How to choose the right scooter for delivery work

Written by Benedict Harrison

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Some of the most important things to consider when looking for a scooter to use for courier or food delivery work.

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Whether you’re an experienced rider looking to update your vehicle or you’re brand new to delivery work altogether, choosing the right scooter for your work is an important decision. It’s important to get a bike you can rely on, but nobody wants to spend more than they need to on their work costs.

In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the most important things to consider when looking for a scooter to use for delivery work. We’ll also take a look at how you can get started with your quote for scooter delivery insurance with Zego and the different options we have available.

Fuel efficiency

Scooters offer you a great way to get around cities and urban areas quickly and easily. But when you spend a lot of time out on the road, your fuel spend can be among your largest costs. That’s why it’s important to choose a vehicle that means you won't be spending too much time at the petrol station.

Many scooters are designed with fuel efficiency in mind. For example, the Honda PCX has an 8 litre fuel tank and covers around 130 miles per gallon, which is why it’s among the most popular scooters used by Zego riders.

Engine size

Zego offers food delivery insurance to bikes up to 500cc, but your insurance options are determined in part by the size of your bike’s engine. If you’re looking to use our pay-as-you-go insurance cover, you should make sure that you use a scooter which has an engine size of between 50-125cc.

Many food delivery riders find bikes with an engine size of up to 125cc or less offers them everything they need to carry out their delivery work efficiently. It’s also worth keeping in mind that your insurance premium is likely to be lower if you choose a bike with a smaller engine size.

Comfort

If you’re spending a number of hours each week on your scooter, you want to make sure that you feel comfortable when riding it. When it comes to bikes, it’s always a good idea to try before you buy, so you can make sure that you’ll get everything you need from your purchase.

Storage space

If you work as a delivery or courier rider, having plenty of storage space can come in very useful. Many food delivery riders attach a box to the back of their bike to increase the amount of space available, but some makes and models offer additional space under the seat. This is great for storing your personal belongings safely and securely when you’re at work.

What options are available with Zego?

At Zego, we offer a variety of delivery insurance options to food delivery riders working with our partnered work providers. For riders who work part-time, or up to 25 hours per week, our pay-as-you-go delivery insurance offers an affordable option to get started with delivery work.

For riders who work full-time, or regularly work more than 25 hours per week, we offer 30-day and Annual options to help you get cover that lasts for as long as you need it.

We offer both Social, Domestic & Pleasure (SD&P) insurance and Hire & Reward (H&R) cover, so you can get cover for your work and personal riding all in one place.

To find out more, you can visit our scooter insurance page. If you have any questions, please let us know and we’ll be happy to help. Our team is available 7 days a week to support you with whatever you need.

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