The Vespa Primavera and Sprint, as well as the Kymco Compagno, are some good models of 50cc scooters. Kymco is the leading scooter manufacturer in Taiwan, as of 2015, and it is considered a leader in quality construction and fuel economy. The company also produces scooter engines for the BMW brand, as well as complete scooters and engines for Honda. Vespa is the best-known name in scooters worldwide.
Kymco's Compagno is a premium retro-style scooter equipped with a high-tech four-stroke, three-valve, fuel-injected 50cc engine. It is a tiny, lightweight scooter best suited for smaller riders. The Compagno has a dual-piston brake in front that gives it far superior braking performance compared to most 50cc scooters, which typically have drum brakes. The scooter has LED blinkers, a small storage compartment in front and under-seat storage large enough to accommodate full face helmets.
The Primavera features a stylish European design, while the Sprint offers a sporty counterpart. The Primavera's angled leg shields sweep back to its sculptured tail, giving it a sleek design. Locking front and rear storage compartments with a microchipped theft-deterrent system are popular features of Vespa scooters. The Motor Scooter Guide calls the Sprint the best-looking scooter Vespa has made in decades. Its trapezoidal headlight, angular mirrors and alloy rims give it a sporty style, along with its red shock coils, grill edging and chrome handles.