Ok, something different.
The Honda SH300i in considered a scooter, but would be licensed as a motorcycle in the USA. It's the 9th most popular "scooter" in Europe based on registrations. It has a 279cc water cooled, fuel injected motor that puts out 27bhp at 8,250 rpm and has an estimated top speed of 90 mph, with fuel efficiency around 65 mpg. It is manufactured in Italy.
Honda has never brought the SH300i to the US.
For one year (2010), Honda distributed it's smaller brother, the SH150i in the US.
It's the 4th most popular scooter in Europe, based on registrations. It has a 153cc water cooled, fuel injected motor that puts out 15.5bhp and has a top speed of 65 mph. It is classified as a motorcycle in the US and is Interstate Highway legal. It gets fuel efficiency in the ball park of 83 mpg.
I own one of these. In 2013, when I was researching scooters, I decided on one of these. I found one that I liked with 800 miles on it in Kentucky, went and got it.
I love the darn thing and use it for a lot of my around town trips, but I'd prefer to have it's big brother, the SH300i.
Like all scooters, the top speed of the sh150i is not maintainable under all conditions. Climbing hills and or driving into head winds can slow you down to 55 mph or even a bit less.
Except for 2010, Honda has imported all of their scooters from Taiwan. I strongly prefer the European design of the Italian scooters, plus they perform better.
Unlike other scooters being marketed in the US today the sh150i and sh300i don't have a bunch of extra unnecessary plastic. They are sleek, functional and light weight, with larger wheels.