Blitz suggests all riders wear a helmet and keep their registration current
while owning and operating a scooter. Wear bright clothes and...
RIDE FRIENDLY THE TEXAS WAY!
Sign and drive in 25 mins flat
All you need is ID and money
Do I need a motorcycle license to ride a scooter?
No, it's a scooter, no one cares.
If you want a MC License, go ahead and get one. Most people don't because scooters aren't motorcycles. A scooter is not a Harley. They're not comparable in weight, operation or performance. Driving them is also strategically different. Scooters are automatic (you never shift or use your feet) while a motorcycle requires all four limbs to control shifting and braking.
No one is having their chops busted for riding a scooter, no matter what size it is. That is my experience after meeting thousands of riders and commuting for 10 years on a scooter without a "MC License." Ive been pulled over on a scooter (one time in 10 years), nothing happened, because no one cares. That is just my experience so I never worry about it and neither do hundreds of other people...
Why Ride Motorscooters?
Beyond getting 85 miles to the Gallon, they cost only $100 a YEAR to insure with liability. Those two facts alone save drivers $2000 a year compared to a car. You can park for free and get through tight spaces. Scooters are fun, easy to ride and have ample storage.
Do NOT buy an electric scooter!
Electric scooters/E-Bikes go dead in 12 miles or less and require a 4 hour charge whereas a gas scooter can drive 80 miles and refill for $3 in 30 seconds. Escooters/Ebikes are also limited to about 20mph (which is an unsafe speed on both bike paths and city roads) while a 125cc scooter can hit 45mph with ease (its safer to keep up with traffic).
Consider the lack of suspension, tiny rims seizing on road cracks, unsafe standing posture, no brake lights, no storage, inadequate speed and running out of charge-having to push it to a wall outlet. Imagine no support for tires or tech issues because its some no-name, pop-up distributer you bought from the internet. Imagine not having to ride down sidewalks or lift the scooter over curbs as cars pass you. Imagine not having to take a long, indirect bike path, dodging dog walkers and pedestrians to get where you need to be. The solution is a gas scooter instead!
Electric scooters are slow, heavy, inconvenient, expensive, poorly designed and out of place on both bike paths and city roads. There is no market niche between a bicycle and a gas scooter. The 'last mile commuting solution' was a sales pitch. In reality, a plain bicycle is preferable up to about 2 miles -- for any other distance up to 20 miles away, a road legal motor-scooter with storage and brake lights is the solution. Don't try and argue it, I used to sell EVs and ride them. Its the same scam for the last 10 years. Many new distributers pop up and go under every season but not before scamming tons of people. It takes about 5 minutes and $10 to do your own oil change on a scooter, Im not sure why people are afraid of that. Its actually easier and cheaper to service a gas scooter than a bicycle or E-scooter.
Electric is not the future; do some math. Factoring in gasoline, oil changes and insurance coverage, a Gas Scooter costs about 8 cents a mile! Razors, E-Bikes and full size electric scooters cost 40 cents a mile! New cars are about 30 cents a mile. The idea that electric vehicles save money is a massive lie. Eventually that battery will need to be replaced and that is when it becomes crystal clear that the inconvenience of it all was not worth it.
Save yourself the hassle and buy a gas scooter to begin with; not a junky Chinese gas-scooter, or a hyper expensive Italian one. You can buy the Goldilocks Zone motorscooter brands (Taiwanese or Japanese, not Chinese --yes there is a huge difference). At Blitz, we sell ONLY the leading Taiwanese brands, not Chinese junk. Its sort of like buying a Trek or Cannondale bicycle over some flimsy Walmart bicycle. You dont have to spend $7000 on a Vespa. An amazing, durable, fuel injected scooter is half the price and can last over 30,000 miles (thats about 65 miles a week for 10 years!) It will of paid for itself multiple times over.
What about the 49cc ?
50cc is too slow. Everyone who buys them, end up regretting buying a scooter that only goes 30mph. Scooters that go 40mph+ are better. Dont buy a scooter that cant keep up.
Which scooter brands are the Best?
Short answer: Taiwanese (Sym, Lance & Genuine Scooters)
There are no American scooter brands.
Chinese scooters are junk and Italian scooters are nice, but expensive.
Taiwanese scooters are good, a perfect union of affordability and quality.
Japanese scooters are great too but they cost more.
Dont buy Chinese ones.
There is no helmet law but you should just wear a helmet anyway. You need eye-protection from dust and bugs. It also keeps your head warm in winter and covered in summer.
It's just common sense to wear one.
Are they difficult to ride?
No, scooters are automatic, no shifting.
They only weigh about 200lbs so they're very easy to handle.
Financing or Rental?
No. Start a layaway to avoid loan sharks. Rentals don't work in Dallas, many have tried.
Can I drive on the highway?
The service road is a better choice.
How much to fill up?
About $3 to fill up, that will get you 75 miles+
You will get 70mpg or better, no matter what. Depends on rider/terrain.
How do you maintain a gas scooter?
1. Ride it, at minimum, 5 miles a week.
2. Change the oil as scheduled, its easy.
Simple but crucial actions, to ensure scooter health and preservation.
Park for free and nearly anywhere
Servicing or Repair?
We're a full service dealer. Oil changes, belts, tires and more.
Our scooters have locking handlebars and we sell locks too.
2-Year Warranty, unlimited mileage, includes labor.