In the overall context of scooter sales in Australia, this segment is easily the biggest. Whilst in WA, Queensland and SA have higher sales of 50cc scooters, this isn't mirrored in NSW, Victoria or Tasmania. And the reason for this difference is simple. Licensing laws. And even though most 50cc scooters are cheaper, when you have that level playing field regarding licensing as they do in the eastern states, riders preference is to get something a bit bigger.
The main advantages of this segment are two-fold. The first is performance. Most quality 125/150cc scooters will quite happily run all day at 80-90kmh, and even be capable of doing the ton. Moreover they will be able to do those speeds legitimately within the rules of the class. So taking them out of the main roads of WA will be a much more pleasant experience as you won't have tailgaters, and you won't have to plan ahead when to change lanes on dual carriageways! You'd be surprised at the difference it makes, and how much safer you feel.
The second is technology. The engines in this class are almost all four strokes (like your car), rather than two strokes (like your lawnmower). 4-stroke engines are quieter, more efficient, more reliable. They use less fuel. They start more easily. They last longer.
The sole disadvantage is of course the licensing. But as we've stated, its actually not too hard to get an automatic motorbike license (R-EA) and our scheme will get you through it quicker than you'd think.
When it comes to picking a 125/150cc scooter, we know that we've got the best line up in Australia, with the Piaggio Fly currently reigning supreme as Australia's top selling scooter!