Posts tagged scooter
Some things make you proud to be British.
This isn’t one of them. Here a generic bunch of underclass yoofs demonstrate the downside of the influx of cheap scooters to these shores in recent years, and in the process provide a stark reminder of the reasons that children’s play equipment and internal combustion engines are rarely put together.
While there is a certain amount of schadenfreude whenever an idiot gets his just desserts, I think I’ll simply point out that I am not aware of any scooter insurance policies that offer cover for this sort of use…
That was the quote from the coroner after the unfortunate passing of a 71 year old man who, according to the coroners verdict, literally died of excitement whilst riding his motorbike for the first time.
You’re probably wondering what kind of adrenaline-pumped machine he was riding that excited him to the extent that he died. Well, so was I so I found out. It was a truly fearsome 125cc Honda Pantheon scooter, which, in case you were wondering, is learner legal and develops a jaw-dropping 13.5bhp.
You’d best shield your eyes if you’re pregnant or of a nervous disposition.
If you thought the slogans on the bikes were funny, wait till you read the owners manual, like the one that comes with the Qingqi scooter (and yes that really is pronounced “kinky”!)
The opening sentences give you a flavour of what’s to come:
Read the rest of the manual at the Chinglish Files. And if you’ve got a Qingqi scooter, or any chinese import motorcycle, remember that Bikesure can give you a Chinese Scooter Insurance Quote, even if no-one else has heard of it.
There have been a plethora of new makes and models of moped and scooter in recent years, the vast majority from China. In fact the influx is so rapid that many motorcycle insurance companies are unable to keep up, as the bikes often aren’t listed in the UK lists of make and model that are usually used to calculate your insurance premium.
Bikesure doesn’t work like that. Our long experience with insuring custom bikes, trikes and rare classics means we quote for each and every bike on its own individual merits. This means we are one of the few companies able to cover every road-legal model of scooter, no matter how unusual or new to the market. So give us a try for Chinese Scooter Insurance.
Now if only someone could do something about the “Chinglish” slogans that the manufacturers write on their bikes…