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Why a scooter is perfect for a city commuter

I've long been a fan of scooters for their cost of ownership, practicality and reliability. But there's a few more reasons why I think a scooter is better than a full size motorcycle if you're commuting within a city.



Ok let's get this out of the way, a motorcycle wins only when you have to get on the freeway. Otherwise, a scooter can do pretty much everything else a big bike could.

1. Cost of ownership for a scooter is low. You can get a 150cc Chinese scooter for less than $1000. In fact if you do your due diligence you can score one for as cheap as a few hundred dollars. Insurance can be as cheap as $5 a month or $60 a year. Parts are cheap, you can buy almost any part for a GY6 150cc motor on Ebay or Amazon. Tires cost as little as $20, brakes $9 for a set and a new carburetor is as cheap as $15. Most 150cc scooters can average to about 75-80mpg.

2. Reliable. I've owned several GY6 scooters over the past 5 years, They're simple to maintain and run forever...…

Chinese Scooter Review

Hey folks,

It's been a while since I've posted. To date I've bought and sold 26 motorcycles and scooters in the last 5 years. One of the type of bikes I really enjoy flipping are Chinese scooters. I was in Taiwan in the Fall and saw their scooter culture. It's rather impressive, their infrastructure for scooters is amazing and you'll see thousands of them on the road!

Seeing all those Chinese scooters proved to me that they're reliable. Think about it, the manufacturers churn out millions of these puppies a year. The kind that I saw on the streets of Taipei and Taichung were mainly Chinese made. Most of them have been to hell and back, but they run!

Once I got back to the states, I started planning on buying a scooter. Through some networking and deals I made, I scored a Jonway 150cc scooter from a friend. This thing had a few miles when I got it. I quickly started customizing it with a stereo system and a vinyl wrap.
A few months later the scooter has almost 90…