*Exciting news!* Today, I’m giving you my Top 10 New Scooters to be released in 2022. Before I begin though, I want to know what scooter you are most looking forward to seeing in 2022, make sure to let me know in the comments. Now, let’s get straight into it!

10.

Lexmoto Aura 300

Kicking off the list at #10, we have budget brand Lexmoto. As you are more than likely aware, Lexmoto is a UK brand importing Chinese bikes and not so long ago launched the Aura 125 to take on their mighty Japanese rivals. They’ve been so pleased with the Aura 125’s reception they are now launching a bigger version, the Aura 300.

Aimed at the A2 marketing the Aura will be available alongside its stablemate, the Pegasus 300. Whilst the Pegasus remains the larger and more traditional maxi-scooter, the Aura, comparatively, is the more compact option – think along the lines of a Yamaha NMAX or Honda PCX.

I’m yet to receive details on the Aura’s spec, but I think we can expect another budget-friendly option from Lexmoto. It might lack some of the finish, spec and refinement of the Japanese and European big boys, but no doubt it will still be a nice and affordable option – hence why it scrapes through at #10 on my list today.

Engine 278cc, 18.8 hp, liquid-cooled
Fuel tank 13L
Brakes Front and rear disc
Seat height 800mm
Weight 147kg
Price TBC

9.

BMW CE 04

Let me start by saying that I know this scooter is completely marmite. You’re either gonna love it or hate it and in all honesty, every person I’ve discussed it with falls into one of those camps – there is no in-between! But it seems as though BMW’s scooter of the future is going full steam (or battery) ahead and I for one am chuffed!

Announced at the start of this year, the BMW CE 04 is BMW's latest dive into the two-wheel EV market following the success of their electric car range. Powered by a liquid-cooled synchronous motor, the BMW CE 04 has a rated power output of 15Kw or 20bhp and a maximum power output of 31Kw or 42bhp for you to play with, making it capable of an electronically limited 74.5mph top speed in order to preserve range - which by the way is estimated at 130km or a smidge over 80 miles! I think this scooter offers pretty impressive performance, with a 0 to 50kmh speed of just 2.6 seconds, you won’t have much beating you off the line - it's a BMW after all!

Looks-wise, in the UK electric scooter scene, there isn’t really anything like this, so it makes it a bit of a standalone. When I call it the scooter of the future, I do mean it, to me it’s reminiscent of the hoverboards from Back to the Future 2!

Tech-wise, the CE 04 offers some of the best on the market including the BMW Motorrad connectivity system matched with the connected app and a huge 10.25” TFT display that allows all the creature comforts you’ll find in one of their cars, such as performance date, range, charging time, music player, sat-nav, call connectivity and a lot more – it really is an impressive feature.

Now all this is great, but it does come at a somewhat eye-watering cost. One of these will set you back £11,700 – I know that’s not a price that all will be able to afford, and to be honest even if you could, I’m not necessarily sure you’d even want to spend that kind of money on an electric scooter. However, this is a vehicle aimed at those premium buyers, like BMW’s always are, and there are people out there who will buy one. So, if that’s you I hope you enjoy it!

The CE 04 is a mix of futuristic styling and tech, that BMW quality and scooter advancements we've not seen on the UK market before, so for that reason its takes the #9 spot today. Also, I know this featured on last year's list, but it hasn’t been released yet so it still counts!

Motor Permanent-magnet liquid-cooled synchronous motor
Battery 40 lithium-ion battery cells
Charge time 0-100%: 4 hours and 20 mins
0-80%: 3 hours and 30 mins
Range 80 miles
Top speed 74.5 mph
Weight 231kg
Price £11,700

8.

Silence S01 Plus

In at #8, we have the Spanish brand, Silence’s, S01 Plus. As a relatively new brand to the UK, they continue to expand their range with a new version of the popular S01.

The S01 is Silence’s flagship electric scooter and freshly announced at EICMA is the new S01 Plus which I’m pretty sure will be called  ‘S01 Connected Plus’ in the UK. It will be an all singing and all dancing version of the S01 so we’re expecting to see an improved range and speed. Given the S01 Connect’s already impressive performance it will be interesting to see how the S01 Plus will compare. Wearing a cool Graphite+ colourway with red and black accents, Silence seems to be marketing the Plus to offer a bit more sportiness and aggression. They have even had a seat manufacturer by Shad!

It doesn’t stop there either! Throw in new suspension, brakes and Pirelli tyres and Silence are really making the Plus stand out.  Knowing that the S01 Connected starts at £4,995 (after the use of a UK grant), I can’t help but feel that the Plus might well be on the expensive and unobtainable side of the pricing spectrum for most, but while we await the official release date and price, I can’t but be impressed by what Silence are offering. It’s a forward step for the electric scooter market, and that’s why it’s taking #8 today!

Motor 7 kW
Battery 5.6 kWh
Charge time 6-8 hours
Range Up to 85 miles
Top speed 62 mph
Weight 111kg (without battery)
Price £4,995 (includes use of OLEV grant)

7.

Piaggio 1

Next at #7, we have the return of Piaggio with the 1. It’s the brand's first electric scooter, though obviously, the Piaggio Group has had the more premium Vespa Elettrica out for a few years now. It’s good to see that the Piaggio 1 should address some of the Vespa Elettrica’s floors and limitations.

It will come in two variants, the standard Piaggio 1 is the L1 version meaning it is equivalent to a restricted 50cc moped (with a top speed of 28 mph) which packs a 1.2kw motor, and with a range expected up to 27 miles. Then the second version is the 1 Active that houses a pokier 2kw motor, sees a top speed of 38 mph and increased range of up to 52 miles when used in ‘Eco’ mode.

The Piaggio 1 has a battery that can be charged in the moped, or (unlike the Elettrica) can be removed and charged separately too. There is also a slight difference in price, the L1 version will start at £2,011 (after grant use) which is a massive saving of £3,040 compared to the Elettrica L1. The 1 Active can then be purchased for just £2,411 (after grant use).

Now, the Piaggio 1 itself might not be spectacular in spec, but to have this type of electric moped based upon that popular Piaggio Zip design with colour dash, keyless tech, storage compartment and LED lighting all for just over £2,000 (with use of grant) from a very popular manufacturer could become a very successful model indeed!

It’s great to see that Piaggio has learned from the Elettrica and put out a friendlier and accessible scooter that’s sensibly priced. It’s not going to be everyone’s cup of tea, but for me, it’s a step in the right direction and well-deserving of the #7 place!

Motor 1: 1.2 kW (1.34 kW peak)
1 Active: 2.0 kW (3.0 kW peak)
Battery 1: 1.4 kWh
1 Active: 2.3 kWh
Charge time TBC
Range 1: 34 miles (Eco mode) or 27 miles (Sport mode)
1 Active: 53 miles (Eco mode) or 41 miles (Sport mode)
Top speed 1: 28 mph
1 Active: 38 mph
Weight 1: 85kg (with batteries)
1 Active: 94kg (with batteries)
Price 1: £2,011
1 Active:  £2,411 (both with use of grant)

6.

Zontes ZT310M

We have a very impressive entry at #6, let me introduce you to the aggressive ZT310M from Zontes.

Zontes are most definitely one of those Chinese brands leading the charge on better quality machines. In recent years we have seen the release of new models that really do offer fantastic value for money and 2022 will see them expand further.

Sitting proudly in their lineup at Motorcycle Live 2021, the ZT310M is an aggressively styled maxi-scooter, with a great dark satin blue and gloss black finish. The visual quality looks very impressive. It will be powered by a 312cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that will produce almost 33hp at 7,5500rpm and 32Nm at 5,500rpm. Bear in mind, the extremely popular Honda Forza 350 puts out almost 29 hp and 31.5Nm of torque, Zontes have really designed this to perform very well indeed.

The similarities don’t end there, with 14” wheels front and back and a 12L fuel tank, the Zontes is very close to its competitors.

Price is TBC at the time of writing this, but if I was to guess (and it is purely a guess!) I would assume the ZT310M would be somewhere around the £5,000 mark. Zontes expects the ZT310 M to be available in early 2022 and, I for one, am really looking forward to seeing how this performs!

Engine 312cc, liquid-cooled
Fuel tank 19L
Brakes Front and rear disc
Seat height 830mm
Weight 193kg
Price £4,299

5.

Kymco DT X360 / 125

In at #5, we have the new Kymco DTX.

There is no denying that the UK is one country Kymco is yet to properly crack. The Taiwanese firm is a hugely popular scooter manufacturer selling in phenomenal numbers around the world and has a past steeped in reliability and innovation working and producing for the likes of BMW, Kawasaki and, of course, in the early day's Honda. 2022 see’s Kymco launch an all-new model that is nothing like anything they’ve done before!

Jumping on the adventurous cross-over scooter theme (we are looking at you Honda ADV 350), we see the DTX that will be available as a 360 or learner-friendly 125 version designed to take on off-road terrain though, obviously, this might be more suited to your local green lane rather than committing to the Dakar Rally!

The 360 will house a 320cc engine with an expected 29hp and 22-lb-ft of torque, with extras like traction control, keyless ignition, full LED lighting and a colour dash.

As these are freshly launched, we can’t quite tell you how much it will cost, or when they will hit UK shores. However, for us, this is one we are really looking forward to seeing and hopefully getting to test in the future! Just how will it compare against the mighty Honda? Another where only time will tell.

Engine 320.6cc, 28 hp, liquid-cooled
Fuel tank 12.5L
Brakes Front and rear disc
Seat height 800mm
Weight 194kg
Price TBC

4.

Yamaha TMAX Tech Max

In at #4, we have the mighty Yamaha TMAX Tech max. No doubt about it the 2022 TMAX Tech Max is the best and most advanced scooter on this list, and it’s priced accordingly which means it definitely won’t be as financially accessible as so many of the others hence why it isn’t #1 today.

However, we can't deny that the TMAX is one fantastic and ultra-modern designed scooter that has seen large improvements, such as the sporty design and ergonomics, to really offer a premium motorcycle feeling from a maxi-scooter. Rather unsurprisingly, as the name suggests it isn’t just sporty, it’s crammed full of tech too to help I really lead the way for maxi-scooter tech.

The changes for 2022 see the body become more compact and slimmer, with a motorcycle-style die-cast aluminium frame to work in harmony with its other components such as adjustable rear suspension and ultra-lightweight spin forged wheels to really offer superb class-leading performance.

Throw in other TMAX extras such as smart key, Garmin navigation, heated grips and seat, adjustable windscreen (with air intake duct), cruise control, 7-inch full-colour TFT display, backlit switchgear, Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle, new fly-by-wire accelerator position sensor grip, and even an anti-theft locking centre stand.

Putting all that incredible spec aside, to get your hands on the new 2022 Yamaha TMAX Tech Max it’s going to cost £12,500 – so, definitely one for those with a larger budget.

It’s because of that large price tag that the TMAX Tech Max just misses out on the top 3! If you disagree though make sure to let me know in the comments!

Engine 562cc, 42 hp, liquid-cooled
Fuel tank 15L
Brakes Front and rear disc
Seat height 800mm
Weight 200kg (wet)
Price £12,500

3.

Suzuki Burgman 400

Burgman is one of the original maxi scooters which started it all. Having been announced in early 2021, I know it isn’t strictly new for 2022, but given its significance and delay in availability, I’m sneaking this popular beastie into my 2022 list.

Whereas many of the most recent maxi-scooters have gone in adventurous or sporty directions, Suzuki has stayed true with the Burgman’s original intention,  to commute, tour or travel in blissful comfort.

Comfort really is key, with great stability and ride thanks to the large 15” front wheel, 41mm telescopic front suspension and its under-bone lightweight frame. They really have designed the Burgman to continue that legacy.

Starting at £6,799, the Burgman 400 won’t be the cheapest A2 maxi-scooter about but with its great reputation as a dependable maxi, I’m sure it will continue to be a key model on the market and that’s why I’m happy to give it #3 on my list!

Engine 400cc, 28 hp, liquid-cooled
Fuel tank 13.5L
Brakes Front and rear disc
Seat height 755mm
Weight 218kg
Price £6,799

2.

Aprilia SR GT 125

Just missing out on the top spot and taking number 2, we have the all-new Aprilia SR GT 125. Aprilia is another one of those brands that we’ve been waiting patiently to see new Euro 5 scooters releases from, and we eventually have it and I for one am very excited to see it hit UK roads!

We know pretty much anything from Aprilia is going to look great, and the all-new SR GT doesn’t disappoint. It seems to blend the usual Aprilia aggressive sport looks rather well with adventurous aspects including the long-travel front suspension and all-surface tyres whilst still providing those typical scooter comforts and conveniences.

As you’d expect it packs some pretty decent spec including 25L under-seat storage, USB port, a nice and clean LCD dash, windscreen, full LED lighting and start-stop tech. When it comes to the engine the SR GT has the popular and powerful i-get engine that is also found in the impressive Piaggio Medley that kicks out 14.75hp which is the max power for a 125 on a CBT.

We may have had to wait a while for a new 125cc scooter from Aprilia, but I think it is worth it. This is one scooter I can’t wait to get my hands on, and test and I feel is a great choice as my #2!

Engine 125cc, 14,75 hp, liquid-cooled
Fuel tank TBC
Brakes Front and rear disc
Seat height TBC
Weight TBC
Price TBC

1.

Honda ADV 350

Taking the top spot today we have the Honda ADV 350. First released in 2017 the X-ADV 750 was a rather radical addition to Honda’s lineup. Being a cross-over that mixed adventure bike with a maxi-scooter, it was a type of scooter most of us really were not expecting! Roll forward a few years and a few more cross-over adventure scooters are creeping onto the market and even Honda have seen an opening and have now put out their A2-friendly adventure scooter, the ADV 350.

Keeping the same adventurous theme as its big siblings, the 350 has rugged styling, long-travel suspension, smart key, LCD dash, smartphone connectivity, block-pattern tyres, adjustable screen –some pretty premiums spec by modern standards.

Housing a 330cc, liquid-cooled, SOHC engine producing near 29 bhp @ 7,500rpm and 31.5nm of torque at 5,250rpm, the X-ADV looks set to be using the same Euro 5 compliant engine (rather unsurprisingly) as the Forza 350 but that’s no bad thing.

An adventure maxi scooter might not be for everyone, but for me, it really mixes up the maxi-scooter market and helps these new breeds really stand out from a crowd. Throw in that it A2- friendly nature and spec and this might help draw bikers over to the maxi scooters' dark side, and that’s why it is taking number one on my list today!

Engine 330cc, 28 hp, liquid-cooled
Fuel tank 11.7L
Brakes Front and rear disc
Seat height 795mm
Weight 186kg
Price TBC

The last stop

So that’s it! My top 10 new scooters for 2022, with the Honda ADV 350 clinching the #1 spot! What are you most looking forward to seeing? Make sure to drop your pick in the comments below.

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