Factors To Consider Before Buying Gas Or Electric Scooters
People today are giving more thought to their transportation, and scooters are getting more attention as an alternative way of moving from point A to B. For good reason, compared to other modes of travel, a scooter is much more economical to run than a car, cheaper to buy than a motorcycle and less work to ride than a bicycle.
Although you don't see that many in the USA and Canada, scooters are more commonly seen in the UK and Europe, especially France and Italy. One cannot imagine watching a movie set in Rome that did not show at least one Vespa puttering down the street.
In days past, gas powered motorbikes or mopeds (in London they would call it a petrol scooter) used to be the best choice, but more recently electric powered bikes, scooters, 2 wheel motorcycles and even three wheel sidecars are starting to be
more evident. In 2009 for the first time motorcycles powered by electricity not only raced on the prestigious TT circuit on the Isle of Man, but they were surprisingly competitive.
Most of us are only looking for a street legal way to get around town or offroad and are not concerned about going very fast on a scooter. That being the case, a gas model with an engine as small as 49cc or 50cc might be good enough, although if you have to go up steep hills with a passenger on the back, a 150cc or 250cc would be preferable.
Schwinn is probably the most popular North American make, while more exciting names are Mongoose, Aprilia, Roketa, Lambretta, Gilera, Panterra and Verucci. There are also Chinese scooters to be considered.
When looking at an electric scooter like Razor, X treme, or Spartan sports, don't forget to think about how long the battery will stay charged. I'd like to be able to ride for a 4 hour time before worrying about plugging into a socket to recharge.
Even people who are mobility challenged may consider an electric medical scooter as an alternative to a wheelchair. Another even stranger category is the stand-up Segway.
Whether you're shopping for adults or kids, gas powered mini scooters, very cheap electric scooters, or very fast models at discount prices, we hope the information on scootersgaselectric.com will prove useful and assist your buying choice.