Ever since motorcycle was first developed in 1885 by Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach, two German inventors, these have become popular modes of transport. Some Asian countries such as China, India, Indonesia and Vietnam have more motorcycles than other vehicles. Their sales have been increasing in countries such as the United States. There are a number of factors that have made motorcycles popular these days. Primary among them is the easy maneuverability in city traffic that is increasingly caught up in nasty traffic snarls. People also have to commute long distance from their home to their place of work. Parking place is difficult to find. Even if one finds them, it will be overcrowded. Running a vehicle in cities is becoming expensive having to pay toll charges, congestion charges, road tax and parking fees. Motorcycles become handy. They are more economical with better fuel efficacy too.
Classified as motorcycles, scooters differ from the motorbikes. Scooters have wheels that are smaller. Its engines too are smaller. Scooters are more easy to ride and less strenuous. The rider can place the legs on the running board while keeping the knees together. There is a protective fender in front to protect the legs. Scooters have undergone a lot of design changes.
Maxi-scooters and motor-scooters have more powerful engines and body. There are the four wheeled scooters too in the market. The Nextsport Fusion Scooter is a four wheeled scooter capable of rotating the front wheel 360 degrees. This scooter is specifically aimed at kids of seven or more years. It is an ideal gift for kids.
Rather than improve the public transport system to cater to the emerging needs, the policy everywhere is to promote private transport. Nor are mass transit system given the importance it rightly deserves. The old guzzlers are made economical with the introduction of more fuel efficient engines. In order to carry the ever increasing traffic, the infrastructure for transport is getting up-scaled as never before. The old roads which are incapable of carrying the traffic are replaced with four-lane road or expressways. Given these developments, motorcycles are becoming a preferred mode of transport.
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