Buying A 50cc Scooter In Japan
In comparison, this second time around was a lot easier and practically stress free, so I hope for anyone reading this and looking to purchase a scooter for the first time, you find something helpful that will make the process a much less daunting one. I have another post in the works on how to maintain a 50cc scooter, so be sure to check back for it later. ?
buying a 50cc scooter in japan
i have an international drivers permit, full engllish license(after january 2011) i got a 125 motorbike cbt in 2004 but i dont have that paperwork, do i need to get a separate scooter license in japan?
If you bought a 50cc scooter off of Craiglist, you would need to pay for the license plate number change, the title change, and the insurance name change. Neither of these are very expensive if you do it yourself. Then yearly you would need to pay the insurance (hoken) and 1,050 yen tax. From there, the tax and insurance rate changes. Here is a good site with all that information: -classes.html
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Japanese law requires you to have a specific license for certain classes of motorbikes. For a 50cc engine (such as a scooter), a regular Japanese driving license is fine. To use a motorcycle or scooter over 50cc, you will need a mid-class or big-class license.
I strongly recommend taking a class if you can. You can take a 50cc scooter class for around 5000 yen, which is so not much, and you get some training about how to operate it, in a safe environment (inside the DMV training grounds). I got the license and took the class separately because I wanted that training.
buying a bike in JP2004/7/6 01:07 I have lived here for 4 years and have only just decided to buy a bike.If you want to travel JP a lot then you'd probably want something with some power, ie 250cc or more.I have a friend who has travelled a lot on a 125cc. Wouldn't fancy that on the expressway, though!An international licence is fine upto 3 months, anymore than that and you'll need a Japanese licence. It's possible to get your licence transferred only if you reside here and you may have to take a test if you come from a country that drives on the right. Don't ask me why!To buy a bike you obviously have the bike cost. There is a mandatory insurance of about 19000 yen, weight tax is 6400 yen for my 400cc, registration is 16000 yen and an optional comprehensive insurance is 30000 yen if you are over 30 and as much as 95000 if you are only 20.I don't think I have ever heard of a place that rents bikes, must be somewhere. Best to buy, but three months is not such a long time and you may have to sell you bike for very little.There should be no reason why you can't buy a bike as a tourist, although the Japanese system is not as rational as Europe's.Tomorrow I will complete the transaction and see whether they need a place of residence for registration, maybe a hotel address will be okay, but maybe best not to tell them that it's a hotel.I'll get back to you when I'm a little wiser!by atslanrate this post as useful
buying bike travel japanfor 2 months2008/1/7 17:24 Rider from Singaporen,plan to tours Japan on bike for 2 months start in March/08,To hire or to Buy?How much to buy a 200cc street bike in Tokyo?Please advise n Thanks in advand.by steven leerate this post as useful
Suzuki really concentrate only on the large Bergman series of "maxi scooters", with the smallest being the $5950 400cc Bergman 400, so I'm ruling them out for low cost. Honda make some small scooters (50cc models) at prices from $2050 to $2400, but with the next jump being to a 250cc $5350 model (the Reflex)
The Yamaha Zuma scooters have an individual look, with their dual headlights and "tough" look. At $2199 the 50cc Zuma is affordable and Yamaha estimate the gas mileage at 123mpg!. It has a two stroke engine, which probably gives you a little more power than a 4 stroke would, though top speed is still likely to be under 40mph. If you bought a Chinese scooter from a distributor you'd probably end up paying about $850-$1000, so you'll pay an extra $1200 for the Yamaha Zuma, but you'll get a more reliable scooter with a real warranty and real dealer service.
Yamaha Zuma 125cc, 96mpg, $2999 The Zuma 125 is only an extra $800 but gives you significantly better performance while still getting great gas mileage (Yamaha estimate 96mpg). The Zuma 125 has a 4 stroke engine with 4 valves and fuel injection and should reach 55-60mph. A Chinese 150cc scooter (two valves and a carburetor) would probably cost you around $1200 - $1400, so the Yamaha Zuma 125 would cost you an extra $1600-$1800, but again you get a more reliable ride, a full 12 month warranty and dealer support pretty much anywhere in the country
So based on looks, price, performance and features, I'd say that the Yamaha Zuma scooters are a very interesting choice and the 125cc model is unique among current Japanese scooters available in the USA in being under $3000 but over 50cc. Whether you chose the 50cc or 125cc model depends on your needs, but I'd certainly go for the Zuma 125 if you intend to do anything more than city riding.
A lot of 50cc bikes have their engines restricted at 30mph (48kph). 50cc scooters can be ridden on public roads (excluding motorways) by those 16 and over with a completed compulsory basic training (CBT). This is a great opportunity for youngsters to get some driving experience. In the interests of safety, though, a 16-year-old must only ride a 50cc motorcycle with a restricted engine.
Most 50cc scooters come with a restricted engine, which limits the bike to a top speed of 28mph (45kph). However, a 50cc scooter can go at speeds of up to 60mph (96kph), while most will comfortably reach 40mph (65kph).
Liability insurance (自賠責保険, jibaisekihoken) is mandatory. It is essentially insurance to cover payouts in the event of injury or death on the road. The cost will be included in the purchase price if you are buying a new motorcycle or will be a component of the mandatory inspection explained below. Incidentally, the statutory punishment for driving without liability insurance is up to one year in prison or up to 500,000 ($3,766) in fines as well as suspension of your driving license. The cost depends on the period of coverage as well as the classification of bike, but for reference 24-month coverage for a motorcycle over 250cc is around 12,000.
The CVT automatic transmission makes it a very easy scooter to ride, and thanks to its overall light weight of around 203 lbs, the Kymco Agility 50 is a great motorcycle for those who are just in need of something simple, maneuverable, reliable, and most importantly: cheap. Kymco have given the Agility 50 an MSRP of only $1,599, which is criminally cheap for one of the best 50cc mopeds for sale in the USA.
Most 50cc mopeds and scooters are capable of hitting speeds of up to 45 mph. However, the weight of the rider can drastically affect the performance of a 50cc engine. Heavier riders may not be able to go anywhere near that speed.
These are priced low compared to their Japanese counterparts but priced a little above a typical Chinese motorbike. Kymco has a lot of experience making low-displacement scooters for the domestic market, and the Agility is the cheapest of their three 50cc scooter models.
Whether or not Honda is selling 50cc bikes in Vietnam is a marketing decision. The bikes are being made and not only for sale in Asia. In fact Honda sells two 50cc models in the US. I see them being driven around Honolulu.I am not surprised about Vespa as they seem to try to target the high status part of the market. They probably feel that selling 50cc scooters will tarnish their image. 041b061a72