Affordable Alternatives To Name Brand Motorsports April 18, 2011
If you've been watching the NHL Playoffs this year, you've probably seen commercials for the Can-AM Spyder Roadster Three Wheeled Cycle and many other motorsports. But with prices starting at about $20,000, the Spyder costs a lot more than most consumers are willing to spend for a leisure vehicle, more even than many models of brand new cars!
Rising gas prices have sent consumers in search of more fuel efficient alternatives to their gas guzzling cars and SUVs, and the approach of warm summer weather has made motorcycles, scooters, and mopeds an attractive option. However, to most consumers, it doesn't make a lot of sense to spend tens of thousands of dollars on a new vehicle in order to save a few hundred dollars on gas, especially considering that, in most regions, that vehicle will only be practical for half of the year or less.
Fortunately for cash-strapped consumers, there are many off-brand motorsports manufacturers who offer similar vehicles to the name brands at a fraction of the price. These vehicles offer comparable styles and features to those made by more well known manufacturers, and are just as fuel efficient. With models starting at less than $1000, a scooter could pay for itself in gas savings in a matter of only months.
Besides scooters, cycles, and mopeds, there are many off-brand options for off-road vehicles like ATVs, go karts, dirt bikes, and UTVs as well. Like their street-legal cousins, these vehicles can be extremely expensive if you're only looking at the big name brands. But if you're a savvy consumer who doesn't care about showing off a label, you can save a bundle and have the same fun with off-brand motorsports!