Petrol moped – not just for fun
Buying a gasoline moped is a great way to have fun on the road without emptying your bank account. In the past, scooters have been used primarily by teenagers to get to and from friends’ houses, school or college. You can often see them admiring each other’s scooters outside cafes etc. The most popular models are Vespa, Lambretta, Piaggio and the smaller Honda models.
This trend is now starting to show signs of change, the main reason being the recent increase in gasoline prices and heavy city traffic, therefore more and more commuters are looking to gasoline moped as a reliable way to move around the city.
Scooter companies are beginning to recognize this and are producing higher spec models to attract more mature bucks to them. One of the biggest producers is Honda, which has an impressive range of higher horsepower scooters such as the Silver Wing; Sleek and stylish, this impressive petrol moped has a smooth liquid-cooled twin-cylinder engine and Honda’s acclaimed V-matic transmission. The Silver Wing has a seating capacity of two and tons of storage for that hard-to-stack briefcase and a spare motorcycle helmet.
If you want the comfort of the Silver Wing but with a smaller engine, the Honda Reflex is a great option. From city streets to country lanes to long stretches of highway, the Reflex petrol moped is built for any number of rides. Its smooth 249cc engine, automatic transmission and comfortable seating for two give you what you need to get going, wherever the day takes you.
The Piaggio X9 Evolution 500 is an excellent petrol moped and meets all needs. Agile, easy to handle and the most compact of all maxi scooters. Once out of town, it can change character and open up to wide open spaces with remarkable ease. The X9 has a top speed of 98 mph, comes with disc brakes and an on-board computer.
It’s worth considering using a scooter or small motorcycle to get around town or those short trips to the store or football game where you can just park and forget. You’ll be amazed at how much you’ll save on insurance premiums and especially gas. One fill-up will probably meet your average commuting needs for a month, so why not make your next vehicle a gas-powered moped?