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Why ride a gas scooter?
85 miles a Gallon and only $90 a YEAR to insure.
Those two facts alone save riders $2000+ a year compared to a car. Motorscooters are fun, easy to ride, storage friendly, free to park and excellent at getting through tight spaces. Motorscooters are fully built out to be perfect city commuters, instead of cheap eToy scooters that are lacking in utility or safety ie brake lights, blinkers, seat, storage...
Do I need a motorcycle license to ride a scooter?
No, it's a scooter, no one cares.
If you want a motorcycle license, get one but 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.
I've commuted for 12 years on a motorscooter without a "MC License." Ive been pulled over but nothing happened, likely because I have Insurance and a License Plate. Out of 1000s of riders in 12 years, I think Ive only heard of two people ever getting a ticket for no MC license and it was because they were riding without a plate and recklessly. Most people never have any issue because they follow traffic codes and keep their plate current.
Its straightforward and in most cases rapid. Visit the store and sit on some scooters. We do home delivery anywhere within 70 miles.
In some cases, home delivery is free. Scooters are motor-vehicles so there is some paperwork but the process is worth it.
What about the 49cc ?
First, you aren't getting around any laws in Texas, youre just buying something that is slow and useless in nearly all situations. For the same price you could have gotten a bike that actually keeps up with normal traffic. Too many people regret them so we don't even stock them.
Why not Vespa?
Why buy a Ferrari when all you need is a Ford. Italian stuff is expensive, and so is the service. I used to believe Vespa was great, until I realized other brand’s marketshare dwarf Vespa and frankly, brands like SYM, Lance & Genuine rival the quality at much more affordable prices. Yes, theyre iconic but the costs outweigh glamour in my opinion. I look just as sexy on a SYM Fiddle 4 or Genuine Buddy 170i.
Which scooter brands are the Best?
Taiwanese (Sym, Lance & Genuine Scooters). There are no American scooter brands. Chinese scooters are junk (VINs starting in L) and Italian scooters are nice, but expensive. Taiwanese scooters (VINs starting with R) are a perfect union of affordability and quality. Japanese scooters are great too but they cost more. (Honda, Yamaha)
Dont buy Chinese ones. EVs are Chinese too, just saying. Lowest bidder manufacturing with a nasty sticker price.
Why not Electric Scooters. Warning Salty!
Electric Scooters & E-Bikes go dead
in 12 miles or less and require a 4 hour charge.
A gas scooter can drive 80 miles and refuel in 30 seconds!
If an EV’s claimed speed is not a total lie, the range is.
Electric scooters are heavy, inconvenient, shoddy, expensive 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 motorscooter with storage and brake lights is better and you get more for your money, not a battery strapped to a metal pipe and sold for $3000. For that same cost, you could get a fully built-out, road legal motorscooter that doesnt need a 4 hour charge after every hill.
E-Razors are an especially terrible model for transportation with their lack of suspension, tiny rims seizing on road cracks, unsafe standing posture, no brake lights or storage and running out of charge - having to push it to a wall outlet. E-Razors force you onto sidewalks during rush-hour where you have to pull it over curbs every fifty feet. You have no support for tires or tech issues because you bought it from the internet. If you rode a gas scooter instead, you wouldn’t have to take a long, indirect bike path, dodging pedestrians to get where you need to be. You wouldn’t need to lug around an extra battery or worry about Range. You wouldnt worry about support because a local dealer would provide full service. For those of you riding them in the street, you are taking risks for absolutely no reason. For the same cost, you could get a real scooter and it would be far better in every respect.
Have fun pedaling a heavy E-Bike once the battery dies. A regular bicycle is half the weight. E-Bikes are little more than a novelty toy for disabled people to enjoy bike paths or hotheads to disrupt traffic. Everyone capable of pedaling is better off with a normal lightweight bicycle that doesnt become a rock after ten miles. If commuting is the goal, then a gas scooter is better, not a bicycle at all – again, you need to keep up with traffic not fly down the sidewalk at 28mph or play chicken with cars.
Factoring in gasoline, oil changes and insurance coverage, a Gas Scooter costs about 8 cents a mile! Electric scooters cost 40 cents a mile when you factor in battery replacement which I assure you, it will need in less than two years, or two thousand miles. A gas scooter needs a five minute oil change ($30) every 900 miles. The lifespan of a gas scooter engine versus a lithium battery is so one-sided in favor of a gas engine its astonishing anyone ever buys EV stuff. Its all hype.
The people renting eRazors are paying over $1 a mile! That is ten times more than just buying a gas scooter. Dockless eRazors are a plague, and should've never been permitted on our streets. Nothing about them is a solution, in fact everything about them is a disaster. The claim that they help "disadvantaged communities" is a blatant lie. eRazors rob people and put them in danger. Its a grift, period.
Why not Honda Ruckus?
The Ruckus is too slow, too low and has no secure storage. Only complete newbs drive Ruckus or Ruckus clones. Sorry, it’s the truth. If youre going to spend top dollar on a Japanese scooter, the PCX150 is the way to go, but you can still save a $1000 by choosing a Cabo 200i or Buddy 170i instead! Shop around.
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.
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Can I drive on the highway?
The service road is a better choice.
How much to fill up?
About $4 to fill up, that will get you 80 miles+
You will get 80mpg 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.
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