The mileage friendly two-wheeler is a sensible choice for the modern woman. Let’s explore the best options when choosing a scooter for your budget.
The mileage friendly two-wheeler is a sensible choice for the modern woman. Commuting to work or to hang out with friends, a scooter saves you a lot of hassle that is involved in public transport, and we all know a cab is too expensive for everything. Let’s explore the best options when choosing a scooter for your budget.
Consider your budget in the long term
The first thing to consider is your budget. This should narrow down your choices from the get go and you can begin to make a more informed decision about your choice. E-scooters are a good option if your budget is too little, and this may well turn out to be a useful buy.
The right mileage for you
If you’re travelling too short a distance, and too irregularly, mileage won’t mean much to your pocket. Good mileage reveals its usefulness to frequent long distance riders. At an average, a 58 to 60 Km/l is ideal as it will serve most purposes.
Depending on how much speed is an issue for you, there is a choice between a 50 cc, 150 cc, or 250 cc. Usually, the 50 cc can’t push past 40 Km/h without straining the engine. 150 cc can suffice from basic city use and can comfortably hit the 60 to 70 Km/h mark. The 250 cc is ideal for everything from heavy traffic to highway use, although it becomes a little too expensive for basic city use as mileage is low.
From engine specs and tuning to brakes, make sure everything is up to speed and within safety regulations. Check your wheel size depending on which roads you will be mostly travelling. Larger wheels with more traction are better for wet roads and so on. The weight distribution should also be sufficient if you are to have a pillion frequently. Learning how to change a flat on a scooter can be very useful.
Nothing makes it better than a hands-on trial. Find an affordable scooter and try it out yourself on a test drive. You should always try to get one that suits you best rather than lamenting about the comfort later. When trying out your new affordable scooter, test the brakes as well as the engine strength at a decent speed. If you are looking for a manual gear model, make sure the clutch shifts smoothly.
Insurance and paperwork
Before you can ride out on your new scooter, make sure it is properly registered to your name. There’s also an insurance paperwork to fill as well as applications for a new license plate. If you are buying it second hand, there is a matter of transferring the registered ownership to your name. This will avoid some tax problems in the future.
With their high mileages that save you a lot of gas at the sacrifice of high speeds that you don’t really need, an e-scooter is a perfect option for the daily commuter. City traffic is made easier with a scooter and you can easily escape troublesome jams and reach work on time.