In this blog, we are going to be looking at some of the very best new scooters to keep an eye out for in 2024. You'll be pleased to know there are a few surprises along the way, so make sure to comment below if you agree with our top 10 today.

Quick note, this list is strictly brand new models – a number of the big hitters were updated for 2024, but aren’t considered ‘new’, rather relatively minor updates to existing models. 

So with that out the way - let’s twist & go!

10. Lambretta Elletra / BMW CE 02

Starting off our list, we open things up with a predicament… on one hand, we have the BMW CE02 electric scooter, but that is classed by BMW itself as an ‘eParkourer’ as opposed to a scooter, and despite being twist and go with 11 kW of electric power, it’s not the step-through style that would grant it a solid spot on this list. So we won’t dwell on that one for too long…

Our alternative option is the gorgeous yet concept Lambretaa Elletra, shown off at EICMA 2023 and a true combination of the classic retro design but reimagined with a modern eye. With a rear section that lifts as a solid unit to expose the internals within – namely an 11kw / 15 bhp electric motor, providing a top speed of roughly 68 mph, with a non-removable 4.6 kWh lithium battery housed within, plus a built-in charging cord.

As a statement of intent, the Lambretta Elletra follows its eternal rivals Piaggio and Vespa, and their initial electric releases – the Piaggio One and the Vespa Elettrica. It goes without saying that Lambretta’s concept electric scoot will go through the final steps of conceptualisation before becoming a fully-fledged and functional electric scooter, but it’s a glimpse into the future. We’ll await the final version, including full specs and price info, before commenting further.

9. VMoto CPX Pro

Onto number nine and we are sticking with electric for now, EICMA (and then Motorcycle Live) was a chance for VMoto (formerly Super Soco) to show off the new CPX Pro range which has an update to the motor – amongst other changes – to allow a higher top speed of 65 mph.

The 8 kW motor is quoted as providing a 100 km range (no doubt in eco mode), with a 60v 90ah double lithium battery that charges in around 7 hours (3.5 hours per battery). The previous model didn’t quite have enough oomph in the tank to conquer faster roads, so this update could be pretty important for VMoto.

According to the spec sheet, the seat height is quoted at 925mm, which is unusually high for a scooter (though that’s the ‘R point’ of your theoretical hip height in seat) and the weight is a total of 143 kg. Brakes are combined, and runs on a 16 inch front wheel with 14 inch rear. There’s also a reverse assist feature, and USB port up front.

Also on show at EICMA was a concept that really stood out (though it was on a raised podium) – the ‘Power of the Air’ APD Max, with sleek lines drawn from time in wind tunnels for peak aerodynamic efficiency. It looks a bit like a BMW CE04, too, but nevertheless impressed in what could be a future model for the electric brand.

8. Sym ADX TG 400

A new adventure maxi scoot is due to hit the market, following what seems to be an ambitious trend arguably started by Honda with the X-ADV as a concept in 2015, followed by the ADV350 more recently, and combining the adventure and scooter segments… but it has proved to be a popular merger. Sym’s new ADX TG 400 is the latest with rugged looks and day-to-day scooter appeal.

Coming equipped with a 399cc four-valve, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine, the ADX puts out a maximum power of 35 bhp and 37 Nm of torque. This maxi also comes packed with long-travel USD suspension, knuckle protectors, a belly pan, a large screen, and all-terrain Maxxis tyres mated to a 15-inch front and 14” rear wheel.

Up the front you will find full LED lighting and a USB socket for charging your devices – whether you’re heading to the shops, or heading off-piste to see how much adventuring can be done with the Bosch ABS switched off on the rear wheel – a first for Sym.

At the time of writing, there is no confirmed price or availability for this scooter just yet, with a growing number of alternatives on the market… the price will have to be just right to tempt riders in – and at this point it’s unclear if it will reach UK shores at all.

7. Italjet Dragster 559 Twin

Sitting at number seven on the list today has to be the Dragster 559 Twin.

Although it is technically a scooter with a step-through frame, the lines are blurred with a 6-speed transmission with a slipper clutch and footpegs. The Dragster in my mind is a seriously aggressive scoot and even more of a head-turner when you delve deeper past the sharp and raucous styling.

With a liquid-cooled 550cc twin-cylinder 8-valved DOHC unit producing 58.3 bhp and 55 Nm of torque at the heart of this monster, it is one of the most powerful scooters due to ever hit the roads, and it’s beefed up further with Twin Brembo brakes up front, Pirelli Diablo tyres, and 180 kg dry weight - all available for purchase towards the end of 2024 (also in an A2 licence restricted format)!

6. Vespa Primavera and Sprint

In at number six, I did want to quickly add the Vespa Primavera and Sprint to my list today.

Despite this list being reserved for new models in 2024, both have seen some big styling updates and improvement of materials all round to further the premium feel.

However, the big news here is that as well as being available as your typical combustion engine versions with 3 capacities, as now you’ll also be able to get them as Elettrica versions in 2024, though this will be moped equivalent only, allowing up to 30mph.

The battery will be housed under the seat, and further information on the specification and figures are due to be confirmed in the near future. In any case, these premium scooters share quite a few components, both have steel frames, and will be available in a number of trims and finishes - with updates including a keyless system and 5-inch TFT display on the Primavera Tech, plus new switchgear, hand grips, style tweaks, and new materials for the seat.

5. Hero Xoom 125R

Indian firm Hero place fifth in this list, and it’s a new manufacturer to us here at BikeMatters – with the Xoom 125R looking likely to find its way to UK shores via importers MotoGB. At least, that’s what we figure is going on based on MotoGB sharing a social media post regarding Hero… seems like this could be a scooter destined for UK scooter fans.

Despite seeming like a fairly ordinary scoot on the face of it, delve a bit deeper and Hero seems to have put in quite a bit of work here – and we’d expect this to be released at a very competitive price should we see it launched in the UK.

A 125 air-cooled single-cylinder provides 9.37 bhp and 10.14 Nm of torque, Bluetooth smartphone connectivity, and projector-style headlights with a ‘corner bending’ function feature, and should the April 2024 launch date be reached simultaneously in the UK, it could be a great option for budget scooterists – provided the price is right!

4. Kymco CV L6

In at number four is another new scooter from Kymco, and should this adventure scoot land in the UK, it could be a seriously tempting proposition for any scooterist who would happily chuck panniers and a top box and step-through to some lighter trails.

Revealed at EICMA 2023, the looks seem to be a bit divisive – Brett here at BikeMatters isn’t too keen, but I think it has a sharp look to it – with dual LED projector lights, USD forks, and packs a surprising amount of power with the liquid-cooled 550cc parallel-twin – making 52 bhp and around 55 Nm of torque. In fact, Kymco fans will recognise this motor from the AK550.

Other spec on this adventure scoot includes twin Brembo discs up front, a new lightweight frame, dual-purpose hoops, a TFT display with smartphone integration, and a seat setup that looks like it’ll be capable of scooting around town as well as having something for your legs to grip onto if riding on rougher terrain.

No price or confirmation of arrival date, naturally, but given the AK550 is just under £10,000, we’d expect this maxi-adventurer to be around the same price. That is, if it ever lands in the UK.

3. Italjet Dragster 300

Exciting news as we return to Italy for the Italjet Dragster for our #3 spot, but this time is the Dragster 300 variant that’s set to land in the first half of 2024.

Brett reviewed the Dragster range for BikeMatters and found the lack of acceleration and top speed one of the main drawbacks of the otherwise impressive scooter – but you can take it from him directly, his review is linked (top right). It’s looking like the tried and tested Vespa GTS powerplant will feature, a 278cc HPE single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, with 23.8 bhp and 26 Nm of torque – though it may be tweaked for use in the sporty Italjet frame.

Onto the price, it is expected to match the Vespa GTS 300 Supersport coming in at around £6000 for UK riders. Continuing the sport-scooter vibe is the exposed trellis frame, single-sided swingarm with revised rear suspension, and very likely dual-channel ABS with Brembo calipers. Stay tuned for more, but this could be a very intriguing option, and finally, the sharp style could be met with equally sharp power – and a light 128 kg weight!

2. Kymco Skytown 125

At number two and stepping slightly away from the thrills and spills of the sports scooter market, and into the realms of budget-friendly no-thrills commuting, we have the Kymco Skytown 125. Or a 150cc version away from the UK market.

We await fully confirmed spec and pricing, but at this stage it seems Kymco has positioned this scoot to line up against budget options including the Yamaha RayZR and Suzuki Burgman 125. We’d expect this Skytown to fit well within the CBT restrictions, with the motor creating 8.1kW/11 bhp and 9.8 Nm of torque for the scooter that tips the dry-weight scales at 117 kg.

Potentially keeping costs low, we also see a CBS system used for the braking system (the 150cc setup has ABS), but with disc brakes both at the front and rear of the scoot. That’s partly interesting as a number of budget scooters opt for a rear drum brake to cut costs – so this is an interesting move! The Skytown does also have an LCD display as standard, and a USB port – always handy and adds a touch of class.

Other spec includes a 7 litre tank, 770 mm seat, and neutral styling for it to appeal across the board. Perhaps it’s a little dull, but given the right price point this could prove a very simple yet effective commuter scooter.

1. Yamaha RayZR

Taking the number one top spot today, we have the brand-new Yamaha RayZR. Making use of the same frugal air-cooled 125cc BlueCore motor found in the Yamaha D’Elight scooter, but with added tech in ‘Power Assist’ for faster acceleration, and Start-Stop tech for increased frugality.

Power and torque sit at 8 bhp and 9.7 Nm peak respectively, and though that doesn’t sound spectacular, the total weight sits at 99 kg wet, with a small 1280mm wheelbase. All things considered, it should be nice and nimble for short-distance hops around the urban sprawl, with sharp styling to match.

I haven’t got to the real selling point yet, either – the price for a brand new RayZR starts at £2,300, which is seriously competitive and takes the ‘battle of the budget scooters’ right to the Chinese and alternative options out there. Key competition could be the Burgman Street 125EX (which is £800 more expensive), or the Avenis 125 (£500 more expensive).

It’s an ideal blend of budget parts but with Yamaha reliability, and set to be available from March 2024. This will without a doubt shift a considerable number of units in the UK, particularly for those who are after a budget run-around that still comes with 21-litres of underseat storage, LED lighting and an LCD dash, but keeps costs low with basic parts like a rear drum brake with a unified braking system.

The Last Stop!

So there you have it...

That just about rounds up our top 10 list of the best new scooters for 2024 – agree with our picks? Let us know in the comments, and which scoot do you think will sell the most next year.

Last but not least, if you do have your very own scooter or moped you need to insure, make sure to get a quote direct with Lexham!