808 Mopeds were splendid to work with and I highly recommend them. Sharon and her team were top notch and their scoots are in great shape. I arranged a 3 day rental of a SYM CityCom 300 for $286 total, which was less than the Buddy 170 rentals from other businesses. They also had a SYM Fiddle 200 if you wanted something smaller. The Citycom is a very good scooter, great brakes and a responsive, powerful engine. Comfortable, but you're pretty locked in as far as seating and foot positioning.
Riding a scooter on Maui is a tremendous experience. I was able to explore the island and experience it very differently than from in a car. We also rented a Jeep from Maui Lifted Jeeps for some off-road adventures - cheaper then the large rental companies and far more capable off-road. With wonderful views of mountains on one side and beaches/ocean on the other, maintaining focus on the road can prove difficult. I took time to pull off and take it all in much more frequently than I usually do.
I was able to do a complete loop of the western end of the island. starting in Iao Valley Park, I took Route 340 from Kahului heading west along the northern coast is challenging, but paved all the way. I got caught in a rainstorm and the mud on the road made for some slow going, but the views were amazing.
I made an attempt to go up the 10,000 foot Haleakala volcano. The road is very winding and in good shape, but the temp differential once I got to 4000 ft elevation made it too cold to finish. I wasn't properly dressed in shorts and t-shirt. I did make it to the top later in the Jeep and the temps went from 90 degrees F at sea level to 50 degrees F at the summit. When I go back, I'll be sure to have some warm clothes to do that full ride - it is an incredible stretch of road. I wound up following along the southern face of the volcano above Kihei and Wailea. this was another fantastic road that led to a starkly different landscape littered with black boulders. Along this section of road on the southern side I found a scooter graveyard. A small cluster of 6 (?) small 50cc scoots likely stolen, stripped for certain parts, and then burned - rather a sad site. This area of the island is also littered with derelict cars and trucks.
Speaking of incredible roads, the highlight of my Maui Scooter Adventure was taking the Road to Hana. From the Kahului, I headed east on the Hana Highway; it's a very winding and twisty for the last 30 miles. The pavement is in overall very good condition, but you have to pay close attention to oncoming traffic coming around blind curves and crossing over 60 1-lane bridges. I ran this road to Hana and back in a single day (60+ miles total) and it is a glorious ride! I have ridden the whole BRP, Tail of the Dragon, Cherohala Skyway and many other great roads in WVA/SE Ohio - the Road to Hana surpasses them all. Challenging curves, great pavement, tremendous views over a 30 mile stretch with waterfalls in the jungle, ocean vistas, and roadside food stands.
If you get the chance to get to Maui (or any of the other islands), be sure to carve out a few days to rent a scooter and go exploring.
West Maui Loop
Central Maui along southern slope of Haleakala volcano
Road to Hana
SYM CityCom 300 - fast with good brakes and good handling
Rental came with a nice chain, rental Jeep was the only good security option.
Iao Valley needle
Maui's North shore view
North Shore Winding roads
Out to the sea