As it turns out, the People 150 is a competent scooter. The environmentally friendly 152cc four-stroke motor is quiet and 50-state legal, while still managing to produce decent power. I was able to hit an indicated 70 mph on a downhill and 65 mph on flat ground. Even at those speeds, the People 150 is stable. The 16-inch wheels give it an edge at higher speeds, yet it remains a nimble performer in traffic, as it weighs a mere 245 pounds. There’s enough acceleration to sprint away from most automobiles, though you will want to preload the fully automatic belt/pulley transmission for the smartest launches. Suspension exceeded my expectations, providing a surprisingly plush ride over the sometimes poorly maintained byways in west Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley.Storage is under the seat, as usual, and will handle a bag of groceries without complaint. The centralized storage has minimal effect on the handling of the People 150, even when full. The front disc brake has excellent action and just the right amount of stopping power. So, for $3,199 you can stand out from the crowd, without finding out that there’s a reason the crowd is riding something else!