I am buying a scooter/ moped but know nothing about them and am desperate to talk/ read/ watch something that is in the UK and can help me. How much do new scooters/ mopeds cost? What about helmets, gloves etc? Which makes are good and which aren't? How much is insurance, petrol, road tax, MOT?
Any help will be appreciated.
"How much do new scooters/ mopeds cost?"
A moped is anything under 50cc. A scooter is just a style of bike, and it has no relevance to the engine size.
New mopeds cost anything from £1,000 to £3,500, depending on which brand you buy.
"What about helmets, gloves etc?"
Buy the best you can afford. They may save your life one day.
"Which makes are good…"
Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha and any European brand.
"…and which aren't?"
"How much is insurance…"
That depends on around 50 different factors, which will be unique to you and your circumstances. Only an insurance company can answer that question.
Where I live, it's £1.27 a litre.
£17 a year.
The fee for a moped is £29.65. If any work needs to be done to get the bike through the test, you will have to pay for it.
You have to look yourself for insurance costs, petrol costs depends how much you intend to ride and the price at the local petrol station.
Helmets must be golden sticker certified, you can go to any bike shop and pick a helmet to your budget. It is strongly advisable to wear full PPE. Yes it may seem nice to jump on a bike with your Normal clothes but they don't protect you from gravel rash and skin replacement.
You need a CBT as a bare minimum to start riding bikes.
Keep away from Chinese brands, which are cheap but not reliable. I would go for any of the top brands.
Go to your local bike shop to find the info your needing
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