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3 Steps to Picking the Perfect Motor Scooter

Jul 7, 2008
So you're ready to get started in the world of motor scooters? I can guarantee that the trip will both save you money and expand your travel experiences in some fun ways. But buying a motor scooter can be a big investment, and you want to make the right choice.
So how do you find the scooter that's ideal for you? How do you choose the right model and type? The scooter market can seem intimidating at first glance, but have no fear! By answering three simple questions, you'll be well on your way to discovering the perfect scooter.

First, who will drive the scooter? Will it be you (the homeowner, vacationer, urban professional, retiree, student, etc.)-or will it be your children? Or maybe a variety of people? Motorized scooters designed for kids are intended to bear a lot less weight and travel shorter distances. As a result, they cost considerably less. When you start shopping for motor scooters, make sure you're in the appropriate market, kids or adults.

Second, how far do you want to ride? Will you use the scooter mostly on off-road trails? On a campus? For an urban commute? In a residential neighborhood? If you need to drive further than 12-15 miles at one go, you may need to look at gas powered scooters, because electric scooters beyond the 12-15 mile range become very costly and somewhat difficult to find. A number of factors influence range ratings for motor scooters (rider's weight, hilly terrain, tire pressure)--but usually the manufacturer will list a "range rating" that reflects the scooter's ability under optimal conditions.

Third, how fast do you want to drive? I'm serious! The ability to put the pedal to the metal may seem like an afterthought for scooter use--until you're sitting on your scooter, watching joggers pass you. Electric scooters aren't known for their speed, and usually fall in the 8 mph to 25 mph range. If you want to go much faster than that, or ride on highways, you'll probably want to consider a gas powered or hybrid model. Otherwise, prepare yourself to shell out some cash for a speedy electric scooter. Again, a number of factors come into play when companies hand out speed ratings. But as you would guess, a manufacturer's rating will reflect the scooter's speed under ideal conditions.

Starting to make sense of your options? If so, you're getting closer to choosing the right scooter--just make sure you also take things like carrying capacity and terrain into account. That's right, there's more stuff to consider! But don't worry. By thinking through these questions, you're moving toward a scooter buy you won't regret.
About the Author
AJ Vanderhorst writes about popular motor scooters for today's travelers. A world of cutting edge design and money-saving fuel economy awaits your discovery. Ready to accelerate into the fast lane? Check out Motorized Scooters .
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