My wife and I own both. Helix w/23,000 miles and a People 150 w/1000 miles, both purchased this spring (i am a "lifer" motorcyclist w/ an XR400 and FZ1). Honda is a tough act to follow and as ugly as it is, the Helix displays more power and better braking. The Kymco is still alot of fun, but the lack of back support on "traditional" scooters can be tiring on the lower back. Glad to provide more comparisons.