2008 Linhai Aelous 300
Directional switch replaced under warranty.
This scooter is surprisingly reliable and economical.
I had low expectations, so that may be why it has impressed me so much. A constant 65 mpg with enough power to tackle short 70 mph jaunts on the free way.
Its consistent reliability starting and running gives me the confidence to take it on 4-500 mile trips far from home often.
One of the surprising aspects is the comfort and absence of riding fatigue experienced on previous motorcycles/scooters.
Handling is as expected on a scooter. Perhaps a bit better than my previous heavier Burgman 400.
Acceleration is adequate for entering any traffic situation, be it 2 lane or x-way.
Fit and finish shows its Chinese roots, but it's nothing I haven't been able to get used to.
Character is a kinder excuse.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd November, 2009