Choosing the Perfect Street Legal Gas Scooter

By: natisha

Growing traffic jams and escalating fuel prices have really made gas scooters a very attractive option. More and more people opt

to leave their big gas guzzling cars in the garage and hop on a gas scooter that will quickly take them to their destination, help

them alleviate some stress induced by traffic and finding parking as well as save them gas money.

Having made a good case for buying a street legal gas scooter, one is faced with a flood of gas scooters brands and models.

Choosing the perfect gas scooter does not have to be a nerve wrecking experience. To start one must determine the budget for the

acquisition of a scooter, consider the intended use as well as check local scooter laws. Will the scooter be ridden on highways and

expressways? Is a motorcycle license required? Is one person going to be riding or does the scooter need to carry 2 people? What

will the insurance cost?

Gas scooters come in many sizes and flavors. There is a perfect street legal scooter for everyone. From 50cc gas scooters that cost

around $800 to 650cc Suzuki that cost over $7000 the choices are plentiful.

The first step to buying the perfect gas scooter is to call the local DMV, sheriff or police station. Most US States do not require a

special driver license to ride street legal scooters under 50cc. Some States allow people to ride up to 149cc with a car driver

license. Most States do not allow gas scooters under 125cc on highways and expressways.

The budget should also be decided early on. How much will be spent on the perfect scooter under $1000; between $1000 and $2000;

or over $2000?

How big of an engine does the perfect scooter have? Is it a 50cc, 125 to 150cc, 200 to 300cc or a big fat 650cc scooter?

There are 2 main choices when choosing the perfect gas scooter, to buy from a local dealer or order a scooter online. People with

means and needing full service should opt to buy from a local scooter dealer. People with limited budget and / or mechanically

inclined people may consider buying their scooter online.

Street legal gas scooters are fun to ride, economical, easy to maintain and fuel-efficient. Some scooters get over 100 MPG. They

are the perfect choice for whoever wants to save time, money and frustration.

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