2008 Piaggio "Beverly" as I have seen these scooters called, the BV250 scooter. How does 65-75 MPG sound? Quick acceleration is this bike's biggest strength. It takes off immediately and reaches 40MPH with the speed of a mid-range motorcycle. If you don't watch the position of your right hand you might find yourself doing 55MPH and not even realize it. A butter-smooth automatic transmission can do that to you! Keeping up with traffic isn't even a question. This is a 250cc scooter that is able to hold its own on the freeway, with the ability to do 70MPH on the open road. This auto drive scooter is equipped with 16" Michelin "Gold Standard' tires that have awesome grip on wet pavement in both straightaways and in turns. Additionally, the bike remains rock solid in steady crosswinds at full highway speed. The majority of the scooter's weight is very low to the ground which also helps with its overall stability and nimbleness. This Piaggio is equipped with a Givi 46-liter topcase that complements the cavernous underseat storage that the bike already has. It's more than enough for a grocery trip or a long-distance journey. Additionally, the scooter also has a 12V power port under the seat to charge that cell phone or power your heated riding gear. With that much holding room, there's no reason to take the car to go to the store pick up the essentials (or a do lunch run to Chipotle for four of your co-workers and yourself)! The Piaggio BV250 is a worthy commuter that combines both the ease of twist-and-go automatic transmission and the stability of a full-sized motorcycle in a stylish package. When one thinks about the word "scooter," the first words that come to mind are "small," "slow," and "not a motorcycle." The BV250 trumps all of these views and easily proves that automatic bikes still have an essential place in the motorcycle market. It is a true automatic motorcycle and a spirited machine that is easy to learn and ride.