sydney

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

 

Mrs Macquarie's Chair - Palm Beach -Winter Ride July 2018

Yes you heard right, a Sydney Winter Ride!

bloody tourists!

bloody tourists!

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Riders of varying small street beasts from far and near braved the coldest Sydney weekend temps of the year for our oxymoronic winter beach ride .. Following the success, hilarity and entertainment brought on from our last two group rides and filled with a mix high octane fuel (most of us) along with a good dose of adrenaline and spirit, we did it once again last Sunday, with the largest turn out to date, thanks largely to our adoptive, supportive and inclusive friends from the Hunter community and the other ‘small bike’ world of the Honda Groms (insert shameless shout out…. HERE) namely SydneyGromSquad and Gromzunited, Thanks Team.  

The meet up point: Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, Sunday 10am. Fresh clear skies and even fresher temps! Everyone was impressively timely, considering some of the distances travelled prior to arrival at our meet up location. With a starting group of 50 riders, we took to the obligatory tour group photos in front of the most iconic harbour backdrop in the world (Thanks Sydney for putting on the show).

After getting the friendliest nod from the Federal police presence at "the chair", our ride began.. Armed this time with a few tasty give away treats for the first rider’s raffle and the largest group assembled so far. AWESOME WORK TEAM!!

We rode the Sydney city streets, The Harbour and Spit bridges northward on through the forest lined Wakehurst Pkwy on mass, to the world famous Summer Bay!

With a glance to the side of the pack every now and then, the onlookers were waving, most in dismay at what was unfolding in front of them, some filming on their mobile phones what essentially was, lots of big kids, riding fast little bikes, having the time of their lives!

When we all finally arrived through the hairpins and winding suburban streets at Palm Beach (Summer Bay) car park the drone was launched (thanks Tom), the rides were lined up and the raffle was drawn!

raffle time!

raffle time!

The lucky recipient of the 12 bar!

The lucky recipient of the 12 bar!

better than winning the world cup!

better than winning the world cup!

latest fashions were the winner on the catwalk (aka picnic table)

latest fashions were the winner on the catwalk (aka picnic table)

Thanks to the kind and generous donations, the lucky riders drawn went home with an array of gifts including:

T-shirts, hoodies, a 12 bar among the many laughs had!

If you are keen to join the next ride please keep your eyes on our facebook or instagram page Huntedscooters. The next ride will be 23rd September 2018, with more ride details and raffle prizes released closer to the date. 

Please also note: We welcome all riders and rides, We always adhere to the state laws, speed limits, always ride in a courteous manner within the road rules and guidelines and most importantly always state to all riders, from our many learners to our most experienced riders to ride to their own abilities, this is to ensure every rider enjoys the ride and gets home safely.

These are community based rides for leisure, pleasure and to put a smile on your dial! They do not happen without your participation, We look forward to seeing all Sydney based riders on the next ride and hope this can become a permanent fixture in your quarterly calendars for 2019 and beyond. 

Until then, ride safe

Luke @ Hunted Scooters home of the Hunter Scooter  

Gotta Love a Sydney Winter's day!

Gotta Love a Sydney Winter's day!

Bondi to Palm Beach Ride!

What a perfect day for it too.... most of the crew met at Bondi at 9am just before the 'Sculptures by the Sea' crowd turned up in droves! needless to say there were many heads turning and a few sunburnt arms by the end of the ride...! all in all the scoots got put through their paces on some of the most scenic roads Sydney has to offer. The northern beaches were spectacular and the road leading in to Palm beach proved to be a great source of fun, long winding bends and undulating hills. if you want to know more or join the next run please just email us. 

image courtesy of Celsydney 

image courtesy of Celsydney 

The northern beaches were spectacular and the road leading in to Palm beach proved to be a great source of fun for all riders, long winding bends and undulating hills.

Stretched out, long and low! this is how we roll

Stretched out, long and low! this is how we roll

If you would like to know more about our community rides or just want top join the next run please just email us all rides and riders welcome. 

#PHATISBEAUTIFUL

#PHATISBEAUTIFUL