- 1 What is the difference between a moped and a motorcycle?
- 2 Why is it called a moped?
- 3 What is the difference between a scooter and a moped?
- 4 Is a moped a motorcycle?
- 5 Should I get a scooter or a motorcycle?
- 6 Is riding a moped easy?
- 7 How fast is a 125cc moped?
- 8 Are mopeds safe?
- 9 How far can a moped go?
- 10 What size scooter needs a license?
- 11 What is the fastest moped?
- 12 What is the best brand moped?
- 13 How fast will a 50cc moped go?
- 14 How many miles can a 50cc moped do on a full tank?
- 15 Can I take a passenger on a 50cc moped?
What is the difference between a moped and a motorcycle?
Mopeds are two-wheeled vehicles equipped with bicycle-like pedals that the rider uses to propel the vehicle to start its helper motor. They have small engines no bigger than 50cc that allows them to go a maximum speed of 28mph. Most motorcycles have 250cc or larger engines, 16” or larger wheels.
Why is it called a moped?
What it is: First named because it was a bicycle with a motor (literally a motorized pedal vehicle), today’s mopeds have a step-through frame (with or without pedals) with a 50cc (cee-cee is moto-speak for cubic centimeter) or smaller motor.
What is the difference between a scooter and a moped?
Basically, if there’s a platform where you can put your feet while you are riding, what you are riding is a scooter. If it’s under 50cc then legally it’s classed as a moped. Scooters normally have smaller diameter wheels than mopeds however they are a mixture of automatic and manual transmissions.
Is a moped a motorcycle?
Mopeds. Historically speaking, ‘ moped ‘ is a portmanteau of ‘motor’ and ‘pedal’ – so the earliest mopeds were motorbikes that also had bicycle pedals, usually used for emergencies. Now, a moped is legally defined as any low-powered motorcycle with an engine capacity no greater than 50cc, and a max speed of 28mph.
Should I get a scooter or a motorcycle?
When it comes to scooters vs motorcycles, motorcycles are usually harder to learn to ride but have larger engines and top speeds, while scooters are more fuel efficient, cheaper and have better maneuverability. This makes scooters a good choice for urban commuters.
Is riding a moped easy?
Very very easy. It’s like riding a bicycle but the weight of it makes you feel way more stable when you’re going fast. And there is no clutch like a motorcycle so it’s easy.
How fast is a 125cc moped?
The main top speed that you can expect from a Direct Bikes 125cc moped is 60 miles per hour. At 60mph, you are going to be going fast enough to drive just about anywhere legally. The only place you could find someone legally doing above 60mph is going to be on the motorway.
Are mopeds safe?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that moped and scooter fatalities increased 50% from 2005 to 2009.  Scooters and mopeds are dangerous because there is little to no protection for riders in an accident. Accidents at any significant speed often result in fatalities.
How far can a moped go?
On average, you should expect a 50cc scooter to last anywhere from 20,000 to 30,000 miles. This of course assumes you follow some important principals.
What size scooter needs a license?
You can get a licence that restricts you to a 160cc or less automatic motor scooter. To get this licence you still need to complete all the tests but can skip the pre-provisional course, however most people choose to take the course so they can progress to a full rider licence.
What is the fastest moped?
Scooters can be fast. We have the numbers to prove it
- TVS Jupiter (9.16sec):
- Honda Grazia (9.03sec):
- TVS Wego (8.81sec):
- TVS Ntorq (7.65sec):
- Aprilia SR 150 Race (6.89sec):
What is the best brand moped?
Top 10 50cc moped scooters for 2019
- Aprilia SR50R. There was a time when Aprilia were all about the scooters.
- Yamaha Aerox 4. Yamaha’s AeroX R was the most venerable of all sports mopeds.
- Peugeot Kisbee.
- Gilera Runner.
- Vespa Primavera 50.
- Lexmoto Echo 50.
- Piaggio Typhoon 50.
- Kymco Agility 50.
How fast will a 50cc moped go?
What’s the top speed of a 50cc moped? Most 50cc scooters come with a restricted engine, which limits the bike to a top speed of 30mph (48kph). However, a 50cc scooter can go at speeds of up to 60mph (96kph), while most will comfortably reach 40mph (65kph).
How many miles can a 50cc moped do on a full tank?
The majority of our 50cc scooters have a fuel capacity of 5.4L, which will cost you under £10 to fill up. You should find you can do up to 100 miles on a single tank of petrol, although this figure will vary depending on several factors.
Can I take a passenger on a 50cc moped?
In order to ride either you will of course need a CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) Licence. If you’re 16, then the simple answer is you can only ride a 50cc moped, restricted to 28 Mph. You don’t need to take a CBT as technically you can already ride a 50cc moped without L plates and carry a passenger.