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In the run up to the start of the new college and university year, many 16-18 year olds are getting ready to begin their new step in life as students of further education. Of course around this time of year they become bombarded with information and have to make some serious decisions regarding their future. University halls, accommodation, classes and the arrangement of finances are high on the list of priorities, but many families fail to consider transport options.
In the rush of sorting everything else, this can be overlooked quite easily, but it is still very important, especially to parents.
Families understand that students have to live on a budget, so cars may not be a viable transport option. Second hand cars are of course a cheaper option, but if you want something half decent and reliable, it’s probably going to cost thousands, especially when you consider the running costs and hefty insurance policies on top. Public transport is a cost effective solution, but can be extremely unreliable and at times unsafe, especially late at night.
Scooters however, are super cheap to run, environmentally friendly and a far more reliable option than a cheap second hand car. A scooter also makes it much easier to commute around campus and into congested cities, plus there are no congestion charges and thousands of free parking spaces available. Conveniently, road tax is only £17 a year and with a range of cost effective insurance policies starting at £199 available at Kymco.co.uk, getting on the road is cheaper than ever.
Let’s not forget that scooters give instant mobility and freedom to riders, something every 16-18 year old craves.
Kymco is one the world’s largest manufacturers of scooters and motorcycles and a company that recognises the importance students place on independent travel. As such, Kymco has launched a range of 50cc and 125cc Scooters designed specifically for young riders who want an awesome looking, reliable machine at an affordable price.
The range of Kymco Scooters starts from just £1199 and are all perfect for the college or university student. The best-selling Agility 50 is very cheap to run, and can provide as much as 120 miles to the gallon which, based on current fuel costs, means that a whole weeks’ worth of commuting to and from college or university can cost as little as £6.
Completely learner legal, the Agility 50 can also be ridden by anybody over the age of 16, on a provisional or full driving licence once a compulsory basic training course (CBT) has been completed.
To reassure parents, all KYMCO machines are built to the highest standards and rigorously tested. All models are Euro 3 compliant, and for added peace of mind they all come with an unlimited mileage 2-year parts and labour warranty.
So when you’re looking at viable transport options, perhaps it’s time to think about a scooter – one of the cheapest and most cost effective ways to get on the road when you’re on a budget.
To see the full range of KYMCO Scooters and Motorcycles, including the very popular learner-legal CK1 125 naked sports bike, visit www.kymco.co.uk today.