More of a comfort cruiser than a speedster
Firstly, the acceleration is below average, and the engine is nowhere near powerful enough to take the Agility up an average hill at anything more than an embarrassing 20 mph at best.
Secondly, there is an annoying issue, where by when stopped at a red light, or even if I just idle for a few seconds, the engine cuts out and will take at least 30 seconds to get going again. But once it has warmed up, this becomes a rare occasion.
Finally, the scooter will breeze nicely to the 30 mph mark, where it decides to stay for the best part of 20 seconds, before unexpectedly accelerating to 40 mph and beyond, and this is especially annoying when slowing for speed cameras or red lights.
The folding seat at the back of the scooter doubles up as a very comfortable and convenient backrest, which can take a hell of a lot of weight against it, although I'm smaller build. It's also very simple to put up with the flick of a button-lock mechanism to keep it in its preferred position.
The brakes are very good on this scooter, considering it is now 3 years old and has been no doubt dropped many times by previous owners, as shown by the bent levers, which still work perfectly today.
The handling is superb for someone of my size (6 foot 1 and average build). The need to turn is so little on most occasions, as a gentle lean will often see you happily round most corners, and because of the backrest and general stability, taking your hands off for a few seconds need not be a worry, however dangerous it may be.
Finally, the bootspace is plentiful for such a small scooter, making storing your gear, including your jacket, nothing to worry about. Along with the hook, which can take up to 5kg of weight, the boot is sufficient for a shopping basket full of goods to fit in comfortably indeed.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th October, 2010