As if work itself wasn’t stressful enough these days, we all have to face extra pressure just going to and from our jobs. If you run a car then you have to contend with traffic congestion on your journey and then lack of parking space when you arrive. If you rely on public transport then … well, enough said. No wonder that last year over 49,000 people bought a new scooter.
Riding a modern scooter couldn’t be easier – you can ride a 50cc scooter from the age of 16 and if you have a full car licence then you are already entitled to ride. If you fancy a larger capacity machine then you will be required to take a simple and inexpensive test in road-craft called CBT (Compulsory Basic Training).
The Malaguti Firefox which was voted Scooter of the Year in Italy and has won a design award from the Chicago Athenaeum, is a superb example of modern machines. It is fully automatic so you just twist’n’go and the liquid cooled 2-stroke engine is smooth and surprisingly quick off the mark. With its disc brake and advanced suspension it soaks up the bumps and has excellent stopping power.
Other useful features include a storage bay under the seat large enough for a crash helmet and fuel gauge. Priced at £2,099 on the road it comes with a 24 month warranty and free chain lock. Apart from the benefits of low cost road tax and free parking in most towns and cities, there is a subsidised insurance scheme – just £99 [TPFT] for up to four family members.
Malaguti are one of Italy’s largest scooter manufacturers, with 4 factories around Bologna producing over 120,000 machines per year. They make a wide range of scooters from 50 – 100cc, 2-strokes to 125 & 250cc “executive” styled 4-strokes.
In addition to scooters they also produce a range of mini-cross bikes for children aged from 6-14 years. The Grizzly has full suspension and a disc brake and although it is tuned to be safe and fun for youngsters, tuning kits are available to up-rate them for junior motocross. It is the best-selling mini-cross bike in the UK and has been for some years!
Malaguti is the choice of champions for reliable & stylish paddock transport, including the Ducati Performance team of Carl Fogarty, UK Superbike champions INS Ducati and UK Supersport’s D&E Ducati Racing.
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