The 2011 Schwinn Hope 50 looks a bit stubby compared to the Hope 150. The Hope 150 has much better proportions with a longer seat that fits the shape of a hip, urban scooter. Don’t expect to overtake many vehicles as both Schwinns tend to produce modest power output. Fit, finish, and overall ride quality is what would be expected from a Chinese manufacturer but not from an American. Japanese, European, and South Korean manufactured scooters shame both Schwinn Hope submodels in overall quality, ride, and feel. However, these competitors also cost much more. Unfortunately, many comparably priced Chinese scooters are available and worth a look for budget minded buyers.