125cc class scooters are much more powerful and faster than 50cc class scooters, offering 8-10 horsepower rather than 2-3 and a top speed of 50-60 mph rather than 30-35 mph. There are not as many 125cc class scooters as there used to be. Several of those that existed in the past (such as the Honda PCX) have now been upgraded to the 150cc class. Many popular manufacturers such as Honda, Vespa, Sym, and others no longer even offer a 125cc class scooter.
One of the best options available in this class is the ruggedly capable 125cc 4-stroke, air-cooled 2019 Yamaha Zuma 125 ($3,399), now in Matte Black or Ultramarine Blue. Another popular choice is the classically styled 9.5 HP, 124.9cc 4-stroke, air-cooled Genuine Buddy 125 ($2,699).
Other options include the 125cc 4-stroke, air-cooled Genuine Stella Automatic ($3,499); the 9.6 HP, 124 cc 4-stroke, air-cooled Piaggio Typhoon 125 ($2,599); and the economical 9.25 HP, 125cc 4-stroke, air-cooled Kymco Agility 125 ($1,999).
Lance (built by Sym) offers FOUR different designs of 8.38 HP, 125cc scooters with 24-month warranties, a claimed top speed of 59 mph, and which are available in a selection of colors. They are the Cali Classic 125 ($1,999), Havana Classic 125 ($1,999), PCH 125 ($1,899), and Cabo 125 ($1,999).
Any of these high-quality 125cc class scooters would be a fine choice that will last you for many years of fun on two wheels.
Note: All prices given are MSRP and do not include tax, license, registration, destination charges, or dealer-installed options.