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Renting a scooter in Basel

Hi all,

I saw this was once asked a few years ago, but no one replied with information.

Is there somewhere I could rent a scooter or moped just to plod around for a few days?

Cheers!
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Re: Renting a scooter in Basel

Hi,

Are you sure you want todo that? brave brave man DO be careful please, as Basel is a very busy town what with cars, trucks and trams driving all over the place.

Try the Suzuki Centre, they rent out mopeds with helmets etc..the lot

Hope it helps

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Re: Renting a scooter in Basel

And they rent motorcycles as well! I've been considering buying another bike, but my better-half objects. This might be a good compromise.
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Re: Renting a scooter in Basel

Thanks for the tips. I have a motorbike I will bring with me in a month or two... looking forward to exploring on this!
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Re: Renting a scooter in Basel

It says that the 50cc jobbie needs a category "A1-" licence. Does this mean that an additional test is required is needed if I just have a cetegory B car licence?
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It says that the 50cc jobbie needs a category "A1-" licence. Does this mean that an additional test is required is needed if I just have a cetegory B car licence?
Contrary to all neighbouring countries, car licences are NOT valid for 50 or 125cc in Switzerland.

For 50cc, you need category F (up to 45km/h) or any larger bike licence (A1 - up to 125cm³ and 11KW, or A - unlimited bikes).

- Category F (50cm³, am 45km/h): 12 months learner permit after passing theory test. These things are slow, and tuning isn't taken lightly. Forget about that one...

- Category A1 (125cm³, max 11KW / 15hp or 50cm³ unlimited speed if under 18 years old)): 8 hours base instructions. 4 months learner period, then another 12 months after passing 8h practical test (if you have car licence category B)

- Category A step-up licence (bikes below 35KW and with maximum kW/weight ratio of 0,16kW/kg): minimum 18 years of age, 12hours minimum practitical riding instructions, learner period available.

- Category A direct entry (unlimited over 35KW): minimum 25 years of age, 12hours minimum practitical riding instructions, learner period available.
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