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Cheap Scooter

Cheap Scooter

Buying and driving a scooter is, for the most part, great fun. They tend to be enjoyable journeys that give you a lot of fun and satisfying driving experience. If you can master the art of driving a scooter, then you can have one of the best ways to get around. Scooters are fun, fast, nimble, and very much enjoyable to drive around on. However, what you might find when it comes to buying a scooter is the price can be confusing.

If you look around online at a scooter, you might notice massive price disparities. Most of the time, the three factors that determine your price will include:

The newness

The first thing that matters is whether or not is it Used or New. If you buy a new scooter, then you will obviously pay more for it. Buying new, though, has many advantages - we'll touch on these in a moment.

For newness, though, you should always expect to pay more for a new model than a used model. Used models can come with various issues, though, so keep that in mind. You don't want to buy something that's too cheap!

The brand

Branding matters, too. Many of the tap brands, such as Aprilia or Vespa, will cost you more for the badge alone. It's like buying a Mercedes car instead of say buying a Kia. You will be paying for the brand as much as for anything. However, if you are not fussed about being trendy then you can look at non-brand options.

For example, vendors like Direct Bikes sell their own make and model of scooters. This helps you to pick up a cheap scooter without having to settle for paying for an expensive brand name.

The running cost

Another factor that often comes into driving a moped is the running cost. You might be paying a bit more per month to ride the bike, which is often impacted on the price. Eco-friendly devices are often a bit more to buy upfront, but tend to cost you a lot less over the lifespan of the vehicle itself.

We recommend that you keep that in mind, as it's easy to find that the running cost is the most important factor of buying a scooter. You might pay a cheap price today, but how much does it cost to run?

Buying used versus buying new

So, the next argument to have is about whether or next you should buy a used or a new model. You have quite a few options to consider, and we'd highly recommend that you buy something new. While used vehicles have their own pros and cons, we simply cannot recommend you buy a used scooter. With the sheer number of new options on the market, you have no need to settle.

Besides, many used scooters on the market are going to cost you a lot of money anyway. With a new scooter, though, you have the added benefit of:

  • The guarantee that it has never been driven before, negating risk of pre-damage.
  • Improved performance due to the fact it's brand new, using modern technology.
  • The guarantee of the hardware coming with a warranty that is not out of date.
  • The longevity of the vehicle, as you know it's going to be brand new.

Buying new, then, gives you so much more in terms of guarantee of what you are buying. You can feel much easier driving a vehicle that is brand new, as you know exactly where it comes from. They also tend to come with warranty, so you can go to the vendor and get help should anything go wrong with the model.

That is why so many people choose to go to buy a cheap scooter and do so new. Buying used often means having to deal with the irritation of going for an MOT, as well.

This can be a time confusing and annoying experience. If it does not pass due to issues with the used bike, too, you can have quite a few issues to contend with on that front. So, going for a new model certainly does make a lot of sense.

Making sure you buy the right model

So, the next thing to look at would be the price. Just what is a 'cheap scooter' then? It really is subjective. Look around locally and on online markets, and you can often find some top quality scooters being sold for less than £500. However, they tend to come with long service histories, extensive mileages, and no guarantee that it will last for any length of time.

Really, we would say that anything in the £1,000 to £2,000 range can be considered 'cheap'. It just depends on what you expect for your money. Look around online, and most used brand name scooters will set you back around double of the estimate that we have left above.

At £1,000, you can get a new scooter that is in the 50cc range. If you stretch to around £1,500, you can get a quality 125cc scooter that is more than fast enough to suit your own personal needs. That is why we recommend that you always look to get the right model as much as anything. Take a look at the price, of course, but don't discount the importance of getting the right style of bike. For example, do you think you would get much use from a 50cc scooter?

If you don't, then it might be a wiser investment to go straight to a 125cc model. It's all subjective, of course, and it also comes down to your general skill level as a driver. Typically, though, we would suggest that you take as much time as you can to get the right model chosen as soon as you can. The more time that you can take to work out what you want and what you can spend, the easier it is to buy.

Just remember that buying a cheap scooter is not something you have to feel wary about. So long as you buy from the right source, like Direct Bikes, you can get a brilliant deal at great cost.