Leanring to Ride F.A.Qs

1. How much does it cost to run a scooter?
2. How often do I need to have my bike serviced?
3. Can I carry a pillion passenger?
4. How much is road tax for a scooter or motorcycle cost?
5. How economical is a scooter?
6. How often do scooters need servicing, and how much does it cost?
7. What should I wear while on my scooter/motorcycle?

How much does it cost to run a scooter?

Fuel economy: 80 - 100 mpg.

Insurance: There are numerous variables that affect your insurance (location, garage, insurance history). We recommend getting a few quotes before committing to an insurer. We regularly use Lexham and MCE.

Maintenance: Many maintenance items are related to mileage and the way you use your bike (for example do you use your scooter for short journeys, round town or commute longer distances on higher speed roads).

How often do I have my bike serviced?

It is vital for your safety and the safety of other road users to ensure that you scooter is correctly maintained. A regular service history is also important when trading your scooter for a newer model. Servicing is carried out at regular intervals but many of our items are related to mileage and the way you use your bike (for example do you use your scooter for short journey round town, commute longer distances, or use your scooter off road).

Can I carry a pillion passenger?

Yes with a full motorcycle licence on any scooter/motorbike.

How much is road tax for a scooter or motorcycle cost?

The current prices for one year’s road tax are:

  • 50cc - £16.00
  • 125cc - £16.00
  • 150-400cc - £35.00
  • 401-600cc - £53.00
  • 600cc+ - £74.00

How economical is a scooter?

In terms of fuel consumption most two-stroke scooters can achieve around 65 to 75mpg of unleaded petrol and a four-stroke model 125-250cc will achieve up to 90mpg but it does depend on things like the speed you pull off if you take it steady your petrol can last longer.

How often do scooters need servicing, and how much does it cost?

Subject to the make and model you purchase serving guidelines and price very it is best to check the manufactures handbook for these and if you would like a price please give us a call (01332 881 882).

What should I wear while on my scooter/motorcycle?

For the ultimate protection and warmth it is worth investing in proper motorcycle clothing. A helmet is a legal requirement it is also worth while purchasing some good gloves as hands can get very cold and they are also good protection. A sturdy jacket, waterproof and armoured is best. We also recommend thick trousers, like jeans unless you purchase some waterproof or armoured trousers. Snug boots which can’t easily be pulled off are of benefit and bright florescent/reflective clothing is also recommended during dark nights and the dull winter period.