Blitz suggests all riders wear a helmet and keep their registration current
while owning and operating a scooter.
RIDE FRIENDLY THE TEXAS WAY
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...
What's required to buy a scooter and ride off?
When you buy a scooter, all you need is
some form of ID and money.
Sign and drive in 25 mins flat
There are no prerequisites or challenges, period.
No matter who you are, you can buy a scooter and take it.
Anyone saying otherwise is being disingenuous.
People are riding scooters everyday without issue.
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.
Helmet law ?
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.
Why do you sell the brands youre carrying?
SYM was a factory for Honda the last fifty years. They are a proven brand.
SYM Builds Lance too. Genuine is a newer brand, built in Taiwan as well.
Taiwanese scooters are the best; the Goldilocks zone between quality and price.
Do not buy Chinese scooters.
Why not E-Scooters ? (warning salty)
Specifically, Range and Cost, make electric options unacceptable.
We sold E-scooters and E-bikes years before anyone else in Dallas. We've been to several Conventions and Powersports Expos (some were exclusively for e-bikes and e-scooters). Ive seen the same thing for a decade -- the same tech repackaged under different distributers. The only thing 'new' are the people getting taken, and the new dealers going bankrupt. People always think they know better and refuse to listen. They seem incapable of comparing variables like Range, Quality, Convenience, Maintenance or Price, all of which Gas Vehicles have the upper hand. Again, I sold EVs and used them to get to work, they're expensive toys that cant be relied upon as a serious commuting solution. If they were worth it, Id of never started selling Gas Scooters. We were the first EV dealer 11 years ago, hence the name "Blitz" which means lightning, 'electric.'
The so-called "last mile commuting solution" was a giant bait n switch! They are trying to create out of thin air, a market niche that is already filled. Its called a Bicycle est. 1817: lightweight, spartan design, affordable, indestructible, perfect for reaching destinations a few miles out. Have you ever tried pedaling an E-bike after its dead? I have, and I wont ever use an E-bike again.
Do you hate pedaling a bicycle or need to go further and faster? The next world changing invention was the Continuously Variable Transmission or CVT 'automatic' gas scooter; hits 45mph+ gets eighty miles per gallon, easy to drive, easy to maintain, affordable, insanely cheap to insure and still in use daily, everywhere in the world. And there you have it folks. No need to buy a $4,000 E-hype abomination that runs out of juice after 30 mins and you have to push the heavy sucker back to a wall outlet. No need to buy Toys and pretend they're useful for commuting.
Real motor-scooters are designed for daily, convenient, safe, affordable commuting -- about 8 cents a mile including the cost of gasoline, oil changes & liability coverage, not $5 a mile like those eRazor scams that were on the sidewalk for 3 years. You simply cant beat a gas scooter whether you're grabbing groceries one mile away or seeing family 30 miles away.
E-razors and E-bikes are expensive as hell, and frankly stupid because its not a finished out vehicle, its just a battery strapped to a heavy frame that can barely hit 19mph and goes dead in 30 mins. Its a scam product, cheaply manufactured and sold for a crazy profit to gullible idiots. Instead of a $4000 e-bike, you can buy a fuel-injected motor-scooter that keeps up with traffic and has storage, not to mention brake-lights! Why would you buy an e-bike unless youre handicapped and want to ride around White Rock Lake or something. Either buy a normal bicycle and pedal your lazy ass, or buy a gas scooter (which has a license plate) so you can commute like a normal person!
I think many people agree, EVs have no place on legal roadways or pedestrian bike paths.
They're unsafe, slow, and inconvenient for commuting streets; and a cheat/hazard on bike paths where people jog or walk dogs.
The physics of EVs is a dead-end. Energy output by combustion is far more powerful, affordable, and easier to refuel. Batteries are too heavy, too easily depleted and too long of a wait to get recharged. Batteries are good for phones and other small objects but they're impractical for vehicle applications. Hybrid cars make sense but fully electric vehicles will never makes sense unless powered by Fusion or something which wouldn't be electric at that point. This is not the 22nd Century - Its all FASHION, not efficiency. Automakers produce what sells... ergo all the Crossovers during the last 20 years that made Sedans an endangered species. We are witnessing EV craze.
Its all Green Hype for over a decade now. EPA restrictions and emissions regulations made gas vehicles more environmentally friendly than ever before, because brilliant engineers increased torque and mileage while reducing emissions for decades. Batteries are toxic to produce and dispose of.
EVs underperform and frankly dont add up at all, to what a modern gas vehicle offers, especially gas scooters are way more economically and user friendly than EVs. The most bang for your buck will remain with ICE vehicles (Internal Combustion Engines) until gasoline is well over $20 a Gallon. And even then, people will drive ICE's because of Range.
A drop of gasoline is better than a few watts, its a simple as that.
Many people will say, "but EVs are cleaner for the environment."
Ah baloney! Have you ever seen a Lithium mine?
Each DOLLAR in a suggested retail price has a Carbon Footprint attached to it.
If an EV costs $$$$$ to produce and a gas scooter costs $, then the scooter has a lower carbon footprint. A gas scooter (85mpg) would have to be farting Styrofoam packing-peanuts at every intersection to ever catch up to the prolific waste of production Crossovers and Teslas...