Did you love riding around on a manual scooter when you were a kid, but as an adult now you’re eager to try out the best electric scooter? Considering these scooters are now more affordable than ever, it’s the perfect time to try one out.
While easy to use, just like a bicycle, riding one can take some getting used to. You don’t want to drop your new heavy scooter your first day on the street.
First off, if you’re a beginner, or it has been years since you’ve been on one, you need to find a safe place to practice. The practice space should be large and ideally a place where there’s little to no traffic. Parking lots and back roads are both great choices.
- To ride, flip the latch located at the base of the steering column and unlock your scooter, raising it in a full, upright position.
- Power up your scooter by pressing the on switch. If your scooter comes equipped with an LED display, take a look at the information, especially the battery life indicator.
- On the handlebars you’ll find the handbrake. Most scooter brakes are pretty sensitive, so go easy on it until you become more familiar with your new scooter.
- The throttle is what you’ll use to increase or reduce the power. To get started hit the throttle and you’re off.
- Once you’re ready to stop, use the hand or foot brake. If you’ve reached your destination, make sure you remember to power the scooter off.
- Next, fold the scooter back up, engage the latch, and you’re done.
Practicing with a Partner
If you have a friend who’s experienced, now would be the perfect time to hit them up and ask them for pointers. Even better, ask them to practice with you a few times so they can teach you the basics.
No matter who you’re with, where you’re riding, or who you are, always wear a helmet. You should protect your head at all times. We recommend the Pro-Tec full coverage helmet. This helmet is built tough and comes with an extensive vent system and a moisture wicking liner, so you’ll stay nice and cool during a ride, and well protected.
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