MN. Newspaper: How can you tell a moped from a scooter?

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MN. Newspaper: How can you tell a moped from a scooter?

Postby Micronaut » Sun Jul 02, 2006 8:12 pm

How can you tell a moped from a scooter?

http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincitie ... 932522.htm

A moped typically has bicycle-like pedals that you pump to start the engine, a small, two-stroke engine and 17- or 18-inch-diameter wheels. Scooters usually have a step-through design with a floor board where you rest your feet, 10- to 12-inch wheels and an enclosed engine. But both scooters and mopeds are registered as a "motorized bicycle" by the state as long as they have an engine size of no greater than 50 cubic centimeters and a top speed of 30 miles per hour. Motorized bicycles can be driven by anyone with a valid driver's license, and their numbers have been growing in recent years. In 2001, there were 5,819 mopeds registered in Minnesota. Last year that number grew to 9,432.
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