Why I Love My Scooter | Scooter vs. Motorcycle vs. Car

I drive a 2011 Honda PCX125 scooter as my primary mode of transportation. Here’s why I love it even more than my Harley Davidson or any other motorcycle.

To recap:
1. No warm up time.
2. Easier to park and maneuver.
3. Lots of storage under seat.
4. Cheaper
5. No smelling like gas and exhaust.

I also talk about how I deal with safety and weather issues. Is a scooter a viable alternative to a car? Let me know in the comments!

4 thoughts on “Why I Love My Scooter | Scooter vs. Motorcycle vs. Car

  1. Janet

    This is great! I have a couple of questions:
    1. Do you need a special license to drive a scooter?
    2. Can you drive it on regular roads and highways just like a car or motorcycle?
    3. How do you prevent it from being stolen? Do you chain it up like a bicycle, or something?

    I live in Minnesota, so it would be possibly tough to drive it during the winter, but maybe in the Spring/Summer/Fall.


    1. Mike And Lauren Post author

      Great questions that I should have addressed in the video.

      1. In most states you don’t need a motorcycle license if the scooter is under 50cc. But the “49cc” ones only get up to about 30-35 mph. My scooter is 125cc and it’s not uncommon for them to be 150, 250, or 400. I would recommend getting your motorcycle license and getting something in the 125-250cc range. For reference, most regular motorcycles have engines between 600-1200cc.

      2. If you get one of the 150cc or higher you can drive it on any roads you want. I don’t drive mine on the highway because I’m on the lower side of engine size. But our regular roads here in florida have 45-55mph speed limits and the freeway is 70mph.

      3. I might not be the right person to ask, because in general I’m very trusting of people with this stuff. I drive friends crazy because I don’t lock the doors of their car. When I had my truck I actually just had the ignition wired with a switch. So technically it was always unlocked and anyone could have started it and drove away with a flick of the switch. I’ve just never had any problems in my entire life so it’s something I choose not to worry about until I have a problem.

      That being said, scooters generally have “steering locks.” So you turn the wheel all the way to one side and lock the steering column in place. It makes it so someone can’t just walk away with it.

      1. bee ry

        Well out here in NY if you don’t chain it up or do anything, kiss it goodbye. People will pull up with their trucks, have 2 of them pick it up scratch that vin number off and sell that for cash. And they got 5 other bikes they just lifted on deck, ready for sale. Dont be naive, and keep something sharp or heavy on you in case you gotta run down on someone trying to take what’s yours, and lock your stuff up.


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