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First time browser? Not sure where to start? Let us help you find the scooter that's right for you

Before you go browsing the site why not start here and learn how to go about selecting what scooter may be right for you.

What is that you need to do on your scooter? Think about the roads you’ll be using and the speed of the surrounding road users. It will help to use the guide chart below provided by Piaggio to narrow down your choice. You can then think about the style of scooter you require.

Maximum speeds are a guide only and are affected by load and weather conditions. Extended and continuous operation should be around 80-85 percent of the maximum speed capability and maximum speed reserved for intermittent bursts.

50cc scooters are speed limited to 50km/h by law and allow car licence holders in Qld, WA, NT and SA to ride on a car licence.


50cc scooters are speed limited
(by law) to 50km/h.
Best suited for local suburban travel
on 40, 50, and 60km/h speed-limited
roads and the congested inner city


125-150cc scooters are best suited
for local travel, continuous travel on
80km/h roads and brief commutes
on 100km/h speed- limited roads 


200cc scooters are best suited for
local travel and continuous travel on
100km/h roads and brief commutes
on 110km/h speed-limited roads


250cc scooters are best suited for
local travel and continuous travel on
110km/h roads



Over 250cc scooters are best suited
for local travel and continuous travel
on 110km/h roads. Extra power
provides more relaxed highway
riding and overtaking abilities. 





Other Tips

Think about a budget that you wish to spend on your scooter. Scooters new will start in price for as little as $1500 for a 50 cc and go up to $15000 for a maxi styled scooter that's go anywhere. So it's important to set yourself a comfortable price range and stick to it. The price of scooters will certainly reflect quality and capability so when choosing a scooter remember you will get what you pay for.

Sure some brands are better quality then others but generally you will find that price ranges reflect brand, quality and capacity. Also remember that most prices if stating Recommended Retail Price will not reflect "On Road Costs" (+ ORC) so you will need to take into account these additional costs and taxes. On road costs are generally made up of Registration, Government Taxes, Insurances and Dealer Pre Delivery Costs.

An Example: if your purchasing a 125 cc scooter that's new with a Recommended Retail Price (RRP) of around $3500 you may need to add $500 - $700 for On Road Costs depending on the dealer. It's far better to factor this in whilst setting your budget.The lower the scooters cost then generally the lower the On Road Costs as insurance and taxes are lowered also. On the flip side the higher the capacity and cost the higher the On Road Costs will be. has both New and Used scooters being advertised for sale. New Scooters advertised on the site are from the dealer network trading various brands across Australia and include ORC. Used scooters are from both the general public and the dealer network. If your buying a used scooter from a member of the public make sure it has a good service history. You will also most likely have to pay transfer fees or taxes to your state traffic authority. 

But before you start searching take a look at the models that are available for sale in Australia in our Scooter Catalogue. Scooters are split by capacity as this generally is the first port of call when choosing a scooter. To start searching the Scooter Catalogue use the drop down "Choose Your Scooter" menu at the top of the site or enter the Scooter Catalogue here. Once entered if you are brand aware then choose the brand that interests you from the menu selection on the left hand side of the scooter catalogue. 

Once you've narrowed down your selection do a search within the site and browse the related articles, news and reviews on the scooter you have selected. If you cant find this information easily then just use the Google Search Tool at the top of the website, type in the keywords and click on Search. Once you have gathered all the information you need then last of all you can use the large buttons on the home page to go directly to the new or used scooter listings or just use the "Scooter Classified" drop down menu to select the type of classifieds you would like to browse. You might even just wish to find your nearest dealer for a particular brand and you can do that here

For more start up scooter related information The Australian Scooter Federation have released a six part video that will also help you in your quest to own and ride a scooter. Covering all the basics the video covers topics like safety and riding tips. You can start to view the video here

You can see other FAQ's here. And a guide to types of Insurance here. would like to take the time to Thankyou for visiting the site and we hope we can make your decision to purchase a scooter an easier one.



published 26/06/2009


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