Moped CC speed
Savings or Speed? The Choice is YoursAaahh,cars. Promoting your independence to drive anywhere,anytime,from the Colorado mountains to the Florida beaches to the California forests. Just fill the tank. And again. And again. And again. Is there a cheaper alternative to using this car all time?
The vast majority of our time and money on transportation comes within a few miles from our home,self-evident by vehicle crashes that occur within a few miles of it.
Most people use cars to get from home to work,even if they don't have a long commute. And it adds up as gas prices and insurance costs continue to rise. So what are the pros and cons of purchasing a moped?
Savings on Two Wheels
Vehicles are almost always a liability,not an asset - they're not going to earn you any profit. Buying a moped (scooter) won't make you money,either,but neither will it break the bank. Most cost in the range of $750 - $2, 000. Many cost above that price range,but the added expense usually goes toward:
- More power (capable of hitting 50 - 80 miles per hour)
- More comfort (better seat cushions,more room for passengers)
- More style (street bike look; sleek and sexy)
Is it worth the extra money? Perhaps,but if you go too far,you're getting rid of your economical advantage: You can easily purchase a moped without applying for a loan. When in doubt,go the cheaper route and forget the bells and whistles. Car loan interest payments dry up your monthly budget.
Simple Bike,Simple Maintenance
Scooters demand little maintenance beyond the standard oil change and tire pressure checks. In comparison with cars,mopeds have just a few moving parts,battery operated accessories and a simple motor/engine. Less complex parts means a longer-lasting,quality experience for years to come.
A Gas Guzzler no More
Because the definition of mopeds has increased over the years to include scooters with step-through and step-over designs,gas mileage has also broadened,depending on the type. Many mopeds average around 80 - 100 miles to the gallon,depending on the amount of cc's of the engine. Compared to cars,scooters can boast five times the gas mileage.
Many mopeds use an electric motor,so you can just recharge the battery instead of having to refuel,saving additional costs on transportation. Keep in mind that electric mopeds are much more limited in speed,so don't try hitting the highway with your cycle.
License Lacked: No Problem
A motorcycle,normally defined as possessing an engine of 50 cc or above,requires passing a driving test and buying a separate motorcycle license. Mopeds typically contain an engine under 50cc; therefore,you can kiss that separate license goodbye. Only a few exceptions to this licensing rule currently exist,so it's good to check with your state DMV.
As always,though,keep your regular driver's license on your person while driving a moped - it's legally required.
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Single-speed 50 cc moped w/o battery2005-06-14 11:22:57 by menefreghista
Top speed was almost 25 mph when going downhill with a passenger
cheap as hell - i think it ran close to 100 miles on just 1 gallon of gas
since it had no battery, the lights worked off a dynamo
i remember pushing or pedalling hard to get it started
but y'know what ? i don't miss it coz i had friends on bicycles who could overtake me if necessary
78" Throttle Cable for 50cc 125cc 150cc Scooter Moped Gy6 Jonway Taotao @60414