Is it Hard to Ride a Scooter in the Rain?

by Julie

Hi, I am thinking about getting a scooter and I was wondering how difficult (or not) it is to ride a scooter in different types of weather?

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Apr 07, 2009
Great Question, Julie
by: Kathi

This is an important question. While I got my scooter mostly because I wanted the fun of riding it, many people these days are seeing scooters as more fuel efficient and cost effective forms of transportation than cars, trucks, and SUVs.

But if you're depending on a scooter to get back & forth to work or other essential locations, then you need to know whether you can always ride it.

I've ridden in the rain a time or two and I didn't like it. But then I don't really like driving my car in the rain, either, since I had an accident in such conditions.

The truth is, any two-wheeled vehicle is less stable when the roads are wet, but careful driving and slower speeds can help keep you upright.

The other problem with riding in the rain is visibility. There's no such thing - to my knowledge - as scooter windshield or helmet wipers.

And finally, there's the comfort factor. If you're going to ride in inclement weather, you'd better be sealed up tight in waterproof, warm clothes, or you're going to be an unhappy camper when you get where you're going.

But, having said all that, listen to what one of my readers had to say about riding his Piaggio MP3 all through the winter... in Minnesota of all places!

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