Scooters at unbeatable prices
Here at Direct Bikes, we love scooters for all the benefits they provide. They look great and are easy to ride – even for complete novices. They are affordable for most and they make everyday life a lot more fun. Whether for the daily commute or to buzz around town at the weekends, scooters are perfect. They are one of the greenest modes of transport, offering excellent all-round performance. Also they're cheap to run, so it's hardly surprising that they are more popular than ever in the UK today.
Direct Bikes are the country's leading scooter suppliers. We have a large range of beautifully designed, unbeatably priced styles. They come in 50cc or 125cc, ideal for both urban environments and on open roads. We've sold thousands of bikes to satisfied customers around the country. To make things even easier, we've also streamlined our ordering process. Choose your scooter in the style and colour you want and add any extra features. Check out and it will be delivered to your door within three working days. Or if you want it sooner, choose our next day delivery service! There's never been a better time to buy. And there's no better place to find your new set of wheels at prices you'll love than right here at Direct Bikes.
Why buy a scooter?
There are many reasons buying a motor scooter makes a lot of sense. Here are of the main ones:
- Cheap to buy and great value for money, especially if you order one online from Direct Bikes!
- Engines under 150cc cost around 50% less in road tax than a car each year.
- There is no MOT certificate required for vehicles less than three years old.
- Economic, around 70 miles per gallon (some even more than that). Compare that to the average of around 50 mpg for a small car, and you can see why they make sense.
- Parking is a breeze. Finding a space is pretty stress-free, and in many cities you won't have to pay for parking. Chances are you'll also be able to park closer to your destination, and you won't have to pay a congestion charge.
- Low running costs, and are cheaper for commuting compared with cars or public transport.
- Getting from A to B on one of our vehicles is one of the most efficient ways to get about – saving you time, and money. Not only will you have freedom, but you won't have to suffer long commutes on overcrowded public transport.
- Takes up less room and are easier to store than a car.
- You can ride a 50cc Scooter aged 16, and a 125cc bike at 17, although certain restrictions apply (see below).
Find the scooter that's right for you
All our 50cc bikes have high performance four stroke engines that deliver excellent fuel economy. They still offer all the power you need for zipping about town and getting to and from work or college. Even with a top speed of 30mph, they'll do everything you need. Choosing a 50cc is the ideal choice if you're new to motorcycling, they are easier to ride and light to handle. All our vehicles are fully automatic with a twist-and-go accelerator and an electronic push-start button. Even if you're new to the road, you'll be riding with confidence in next to no time. Our 50cc range also come with a lockable under seat storage compartment. It has plenty of room for keeping your personal items safely tucked away.
Sporty, classic or retro?
We have eight different 50cc designs to choose from. You'll easily find one of models that not only suits your budget and typical usage, but also aligns with your own personal style. Our Sports design has sleek lines, a lightweight, balanced body, and great ticket price. It's one of our most popular styles and comes in a choice of seven exciting colours. The Ninja is another popular choice, especially with younger buyers, thanks to its race-inspired and edgier design. Then there's our Retro style, which appeals to buyers looking for that classic 70s look. Five other styles complete the range: the Scorpion, Spyder, Viper, Tommy, and Milan.
Each one has distinctive looks and features, and all are available in a choice of colours, as well as two-tone combinations on certain designs.
Looking for a bit more power?
If you're looking for a model that packs a bit more of a punch without having to spend a fortune, one of our 125cc bikes will do the job. Their four-stroke engines are capable of a top speed of 60 mph. With these, you'll have all the acceleration you need to negotiate downtown traffic to get to work on time. That extra power also means a more comfortable ride if you're heading for the open roads, or with a passenger on the back. With the same auto twist-and-go control as our 50cc, handling is every bit as easy to master on the 125cc models. Even with the added engine capacity, they are still affordable and fuel efficient. All this while also being kinder to the environment with their low carbon emissions.
Stylish, streamlined and practical
There are eight, great-value models in our 125cc range. As before, each one is available in a choice of colours and some in two-tone combinations. The Spyder is a streamlined design that looks stunning in pure black or white. The Milan oozes Italian styling and is available in black, silver or red. All three colour choices are offset with a classic brown seat. The Tommy is a popular choice for buyers looking for something a bit more retro and with bags of street cred. Other choices in the 125cc series include the Cobra, Scorpion, Cruiser, Classic, and Viper. All 125cc designs have a lockable under-seat storage compartment to keep your items safe while parked up or on the move.
Choose your colour
With so many models to choose from, deciding which one to buy can be tricky. Take your time looking around, and use our 360-degree tool to look at the design from all angles first. It also lets you zoom in for a closer inspection. Once you've selected your colour, check for any special offers, such as free top boxes and windscreens. These are available on some styles, but you can also order them separately. Then you're ready to proceed to check out and complete your purchase.
Great prices, quality guaranteed
We supply direct to the customer so there is no middle man to pay. This means we can pass on all savings to you and keep our prices low. Unbeatable prices are only one of the reasons we're the UK's number one scooter brand. Both celebrities and ordinary riders love our vehicles. This is because they look great, easy to ride, cheap to run and maintain, and made to the highest standard using quality materials. Every vehicle we sell comes with a 12 month guarantee, with the option of extending it for added peace of mind. We also supply parts and accessories, which you can order over the phone or online.
How to order your scooter today
Ordering online couldn't be simpler. Once you've selected the model and colour, you can choose the delivery option that suits you best. Standard delivery takes up to three working days and our driver will deliver it to your door. But if you can't wait that long, you can opt for next day delivery by paying an extra charge. We deliver your vehicle fully assembled, apart from the wing mirrors (which are easy to fit). All you have to do is fit the battery and any other accessories. Top up the tank with unleaded petrol and start your new bike!
Age restrictions on scooters
To ride a 50cc in the UK, you should be at least 16 years of age. Also you must have a provisional licence and have completed compulsory basic training (CBT). Completing this basic training allows you to go on public roads, with L-plates of course. You must complete your full motorcycle test within two years or repeat CBT. The CBT comprises learning key riding skills and safety training. You aren't allowed to ride on motorways or take passengers until you've got a full UK motorcycle licence. The minimum age for riding a 125cc Scooter is 17, and you also need to have completed a CBT test. You have to display L-plates until you pass the UK motorcycle test. Also, you can't take passengers or ride on motorways until then.
Staying safe on your scooter
It goes without saying that safe riding and showing respect to other road users and pedestrians is very important. If you're new to riding, it will take some time before you start to feel more confident out on the road. But even if you have experience, there are key skills you need to stay safe. Here are some of our top tips:
- Be seen by wearing high visibility clothing to make sure you're more visible by other road users
- Be aware of other vehicles. Always try and position yourself so that drivers can see you in their rear-view mirror
- Remember to keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front. This is so you've got plenty of time to stop and get a better view of the road ahead. Doing so will also make you more visible to the driver in front
- Don't forget to check the road behind you before making a manoeuvre. Always use your mirrors and have a quick glance over your shoulder
- Stay alert at all times and expect the unexpected, especially when riding in traffic