Although the vehicle that holds the image of though, rebellious, and independent is still the motorcycle, this is mostly due to images that come from TV shows and movies. However, normal people do not live in TV shows or movies. They live in real life and prefer a vehicle that serves their practical needs more than show others how though they are.
This is just one of the reasons why scooters have become increasingly popular. Although the owner of a scooter can not pretend to pass as the reincarnation of James Dean by his vehicle alone, 99% of motorcycles owners can not either. On the other hand, the owner of a scooter will have an easier time handling his vehicle, and he will ride it in a much more comfortable position. Scooters also offer more protection to their drivers from both the engine and debris on the road. In addition, if he gets one of the new electric models, he can also forget about paying gas bills.
Scooters might not have the speed that motorcycles do. However, if you live in a city, chances are you would not have much opportunity to ride your motorcycle at 150 miles per hour. In urban areas, a scooter will be as effective, letting you sneak between cars until you arrive to a red light.
If you are an adult and need a scooter for transportation around town, you should consider 150cc scooters. They are in the middle range when it comes to power and speed. 50 cc scooters power is not usually enough to handle the speed required in cities, and it might be hard on the vehicle to deal with steep streets. On the other hand, scooters with an engine displacement of 250cc or have much more power than you need. In fact, the speeds they get are usually forbidden in residential or urban areas. Therefore, you would be paying for power that you do not need or can not use.
That is why 150cc scooters are a comfortable middle ground. 150cc scooters will give you the power you need for moving around the city, at a much more affordable price.
Because 150cc scooters are so popular, every single scooter manufacturer produces them. You can also easily find spare parts and service for 150cc scooters, specially compared with more powerful machines, which are more difficult to service.
Because all manufactures have more models of 150cc scooters than of any other engine displacement, you will have a field day selecting the one you like. There so many models, styles and colors for 150cc scooters that the selection can be overwhelming at first.
Of course, with so many different models, there is a wide range of prices, so you will definitely find something that pleases your pocket as well.