If you like cruising to work on two wheels (or simply can’t afford four) but don’t fancy showing up at the start of the workday sweat-soaked and wrung out, perhaps it’s time to embrace the totem of European elegance: the scooter. Beyond doubling as a permanently trendy style accessory, a scooter is affordable, nimble, and—with EPA mpg ratings in the high double (sometimes triple!) digits—parsimonious. To help us pick a ride for every budget, we called up Phil Waters, owner of Cleveland Moto—a major Midwestern retail outlet that moves up to 800 scooters and motorcycles every year. Here are his top five scooter picks for the active guy, based on value and style.

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