Gas Prices Got You Down? Buy a Scooter!

While the price of gasoline has skyrocketed over the past year, many commuters have turned to creative ways to help ease the pain at the pump.  One of these ways is buying a scooter.

According to an article written by Catherine Clifford for CNN Money, scooter sales are up 66% in the first six months of 2008 when compared to the same period in 2007.  Considering many scooters get 80 MPG or better, it’s certainly easy to see why they’ve become so popular as of late.

In Clifford’s article, Paolo Timoni, president of the company which owns Vespa, a popular brand of scooters, talks about the transition in the perception and usage of scooters:

“About 5 years ago, most people were buying the motor scooter more as a recreational product to enjoy on the weekend.  Nowadays, most of the people that buy this vehicle buy them as an alternative transportation vehicle.”

If gas prices continue to climb as many analysts are predicting, I’m sure more and more people will begin to look into getting one of these vehicles as their primary mode of transportation – especially if they live in an urban area.

[Read more…]

SEO Powered By SEOPressor