As a 500cc+ breed maxi scooters first started appearing around the turn of the Millennium. Honda had its now-deleted Silver Wing; Yamaha came up with its distinctly sporty, twin cylinder TMax and, soon after, Suzuki produced its first monster-sized, 650cc Burgman.
Since then, the breed has become increasingly sophisticated, luxurious, potent - and clever. While Yamaha's latest TMAX continues to set the handling benchmark for the class and Suzuki's luxurious 'Burgervan' has as many 'bells and whistles' as most full dress tourers, Honda's latest 'Integra' boasts an innovative semi-automatic DCT transmission which is both easy and exciting and Piaggio's MP3 'leaning three-wheeler' provides both riding security and scooter practicality.
But which is the most suitable for you? To help you decide, our team of experts has come up with our pick of the best, whatever style of 'super scooter' you need…
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