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Ten reasons why a scooter is a top choice in Nepal.

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Whether it's being able to get on your bike at 18, a less intimidating amount of power, fuel efficiency, speeding up your commute, or something else, there are loads of reasons why a scooter could be the best choice for you over the motorcycle and other vehicles.  If you’ve never owned or ridden a motorcycle before, the prospect of getting one can be scary. If powerful bikes aren’t for you, but you still want the thrill and freedom a car may not be able to give, then getting a scooter is a great option. Here are ten compelling reasons that prove why you should pick a scooter:

Starting early:

Anyone aged 18 or over can start learning to ride a scooter for your own experience and in order to get a license. To ride your scooter on public roads, you’ll first need to get your licence. Once you’ve got this, which allows you to ride your scooter on public roads. In order to get a license, you have to approach the Department of Transport Management in your local area to apply for the driver license. You can find the address locations near to your area under heading office locations & contacts dotm.gov.np page. You should be there around early as possible, to get things done.

Not too powerful:

Scooters, in general, are not as powerful as motorbikes, which is great if you’re a first-time buyer. Too much power can make handling tricky and if you’re not an experienced rider, it can be easy to lose control. Motorcycle engines can range in size from 150cc to 2,000cc (and even more in some cases), while most scooter engines range from 50cc to 300cc. Scooters of 50cc can get up to 30mph on average and some reach a top speed of 40mph, while 250cc scooters can typically hit a top speed of 75mph. If you’re based in a city or town and will only need the scooter for short journeys, a 100cc will be perfect, but if you’re looking to travel a little further, you might want something with a bit more powerful engines.

Easy to handle:

The prospect of owning and riding a scooter on public roads can be daunting for a beginner, especially when roads are becoming increasingly congested. But due to the lightweight and nimble nature of a scooter, handling is easy – allowing you to filter safely through traffic. Scooters also have a smaller wheelbase than motorcycles, making them easier to handle at slower speeds.

Fuel efficient:

Scooters are extremely fuel efficient, meaning you won’t have to refuel every time you go for a ride. As with all vehicles, how fuel efficient a scooter is will depend on the engine size (and the way you ride).  In general, a 50cc scooter averages 100 miles per gallon (mpg), while a standard car offers around 50 mpg. A Fiat 500 for instance, offers 59 mpg, while a Yamaha Zuma 50F boasts an average of 132 mpg.

Skip the queue:

Legally, scooters can take full advantage of the lanes in many areas, so you can skip the queue and make good time on the road if you choose one as a scooter.  Zipping through city traffic is also a great benefit, making commuting a lot easier, faster and less stressful. Scooters are also small enough to squeeze into the tightest of parking spaces and the best part is they are small and easy to park.

Cheaper to buy:

Whether it’s new or used, getting a scooter is usually cheaper than buying a car or motorbike. Of course, this all depends on the year, make, model, engine size and other factors, but buying a scooter instead of a car or motorbike can save you money. For the price of 2 lakhs, you’re looking at a brand new 125cc scooter, whereas if you were to spend the same amount on a car or bike, you’d be lucky to get them, forget about getting a car in Nepal but we can get used motorbike.

Cheap to insure and tax:

As well as being cheaper to buy, scooters are usually a lot cheaper to insure than cars and motorbikes. There are many different types of insurance options available, and you can even get in many places in Nepal. Scooters and motorcycles are also far cheaper to tax than cars.  In addition to this, the maximum insure fee and tax for a scooter or standard motorcycle is only Rs 5000 – approximately may be  Rs 7000 cheaper than the cost to a car.

No hassle:

The easy-to-use nature of scooters is what makes them so attractive. While some scooters are designed with a clutch and gears, most are not – they are simply twist-and-go.  These automatic beauties are easy to ride and handle, making commuting far less taxing on the rider. This also means that it doesn’t take long to go from complete beginner to scooter pro, even if you are a first-time buyer.

Eco-friendly:

One of the most appealing things about scooters is how eco-friendly they are.  Producing approximately 72% less CO2 than the average car. Scooters are better for the environment than many other vehicles on the road. All those extra miles per gallon you get from a scooter really do add up, and you’ll burn far less fuel each year on two wheels than four.  That’s good for the planet and great for your bank balance. For extra eco-points, you could look into an electric scooter instead of a traditional petrol-powered model.

Road-friendly:

Small in size, scooters help to reduce traffic congestion because they only take up a small portion of road space.  The lightweight nature of a scooter also helps to minimise the amount of damage caused to the roads, which in turn lessens the number of road repairs required. Less queue on the road when you are travelling. However, scooter and motorcycle riders are exempt from this – another reason why a scooter can be a popular option for a first-time buyer looking to save some money. Whether you're eager to get on the road earlier than car users, or you're attracted to the low running costs, there are plenty of reasons why getting a scooter is a great option.

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