If you have been dreaming about the freedom a motorcycle can give you since you young, but are not old yet enough to buy your dream Harley Davidson, and an ordinary bicycle doesn’t quite reach the speeds of a motor-powered roadrunner, then you might want to consider getting a Moped. Mopeds provide a cheap, fun and stylish way onto the road. They appeal to both novice users and experienced road users looking to downsize or just have a bit of fun.
Moped for beginners!
If you are thinking of buying a Moped then there are few things you need to be aware of:
1) Licensed to ride
In order to be able to ride a moped in the UK, you must be over the age of 16 and have a Moped License. Before you can start riding a moped on the road, you must first get your provisional moped licence and then complete your compulsory basic training (CBT). You can then start riding a moped on the road as a learner with some restrictions in place e.g. your moped must have L plates.
Click here for more details on applying for your Moped license in the UK.
2) Choosing your first Moped
Now for the exciting part! If you already have a particular scooter in mind, this will make your purchasing decision a lot easier. Alternatively, do your research by visiting garages, websites and scooter comparison and review sites, or discuss your options with other scooter experts on web forums before you make your decision.
Check out http://www.scootercentral.co.uk/ for a range of mopeds and scooters as well as common FAQs for buying your first bike.
3) Before you get on your bike, don’t forget about safety!
Buy a Motorcycle Helmet and Accessories. If you need help deciding on your helmet, compare your options using the new SHARP - The Safety Helmet Assessment and Rating Programme. The SHARP rating system helps you make a more informed choice when choosing a helmet.
Browse through reasonably priced start-up equipment at http://www.shires-motorcycle-accessories.co.uk
4) Register your Moped
Make sure you register your moped or scooter. If it isn’t, the police won’t treat you seriously when it’s stolen. You will need to complete a Moped registration pack and submit it to the DVLA (registration costs approx £55).
5) Get the right locks for your moped
Always make sure you lock up your vehicle when you are out and about. Double up on security by using a Disc Lock and Chain locks when you park up. Look out for Sold Secure and Thatcham approved locks.
Disc locks secure onto the front or rear brake disc making it impossible to ride the moped. Chain locks come in different strengths and sizes. They can be used around a wheel to secure your moped to an immovable object and prevent it being lifted.
6) Storing your Moped Securely
And finally, once you are all kitted out and ready to go, where are you going to store your little beauty when you are not riding it? Unless you store it out of sight, either in a garage or a storage unit, your bike may be at risk from theft. With thousands of motorbikes, scooters and mopeds being stolen every year, always take maximum precautions for your bike to keep it safe at all times.
Consider investing a secure Moped Storage Unit from Asgard, an all-metal outdoor storage unit for your motor scooters, mopeds and accessories.
Secure Storage for your Moped
This Moped Storage Unit uses a unique 5 point locking system, and provides easy double door access with a fold down ramp to wheel your vehicle in. It also has an electrical mounting plate for adding power to the unit, a hook rail and shelf for storing your helmet and accessories and a side vent system, which allows exhaust fumes to escape.
For more information and to view the full security products for your moped and motor scooters, visit http://www.asgardsss.co.uk
And finally – plan a road trip and enjoy your new Moped!
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