10 Best Summer Travel Options on Two Wheels
Genuine Stella 4-Stroke
Starting price: $3,699
If it looks like a Vespa, it's because the Indian company that partnered with Piaggio build it in the vintage Vespa style and never deviated from the original plan. The 148cc toy cost less than its 150cc Vespa counterpart and boasts nearly 148 miles per gallon while providing the same fun Euro-style ride.
Kymco People GT 300i
Starting price: $5,400
The Taiwanese scooter maker has built a reputation by putting its European and Japanese competitors to shame. This model continues that trend with a zippy fuel-injected four-stroke engine with 29 horsepower that's as good for getting around the city as it is for short trips on the highway.
Triumph Speed Triple
Starting price: $11,800
Though a bit costly and ugly for a standard bike, the Speed Triple cranks out 120 horsepower and is a brute compared with competing Hondas(HMC) and Kawasakis. It's also a lot more compact, so it looks less like Fonzie's bike and more like something appropriately fast and furious.
-- Written by Jason Notte in Boston.
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