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The Realities of Petrol Versus Electric Scooters in 2022/23

The Realities of Petrol Versus Electric Scooters in 2022/23

There is no getting out of it!  Electric is coming and petrol powered scooters will soon be a thing of the past.  I know that I’ll be sad to lose the petrol powered scooters that I’ve come to understand so well.  The sound of the engine cranking over, the ignition,...
When is the right time to replace your helmet?

When is the right time to replace your helmet?

This is an often asked question here at the store and it may differ due to your circumstances.  Now first of all let’s look at how your helmet is constructed and why this plays a part in when to replace it.  In basic terms we first have the hard outer shell most...
When Should I Upgrade My Scooter – guide for different riders.

When Should I Upgrade My Scooter – guide for different riders.

How Long Should I Keep My Current Ride?  There are a few reasons to turn over your current ride every few years and the reasons change depending on what group of riders you are in. In my 20 years in scooter retailing, I find these groups come under the following...
Tips For Riding With A Pillion Passenger On Your Scooter

Tips For Riding With A Pillion Passenger On Your Scooter

Sharing the scooter riding experience is a lot of fun.  In this article we’ll give you a few tips to make the experience enjoyable for both rider and pillion. Once you have completed your Learner (L’s) and Provisional (P’s) you will be fully licensed and allowed to...
What if my legs are short?  What are my Scooter options?

What if my legs are short? What are my Scooter options?

Lower Saddle Height Tips For Smaller Scooter Riders It can be a bit tricky if you are a smaller rider and are looking for a scooter that’s not so tall. There are a lot of small capacity scooters that are shorter in saddle height (under 780mm) , but most of these are...
A Few Tips On Your Modern Scooters Fuel System

A Few Tips On Your Modern Scooters Fuel System

Modern scooters are mainly four stroke machines. There is a mix of carburettor and fuel injected models and we find they are best run on 95 RON ( Research Octane Number) fuel. E10 ( Ethanol additive) fuels are more hydroscopic and can attract moisture into the fuel...
Sydney Eastern Suburbs Ride

Sydney Eastern Suburbs Ride

Jeremy and Lisa sent us this eastern suburbs loop they completed last weekend. They said it was a fun ride that didn’t get far from home, but had plenty of interesting stop off points for a great view and terrific food. They also said that it’s an amazing...
Vespa Tour Of Pakistan

Vespa Tour Of Pakistan

If you’ve got 15 minutes spare check out this quirky video of a Vespa tour of Pakistan     
Workshop Tip – Check Tyre Pressures Regularly

Workshop Tip – Check Tyre Pressures Regularly

Our techs have been getting some wide variations in tyre pressures on customers scooters recently, so its a good time to remind our riders to check tyre pressures regularly and preferably when the tyres are cool for the most accurate outcome. Tyre pressures increase...
Coffee Jackets and Bottle Holders Back In Stock

Coffee Jackets and Bottle Holders Back In Stock

What is a Coffee Jacket you might ask?  The Corazzo Coffee Jacket is that item that riders all across the world have discovered to protect that coffee and help it to safely travel where you travel.  The adjustable velcro strap helps secure any size reusable or take...
Everything You Need To Know About Scooter Storage

Everything You Need To Know About Scooter Storage

Scooter are amazingly versatile machines.  Not only can they carry one or two passengers, they are capable of carrying many daily items in separate storage areas. In this article we’ll look at what products are available to make your scooter suit your lifestyle.  Some...
How To Dress For Wet Weather Scooter Riding By Daryl Downpour

How To Dress For Wet Weather Scooter Riding By Daryl Downpour

We’ve all experienced a day when we started off by getting wet and never seemed to dry out.  It’s the same for scooter riding in the rain.  Keeping yourself dry is the key to a good ride in wet weather. We are lucky that there are some great products to help us stay...
Jacarandas in Bloom in Kirribilli

Jacarandas in Bloom in Kirribilli

Looking for a great spot for a ride right now?  The Jacaranda trees are in full bloom in Kirribilli.  Head to McDougall Street for a fabulous display.
Reuse, Recycle, Re-purpose and maintain a small footprint

Reuse, Recycle, Re-purpose and maintain a small footprint

Reuse, recycle, keep a small footprint and minimize rubbish for landfill. At Scooter Central we are proud of our reusing and recycling efforts and for a very busy retail store and workshop getting loads of products and packaging delivered we put out one small rubbish...
So Just How Much Does a Scooter Cost?

So Just How Much Does a Scooter Cost?

We get asked this a lot from online enquiries. We have scooters ranging from $3690 to $13990 for brand new 125cc-550cc scooters.  All of our pricing includes 12 months registration and CTP (not 3 months or 6 months), pre delivery and full 2-3 year warranty (depending...
Contactless Purchasing?  It’s easy at Scooter Central!

Contactless Purchasing? It’s easy at Scooter Central!

2020 keeps throwing us curve balls but we keep tossing them in the air and are getting very skilled at juggling. Are you looking to buy a scooter this Summer?  Scooter Central is the biggest selling scooter store in Australia and number 1 for almost every brand we...
KYMCO Just Announced The NEW ELECTRIC F9-  WOW

KYMCO Just Announced The NEW ELECTRIC F9- WOW

KYMCO F9 A cool, urban electric motorcycle, the KYMCO F9 is equipped with a 9.4kW motor and designed for enthusiastic street riding. It accelerates from 0 to 50km/h in three seconds, onto a top speed of 110km/h. A 96V 40Ah battery provides a range of 120km under the...
Do I Need ABS Brakes?

Do I Need ABS Brakes?

This is quite a common question we hear at Scooter Central.  ABS, Anti-Lock Braking System, works to prevent the wheel(s) from locking up, which can cause a crash on a scooter. The scooter will generally have a sensor ring near the brake disc, which detects movement,...
Changing your scooter roller weights: The technical breakdown

Changing your scooter roller weights: The technical breakdown

Almost all modern scooters feature a CVT or centrifugal clutch (Automatic). A major drive force inside this clever type of clutch is the roller weights that move inside the roller cage which directly determine how quickly the gear ratio moves from slow to fast during...
10 Tips for Winter Riding

10 Tips for Winter Riding

Scooter Centrals Staff – Top 10 Tips for winter riding 1. Murray’s Pick – The best value for money is to use a scooter riders Neck Sock or Bandanna. For under $15 they they cut out the draughts around your neck and keep you much warmer. The bandanna can...
Let’s Talk About A Dirty Little Habit…

Let’s Talk About A Dirty Little Habit…

Let’s talk about that dirty little car and/or bus habit of yours and the real costs you are incurring weekly. The Scooter Central Team have done a comparison schedule between the real costs of your annual commute to work via Scooter, Car or Bus.  We’ve chosen the...
Super Soco Electric Scooters Expanding Fast

Super Soco Electric Scooters Expanding Fast

Scooter Central has been a big advocate for electric scooters and we are proud to offer the very cool Super Soco brand here at the store Electric sales are definitely on a big, big rise of popularity and this is even more apparent when Brisbane based rideshare experts...
How to code your spare Vespa/Piaggio Key

How to code your spare Vespa/Piaggio Key

Life happens.  If you accidentally lose your second scooter key, getting a new key cut and coded or programmed is no worries.   OUR ADVICE:  Never ride around on your scooter with the master key. If you lose that master you might be in a bit of strife.  The...
Electric Is Here!

Electric Is Here!

The new Super Soco electric range has come to Scooter Central! What does this all mean?  Let’s break it down…   First off – do you need a licence? Yes.  In QLD/VIC you can ride a 50cc scooter on just a Car Licence although here in NSW you do...
Please Check Your Tyre Tread For Wear!

Please Check Your Tyre Tread For Wear!

We don’t often see ones as bad as this but it is always good to get a reminder to check your tread wear.  In the winter months with the cooler weather tyres are more susceptible to loosing grip.  If you haven’t thought about it for a while, please check...
First Impressions – The Electric Super Soco TS Bike

First Impressions – The Electric Super Soco TS Bike

The Super Soco TC electric bike has officially come to Scooter Central and we have all taken it for a quick spin around the block. So what did we think?  These are our first impressions; Murray (The Boss) – “I was amazed at how light and nimble it...
Here Come the Electric Scooters!

Here Come the Electric Scooters!

SUPER SOCO is our newest brand at Scooter Central.  We have been waiting a long time to find a brand of Electric scooters to add to our quality range of scooters.  VMoto has teamed up with BOSCH to develop a superior electric motor to drive their stylish bikes with...
How to look glamorous while getting on the back of a scooter

How to look glamorous while getting on the back of a scooter

This is our guide on how to get on the back of a scooter as a pillion while looking glamorous.  It is difficult to look good getting on the back particularly when there is a top box in the way. So how do you do it? You can’t.  There is just no way. It...
Do you need a scooter windscreen?

Do you need a scooter windscreen?

We often get asked about whether you need a scooter windscreen.  What do they do and do you need one? Protection from the wind The main purpose of the windscreen is to protect you from… surprise, surprise – the wind.  As to how well the screen protects you from the...

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