Originally Posted by Cortez
It's been consistently in the top 3 of all group scooter tests in Europe
since it first came out, you can't really go wrong with it, especially the
last version. Best suspension and brakes are usually the pluses even
if it doesn't win 1st place in the review.
The only thing where it's falling behind is power output for the engine
size (it's 20hp while most 250s are 22-23hp), since they're sticking to
the 250cc engine and most are at 280-299cc now.
In the real world a couple of HP is not a big deal. I own a scoot that the manufacturer says is 20 HP and I'm very pleased with the responsive performance and the speed available. Would I trade a couple of HP at the top end for good suspension and ABS for wet weather riding?
In a heartbeat.