Information for the purchase of a first moped.

Have you been dreaming of a little more independence? Do you want to pop over to a friend’s place or head off to school with total freedom?

If you’ve finally convinced your parents that a scooter is the next big step towards making it on your own, be sure that you’re ready to roll before your first ride.


Before you can feel the wind in your hair, there are a few things you need to know.

You need a licence to drive a scooter!

Buying a scooter is all well and good, but in order to take it on the road, you’ll need a few things!

There is a specific licence you must obtain in order to operate a scooter (class 6D) – you can get one after you pass your moped exam. The prerequisites are simple: you must be at least 14 years of age, and if you’re a minor, you need parental consent. Do you fit the bill?

Good news! If you have a driver’s licence or learner’s licence for any class of vehicle, you are already qualified to operate a scooter. No courses or exams for you!

The scooter you choose will depend on what you’re using it for

When it’s time to make a purchase, there will be lots of scooter options to choose from. To figure out which one will provide the quality and performance you need, you should establish when, where, and how you will be using it.

Will your scooter be a daily driver to get to and from school, or will you only be using it on weekends to hang out with friends? Will you be taking your backpack, hockey bag, or even a passenger with you? Your habits and routine will dictate the type of scooter that’s best for you, so make sure to ask yourself the important questions.

The more time you spend on your scooter, the more important it is to buy one that’s durable and high-quality!

A scooter for every price point

Whether you’ll be smashing open your piggy bank or asking your parents for a helping hand, make sure you’ve put lots of thought into your scooter budget!

The price of a new scooter normally varies between $1,800 and $4,400, whereas a used model will cost a fair bit less. On the other hand, given mopeds’ limited lifespans, it’s tough to predict how long they will last – so do your research before you buy!


Your comfort

Take the scooter for a spin before you commit to get a feel for legroom. After a few minutes of driving, are you ready for a road trip or dying to stretch your legs? It makes all the difference!

Your personal tastes

A scooter is kind of like a clothing item: it allows you to show off your style and personality. You should prioritize quality and comfort, of course, but that doesn’t mean that its look and aesthetic aren’t important too! Before buying your first scooter and hitting the road, don’t forget to get your registration, insurance, and a motorcycle helmet in order!

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