Aside from bicycles, scooters are probably the most common two-wheeled vehicles. Although scooters are typically acknowledged as the less popular of the two, there are a number of reasons why you should go for a scooter instead of a conventional motorcycle. Cost-Efficiency
Luckily for you, scooters are set at a relatively low price. You can get a good secondhand scooter for under $1,000. If you prefer a brand new one, however, you can spend a little more and pay anywhere between $1,000 to $6,000. If that still isn’t good enough and you want to splurge on a higher-end scooter, there are many options on the market for you to choose from as well.
If you want a vehicle that’s easy to maintain, scooters might just be the thing for you. The machines are very simple and anyone with the simplest of tools can fix it. You don’t even have to worry about belt drive and CVT powertrains as need almost no maintenance at all! However, keep in mind that there are some out there that may be more advanced. For example, the Yamaha TMAX, Honda X-ADV, and Aprilia SRV 850 ABS/ATC have been taking some inspiration from high-end motorcycles with their sophisticated technology.
Scooters are easy to drive as they are automatic. Unlike motorcycles, there is no need for you to learn how to use a manual clutch. You don’t need to learn gear shifting skills, either. This makes riding a scooter much more pleasant as you won’t feel frustrated for having to learn the mechanics of shifting and clutch control. For starters, you can learn how to ride a scooter by watching Youtube videos.
Great Fuel Efficiency
Because scooters are small engines with lightweight frames and automatic transmissions, their fuel efficiency is off the charts. Whether your scooter is a 2-stroke or 4-stroke engine, it will only take between 80 and 110 mpg. In the world of conventional motorcycles, that is unheard of!
With the popularity of companies such as Harley-Davidson, it’s clear that the motorcyclist culture is substantial. However, the themes of fearlessness and bold bravery it has been broadcasted for may sometimes be too intimidating for some people. Luckily, there are scooters for them. Scooters are much more approachable. The vehicle itself is lower to the ground and they look much more delicate, which is why females seem to prefer them over motorcycles. Honda even made the slogan “You meet the nicest people on a Honda” for their introduction of the Cub in 1958. In pop culture, scooters have always been presented in the “nice guy” image. So if that is the vibe you are going for, you may want to get yourself a scooter now. City Advantage
The small size of a scooter is ideal if you live in a crowded city. You can easily get a parking spot anywhere for little or no charge. Most importantly, you can effortlessly move through a traffic jam. Better yet, if you’re stuck in traffic, you don’t have to worry about cramping up your hands or hurting your wrists as your scooter has an automatic transmission.
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