Why don’t they ever sell the cool stuff in the US? A hot trend in Tokyo right now is the fully equipped, decked-out lowriders… on two-wheels. There’s a whole niche market of purpose built low and long scooters like the Suzuki Skywave 250 Type S, the Yamaha Grand Majesty, and my new favorite, the Honda Fusion SE Type X.
The streets of Japan are flooded with these scooters, most of them customized with high flake sparkle two-toned paint jobs and lots of chrome and wire wheels. Unfortunately, Japanese automakers don’t think there’s a market for them over here, but I’m not so sure. Most of these scooters have 250cc engines, which is about the same as a smaller motorcycle, and will propel the driver at a reasonable speed. Plus, riding a scooter has it’s own thrill separate and equal to that of riding a motorcycle. You’re sitting upright, your legs are up on the frame, it’s like you’re sitting in a chair going 55 mph, that has a certain appeal.
Check out the pictures of these beauties:
These low scooters are beautiful. I wonder if it’s possible to get an import version of that Fusion SE Type X? Get on that, Ridelusters. Let me know what you find out.