I believe in looking for alternative solutions to transporting my foldies around and not just gripe. Thus, I was absolutely delighted when I came across a most unique scooter from Taiwan, the land of bicycles. The Sym Joyride Evo 200i scooter! Trust them to design a scooter with a flat floor so that big bags or foldies can be carried safely on the floor board. Apparently, many airline crew ride this scooter because it can put a cabin size bag easily, and parking for scooters at Changi airport is only US$1 a day! I measured the footwell and confirm it will swallow a folded Brompton with no problems and was thrilled!
It comes with all the modern technology offered today including EFI system, ceramic coated piston, 4 valve head, CVT transmission, halogen headlights and a huge under-seat storage that can take a full size helmet plus a half style helmet. With a top speed of 125km/h, it will handle the expressways safely and offers 34km/l fuel economy.
I'm very close to taking the plunge now....
Update 16 Apr 2013 - Sym Combiz
Further research shows that Sym has a particular model to carry loads and it is the Combiz. Its a 125cc workhorse and its unique feature is even bigger floorspace and a rear seat that can fold up to become a huge load carrier. This means it can carry 2 foldies! Amazing. Unfortunately, its design is rather utilitarian and won't make for an exciting ride.