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The cost of owning a scooter involves more than its sticker price. Below we break down some common expenses that go into scooter ownership.

The Initial Purchase

The biggest cost will, of course, be the scooter’s sticker price. Scooters tend to be between $1,000 and $10,000. The exact cost will depend on factors such as whether the motorcycle is new or used and the amount of included features.

The Riding Gear

Safe scooter riding involves wearing the right safety gear.

For example:

  • A Department of Transportation approved helmet will usually cost around $150.
  • Sturdy riding boots will cost around $100.
  • Durable riding gloves will cost around $50.


The exact insurance cost depends on various factors, such as your given insurance company and whether you are able to bundle scooter insurance alongside your other coverage plans. Scooter insurance usually costs around $100 a month.


One big advantage of scooters is that they get fantastic gas mileage. Smaller models can get 100 miles per gallon and larger, more powerful models can get around 70 miles per gallon. Anytime that you drive your scooter as an alternative to a commuter car, you’ll be saving money on fuel. But you’ll still have fuel costs associated with scooter ownership.


All vehicles will need regular maintenance and scooters are no exception. But scooter maintenance costs tend to be much lower than for other motorcycles or cars.

For more information or to explore scooters for sale, visit CalMoto. Our dealership is located in Mountain View and Livermore, California, and we also serve those in San Francisco and San Jose.

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