fifties - Our Staff Rides Six 50cc Scooters

Saving gas and having fun on the smallest scoots on the market.

Fabulous Fifties - Our Staff Rides Six 50cc Scooters

Fabulous Fifties - Our Staff Rides Six 50cc Scooters

We here at Cycle World get to experience the latest and greatest in motorcycling. On any given day, the fastest, most exotic, most sought-after bikes on earth are packed in our garage like Tokyo subway commuters. Dual-sport, sport-tour, sportbike, dirtbike, whatever: We've got it.

Recently, much to the chagrin of some of our staff, a good chunk of that space was taken up by a motley collection of 50cc scooters. Scooters? Fifties, no less? Yep, we involve ourselves with "everything motorcycle" here at Cycle World, and since these little fellers have two wheels and a motor, we thought we'd check them out. We put our man Mark Cernicky on the task, and after much testing, and diluting of his fragile self-esteem, we present these notes on six side-street steeds. CW

2008 Vespa LX50

2008 Vespa LX50

2009 Honda Ruckus

2009 Honda Metropolitan

2008 Vespa LX50

2009 Honda Ruckus

2008 Vespa LX50

2009 Honda Metropolitan

2009 Kymco People S 50

2008 Vespa LX50

2009 Yamaha C3

2009 Honda Metropolitan

2009 Honda Ruckus

2009 Yamaha C3

2008 Vespa LX50

2009 Yamaha Vino Classic

2009 Yamaha C3

2009 Honda Ruckus

2009 Honda Metropolitan

2009 Yamaha C3

2009 Honda Metropolitan

2008 Vespa LX50

2009 Honda Metropolitan

2009 Honda Metropolitan

2009 Honda Ruckus

Fabulous Fifties