Considering A Moped Scooter Due To High Gas Prices... You're Not Alone!


Posted on March 26, 2012 at 4:36 PM

NORFOLK -- As gas prices go up, interest in vehicles that save gas goes up, too.
While the Motorcycle Industry Council forecasts modest declines in new motorcycle sales through 2012, it's expecting strong sales of fuel-efficient scooters/mopeds. Those sales rose 11.8 percent in 2011. Dual-purpose bike sales were up 14.2 percent as well.
Cycle World in Virginia Beach has seen early signs of drivers switching to scooters. Sales manager Roy Ford says nearly two dozen scooters have been sold so far this year. He says that's a sharp increase from previous years since those sales usually don't pick up until warmer weather.
He says the company ordered twice the number of scooters it had in last year's inventory in anticipation of higher gas prices.
In 2008, scooters sold out in most parts of the country when gas hit $4 per gallon.
Ford says now's the time to buy if you're considering purchasing a scooter so you don't end up on a several-months-long waiting list like consumers did in 2008.

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