Best scooters and buying tips


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Once you have decided to buy a scooter, it is the first step in the right direction, however, it is one that comes with a lot of decisions. You first have to get a scooter insurance, you can choose to do that before buying your scooter or after buying the scooter. The choice of time is up to you. Whenever you choose, you can start from on here

Another decision you have to make is the scooter you intend to buy. There are different types of scooters you can buy and you have to make the decision as to which you will eventually settle for. Let’s run through some of the scooter types you can choose from. We can then finish this up with a few tips that will help you make the right decision:

The basic scooters

The basic scooters are usually with a 50cc engine and like the name suggests. It is the everyday scooter for normal commutes. The basic scooter or commuter scooter is ideal for leisure riding and will serve you if you are looking at getting around in style and in a comfortable way. Prices for basic scooters are usually competitive. Much cheaper than buying a car and more economical.

The sporty scooters

The sporty scooters are for those who love to get there fast. Outfitted with either a 50cc engine or a 125cc engine. The sporty scooter is usually made from special alloys that allows you to push the limit when it comes to speed. The handling of sporty scooters is also a class apart, due to the usage, it has quite sporty controls. The aerodynamics of a sport scooter is also a major part of its overall advantage. Having a sport scooter is often very beneficial when overtaking and you need extra acceleration.

The electric scooters

One of the major reasons why scooters are a preferable mode of transportation is due to its low carbon foot print and consequently, its environmental friendliness. The electric scooters take things to a new level, made from aircraft grade alloys, most electric scooters are lightweight. You can eat up the small hills in no time and enjoy summer. The battery life of electric scooters differs and you need to find out before you make a purchase. There are many models of electric scooters on the market, so you need to take your time to select the correct one. They vary with many factors, for example battery life and distance you can travel.

You can always order your scooters from Direct Bikes. You can order today and ride tomorrow.  They offer a very large range of scooters online. You simply need to select the model you would like, colour and check out. Within 3 working days your brand-new scooter will be delivered to you.

Here are a few buying tips to leave you in safe hands as you make the decision to buy your scooter:


It is important that you research exhaustively about the scooter of your choice. The best place to research is usually online. You will be able to find all details and specifications to compare. If you intend to order, this is the most crucial step for you. Since you can’t go for a test-ride, it is important to know everything that there is to know about the scooter you are ordering. You can compare the specs with what you want in a scooter. Scooters come a many different specifications. From choosing the colour to the engine size. Also, scooters drive differently, so it is important to find a scooter that suits you. If you are small it is important you do not ride a scooter that is not too large for you. Your feet for example should be able to touch the ground when on the scooter.

Check out safety features

You need to check out the safety features of your scooter; does it offer an alarm, does it have working headlights. Other features could include anti-locking brakes and automatic lights on. This may seem trivial but can be really important.

Don’t forget storage

This is the most over-looked feature when buying a scooter. Storage space comes in handy for storing your groceries on days when you go shopping or storing your backpack. Don’t forget to look out for a scooter with storage space. Storage can be under the seat. Also, storage is sometimes offered in rear top box.

Your scooter is more than a vehicle, it is a companion.

Uday Tank has been working with writing challenged clients for several years. His educational background in family science and journalism has given him a broad base from which to approach many topics. He especially enjoys writing content after researching and analysing different resources whether they are books, articles or online stuff.

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