Motorcycles or scooters, has been one of the hottest topics of debate for decades and will continue in the future as well. Bikes stand for good looks, high speed and unmatched power whereas, scooters are more convenient, easy to maintain, and fuel-efficient.
However, if you are planning to get a two-wheeler for yourself, you should look at all the features of both the available options, and then take the final decision.
Following are the smart benefits that a scooter offer over motorcycle -
For quick and short-distance rides, a scooter is your best option. This is because its structure and machinery are best for quick hops from one place to another. The ease of mobility, rapid acceleration, and lightweight build, make scooters the right choice for everyone.
On the other hand, motorcycles are generally best suited for longer distances due to their excellent range of functionalities. Bikes have features like high engine capacity, shock absorbers, and bigger fuel tank, which make them ideal for highway commutes.
Scooters are incredibly convenient to ride, thanks to their gearless operation. The ease of riding makes it comfortable to be used by almost everyone in the family. Besides, bikes have a complex process due to the gear system installed in them. When someone learns to ride, they prefer using gearless scooters for their hassle-free usage. On the other hand, bikes have a cult following, and hardcore biking enthusiasts don't mind pressing the clutch and shifting gears.
Want a two-wheeler that has a lot of storage space? Opt for scooters. Scooters have ample storage space, thanks to the wide front carrier, spacious foot space, and extra boot space.
Even bikes have an option to attach a side carrier, but most bikers avoid that as it reduces the bike's aesthetic appeal!
There's not much to differentiate between a bike's and scooter's safety. However, a scooter can be considered a bit safer than a bike, courtesy its lower top speed and manageable height and weight.
Besides, the wheels of scooters are small and covered, which makes it safer for women riders and pillions wearing Indian attire like sari, scarf, or dupatta.
Maintenance of a motorcycle is more expensive and tedious as compared to a scooter. A bike's complex mechanism and structure make the servicing more complicated and time taking. On the contrary, scooters have a simple structure and do not demand much maintenance.
Since a scooter is meant for riding short distances, pushing it for commuting longer distances on bad roads might increase its maintenance cost.
So, from the benefits mentioned above, it is clear that scooters are the best two-wheelers for travelling short distances comfortably. The gear-less operation makes it easier for almost everyone to learn how to ride it. However, if you seek thrill and adventure, there's nothing as fun as riding a motorcycle.
Whichever two-wheeler you choose for yourself, don't forget to get it insured with comprehensive two wheeler insurance. A two-wheeler without insurance will attract a fine of Rs. 2000 as per the latest Motor Vehicle Act.