Actually Kymco has made about 6 million scooters since 1963, so, using
all my fingers and toes, that's over 30 years worth of continuous quality
improvement. I love their People50 single seater at 49.5 cc.
They keep things light weight with plastics, magnesium, etc.
But really, the only fair comparison is MoPed to Razor scooter and
that foot-powered ilk.