Say goodbye to peak-hour
Remember when peak-hour use to be an hour? I don’t know about you but living in Auckland seems to be less of peak-hour and more of peak-day. I mean, seriously how bad is the traffic these days. I am sure we have all experienced the grind, sitting in our cars, head back on the headrest, crawling along at 6km/h. Then suddenly this scooter rider sails past as if you didn’t exist, wind in their hair. The only thing that makes you feel a little better is if it is raining. But even that is short lived as you quickly see them disappearing into the distance and the reality of your traffic situation comes crashing back.
I’ve never really cared much for scooters. I guess I never really understood why you wouldn’t just buy a motorbike. But lately, I have had a change of heart. I know understand the idea. I see their purpose. They have benefits that car drivers could only dream of. Here is a list of what those benefits are.
Scooters make life so much easier in the city.They are cheap on fuel, get free parking in a lot of places, easily cut through traffic and if they are under 50cc you don’t even need a motorcycle licence!
FREE Parking Spots!
Here is a list of all of the free parking spots available in Auckland City. There is no time limit and you can park here 24/7.
Cheap on fuel
Scooter are economical. Everyone knows the sound of a scooter. That tiny little engine runs on the smell of an oily rag. Did you know that most scooters will travel 100km on anywhere between 1.5 – 2.7L of fuel. Some people go months in between filling their tank.
No Bike Licence Required Under 50cc
If you hold a New Zealand Driver Licence you are able to ride a moped, or a scooter under 50cc. It is not until you exceed this engine size that you are required to obtain a Motorcycle Licence.