What is a scooters for sale?
Well, here’s what Wikipedia has to say:
A moped for sale is a style of two-wheeled motor vehicle traditionally defined by characteristics such as a step-through frame, gas scooter wheels less than 16″ in diameter, and an engine located below the rider and to the rear.
That pretty much sums it up. mopeds for sale have an engine mounted in the middle of the scooter for sale frame with a gas tank above it. The rider sits astride the chinese scooter engine with the gas tank right in front of them. motor bikes wheels are also typically larger (over 16″ diameter) than those on a chinese scooters Another major difference is that the engine of achinese moped is attached to the frame, while on a chinese mopeds it is usually part of the rear suspension. So when a cheap scooter rear wheel goes up and down, the engine remains stationary, while when the rear wheel of a cheap scooters goes up and down, the cheap moped whole engine and scooter transmission moves up and down with it.
These days, 99% of gas mopeds have a “twist and go” cheap mopeds automatic (CVT) transmission, which means you don’t have a motor bike clutch to control and you don’t have to change gas moped gears, while 99% or gas motor bike have a manual clutch and you have to shift gears manually (with your left foot). This also means that on 99% of gas motor bikes you apply the rear brake with your left hand, while on 99% of gas motor bikes you apply the rear brake with your right foot. While there are still a few manual motor bike for sale and there are a few automatic motor bikes for sale, both are very much the exception rather than the rule.
These differences result in a motor bike for sale usually having better acceleration high speed handling characteristics, but a motor bikes for sale is often more maneuverable at low speed and is easier to ride, especially for novices.
chinese motor bike usually have a small engine, from 50cc to 250cc, though there are 400cc and even 800cc chinese motor bike, so engine size doesn’t define them. While most are limited in speed, cheap motor bike with a larger engine can exceed 100mph and cruise easily at freeway speeds, so speed isn’t a defining characteristic either.
So what is a cheap motor bikes then? That’s a little trickier, but the working definition for most DMVs is a motorized two wheeled vehicle with an engine of less than 50cc capacity. It used to be that a 250cc scooter was a Motorized pedal cycle, i.e. basically a bicycle with a small engine, but some jurisdictions don’t require pedals. Again we can also look at Wikipedia for a definition:
250cc scooters are a class of low-powered (under 50cc displacement) motorized vehicle, generally two-wheeled. A 250cc scooters is driven in an upright position with the rider’s back perpendicular to the seat . From a practical point of view, in most jurisdictions gas scooters can be ridden without requiring a moped license (a car license is sufficient). They may be speed limited by design, but even if they aren’t, the small engine size usually limits then to a top speed under 40mph (maybe 45mph downhill with a tail wind). In the United States the definition and regulation of 250cc mopeds differs from state to state. Again calling on Wikipedia:
Legal terms and definitions of low-powered cycles vary from state to state and may or may not include “250cc gas moped,” “Motorcycle,” “Motorized Bicycle,” “Motorscooter,” “Goped,” “Motor-Driven Cycle,” and or others. A 250cc cheap moped’s speed generally may not exceed 30 mph (48 km/h) on level ground, even if it is capable of going faster. In a few states this number is 20 or 25 mph (32 or 40 km/h), and in most states, the maximum scooters engine capacity is 50 cc. However, Kansas (“Motorized Bicycle” K.S.A. 8-126, 8-1439a) allows up to 130 cc. Some states, like California, require pedals, while others do not. Virginia allows mopeds to operate at up to 35 mph (56 km/h). Some states, like North Carolina, require there to be no external gear-shifting mechanism.