Am I Tall Enough to Ride a Scooter?

by Deborah

I am 4 ft 11 in tall and have difficulty fitting most cars. Is this likely to be a problem when selecting a scooter (150cc or greater)? Thanks.

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May 15, 2009
by: Kathi

Hi Deborah... You must not have spent much time here yet before asking this question. I am the same height as you and I talk about that a fair bit here, how I AM able to ride my scooter, no problem.

But, with short legs, you do have to make your scooter selection carefully. I sat on a scooter that supposedly had the same seat height as my Buddy and yet I definitely noticed a difference in my comfort and balance. I find the Buddy is very comfortable, though I am not able to put flat feet on the ground when straddling the seat. I DO have enough of my foot though to feel secure.

My advice is just to try out different scooters. That's the best way to know how comfortable you'll feel. And test drive them, if they allow it. I'm confident you'll find one that fits you well. :)

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