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Leaders of the pack

The price-friendly Piaggio BV250 upholds the adage that you get what you pay for. (Allen J. Schaben / LAT)
Yamaha Morphus 250
Yamaha’s Morphous is a road version of its WaveRunner. (Allen J. Schaben / LAT)
Honda Big Ruckus 250
The Big Ruckus is Honda’s eye-catching “naked” scooter. (Allen J. Schaben / LAT)
Aprilia Scarabeo 250
The Aprilia Scarabeo 250 packs a lot of performance punch. (Allen J. Schaben / LAT)
Retro stylish GTS250
Sixty years since its inception, the elegant Vespa is still the gold standard of scooters. (Allen J. Schaben / LAT)