The Schwinn Newport's engine is powered by a 150 cc, single cylinder, four-stroke, SOHC, air-cooled power-plant. Its gets fairly good fuel ratings with about 85 miles per gallon, combined. It does require premium fuel, so be aware that filling up the gallon-and-a-half tank is going to set you back 25 cents more than the average scooter. However, even the most budget-conscience riders should be able to live with that. Schwinn claims this scooter has ""More power for the wide open spaces, more wide open space for you."" And since its suspension is smooth with adequate power, it should be able to handle open country roads as well as city stop-and-go traffic, making this a good choice in scooters.