What to take into consideration when choosing a scooter
Today's market of scooters literally full of different models, but to choose a good machine is not so simple. You should consider the vehicle's capabilities that are appropriate specifically for you: the age and sex of driver, road, body composition. In addition, you need to find a scooter under that route, which you will ride most often. Everything else, it is important the availability of seats and the price of the scooter.
The engine and transmission scooter
Choose powerful technique, not less than 7 horsepower. Then your fuel consumption will be about 3 liters per 100 km "Engine" of such power practical and convenient for trips around town. However, you should not skimp on the engine. Preferably, it was a Japanese or European production.
Choose the volume of engine not less than 50 cubic centimeters. Such options will not be difficult to find in Western European and Japanese technology. It is with this mark you will need a driver's license. Even if you have learned to ride the scooter, you will need to confirm and place your skill in the SAI.
Do not choose a scooter with an engine capacity of less than fifty cubic centimetres, because you will be uncomfortable to use it in the city (not enough power).
Transmission scooter should last you a long time as it is considered one of the most quality components. In that case, if "fly" belt, you will be able to replace yourself, but the transmission oil will need to changed 1 time per year, no matter how expensive camera you purchased.
Electrical equipment is an important part of the scooter. It includes:
- relay of the generator;
- spark plugs;
- beep etc.
Very good electronics are Japanese scooters. In the apparatus of Japanese production, you only need to change the spark plugs.
You need to choose a scooter where the above parameters is not only the engine but also high-quality, reliable equipment. When operating your vehicle, these devices should not let you down. You need to be prepared for the fact that the battery is able to last for more than 3 years.
Front fork scooter
Also you will need to choose the front fork. In the market of scooters are 3 types:
- the ground;
- the pendulum;
Although all 3 types of front forks will serve you for a long time, the most modern is telescopic. But if you prefer to drive mostly on rough terrain, the best option would be a pendulum fork.
Scooter for travel around town or long distances
If you need a vehicle for trips around town, you need to choose the model with the best maneuverability and speed of acceleration. The volume of the tank must be at least 6 l Front fork needs to be telescopic, of the brake - disk. Excellent choice for driving in the city considered the Yamaha, as well as Dio from Honda.
If you want to buy scooter for travel to the country, it is better to choose a pendulum front fork. It absorbs well driving on uneven roads and potholes. Note location of air filter: bottom intake is more suitable for the city. When driving on rough terrain will need frequent air filter replacement.
If you have already begun the search for a scooter, you probably noticed that the market for 2-seater vehicles represented. The fact that the scooter is designed for one person, more safe and economical. However, some models (Honda's Lead, Suzuki Address) can be attributed to one and a half. You can place behind yourself not too large the passenger.
Popular models of scooters
Most popular scooter from the Japanese manufacturer Yamaha. Good engines marked the model Yamaha Jog, robust body and a durable frame Honda. More sporty models include the Suzuki scooter. Peugeot, Aprilia, Binelli, Vespa - tech European production, its cost is much higher. In any case, the only choice for you. Can only regret to bought the scooter will last you for years.