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Is a “regular” 50 cc or even 125 cc scooter not cutting it for you? Then a maxi scooter might be the solution for you. But just what is a maxi scooter, and what makes it so unique? In this blog post, you’ll discover:
- The definition of a maxi scooter
- Why you’d want one, and what license you’ll need
- 5 examples of maxi-scooters
What is a Maxi Scooter what’s so special about it?
Just like smaller 50cc scooters, a maxi-scooter has a bulky frame, a CVT transmission, and a storage space under the seat. Unlike smaller scooters, however, maxi scooters are much, much, MUCH bigger – they emphasize the word “max” in “maximum size.” Because of this, a maxi-scooter is much suitable for freeway or motorway journeys than a smaller scooter. Not only because of the bigger engine but also because many of them have windscreens fitted as standard.
What Licence Do I Need to Ride a Maxi-Scooter?
Since they’re bigger, you’re often going to need a motorcycle license to ride a maxi-scooter in many countries. For example: Europe & The UK: A2 or A license (for any scooter with an engine size above 125 ccs.) Australia: You must have a motorcycle license to ride any scooter above 50 ccs. Read more about license requirements on Zootscooter.com.au. USA: Generally, a motorcycle license is required – although this varies by state For more information about US state laws for maxi scooter licenses, check out this article from the Genuine Scooter Company website.
5 Examples of Maxi Scooters
Yamaha X-Max 300
The Yamaha X-Max 300 sports a 292 cc engine, front and rear disc brakes, and an electric start.
Suzuki Bergman 650
One of the most well-known maxi-scooters (despite being discontinued in 2018), the Suzuki Bergman 650