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Old 10-28-2018, 09:52 PM
 
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I've seen a lot of people in Miami, especially food deliverymen, on them. It seems like buying it might be a good option for me because of my lifestyle.



Any recommendations on how to get the ball rolling? I've never operated one. Is it standard to take classes like you would do for a motorcycle? If so, do you have any recommendations on a school? Also, any basic info you could provide about the licensing process would be great. Thanks.
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Old 10-28-2018, 09:58 PM
 
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I'm not sure what your plans are with this scooter but do get one that can keep up with the speed of traffic you intend driving in.
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Old 10-28-2018, 10:05 PM
 
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I'm not sure what your plans are with this scooter but do get one that can keep up with the speed of traffic you intend driving in.

I suppose that's one of my many questions. I live downtown. I plan to go to Little Havana for sure. So we're talking about driving down 7th and 8th street, among others. I know people drive pretty fast on 7th going west.


I basically would be using it to run errands (food, haircuts, light groceries, light shopping) and visit people.



However, would I like to take it farther at times? Sure. I would like to take it to South Beach if that's allowed. I don't know if the causeways are considered freeways or not. Also, I would like to make it all the way down to Kendall periodically.


Wouldn't be using it every day, though. Probably two to three times a week.
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Old 11-11-2018, 09:20 AM
 
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Maybe I should have called them mopeds, to distinguish them from actual scooters. In any event, the question remains the same.
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Old 11-11-2018, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Miami (prev. NY, Atlanta, SF, OC and San Diego)
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I hear you and it could make sense...I don't have the answers, but for a safety concern see if you can find any driving stats/accident fatalities on these types of vehicles (especially in this city with all the awful drivers) as well as theft rate and/or devices that minimize theft.
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Old 11-12-2018, 07:43 AM
 
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I've thought about getting one (like a Vespa). But then I see the summer rain and i cancel my plans
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Old 11-12-2018, 10:32 AM
 
Location: South Florida
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I hear you and it could make sense...I don't have the answers, but for a safety concern see if you can find any driving stats/accident fatalities on these types of vehicles (especially in this city with all the awful drivers) as well as theft rate and/or devices that minimize theft.
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Old 11-15-2018, 03:46 AM
 
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SH 125cc is perfect for Miami, even a 50cc can do the job. Yes, no problem going to SMB or calle ocho at all.
In fact, Miami is perfect for mopeds as distances are not very big and the weather is perfect even if it rains.
If everybody traveled in Mopeds, there would be no traffic problems.
Traveling in a moped is far more difficult in European cities, and there are billions and billions.
You need to be cautious and keep a prudential distance from some car makes and drivers, from punks, etc.
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Old 11-15-2018, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Coral Gables / Bonita Springs
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Love my scooter, one of my favorite parts of living in Miami. Up and down Biscayne, through downtown/brickell, all over South Beach, etc. Easy to get around slow cars, road blocks, etc. cheap/free to park, no insurance, no special license for a 50cc (But I have my motorcycle endorsement and always favored the 125cc/150cc/250cc so I can get up to 60mph on the causeways). Not to mention they get like 70mpg so you only put $3/week in gas!

Enjoy, just always assume that no one sees you/ cares about you and is trying to kill you and you'll do just fine ;-)
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Old 11-21-2018, 05:45 PM
 
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Love my scooter, one of my favorite parts of living in Miami. Up and down Biscayne, through downtown/brickell, all over South Beach, etc. Easy to get around slow cars, road blocks, etc. cheap/free to park, no insurance, no special license for a 50cc (But I have my motorcycle endorsement and always favored the 125cc/150cc/250cc so I can get up to 60mph on the causeways). Not to mention they get like 70mpg so you only put $3/week in gas!

Enjoy, just always assume that no one sees you/ cares about you and is trying to kill you and you'll do just fine ;-)

How did you learn to ride it?
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