Scooters are motorcycles characterized by their step through frame and having a platform for the operator’s feet. Originating in 1914, scooters did not becoming truly popular until after World War II. After the war, two of the most famous and iconic models caught on across Europe, the Vespa and Lambretta.
Part of the reason these models, and most subsequent scooters, became so popular is because they could offer low powered transportation at a low price, and the licensing requirements were easier and cheaper to get than most other vehicles. In addition, insurance is also typically very affordable.
While the golden age for scooters was no doubt in the 1960′s, recently scooters have seen a renaissance in the United States. According to the Motorcycle Industry Counsel, sales of scooters have more than doubled since 2000. The industry has seen growth for the last 13 years. Today, over a hundred thousand scooters are sold every year in the United States. Part of the reason for the new found popularity of the scooter is its fuel efficient design. This makes it the ideal vehicle to have in an world of raising gas prices.
If you are interested in getting yourself a scooter, then you might want to head to your nearest Maryland Triumph dealer or Victory dealer. These two brands are among the most popular at the moment. There are many Victory and Triumph motorbike dealers in Maryland. To find the Victory or Triumph motorbike dealers nearest you, search online. You can also use the internet to find other motor scooter dealers as well.
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