Top Scooters – 150cc class

2016 Yamaha Smax

150cc class scooters are quite possibly the most common type of scooter on the market today. Only 50cc class scooters offer a similar range of models and styles. Here we will be looking at the myriad options in the range of 149cc to 171cc scooters.

Two of the best scooters in this class are the 14.8 HP, 155cc 4-stroke, liquid-cooled Yamaha Smax ($3,699) and the 13.4 HP, 153cc 4-stroke, liquid-cooled 2019 Honda PCX150 ($3,599).

Genuine offers the classically styled 168.9cc 4-stroke fuel injected, air-cooled Buddy 170i ($3,299) and the 15.0 HP, 168.9cc 4-stroke, air-cooled Hooligan ($3,399). A recent addition to the Buddy line is the 149.6cc 4-stroke, air-cooled Grand Tourer 150 ($3,499) which is described as “the point where Nostalgia is made Real.”

Sym RV 200 Evo ($3,699)
Sym RV 200 Evo

Sym offers the 11.8 HP, 169cc 4-stroke fuel injected Fiddle III 200i ($2,899). Sadly, the 15.3 HP, 171cc 4-stroke, liquid-cooled HD 200 Evo ($3,499) and RV 200 Evo ($3,699) have been discontinued. If you find one of these scooters available somewhere, take advantage of the opportunity.

Vespa has a host of 150cc class scooters including the 98 MPG, 12.9 HP Vespa PRIMAVERA 150 is available in numerous versions including the CC ($5,249), TOURING ($5,349), 50° ANNIVERSARIO ($5,449), SPORT ($5,549), and YACHT CLUB ($5,349). They go 61 MPH and get an estimated 98 MPG.

The 98 MPG, 13.9 HP Vespa SPRINT 150 is available in CC ($5,549), SPORT ($5,649), and NOTTE ($5,549) versions. There is also a special edition Vespa 946 Red available.

Kymco has three very affordable offerings in this class including the 10.3 HP, 151cc Super 8 150X ($2,199) and a pair of 13.5 HP, 149.8cc Like scooters: the Like 150i with ABS ($2,799) and the Like 150i w/Noodoe & ABS ($3,099).

2016 Piaggio Fly 150

Piaggio has a trio of scooters in this class as well. First is the 12.1 HP, 155cc 4-stroke, forced air-cooled Piaggio Fly 150 ($2,899). It goes 61 MPH and gets an estimated 104 MPG. There are also the 12.9 HP, 155cc 4-stroke fuel injected Piaggio Liberty 150 ($2,999) and Piaggio Liberty S 150 ($3,099). They go 61 MPH and get an estimated 95 MPG.

Lance provides four body styles of its 11.8 HP, 169cc 4-stroke, air-cooled, fuel injected scooter. There is the Cali Classic 200i ($2,699); the Havana Classic 200i ($2,699); the PCH 200i ($2,599); and the Cabo 200i ($2,699). These affordable options go 65+ MPH and get an estimated 89 MPG.

You have a lot of options when it comes to 150cc class scooters, but any of those listed above 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.