Is it better to have a scooter or a motorcycle in a big city?

The simple answer to this question is, whatever you feel more comfortable on.  Big city riding is 95% mental.  It really doesn’t matter how fast you can squirt across the intersection, or how small of a space you can fit between.  What is important, is that maneuvering your motorcycle is so comfortable, it takes a…

Scooter safety vs. motorcycles

If you drive where the roads are smooth, without potholes, or speed bumps, or other pavement irregularities, there’s probably not much difference. When you encounter holes in the road, a scooter’s smaller tires can be deflected more easily, because they generate less gyroscopic effect. Also, a motorcycle’s larger tire will roll over some holes that…

Risk of riding a scooter vs riding a motorcycle vs driving a car?

I am a potential new scooter owner. I have never owned a motorcycle or scooter so it would be my first time on two wheels. I figured I would get a scooter over a motorcycle as it might be easier/less dangerous than say a street bike. I’ve been saving money and am looking to purchase…

Comparison of moped, scooter and motorcycle crash risk and crash severity.

Author information 1 Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q), Queensland University of Technology, 130 Victoria Park Road, Kelvin Grove, 4059 Brisbane, Australia. [email protected] Abstract The increased popularity of mopeds and motor scooters in Australia and elsewhere in the last decade has contributed substantially to the greater use of powered two-wheelers (PTWs)…

How do you decide between a scooter and a motorcycle?

Let us know the difference between scooter and Motorcycle Training: When it comes to scooters vs motorcycles, motorcycles are usually harder to learn to ride but have larger engines and top speeds, while scooters are more fuel efficient, cheaper and have better maneuverability. This makes scooters a good choice for urban commuters. Ease of Learning…

Why is it safe to own a moped instead of a motorcycle?

Obviously people who ride them feel safer, since they rarely seem to wear safety gear, but my personal experience is very different. Bigger bikes are perceived to be more dangerous because they’re heavier, noisier and more powerful (all factors that actually reduce the danger, in my experience). Smaller Wheels Less stable than a motorcycle with…

Scooters more dangerous than motorcycles?

Assuming that one rides a motorcycle “sensibly”, shouldn’t a scooter of equivalent power be more dangerous due to less visibility and smaller wheel size? In other words, are scooters safer simply due to the fact they are purchased by more “responsible” riders, who are less likely to hit the mountain twisties? Or is there some…