Many people love the freedom of driving a car. However, as fuel prices rise due to the increase in oil consumption around the world, people are beginning to look at other means of transportation. A great alternative to driving a car is a motor scooter or simply known as a scooter.
One of the most common questions to ask when looking to buy a scooter is “What are some of the benefits to owning a scooter?”
One benefit is that scooters are very easy to use. They tend to be quite similar to motorcycles, however, unlike a motorcycle the engine of the scooter is located below the seat and above the rear axle. The scooter is also significantly lighter than a motorcycle and the step through frame creates a feature where riders can rest their feet on a platform or foot rest instead of pedals.
Another advantages is that they are economical. All over the world, motor scooters are a popular form of urban transportation due to their low cost. The price depends on many factors including whether you’re buying a high quality name brand versus an inexpensive and low quality model, the engine size that can range from 150cc to over 800cc, and the features you may want. Most beginning models can start below $1000.
Another way they are economical is via gas mileage. While most cars average approximately 20 miles to the gallon and hybrid cars can get 30 to 40 miles to gallon, that is quite low compared to o some scooters which can get up to 80 miles to the gallon. This fuel efficiency increase the amount of money you save in gas each time you fill up your tank.
Another benefit is that scooters are approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation (DOT). With an EPA and DOT approval, vehicles meet their strict standards and can be registered as being street legal vehicle in all 50 states. In other words, they can be driven on the street. However, these vehicles aren’t designed for speed so as a precaution you may want to stay off the highway or interstate.
When looking for an alternative mode of transportation to combat the rise in fuel prices, look at a scooter. There are many benefits to owning a scooter. One of the benefits is that they’re easy to use and operate. Another benefit is that economical to purchase and at the pump since they’re fuel efficient. Lastly, they’re street legal which means they can be operated on roads and streets.