It seems like the gas powered scooter is making a come back recently. I have to admit that there was a time when if I saw one of my friends riding a scooter then I probably would have laughed for a week.
I don’t really think it is so funny anymore though. With the way that gas prices continue to rise my entire family may be on these things soon.
I have been looking around at a lot of them and there are quite a few that are more bike then I realized. Some that I have seen are even claiming to go as fast as 70 miles per hour. The only problem is that for the faster ones you have to get a motorcycle endorsement on your license.
The speed that a gas powered scooter can go is not really what has gotten my attention though. It is the fuel economy that makes these things so attractive.
A lot of these bikes are getting between 80 and 100 miles per gallon. My truck gets about 22. Just off of going back and forth to work everyday you could save a fortune in gas.
I don’t think I would want to ride one on the highway just because of how fast the traffic around you is going. Just for running back and forth to work and maybe a few trips to the store these gas powered scooters would be great though.
They are not as intimidating to ride as an actual motorcycle and most of them only weigh two or three hundred pounds. Most of them are far cheaper than a motorcycle as well.
With all of the benefits I keep finding on these I just need one thing from everyone else. Just try not to laugh when you see the fat guy go by on the scooter. You might hurt my feelings.