Hunted Scooters

What is a Hunter Scooter?

Murdered Out - Dark Knight Series IV Custom Carbon

Murdered Out - Dark Knight Series IV Custom Carbon

The Hunter Scooter ZH150 is Australia's first highly customisable, petrol powered 150cc scooter. Street legal, packed with plenty of personality and an aggressively wide 12inch 235mm rear tyre giving this twist and go scoots instant kerb appeal.

 With a 2000mm long wheel base, 650mm seat height, cruiser riding stance, combined with a surprisingly deep and throaty 90dB exhaust note/soundtrack (86dB with baffle insert) this street beast turns heads every ride. Guaranteed to add some serious fun to your daily commute, duck down to the beach for a quick dip, while avoiding traffic and parking congestion, grab a weekend coffee or just explore your surrounding environment for the pure enjoyment of reconnecting to the world around you in our increasingly disconnected world.

Need more reasons to buy?

 We have created this machine to be the “Hot Rod” of scooters, custom looking out of the crate, it’s up to you to enjoy as is or begin to personalise it. While this scooter could very well become your new passion, just as it has for us at Hunted Scooters HQ, you also have some serious economic and environmental ownership benefits to justify your Hunter Scooter purchase:

  • Save money on fuel ($6 full tank)

  • Annual Cheap Rego (under $300 in NSW)

  • Low 3rd party and comprehensive insurances (based on individual insurance history)

  • Never pay for parking again

  • Minimise your time in traffic

  • Legally lane filter (check your individual state Laws, for NSW its legal under 30klm/hr on a full rider license)

  • Use bus lanes (check your state’s road rules)

  • Never fight for a parking space at your local beach again

  • Feel like a rockstar while reducing your carbon footprint.

** For more info read our article “Is it cheaper to own and run a scooter than a larger bike or a car?”.

The Blue Bride Custom series III

The Blue Bride Custom series III

Owning a Hunter Scooter soon turns into a great hobby, due to its bare bone design offering easy access to all components you can spend hours tinkering, painting, vinyl wrapping and customising your Hunter in your own garage or shed. With a myriad of aftermarket options this could be a life-changing purchase that will allow you to express your individuality and stand out from the pack in a generic, mass produced world.

Want to play around with your scoots?

Even if you don't have a garage but want to play around with your scoots, there are shared workshops where you can go and use their tools or mechanics that offer modifications Rising Sun Workshop is a great place to learn and play with you ride. From adding bar end mirrors, changing the handlebars, balancing wheels, changing headlight or taillights to swapping carbs or upgrading to a sports CVT! Rising Sun is a great place to start. For those looking to go a little more wild like a ground up build, this scoots allows you to create your own personalised rock star ride. 

 Get in touch for some more info

We have combined a list of suppliers, online stores to buy parts and mods.

Contact us for our current list to help you deck out your ride and if you find something that might have slipped through our web, or if think of any unique and inexpensive ways to improve the look or performance of your hunter Scooter please let us know...

The Stealth Bomber - Custom build

The Stealth Bomber - Custom build

Send us a pic of your ride

We love it when our tribe of riders post pics of their creations, if you want to be featured in one of our photoshoots, or have your beast posted on our socials, shout out or tag your images with #huntedscooters or #hunterscooters.

Ride with us

Join the fun of riding together, our regular Sydney group rides are a great way to enjoy your beast outside the day to day, learn more, find out firsthand how customisable your scooter can be and ask as many questions of where these riders have found their parts and mods.

All our events are posted on the Facebook page Hunted Scooters or @Huntedscooters on insta, meet other like minded individuals and enjoy well planned scenic rides that will hopefully increase the thrill and enjoyment of owning and riding a Hunter Scooter.

CLICK HERE - Next Event 14th April Nasho Park Run  

If you have any questions, wish to book a test ride or just want to learn more about Australia’s first long, low, loud, phat and highly customisable scooter then drop us a line.

Happy Hunting

Luke @ Hunted Scooters HQ Sydney

But before you go… check out some recent builds below to inspire and to look out for.

QLD keep an eye out for this build hitting the Brisbane streets soon

QLD keep an eye out for this build hitting the Brisbane streets soon

THE RED DRAGON

THE RED DRAGON

Is it cheaper to own and run a scooter than a larger bike or a car?

fuel is a big consideration

fuel is a big consideration

The short answer to this question is an undeniable ‘Yes’.

At Hunted Scooters we are often asked by prospective owners;

  • How fast our Hunter Scooter goes?

  • How much does it cost to fill up a tank and what range will that give?

  • How much is costs to register and insure each year?

These are all very valid questions and let me start answering them with our vision when starting our business. We wanted to offer Australian riders a uniquely styled scooter, that not only offered the owner and alternative transport solution but the opportunity to reduce their carbon footprint while allowing their individuality and style to be represented in the form of their vehicle.

Fill your tank for $6!!

Fill your tank for $6!!

Top Speed and Fuel Consumption:

The speed is an important question; if I’m going to commute I want to know that I can go on a highway or a cross city tunnel.

Our scooters can do the speed limit in Australia 110klm/hr, at this speed their rated 2.1ltr/100klms fuel consumption is slightly increased. But when cruising between the average speed limits of 60-80klm/hr the engine performs very efficiently. When considering the average speed through traffic is 20-30klms/hr the fuel efficiency is fantastic.

A 5.5 litre fuel tank can go as far as 130-140klms urban travelling and when tested on the Royal National Park road from Loftus to Thirroul without the stop start of city traffic we have been able to squeeze close to 200klms. That’s a $7 full tank at today’s petrol prices.

CUSTOM PLATES NOT INCLUDED…..

CUSTOM PLATES NOT INCLUDED…..

Annual Rego:

To keep your 150cc scooter registered annually this can depend on your license, age and where you live in Australia, but working on an inner city suburb in Sydney on a full riders license that cost is $146 for a green slip through QBE and $150 for registration a total of $296, with standard plates

 Servicing:

Now that you have the running cost it’s good to factor in services at approximately $250 every 2000klms or every 6 months, time saved in transit is invaluable and parking in most places is free within the allotted time limit.

Let’s wrap this up!

So for a fill up of $7 annual rego under $300 and parking mostly for free! The verdict is in… A scooter is a much more economical transport solution and is a heap more fun to commute and offers the rider an ability to reconnect to the world around them in a disconnected world.

Series IV is in stock with all our dealers listed on our BUY page, so call them up and book in your test ride today.

Stock is limited with only a few Dark Knights (matte black) and Obsidian (gloss black) 2019 plated stock remaining.

We hope to see you on the road or our next ride on the 14th April through the Nasho, so you can test the fuel efficiency yourselves. Get all of the info through our Facebook Event page https://www.facebook.com/events/284654788874325/ and follow us to get regular updates.

Scoot on Luke

@huntedHQ

 

How to ride your Hunter Scooter safely.

If you are new to the two wheeled life, you’ll soon recognise that other motorist are always more important and mostly more protected than you, it is this realisation that is key to a safe scootering future and the reason behind us putting together this series.

If you have just successfully completed your rider’s learners test and are getting amongst the peak hour traffic on your commute to work or just cruising through the weekend beach congestion, we have put together a list of scooter riding safety tips and habits that aim to keep you safe and aware of unpredictable obstacles, pedestrians, motorists and other larger more impatient or experienced bike riders.

Australia claims to have the safest road fleet of vehicles and this can be put down to the stringent testing and approvals process for all road registrable vehicles to comply to the Australian Design Rules (ADR). Every road legal scooter has been through the rigours of this approval process. So knowing that the scooter you have purchased meets these high standards, it’s now important to make sure your riding gear does too.

Dress for the slide not the ride

Dress for the slide not the ride

Step 1 - ‘Dress for the slide not the ride’

We all want to return home with our scooter and ourselves in one piece. By wearing the correct clothing and equipment you can minimise the inherent risks faced on the open road. Start with an ADR or Euro 4 approved helmet, this piece of kit is probably the most important when the ‘wheels come off’. All approved helmets have gone through multiple impact testing and hypothetical collision scenarios to ensure they hold up and keep your noggin safe during a collision or a stack (bright coloured helmets have been proven to increase visibility for riders). Although the appeal and freedom of an open face helmet is tempting especially for those riding along the desirable coastlines of our major cities. The safest choice is a firm fitting and comfortable full face helmet with visor, even in low speed impacts, a full face helmet will save your face from scratches, cuts and potential breaks.

The rest of your outfit must include gloves, leather, Kevlar and armoured knuckles are preferable and will minimise the chance of ‘road rash’ grazing along with the potential of cuts and abrasions during an incident. 

Shoes... the thought of cruising to the beach in ‘closed toe’ shoes for a quick dip or surf sounds ridiculous, but with combine congested roads, aggressive, impatient drivers and slippery surfaces, thongs will not offer any protection! We are not saying your need full leather boots but a solid closed toe pair of sneakers is a bare minimum, the same goes for those lady riders, even when you’re heading out to a dinner or a work meeting, whack those high heels in your backpack for when you arrive. Stability is key when stopped in traffic especially on hills or uneven surfaces, flat soled, close toed shoes are your best and safest bet.

Jackets also play and important role not only for weather but impacts or slides... feet, hands, elbows and heads are the most common contact points. So if you can find a suitable leather or all weather Kevlar jacket to cover up with it is advisable.

 Step 2 - ‘Visibility and maintenance’

Now that we have the rider covered, now it’s down to riding styles and habits to practice to decrease the potential of any miss-haps while scooting around town. Before hitting the road ensure your scooter’s tyres are up to pressure (check the tyre side wall for accurate pressure or OEM suggested pressure).

Too many times we see riders with low tyre pressure, not only does this decrease fuel efficiency and reduce tyre life, it also effects handling, cornering and braking capabilities of your scooter, which are a crucial part of being able to react and respond in case of emergencies.

Check your tyre pressure every 2nd or 3rd fuel tank if you notice they are losing air, top them up at your local petrol station. If you notice they are very low constantly book an appointment at your local scooter mechanic to check and repair a potential leak or puncture... From our experience punctures seem to happen to new tyres more than worn tyres, which leads us to saying “keep an eye on the road surface for any debris”.

Your visibility is more important than you think... ensure your headlights, indicators and brake lights are all functioning as normal.

Sometimes it’s the sparkle of a headlight that allows distracted motorist to notice you at the last minute, make sure your headlights are clean, visible and in working order. General maintenance and regular services of scooter will not only add to your scooter’s longevity but will increase riding pleasure, safety and reliability.

 Step 3 - ‘Own the road’

One thing we know, is that most accidents are avoidable. This part comes down to you, the rider. Following road rules is crucial as you don’t have the luxury of a secure steel and air bags filled bubble to protect you like other motorists. When heading out, look out!

Always abide by the road rules, speed limits and restrictions to your license.

Your confidence, ability to read road conditions and other drivers actions is key; it will only improve the more you practice. Ensure your confidence levels are high when riding, be alert and be aware. Look ahead and calculate what the traffic flow is doing 3 cars ahead and be aware of close following cars behind. Staying upright mostly comes down to your skill at reading and predicting traffic conditions, every intersection is a potential hazard. Being alert and focused when riding is part of the thrill of being on two wheels, it gives the rider the feeling of being connected in a disconnected world.

Always cover blind spots and avoid riding in those of other vehicles, keep space between you and the car ahead, they have better braking and shorter stopping distances in an emergency. 

Do not lane split at speed (learner riders do not lane filter at all, it’s against your license parameters ) and only overtake on the outside lane.

 

Leather is your friend

Leather is your friend

We hope this series one in our safe riding initiative was informative and helpful as a beginning step in the right direction and look forward to seeing you all on the road safe and sound.

More riding tips to be continued in our next post, until then Happy scooting from Hunted Scooters HQ.

Contact us if you would like to take one of our new Series IV Scoots out for a test ride.

Eastern Beaches Ride TIME 2.0!!!!!! 4th November 10:00am Maroubra Beach, Lapa, Bondi and Watto Bay

Hello Fellow Hunters,

After the last ride was cancelled due to bad weather and safety concerns, it’s time to try it again…..

This ride will start at Maroubra beach then head south the La Perouse up to Bondi and Watsons Bay!

YES…. There will be giveaways this ride too, kindly donated

by Hunted Scooters, Gromzunited and Sydney Grom Squad.

If you want to know what is being giveaway and more importantly a chance to win, you’ll have to BE THERE….

Date 4th November 2018

Time: 10:00am

Meeting point: Maroubra Beach car park (South end next to skate park)

As much as we love small fast things and would like as many hunter scooters riders to represent, we are an inclusive bunch here at Hunter HQ and welcome all rides and riders to join the fun.

Scoot safe and see you on the 14th :)

Luke & The team @ Hunted Scooters

Le Perouse … let’s hope the weather is just as good for this ride!!

Le Perouse … let’s hope the weather is just as good for this ride!!

SERIES III DUE TO LAND MAY/JUNE 2018

Hello Hunter followers and riders, 

We are pleased to announce the delivery of our third series.

Following the successful sell out of series II, we have made a few cosmetic changes to series III due to land end of May 2018

 Series III upgrades include:

* (2 piece stainless) exhaust system, removable baffle,  complete carbon look for Obsidian (gloss)

* Chrome and colour coded front and pillion foot pegs 

* Shadow Chrome (CNC aluminium) brake levers 

* Shadow Chrome upgraded rear shocks.

* Black and Chrome upgraded front shocks

 

Should you have any questions please visit our list of dealers on our BUY page or email us directly at Luke@huntedscooters.com.au

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