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like it? don't like it? consider it a scooter or a minibike?

Postby dierwulf » Tue Dec 20, 2005 1:50 pm

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Postby HondaNC50 » Tue Dec 20, 2005 2:07 pm

not a scooter or a minibike but a motorcycle
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Postby Tab » Tue Dec 20, 2005 3:15 pm

Dunno. It looks very cool at some angles, yet very gaudy in others... At 150cc, it's in the same classification as a scooter here in Texas. We have weird laws...
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Postby HondaNC50 » Tue Dec 20, 2005 4:25 pm

here anything over 50cc is a motorcycle and if the top speed is at least 65 it can go on the highway
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Postby steamboat » Tue Dec 20, 2005 5:33 pm

A good looking small retro motorcycle in Virginia. Jim
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Postby chris » Tue Dec 20, 2005 6:18 pm

SAME HERE IN UK 50 CC UP IS MOTORCYCLE AND WHATEVER SPEED NO MOTORWAY JUST A OR B ROADS BUT I THINK THATS OK MOTORWAYS TO BUSY ONLY THREE LANES
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Postby Smitty » Tue Dec 20, 2005 7:52 pm

steamboat wrote:A good looking small retro motorcycle in Virginia. Jim


"Ditto" here in SC too Jim...definitely exceeds our state law as a Moped.
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Postby oilyhans » Tue Dec 20, 2005 8:12 pm

that is a motorcycle.
motorcycles you stradle one leg on each side.
scooters you step through.
scooters come in lots of motor sizes up to 400cc and bigger

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Postby Tab » Tue Dec 20, 2005 9:47 pm

In Texas, it has to be over 250cc to be classified as a motorcycle. Anything between 49.9cc and 250cc is considered a motor-driven cycle provided it has more than 2HP or travels faster than 30mph. Anything less than 2HP and under 30mph is a moped...provided it's on the sacred Texas Certified Moped List. Like I said...weird laws.
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Postby dierwulf » Wed Dec 21, 2005 7:32 pm

yeah guys... here in pa it's totally a motorcycle and i do consider it a motorcycle... just thought you guys would appreciate it. same engine size as a vespa px-150 but totally cruiser lookin.
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Postby HondaNC50 » Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:20 pm

theyre cool but very tiny i had a honda nighthawk 250 and it was small and those are even smaller
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Postby maddog » Thu Dec 22, 2005 2:15 am

Thats a motorcycle, a true scooter 50cc and up with floorboards and rims under 17in. like the honda silver wing and suzuki burgman 650 are regesitered as scooters even in Texass! LOL
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Postby Tab » Thu Dec 22, 2005 7:42 am

maddog wrote:a true scooter 50cc and up with floorboards and rims under 17in. like the honda silver wing and suzuki burgman 650 are regesitered as scooters even in Texass! LOL


Uh, no they're not.


TRC §541.201.

VEHICLES.

In this subtitle:

* * * * *

(8) "Moped" means a motor-driven cycle that cannot attain a speed in one mile of more than 30 miles per hour and the engine of which:

(A) cannot produce more than two-brake horsepower; and

(B) if an internal combustion engine, has a piston displacement of 50 cubic centimeters or less and connects to a power drive system that does not require the operator to shift gears.

(9) "Motorcycle" means a motor vehicle, other than a tractor, that is equipped with a rider's saddle and designed to have when propelled not more than three wheels on the ground.

(10) "Motor-driven cycle" means a motorcycle equipped with a motor that has an engine piston displacement of 250 cubic centimeters or less.


If the scooter is bigger than a 250, it's a motorcycle here. If a scooter is a 50cc and can go 31mph or above, then it's a motor-driven cycle...just like that Vento.

AGAIN, WE HAVE STRANGE LAWS HERE.
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Postby steamboat » Thu Dec 22, 2005 8:19 am

Hey Tab,9) "Motorcycle" means a motor vehicle, other than a tractor, that is equipped with a rider's saddle and designed to have when propelled not more than three wheels on the ground.
Please give us the Texas definitions for motor vehicle and vehicle because Virginia has crazy definitions also. Here a moped is a vehicle, a motorcycle is a motor vehicle. It'scrazy. Jim.
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Postby Smitty » Thu Dec 22, 2005 9:53 am

dierwulf wrote:yeah guys... here in pa it's totally a motorcycle and i do consider it a motorcycle... just thought you guys would appreciate it. same engine size as a vespa px-150 but totally cruiser lookin.

It's a very nice looking bike!!! The "cruisers" are my favorite style.
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