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The Diet Guy
I am thinking of getting a little 125cc scooter to go to work on parking at the hospital is a nightmare now and I drive a big 7 seater tank all of 2 miles everyday there and it takes me 20 minutes.

Anyway has anyone got a scooter? What should I be looking for? What does it cost to insure? Are they fun to drive? etc etc.

I have seen a site that sells them brand new for 699 quid and they look ok but I am totally new to bikes having only ever driven cars before.


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S: 22st3lb C: 21st8lb G: 14st7lb BMI: 44.6 Loss: 0st9lb(2.89%)
Pros & Cons

Pros - Far less Road Tax, Insurance, running costs etc.
Nippy (? mine was restricted to 30mph)
Less stress on the legs than a bicycle.

Cons - Realistically having to wear the correct clothing - leathers in hot
All those hugely stressed four-wheeled vehicle drivers that
plastered over the front of their vehicle!

There's also this argument, if you are only travelling 2 miles, why not walk? It'll soon only take you 30 mins to do that far and will only cost you shoe leather
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Two wheels are definitely better than four Mike.

I confess I don’t know too much about the 125cc market as it has been a while since I had something like that. However, production has come on a lot so, I am sure they are both nippy and reliable.

I find that driving a car I suffer from frustration at other drivers, almost a non violent road rage type thing, yet on a motorbike, I am more alert, more free, calmer and certainly more happy.

Go for it mate. You will be on a Harley before Christmas :D :D
How about cycling? Would probably take about the same amount of time, and Norwich is very flat so you probably wouldn't even get that sweaty!

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