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.



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


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 and follow us to get regular updates.

Scoot on Luke



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.


Here at Hunter HQ our street beasts are continuing to make the Australian riding community scratch their heads with curiosity. Every owner of our limited edition scoots are always eager to let us know how their riding experience is when roaring through traffic on their daily commute or just cruising at their local beach. This always adds a smile to our dial. We now have a family of riders ranging from FNQ right down the East Coast in Rocky, The Sunshine & Gold Coasts, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Newcastle, Sydney’s Central Coast, Northern beaches, Eastern Inner and Far Western suburbs right down to Melbourne, across the winding roads of the Great Ocean Road to Adelaide and as far west as Perth. If you haven’t seen one of our scoots rumble loudly past you, it is only a matter of time until you do.

Contact us to organise a test ride

Custom vinyl wrap - Series IV

Custom vinyl wrap - Series IV

We are pleased to announce the launch of series IV - 2019 plated stock, which has just landed this February! As an Australian owned company we are constantly trying to build from and improve on what we have already built, our fourth incarnation in the Hunter Scooter series delivers on this both visually and mechanically. Although the changes are subtle, our aim is to develop a scooter that is ideal for the Australian Coastal and Inner City cruiser lifestyle demands and conditions and that offers it owners the ability to customise to their own unique tastes and riding styles.

“Caged” Hunter Scooter - Series IV

“Caged” Hunter Scooter - Series IV

Our goal was to offer the Australian public an alternative, low emissions transport option with attitude. We aren’t leather clad “bikers”, we don’t like big bikes or even having to change gears, but we do like being heard and seen while cutting through the busy city traffic and having heads turn when cruising the local coastal roads or beach, the bonus of being able to park almost anywhere and minimal running costs also gives us massive appeal.

We have planned a number of community rides this year from short runs through the city at night to Nasho park runs on the weekend, we love to ride a family and are always inclusive of like minded riders of all types and from all walks in life.

If you would like to know more about the latest series IV, community rides or just want to take one for a test ride feel free to reach out via socials @huntedscooters or email the boss to ask any questions.

We have built it, now it’s up to you to customise it, if you have one of our beasts tag it in the wild  #hunterscooter #huntedscooters on insta for a chance to win one of our limited edition Hunter Leather wallets or join and like the @Huntercustomscooter page on facebook and be a part of the joy as we grow a community based on creativity, individuality and customisation.

We look forward to seeing you on the rides and on the road.   

Perfect Xmas Gift! Hunter Wallets

If you love our “scoots” and want to minimise the clutter in your wallet or want a sophisticated wallet for special occasions, then look no further than the Hunter wallets.

Available in two unique colours, made from genuine, smooth and supple leather, filled with enough pockets for cards, folded cash and coins. The hunter wallet is an ideal size for everyday use on and off your scoots.

email for your free postage shipped throughout australia and an ideal gift for that discerning someone, even if they don’t ride.

Price $49.90 includes Aus post.

Petrol Blue Hunter Wallet

Petrol Blue Hunter Wallet

Gift box included and ready to wrap, a perfect stocking filler or surprise this Christmas.

Embossed and printed craft box, included!

Embossed and printed craft box, included!

Army Green (dark olive)

Army Green (dark olive)

12 cards easy with pockets for cash and coin

12 cards easy with pockets for cash and coin

The perfect gift!

The perfect gift!

if you have any questions we are always here to assist via email on

Seasons greeting and Merry Christmas.

Luke at hunted Scooters HQ purveyors of the Hunter Scooter and the Wasp Scooter

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!!