BMW is targeting these scooters at various groups of riders, ranging from entry-level to re-entry scooter riders ready to move up. Newbie riders might want to think twice before investing the big bucks in these BMWs, however. New riders tend to crash a lot; do they really want that many dings and dents in this one before they’ve ridden very far? These scooters have a top speed of 109 mph, and can go from zero to 40 mph in four seconds, which is likely to be more power than a new rider can handle. Plus, the scooters weigh around 550 pounds, so maneuvering them around takes skill that new riders might not have. That said, with the experience to handle the challenges this scooter presents, test riders for motorcycle publications love these maxi-scooters because they are so powerful and respond well at fast speeds. While maneuverability presents some problems even for experienced riders because of the scooter's size and weight, the ride is comfortable, with the scooters living up to the quality riders have come to expect from BMW’s two-wheeled vehicles.