In this new top 10 we’ve updated our list of 50cc scooters to include some of the current best on the UK market today.

Providing you with a sense of freedom, riding a scooter is a convenient and economical way to commute, and especially make travelling around urban jungles or slicing through morning congestion effortless - thanks to their twist n go automatic transmission.

Cheap and cheerful, fun to ride and restricted to 30mph, they are most popular among younger riders as they are a great way to gain road confidence, independence, and experience – but really they are a great all-round option which suit all abilities and skills. They really are hard to beat!

It’s easy to talk about scooters and their ongoing list of benefits, but you’re not here for that. So, lets jump straight into our new top 10 rated scooters for 2021.

10. AJS Firefox 50

Let’s kick this list off with the AJS Firefox 50. This striking and fiery little 50cc will definitely make a statement wherever you go. The vibrant and sporty aesthetics make it super stylish and the 4-stroke air-cooled engine, with an estimated 166mpg fuel economy, makes zipping in and out of traffic easy and fun.

Light in weight and low in price, the Firefox is the perfect tool to take on your daily grind. The higher than average seat height is something to be aware of though, so if you are on the shorter side you may want to visit your local dealer and take this out for a test ride before buying for £1,380.

Engine 4- stroke single cylinder air cooled
Transmission Automatic (twist and go)
Seat Height 825mm
Fuel Tank 4.7L
Brakes Front disc and rear drum
Weight 85kg
Price £1,380

9. Sinnis Encanto 50

Next we have the classically styled Sinnis Encanto 50. A strong and retro-styled appearance paired with front and rear disc brakes make this a recipe for an extremely competent scooter. Limited under seat storage can be overlooked as this 50cc is capable of well over 120mpg, making this city scoot a dream to ride.

Being the lightest on the list, with the shortest seat height and comfortable tank size, Sinnis have designed a charming daily run around priced at £1,299.

Engine 4 stroke single cylinder air cooled
Transmission Automatic (twist and go)
Seat Height 730mm
Fuel Tank 4.7L
Brakes Front and rear disc
Weight 80kg
Price £1,299

8. Peugeot Kisbee 50

The sleek and sporty style of the Kisbee 50 makes it very appealing for any youngster looking for their first scooter. With a 170mm front disc and single piston calliper, braking is effortless and effective. 12” wheels make handling this scooter easy and great for instilling confidence in a new rider. 

Compact in size, with added storage and an ideal seat height of 760mm, this 50cc ensures your journey is relaxed and comfortable. Lower in price and weight, the Kisbee is a dynamic, economic, and smart choice for new riders and can be yours for around £1,649.

Engine 4 stroke single cylinder air cooled
Transmission Automatic (twist and go)
Seat Height 760mm
Fuel Tank 6.5L
Brakes Front disc and rear drum
Weight 90kg
Price £1,649

7. Sym Jet 4 50cc

A popular and stylish choice for first time riders, it’s no surprise that the Sym Jet 4 is featured on our list for 2021. Reliable with a highly economical fuel injection, you will really feel the true value of a 50cc when riding this scoot.

Notably it is the heaviest and has a smaller fuel tank compared to others on the list, but priced at £1,699, this could be the perfect first bike for anyone who has just passed their CBT.

Engine 4-stroke single cylinder air cooled
Transmission Automatic (twist and go)
Seat Height 760mm
Fuel Tank 5.2L
Brakes Front disc and rear drum
Weight 109kg
Price £1,699

6. Kymco Super 8 50

Next up, and another new addition, is the sporty and trendy Kymco Super 8 50. With 14” alloy wheels, a long wheelbase and padded seat, this scoot is stable and comfortable to ride. Available in two different colours, orange or blue, you’ll be catching eyes and standing out from the crowd on all your urban adventures. 

Lower in price (£1,859) compared to others on the list and with plenty of spec, including a respectable tank size and air-cooled motor, the Super 8 50 is the perfect lightweight and fuel-efficient run around.

Engine 4 stroke 2V single cylinder air cooled
Transmission Automatic (twist and go)
Seat Height 780mm
Fuel Tank 6L
Brakes Front disc and rear drum
Weight 108kg
Price £1,859

5. Peugeot Speedfight 4 50 2T

The ever popular Speedfight is back in our list for yet another year. New 13” wheels, sharp and sporty details, including fluorescent colour blocks, and digital LCD dashboard have made, and continue to make, this a total crowd pleaser for over 20 years.

A new Euro4 Injection engine and decent tank size make this a practical and fast little run around for any potential 50cc rider. You can take this home and park it up in your garage for around £2,499.

Engine 2 stroke single cylinder air cooled
Transmission Automatic (twist and go)
Seat Height 800mm
Fuel Tank 8L
Brakes Front and rear disc
Weight 104kg
Price £2,499

4. Piaggio NRG 50

A new addition to our list, the NRG 50 is a great option to consider for 2021. Thin and aerodynamic form, as well as a spacious under-seat compartment, make this a fun to ride and practical scooter.

Designed for young riders, the bold aesthetics and sporty nature make this an all-round showstopper. A double cradle frame and 13” wheels increase the stability, performance and handling of this two-wheeler. As a more premium choice, at £2,649, the NRG is relatively lightweight and features a liquid cooled motor with electronic carburettor to help make this 2-stroke Euro 4 compliant.

Engine 2 stroke single-cylinder liquid cooled
Transmission Automatic (twist and go)
Seat Height 810mm
Fuel Tank 6.7L
Brakes Front and rear disc
Weight 99kg
Price £2,649

3. Lexmoto Echo 50 E4

This practical and reliable 50cc scooter is perfect for beginner or more experienced riders looking for an efficient and fun first time rider. 

The Lexmoto Echo has been a top seller in the UK for a long time now and has really dominated the 50cc sales market, but this is no surprise as it offers great looks at a very budget friendly price.

Being the cheapest and one of the lightest options on the list, with a slightly smaller fuel tank and an air-cooled motor, the Lexmoto have kept it sweet and simple with the Echo 50 E4. 

Engine 4-stroke single-cylinder air-cooled
Transmission Automatic (twist and go)
Seat Height 760mm
Fuel Tank 5.8L
Brakes Front disc and rear drum
Weight 83kg
Price £1,099

2. Yamaha Aerox R

With lightweight bodywork, sports chassis, and a liquid cooled motor, the Yamaha Aerox R is an easy to handle and responsive choice for younger riders. 13" cast-alloy wheels, upswept tail and hydraulic-telescopic front forks provide ultra-sharp handling and performance.

At the more luxurious end of the spectrum, the Japanese made Aerox R is the reliable, super sports scoot every teenage rider dreams of and, if you’ve got the budget, can be yours for £2,874.

Engine 2-stroke single cylinder liquid-cooled
Transmission Automatic (twist and go)
Seat Height 815mm
Fuel Tank 7L
Brakes Front and rear disc
Weight 97kg
Price £2,874

1. Aprilia SR 50 R

Taking the number one spot is the Aprilia SR 50 R, this sports scooter is a great option for those looking for an agile and smooth rider.

Born into the same Aprilia family, but with new features including a high tensile steel frame and easy ergonomics ensure your ride is comfortable, fast, and controlled. 

This might be one of the heaviest on the list, but packed full of spec, including a liquid-cooled motor and a larger fuel tank, this premium 50cc will definitely turn a few heads – it can be yours for around £2,600.

Engine 2 stroke single cylinder liquid cooled
Transmission Automatic (twist and go)
Seat Height 795mm
Fuel Tank 7L
Brakes Front and rear disc
Weight 108kg
Price £2,600

So that’s it, we’ve rated our top 10 50cc scooters for 2021, what do you think? Did we miss one off the list? Let us know what you think in the comments or on social media. 

If you're 16 or older, and thinking about taking your CBT, make sure you check out our CBT guide to ensure you pass first time! 

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