How Much does a scooter Cost?
scooters which are sold through authorized dealers, the price goes up significantly. For a 50cc moped expect to pay around $3300 for something like a mopeds, which is a “classic” small gas scooter or something like $3000 for an gas scooters (fuel injected two-stroke) which is a little more sleek and modern looking. The classic gas moped 50cc sells for around $2000.
Going up to a 250cc, for something like an gas mopeds expect to pay around $4600, or $5400 for a scooter for sale. If you go to larger scooters like the scooters for sale (580cc) you’ll pay $8100 ($8600 with true APS braking). The 400cc moped for sale sells for around $6100 and the mopeds for sale will cost you $9000.
How fast do chinese scooter go?
Small 50cc chinese scooters are good for about 30 mph, maybe 35 mph in some states without speed restrictions. They will just about keep up with urban traffic, but you have to ride chinese moped WOT (Wide Open Throttle) do to that. This can be good for novices and young riders because in most of states the rider does not need a motorcycle license to operate a 50cc less chinese mopeds, but the inability to keep up with faster traffic can sometimes be a hazard as cars try to “squeeze” past you when there really isn’t room.
cheap scooter. It might look fast, but it’s not really very happy above 60 mph. Mid sized 150cc cheap scooters are good for 55-65 mph, though with a long enough run at it they may get up to 65+mph, especially if there’s a tail wind or slight downhill grade. 45-50mph is enough to keep up with most urban and suburban traffic, though it’s really not enough to flow with the traffic on a freeway, where speeds of 65-75mph are more normal. We certainly recommend a cheap moped over a 50cc scooter for commuting unless you live in Manhattan. Most of the 150cc cheap mopeds cruise quite comfortably at 45-50mph.
If you want a high speed machine, you would probably be better off with a motor bike. 250cc motor bikes are just about OK for freeway use and should be able to cruise at 60mph and get up to speeds of 70mph or more if pushed. We wouldn’t recommend riding anything less than a 250cc gas motor bike on the freeway, you might want to check on our 300cc gas motor bikes that is listed on our website.
What MPG Does a motor bike for sale Get?
This depends mostly on the engine size. The smallest engines are typically 49cc and they can give up to 90 mpg, depending on what type of riding you do and how much you weigh. Obviously if you weight 300lbs and do mostly short “stop and go” trips you’ll get a lower mileage than if you weight 100lbs and travel mostly on long trips at modest speeds. At the extreme, we’ve seen figures of 110-120 mpg for 50c motor bikes for sale when the rider was trying their best to drive as economically as possible.
150cc chinese motor bike aren’t quite as frugal, but we’ve seen reports of up to 85mpg. With the larger engine sizes (300cc) you should still get around 70 mpg from a chinese motor bikes traveling at legal highway speeds. That’s about the same as a Toyota Prius Hybrid, but the cheap motor bike will be a lot more fun!
cheap motor bikes Wheel & Tire Size
Motor Scooter wheel size varies from a minimum of about 10″ to a maximum of around 16″. Most are either 12″ or 13″. This is the size of the metal wheel itself and doesn’t include the tire. The measurements is the diameter of the wheel rims The tire may add 5″ or 6″ to the diameter. My scooter has 13″ wheels (rims), but the tire measures about 19″ across in total.
So what are the advantages and disadvantages of different sized wheels?
Well, the smaller the wheel the more maneuverable the scooter can be. The smaller wheel has less of a gyroscopic effect making it somewhat easier to turn (though this also depends a lot on steering geometry). So in general, scooters are more maneuverable than motorcycles (which have larger wheels). The converse of this is that larger wheels may give better stability at speed.
The downside of scooters smaller wheels is that they don’t roll over obstructions in the road as well. Just think of a pothole in the road. If it’s a large hole and a small wheel, the wheel could fall into it! Even if it’s a raised obstruction like a tree branch or a curb, a larger wheel will roll over it with less effort than a small wheel. That’s one reason why off-road trucks often have monster wheels. When you’re driving over rocks a big wheel makes life easier. Similarly, if you’re riding over roads filled with potholes (for example New York City!), you’ll value larger wheels.
While a few scooters have 16″ wheels (e.g. MC_X1507) and a few have 10″ wheels (e.g. MC-U1504), most scooters have a 12″ or 13″ wheel which is a reasonable compromise between maneuverability and stability.
scooters tires come in all sizes of course, with a typical 13″ wheel scooter tire having a designation something like “130/60-13″. The “13″ refers to the wheel rim diameter. The “130/60″ part indicates that the width of the tread is 130mm (5.1″) and that the tire has an aspect ratio of 0.60 (or 60%), which means that the sidewall height is 60% of the width of the tire. Some tires are designed for front wheel use, some for rear wheel use and some can be used on either wheel. Though most tires today are tubeless, there may still be a few tires which require an inner tube, especially on older scooters.
The tread pattern may be directional, meaning that it has to be mounted the correct way around to perform properly and there should be an arrow on the sidewall which shows which way the tire should rotate. You may also see a speed designation on some tires between the “130/60″ and “13″. This is a letter which runs from “J” to “Y”. “J” indicates the tire is safe to use up to 62mph, “L” is up to 75mph, “N” is up to 87mph, “P” is up to 93mph and “S” is up to 103mph. You probably won’t be going any faster than that on a scooter. However there is a “W” designation shows the tire is safe up to 168mph. As far as I know there are no “W” rated scooter tires! Most scooter tires will be priced in the $55-$85 region.