Thinking of owning a scooter?
Well you're in a fine company of smart people who like to have fun.
- Scooters are more budget-friendly than motorcycles. Depending on engine size, you can buy a new scooter for as low as $1,000.
- Most scooters average more than 70 mpg, with some getting almost 100 mpg.
- You can fill a scooter’s gas tank for less than $5.
- Electric scooters render gas prices moot.
- Scooters are easier to mount than motorcycles, equating to easier maneuverability.
- Besides a helmet, scooters require no special riding gear, allowing you to ride to work in a suit.
- Scooters are faster than mopeds, blending effortlessly with the pace of city traffic.
- Scooters are easier to park than cars and motorcycles. Most cities allow scooters to be chained to trees, street lamps and bike racks.
- The first motor scooter, an auto-fauteuil, was invented in France in 1902.
- The first contemporary motorized scooter was invented in 1946 by Enrico Piaggio.
- Vespa, the name of the Piaggio’s first scooter, means “wasp” in Italian.
- The Vespa gained international recognition in 1953 when Audrey Hepburn rode one with Gregory Peck in Roman Holiday.
- The United States is the only nation in the free world to have had a politician named “Scooter” (Libby).
- There are more scooters than cars in Vietnam.