How to Buy a Scooter Online

How to Buy a Scooter Online

Scooters are a more affordable and more easy-to-maintain form of transportation than a car or even a big motorcycle. You can choose from a variety of different scooter styles to find one that suits the type of riding you plan to do and your budget. You don’t even have to go to a brick-and-mortar showroom to purchase a scooter these days—there are plenty of scooter brands and dealerships that offer online sales. Make sure to do your research before you commit to buying to decide on the best option for you. Soon enough, you’ll be cruising down the road on a shiny new scooter!

Method 1 of 3:
Picking a Style and Brand

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Go for an Italian scooter if you want a timeless, classic look. Scooters first rose to prominence in Italy after World War 2 and Italian scooters have retained their classic look over the decades. Shop for a scooter from a classic Italian brand like Vespa, Lambretta, or Piaggio if you want the most traditional-looking style of scooter. [1] X Research source For example, a scooter from Vespa’s Primavera line of scooters will make you feel like you’re riding around in a 1950s movie. Italian-made scooters have a starting price of around $4000 USD.
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Choose a Japanese scooter if you want something affordable and reliable. Just like cars, you can’t go wrong with a Japanese-made model when you want a scooter that is budget-friendly and long-lasting. Look for a scooter from a Japanese brand like Yamaha, Honda, or Suzuki if reliable performance and cheap maintenance are what you’re most interested in. [2] X Research source For instance, a Honda PCX 150 is a practical all-around scooter with good performance and a stylish appearance. Japanese scooters go for a starting price of about $2000-$2500 USD.
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Opt for a German scooter if you want top-of-the-line performance. German-engineered scooters have sophisticated electronics, high-performance engines, and long-distance cruising capability. Choose a scooter from a German brand like BMW if you want something you can ride comfortably at higher speeds and over longer distances. [3] X Research source For example, BMW’s C series scooters have performance comparable to or better than many cruiser-style motorcycles. Higher performance also has a higher price tag. BMW C series scooters go for more than $13,000 USD, for instance.
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Method 2 of 3:
Choosing an Engine Size

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Get a 50cc or less scooter if you just want to go short distances at low speeds. Scooters with engine sizes of 50ccs or less are small, light, and easy to handle, but only reach speeds of about 35–45 mi (56–72 km) per hour. This means that they are only good for cruising around town on streets with low speed limits and light traffic. [4] X Trustworthy Source Consumer Reports Nonprofit organization dedicated to consumer advocacy and product testing Go to source Under no circumstances can you ride a 50cc scooter on a highway or other high-speed and high-traffic roads. One potential benefit of a 50cc scooter is that, depending on where you live, you might not have to register it as a motor vehicle. So, if you just want to go run quick errands or pop over to a friends house, a 50cc scooter can be a cheap, hassle-free choice. Prices for these types of scooters start around $1000 USD.
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Pick a 125-150cc scooter if you want a light cruising scooter with more power. Scooters with an engine size of 125-150ccs are good all-around scooters for getting around town at speeds of up to 60 mi (97 km) per hour. They have enough power to carry a passenger, but are not powerful enough to ride on highways or freeways. [5] X Trustworthy Source Consumer Reports Nonprofit organization dedicated to consumer advocacy and product testing Go to source Even though these scooters may be able to get up to highway speeds, it’s still not recommended to drive them on highways or freeways because they don’t have fast acceleration and aren’t made to run smoothly at their top speeds. The price range for this type of scooter is about $2800-$4400 USD.
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Select a 250cc scooter if you want one for your daily commute. A scooter with a 250cc engine offers a good balance of power, fuel efficiency, and comfort when you want a scooter for daily transportation. This type of scooter gets up to speeds of about 75 mi (121 km) per hour, so it’s possible to ride them on all types of roads including highways. [6] X Research source For example, if you’re looking for something to get around a large college campus or go to and from your job every day, but don’t want to pay for the expenses of a car like lots of gas and parking, a 250cc scooter could be what you’re looking for. Prices for 250cc scooters start at about $4000 USD.
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Opt for a 400cc or higher scooter if you want to ride on highways often. Scooters with engines of 400cs or more are equivalent to cruising motorcycles. Choose one of these large scooters if you want to travel long distances on highways and freeways comfortably and safely. [7] X Trustworthy Source Consumer Reports Nonprofit organization dedicated to consumer advocacy and product testing Go to source These types of scooters can also comfortably carry a passenger at highway speeds. Note that these types of scooters are large and heavy, so they aren’t as easy to maneuver and handle around town at lower speeds. Prices for scooters with 400cs or more range from about $7500-10,000 USD.
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Method 3 of 3:
Finding and Ordering a Scooter

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Search online for a scooter dealer. Try search terms like “buy a scooter online” or “scooter dealer” to pull up websites where you can buy scooters online. Visit a few different websites until you find one that sells the type of scooter you want to buy. [8] X Research source Make sure any site you plan to order a scooter from is reputable. If you aren’t certain, you can always google customer reviews or look on a site like the Better Business Bureau to make sure a dealer is legit. Vespa, Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki, BMW, and Peugeot are some examples of reputable scooter brands that you can purchase a scooter from online. Different countries have different local scooter warehouse type websites that sell multiple brands of scooters. If you already know you want to buy a scooter from a certain brand, you can order it directly from the manufacturer’s website. For example, you could go to the Vespa or the Yamaha site to find your scooter.
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Choose the model of scooter you want to buy. Browse through the selection of scooters on the dealer’s site. Select a scooter that has the engine size you want and falls within your budget. [9] X Research source You can compare the same scooter or similar scooters on a few different dealership sites to find the best deal.
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Pick a color that you like for the scooter. Just select the color you want from the options available by clicking on the icon or choosing the name from a drop-down menu. Make sure to choose a color of scooter that you’ll enjoy riding around on for years to come! [10] X Research source Some brands of scooters are available in more fun colors than others. For instance, Vespa scooters come in all kinds of bright colors like red, blue, pink, orange, green, yellow, and pretty much any other color you can imagine.
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Add the scooter to your shopping cart. Click “confirm” or any other button that you see for adding the scooter to your cart once you’re sure about your decision. This will allow you to proceed with the purchase. [11] X Research source Every site is different, but the general process for ordering a scooter online is pretty much like shopping online for anything else. If you’ve purchased something online before, it should all be relatively intuitive and easy to do.
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Apply for financing through the dealer’s website if you need it. Some scooter dealers offer financing options to help defer your payments. Look for information about this on your chosen dealer’s website and fill out the form if you qualify. [12] X Research source Even if you don’t qualify for financing or if the dealer doesn’t offer it, you can pay for the scooter with a credit card.
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Proceed through the checkout and enter your payment info. Follow the on-screen prompts to enter your customer details and select any other options that are required to complete the purchase. Enter your credit card or other payment option details at the end to finish ordering your new scooter. [13] X Research source Depending on the dealer, you might be able to choose whether to pick your scooter up from a local showroom or have it delivered to you. You’ll be able to make these selections as you proceed through the checkout.
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Pick up your scooter or wait for it to be delivered. Visit a local showroom to pick up your scooter if you chose this option in the online checkout. Wait for your scooter to be delivered to your home if you selected this option. [14] X Research source Delivery will probably take about 30-90 days, depending on where your scooter is coming from. If you opted for in-store pickup, you might be able to pick up the scooter right away, as long as they have it in stock. You should receive instructions via email about when your scooter is available.
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Method 1 of 3:
Picking a Style and Brand

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1
Go for an Italian scooter if you want a timeless, classic look. Scooters first rose to prominence in Italy after World War 2 and Italian scooters have retained their classic look over the decades. Shop for a scooter from a classic Italian brand like Vespa, Lambretta, or Piaggio if you want the most traditional-looking style of scooter. [1] X Research source For example, a scooter from Vespa’s Primavera line of scooters will make you feel like you’re riding around in a 1950s movie. Italian-made scooters have a starting price of around $4000 USD.
2
Choose a Japanese scooter if you want something affordable and reliable. Just like cars, you can’t go wrong with a Japanese-made model when you want a scooter that is budget-friendly and long-lasting. Look for a scooter from a Japanese brand like Yamaha, Honda, or Suzuki if reliable performance and cheap maintenance are what you’re most interested in. [2] X Research source For instance, a Honda PCX 150 is a practical all-around scooter with good performance and a stylish appearance. Japanese scooters go for a starting price of about $2000-$2500 USD.
3
Opt for a German scooter if you want top-of-the-line performance. German-engineered scooters have sophisticated electronics, high-performance engines, and long-distance cruising capability. Choose a scooter from a German brand like BMW if you want something you can ride comfortably at higher speeds and over longer distances. [3] X Research source For example, BMW’s C series scooters have performance comparable to or better than many cruiser-style motorcycles. Higher performance also has a higher price tag. BMW C series scooters go for more than $13,000 USD, for instance.
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Method 2 of 3:
Choosing an Engine Size

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Get a 50cc or less scooter if you just want to go short distances at low speeds. Scooters with engine sizes of 50ccs or less are small, light, and easy to handle, but only reach speeds of about 35–45 mi (56–72 km) per hour. This means that they are only good for cruising around town on streets with low speed limits and light traffic. [4] X Trustworthy Source Consumer Reports Nonprofit organization dedicated to consumer advocacy and product testing Go to source Under no circumstances can you ride a 50cc scooter on a highway or other high-speed and high-traffic roads. One potential benefit of a 50cc scooter is that, depending on where you live, you might not have to register it as a motor vehicle. So, if you just want to go run quick errands or pop over to a friends house, a 50cc scooter can be a cheap, hassle-free choice. Prices for these types of scooters start around $1000 USD.
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Pick a 125-150cc scooter if you want a light cruising scooter with more power. Scooters with an engine size of 125-150ccs are good all-around scooters for getting around town at speeds of up to 60 mi (97 km) per hour. They have enough power to carry a passenger, but are not powerful enough to ride on highways or freeways. [5] X Trustworthy Source Consumer Reports Nonprofit organization dedicated to consumer advocacy and product testing Go to source Even though these scooters may be able to get up to highway speeds, it’s still not recommended to drive them on highways or freeways because they don’t have fast acceleration and aren’t made to run smoothly at their top speeds. The price range for this type of scooter is about $2800-$4400 USD.
3
Select a 250cc scooter if you want one for your daily commute. A scooter with a 250cc engine offers a good balance of power, fuel efficiency, and comfort when you want a scooter for daily transportation. This type of scooter gets up to speeds of about 75 mi (121 km) per hour, so it’s possible to ride them on all types of roads including highways. [6] X Research source For example, if you’re looking for something to get around a large college campus or go to and from your job every day, but don’t want to pay for the expenses of a car like lots of gas and parking, a 250cc scooter could be what you’re looking for. Prices for 250cc scooters start at about $4000 USD.
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Opt for a 400cc or higher scooter if you want to ride on highways often. Scooters with engines of 400cs or more are equivalent to cruising motorcycles. Choose one of these large scooters if you want to travel long distances on highways and freeways comfortably and safely. [7] X Trustworthy Source Consumer Reports Nonprofit organization dedicated to consumer advocacy and product testing Go to source These types of scooters can also comfortably carry a passenger at highway speeds. Note that these types of scooters are large and heavy, so they aren’t as easy to maneuver and handle around town at lower speeds. Prices for scooters with 400cs or more range from about $7500-10,000 USD.
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Method 3 of 3:
Finding and Ordering a Scooter

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Search online for a scooter dealer. Try search terms like “buy a scooter online” or “scooter dealer” to pull up websites where you can buy scooters online. Visit a few different websites until you find one that sells the type of scooter you want to buy. [8] X Research source Make sure any site you plan to order a scooter from is reputable. If you aren’t certain, you can always google customer reviews or look on a site like the Better Business Bureau to make sure a dealer is legit. Vespa, Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki, BMW, and Peugeot are some examples of reputable scooter brands that you can purchase a scooter from online. Different countries have different local scooter warehouse type websites that sell multiple brands of scooters. If you already know you want to buy a scooter from a certain brand, you can order it directly from the manufacturer’s website. For example, you could go to the Vespa or the Yamaha site to find your scooter.
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Choose the model of scooter you want to buy. Browse through the selection of scooters on the dealer’s site. Select a scooter that has the engine size you want and falls within your budget. [9] X Research source You can compare the same scooter or similar scooters on a few different dealership sites to find the best deal.
3
Pick a color that you like for the scooter. Just select the color you want from the options available by clicking on the icon or choosing the name from a drop-down menu. Make sure to choose a color of scooter that you’ll enjoy riding around on for years to come! [10] X Research source Some brands of scooters are available in more fun colors than others. For instance, Vespa scooters come in all kinds of bright colors like red, blue, pink, orange, green, yellow, and pretty much any other color you can imagine.
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Add the scooter to your shopping cart. Click “confirm” or any other button that you see for adding the scooter to your cart once you’re sure about your decision. This will allow you to proceed with the purchase. [11] X Research source Every site is different, but the general process for ordering a scooter online is pretty much like shopping online for anything else. If you’ve purchased something online before, it should all be relatively intuitive and easy to do.
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Apply for financing through the dealer’s website if you need it. Some scooter dealers offer financing options to help defer your payments. Look for information about this on your chosen dealer’s website and fill out the form if you qualify. [12] X Research source Even if you don’t qualify for financing or if the dealer doesn’t offer it, you can pay for the scooter with a credit card.
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Proceed through the checkout and enter your payment info. Follow the on-screen prompts to enter your customer details and select any other options that are required to complete the purchase. Enter your credit card or other payment option details at the end to finish ordering your new scooter. [13] X Research source Depending on the dealer, you might be able to choose whether to pick your scooter up from a local showroom or have it delivered to you. You’ll be able to make these selections as you proceed through the checkout.
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Pick up your scooter or wait for it to be delivered. Visit a local showroom to pick up your scooter if you chose this option in the online checkout. Wait for your scooter to be delivered to your home if you selected this option. [14] X Research source Delivery will probably take about 30-90 days, depending on where your scooter is coming from. If you opted for in-store pickup, you might be able to pick up the scooter right away, as long as they have it in stock. You should receive instructions via email about when your scooter is available.
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