21 Jul Mopeds: 10 Best Reasons to Buy One
A moped is fun, easy and inexpensive, making it the perfect solution to get around. All you need is a car license, and you’re good to go. Here are the top ten reasons why you should switch to a scooter.
1) You Can Ride A Moped On A Car Licence
If you live in SA, QLD, NT and WA, you can legally ride a moped (a 50cc scooter) using only your car licence. In all other states, you will be required to have a moped license or motorcycle licence. Check out our handy scooter license guide for your state.
2) Save Money
By switching to a scooter for your everyday commute, you immediately start saving money. Mopeds and scooters are not only cheaper than motorbikes and cars, but they are also a lot less expensive to operate.
Our scooters range in price from just over $2,000 for a 50cc scooter up to $3,500 for our bigger, higher-spec versions. Compared to the cost of a new motorcycle or even a used car, which is likely to cost more more, it’s easy to understand why choosing a scooter as a commuting vehicle is the most cost-effective alternative.
Thankfully, operating a scooter is just as affordable as owning one. You can also save money on the running costs including registration and petrol.
3) Fuel Efficient
With a scooter, you can filter through traffic, shortening your overall travel time and consuming less petrol. The fuel economy is from 5 L/100km to 2 L/100km and averages around 3.5 litres.
Compared to the average 13.4 litres of fuel per 100 km for cars in Australia, it’s easy to understand why picking a moped or scooter can help you save money on petrol.
4) Environmentally Friendly
Scooters are a more environmentally responsible way to commute to work because of their smaller, efficient motors. Mopeds use considerably less petrol than a car travelling the same distance. Not only are these smaller engines better for the environment, but the agility of a scooter means you won’t get trapped in traffic, emitting extra CO2.
5) Light and Easy to Handle
Scooters are the most accessible motorcycles to ride because of their lightweight frame, making them agile and easy to manoeuvre through traffic, taking you from point A to point B with ease. Scooters also have a wheelbase smaller than motorcycles, which makes them easier to manage at slower speeds.
If you’re new to riding, jumping on the back of a moped may seem intimidating. However, there’s no need to worry. Mopeds are not only simple to use but also comfortable and a lot of fun.
6) Simple Commute
Commuting to work is one of the worst aspects of our day, thanks to rush hour gridlock and angry drivers. It’s no surprise that non-active commuting is harmful to our health. Switching to a scooter will take the tension out of your everyday commute!
7) Save On Space
A scooter takes up far less room than a car. Whether you’re worried about home storage or parking space at work, a scooter is indeed a far easier vehicle to look after. If you live in the city centre, chances are you don’t have a large driveway to keep your car. Scooters, on the other hand, can be conveniently stowed in gardens or on the street. You can also buy some handy pop-up motorcycle storage shelters to keep your bike safe and out of the weather. When not in use, remember to lock and cover your moped.
8) Easy And Cheap Parking
Car parks are one of the most frustrating aspects of driving; finding a parking place is difficult enough without the extra expense of parking fees. Parking is a dream for scooter and motorbike riders. Not only is it far simpler to locate a spot to park your bike, but in Adelaide alone, you’ll find over 1,000 free on-street parking spaces designated specifically for motorcycles and scooters.
9) Affordable Accessories
Starting on a scooter requires far less specialised equipment than riding a motorcycle. To ride a scooter, you don’t need to spend a fortune on expensive leathers and equipment. While you will need a rugged jacket and trousers, protective gloves, and a good helmet to ride, these are much less expensive (and easier to get into and out of) than motorcycle leathers.
10) Ride All Year Round
With the right gear, you don’t have to put away your scooter for rainy or cold weather. All you need is a helmet, a warm jacket and a good set of gloves to keep you warm, safe and dry, and you’re ready to cruise around comfortably on your scooter all year round!