If you want a reliable scoot that will go 45-55 get the Kymco. The Honda Elite is a scooter with quite a following but the 80cc version won't have much reserve and parts are hard to find.
My son rode our Buddy 125cc to school every day for 3 years in high school. For urban commuting a good 125cc will do fine. Genuine, Kymco, Sym and Yamaha Zuma are all good. The only Honda in the US right now is the SH which would do the job but they haven't been around long enough to find any used bargains.