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Local Paper Reports On Surge Of Scooter Sales

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Colin Guy reports on the recent surge of scooter sales in today’s Beaumont Enterprise *. To read his article, click HERE. (Note: The $2,600 saving mentioned in the report includes annual fuel cost, motorcycle registration fee, and insurance.)–Lorenzo

Take it easy, 120mpg. Ride it wide-open, 80mpg. Aprilia SR50 Di-Tech 2-stroke direct fuel-injected scooter. Take that Toyota Prius (and eat that Hummer)!

*Maybe it’s time for you to visit one of our local scooter stores especially if you have been thinking about getting one, and they are:

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Thursday, May 15, 2008 10:01 pm

    Let me list how my scooter has saved me money last year1.
    1. Purchased Scooter $4,000.
    2. TTL $250.00
    3. Learn to ride course $165.00.
    4. Tag and Inspection $45.00
    5. Insurance $80.00
    6. Helmet $110.
    7. Jacket $110
    8. Boots $89.00
    9. Camra $150.
    10. Sandblast II rally $200
    11. Hill country ride $350.
    12. Plug kit $12.
    13. Gloves $35.
    This gives a grand total of $5,698. Spent with a scooter worth $3,200
    so we have a net loss of $2,498.
    I do not believe I saved $2,498 on fuel. I believe I am in the red.
    A scooter will never pay for itself on fuel savings.
    Scooters are like the Master Card advertisement (Priceless)
    The ride and the people make it worth every penny spent.

    Happy Scoot

    ED

  2. Friday, May 16, 2008 7:36 pm

    I hear you Ed. However, when I leave the Civic at home and get on that scooter, I am covering the same distance while using less gas, emitting less pollutants, leaving less carbon footprint and saving more money. The part about putting a big smile on my face, meeting nice people, and enjoying great food are just wonderful bonuses that come with riding a scooter. Simplification and less-dependence are fun!–Lorenzo

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