A little more about Scooters....
3 classes of scooters
Basic urban transport
(50cc or less):
The smallest class of scooters, often incorrectly called
mopeds, carry one rider legally and in many states
don’t require the rider to have a motorcycle license.
They reach top speeds of 30–40 mph, perfect for
navigating city streets, but are prohibited from being
ridden on major highways. 80–100 mpg.
Riders are required to have motorcycle licenses with
the versatile midrange scooters that allow a driver
and passenger. With top speeds of 55–65 mph,
these scooters have the power to keep up with traffic
on county and state roads and are comfortable
on rides as long as 100 miles. 60–80 mpg.
(250cc and up):
These scooters are heavier, larger, and have
more comfortable seats to carry driver and passenger
on cross-country trips. Their motors may
be liquid cooled, and they operate quietly and easily
maintain freeway speeds. 50–70 mpg.
Tips and Terms
2-stroke or 4-stroke:
2-stroke engines are
sturdy, efficient power
plants which run on a mixture
of gas and oil. Due to
their emissions have
become much cleaner
than they were. But reliable
engines have become
more popular because
they are still cleaner.
Twist & go:
scooters utilize an automatic
called a continuously
variable transmission, or
CVT. A CVT requires no
shifting, no clutch, minimal
maintenance, and provides
optimal gas mileage. Twist
& go refers to the ease
of driving automatic transmission
handgrip throttle and go.