The speed at which new products enter the mobility market is blinding. Technology and capitalism bring
us new and innovative products all the time. One of the largest area of growth over recent years has
been under the general category of recreational scooters. It’s a good question which deserves an
The answer is, well let’s just say that the definition of a recreational scooter is in the eyes of the
beholder. It is whatever you want it to be. Generally speaking these are electrical personal mobility
devices, some of which are meant to be portable, easily transportable, with aggressive handling, some
of which might be off-pavement and so many other sub categories of usage.
Many of these new mobility scooters are made for tandem usage. Many for off road or challenging
terrain. There are a handful of things to look at when you’re considering a recreational scooter. Where
are you going to be using it is the primary question? From there you want to know range, ground
clearance, top speed, tire characteristics and about accessories.
The class of large recreational scooters has created new challenges for transporting these scooters.
Heavy weights and large foot prints make recreational scooters somewhat of a challenge to transport.
Few cars and vehicles have the necessary tongue weight capacity to carry the scooter and most don’t
care to pull a trailer.
Like with so many other things whether it be cars, electronics or recreational mobility scooters
remember this…with money you get honey. Most people rarely regret spending the extra dollars on
something so critical to your mobility. Don’t go cheap, get what you need and above all else, enjoy