Scooters Information

A scooter is a type of motorcycle that has s 'step through frame' that has a platform for the driver's feet. Early designs dating back as far as 1914 have been identifiable as a scooter. Scooters became most popular after the end of the Second World War with the introduction of the Vespa and Lambretta. Scooters have been popular not only for the personal transport market due to their low purchase costs, the low maintenance and ongoing costs such as cheaper insurance. There are also benefits with regards to more convenient parking and storage.

In the UK, scooters are popular with younger riders as licensing laws around the riding of scooters permits 16 year old who have completed their compulsory basic training (CBT) and hold a valid provisional driving license, to ride on British roads. The exceptions to this are that the rider must display a learner driver plate ('L' plate) at all times, they are also not permitted to ride on motorways of carry passengers.

Scooters are popular, not only in the UK, but also across much of the developing world where parking, storage and traffic issues are prevalent. With their easy driving positions it makes them a popular form of transport for many people in counties such as China, India and Taiwan. Sales of scooters have also been steadily rising in the USA a where higher fuel prices are making the scooter a viable option for cheap transportation.

In the UK there are many local scooter dealers who can help you choose the right type of scooter for the younger rider and even specialists who can supply a classic Vespa from the 1960's for people who want to relive their youth.

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