Swinton Insurance

September 06, 2009 19:00 ET

Motorists Swop Four Wheels for Two

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Sept. 6, 2009) - Increasing numbers of motorists are swopping four wheels for two in a bid to save cash, according to Swinton.

Swinton, one of the UK's leading providers of motorbike insurance, has seen a 20% increase in quotes for mopeds in the last six months as Briton's continue to seek cheaper ways to get around.

Cheap road tax, free parking and typical fuel consumption of over 90 mpg for 50cc models have all helped to make mopeds a popular yet cheap method of transport and with petrol prices increasing again last week, two wheels are appealing to more and more drivers.

According to Swinton the top five most popular mopeds are:

1. Peugeot Speedfight

2. Vespa-Piaggio Zip 50

3. Gilera Runner

4. Yamaha YQ 50 Aerox

5. Boatian BT50QT-9

Swinton Bikes has also seen a sharp increase in the number of quotes for imported mopeds manufactured in China.

Anthony Aronin, Head of Swinton Bike Insurance said: "Mopeds are particularly popular with city dwellers and commuters. They provide an alternative to sitting bumper to bumper in rush hour traffic every day and are a cheaper solution in terms for motorists as the recession continues.

"London's congestion charge and the popularity of mopeds with celebrities such as Jamie Oliver and guitar legend Pete Townshend, who was seen last week riding his bright red vespa, won't be harming sales either."

About Swinton

- With 580 branches nationwide Swinton is the UK's largest high street insurance retailer

- Unlike many other companies in the financial services industry, Swinton is committed to keeping its branches open for business, and part of the community

- Swinton provides a one-stop-shop for the insurance and related needs of its clients, offering home, car, caravan, business, holiday, motorbike and even classic car insurance

- With a dedicated team of advisors on hand at every branch to search a panel of insurers to offer quality cover at competitive rates

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