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Welcome to the Empire Scooters "Official" Scooter Buyer's Guide!

Buying a scooter for the first time can be a little stressful and sometimes confusing but it shouldn't be. That's why we are here! At Empire Scooters, our expertise is listening to our customers and helping them make the correct decision of what scooter best fits their needs. And because we have 5 major brands to choose from, we can unbiasedly help you make that choice correctly without pushing you on just one brand. This guide was designed to give you a little head start before you even set foot in our showroom. Before we get started there is one incredibly important point that has to be made.....


Fortunately most people looking for scooters these days are aware of this but there are a few that still have to be warned! These scooters are very tempting because of the lower sale price but once they break (and they usually do within the first couple months), no one works on them and getting parts is almost impossible. We call those "throw aways" in the scooter world. These companies come to us all the time and want us to sell their products but we don't want to! We would rather sell "real" scooters with warranties that are extremely reliable and you can always get parts for. There are about 8 legitimate scooter companies in the world today including Vespa, Piaggio, Lambretta, Genuine Scooters, Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, Kymco, and Aprilia. Beyond those brands you are taking a big chance. So take it from us and take a pass on the cheap Chinese off brand scooters!

Before purchasing a scooter, it is advisable to check the local laws to determine any additional requirements or restrictions that should be taken into consideration. The laws regarding motor scooters and mopeds are going to vary from state to state in the US as to licensing, registration, insurance, etc. Each buyer should research the individual state’s requirements before purchasing a scooter. For example, in some states, such as Idaho and Utah, any size scooter must be registered and licensed. Other states, such as many on the east coast have no additional requirements for scooters. Additional laws such as a motorcycle endorsement on the driver’s license may also be required before driving any scooter on the street.

eBay Motors is a great place to find a motorized scooter in your area. Individuals, dealerships, and retailers often use eBay Motors to sell high quality new and used scooters to both locals and customers from around the globe. To find the scooter you are looking for within eBay Motors, begin by using the search bar to type in a description of your ideal scooter. For example, try “150cc Scooter” or “250cc racing scooter.” If your search yields too many results, try adding a descriptive word such as a size, color, or brand. If your search yields too few results, try to broaden your search by using more general terms. Narrow your search by items near your zip code to avoid heavy shipping costs.

Many buyers prefer to buy motor scooters that are slightly used because purchasing used scooters is a good way to save money. Just like the car market, many moped owners sell their new motor scooters pretty soon after they get them simply because they change their mind or want a newer model. When purchasing a used scooter, be sure to purchase from an educated seller who has a modicum of scooter knowledge. It is also advised to narrow your search by zip code to find scooters near you. If possible, have a mechanic look over any used scooter to make sure it’s in good working condition before purchasing.


The history of gas scooters began with Vespa and Lambretta, but has emerged to encompass dozens of styles, models, and manufacturers who have emerged since the middle part of the twentieth century. Motorcycles and scooters can be the answer for many urban dwellers who are looking to escape rising gas prices, jammed traffic, and expensive public transportation.

While scooters don’t provide as much protection or cargo space as a vehicle, they can be a lot of fun and provide a more engaging travel experience and get travelers from point A to point B in a safe and efficient method. Scooters are a growing trend and buyers are looking to purchase high quality new and used scooters at local retailers as well as online sites such as eBay Motors. Quality can vary greatly from one scooter brand and model to another so it is important for buyers to conduct the research and consider all the options available before making a purchasing decision.




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