Scooters have become a more and more popular means of transportation all over the world. People love them because they are light weight, easy to maneuver, simple to park and store, super fuel efficient, and fun to drive!
The scooter has been around nearly 100 years, dating back to World War I days, in some form or another. Most countries have had success making them, and equal success selling them worldwide. A scooter is defined as "a motorcycle with a step through frame and a platform for the operator's feet." Simple enough. Different than a traditional motorcycle, they were primarily intended for low power one person transportation. Engines are small, generally between 50 cc and 250 cc â€“ although larger ones approaching 800 cc have been built. But you're not buying a scooter for power or to win the race. You're buying one to get you from point A to point B and back efficiently and economically. And they're a lot easier on you than a bicycle!
Like all other motorized vehicles, when these aren't being used, they need to be protected. Yes, my friends, there are scooter covers. Just like car covers, boat covers, and golf cart covers, they keep the elements and the mud and the crud off the vehicle! The last thing you want is to hop on your scooter and have the seat be all wet, full of bird poop, or tree sap. Really takes the fun out of the ride then. Nor do you want a lot of dirt, dust, leaves, and other messy stuff getting all over it and into it.
Scooter covers are easy to put on and easy to take off, in part thanks to their small size - it's all just right there in front of and below you!! Zip, Zap, Done!!! There are semi custom covers in many sizes to fit scooters of different sizes - with or without windscreens or storage bags. They are often made with a urethane coated deck panel which helps reflect heat and stop those bad UV rays from ruining the scooter's paint, rubber, and plastic parts. The sides are generally a PVC coated nylon, which makes it much easier to handle.
The scooter covers of today are well stitched to insure that they hold up to all kinds of ugly weather and things, and come with elastic hems at the front and back to hold it securely in place. Like automobile covers, these too are vented to allow moisture and fumes to escape from beneath the cover. Many of the better scooter covers even come with a limited lifetime warranty ( for the original owner ), which is pretty sweet.
So, if you're one of the increasing number of scooter riders, get yourself a good scooter cover to keep it looking and riding its best! It will thank you for it, I know!