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World moped definition

Postby steamboat » Sun Dec 25, 2005 3:19 pm

Could this be the USA definition of moped? No mention of pedals or gears.Jim
http://www.unece.org/trans/doc/2002/wp2 ... T4-10e.pdf
The proposed definitions are:
"two-wheeled moped: means a two-wheeled vehicle with an engine cylinder capacity in the case of a thermic engine not exceeding 50 cm3 and whatever the means of propulsion a maximum design speed not exceeding 50 km/h."

"three-wheeled moped: means a three-wheeled vehicle of any wheel arrangement with an engine cylinder capacity in the case of a thermic engine not exceeding 50 cm3 and whatever the means of propulsion a maximum design speed not exceeding 50 km/h."
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re: World moped definition

Postby HondaNC50 » Sun Dec 25, 2005 4:16 pm

it cant be for USA cause they wouldnt of used km/h


i have never heard that thermic engine thing either
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re: World moped definition

Postby steamboat » Sun Dec 25, 2005 4:40 pm

HeyHondaman, Thermic means heat, Just another show off term. I Don't think this definition has been accepted yet but if the rest of the world accepts it, it might be accepted here. I think many mopeds come with the speedo in KPH. My Jialing is in KPH and it is DOT approved. Jim.
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re: World moped definition

Postby HondaNC50 » Sun Dec 25, 2005 8:14 pm

i just bought a brand new strada rx150 and the speedo is in mph i was very surprized about that too
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re: World moped definition

Postby Smitty » Sun Dec 25, 2005 10:23 pm

I can see the US adopting parts of the proposed definition, but I doubt we'd get to benefit from the entire propsal, even if it is accepted as a world definition. It'd be nice if we did though ;^)
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Re: re: World moped definition

Postby Cyberian » Mon Dec 26, 2005 3:27 pm

HondaNC50 wrote:it cant be for USA cause they wouldnt of used km/h


Didn't the document mention that the US NHTSA and EPA were 'contracting parties' and had been consulted?

The whole rest of the world uses the Metric System, so I think they just used KPH to make it simpler for everyone.

This definition sounds to me like it would also allow 'go-peds' and pocket bikes to be registered as Mopeds. Perhaps not such a good idea.
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re: World moped definition

Postby steamboat » Tue Dec 27, 2005 4:16 am

Hey Smitty, Would you like the gears to be legal? Jim.
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re: World moped definition

Postby steamboat » Tue Dec 27, 2005 4:23 am

Hey Cyberian, I hope the feds would require DOT approval and create a new MVSS to eliminate them from road use. Jim.
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re: World moped definition

Postby steamboat » Wed Dec 28, 2005 1:20 pm

Hey Smitty, Doesn't SC have a minimum height? Jim.
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re: World moped definition

Postby Smitty » Wed Dec 28, 2005 2:04 pm

I'm pretty sure our minimum seat height requirement here in SC is 21" from the ground. Thankfully, this eliminates most "pocket-bikes"

My custom Chopper-'ped that I'm building my wife has a seat height of 23" inches from the ground.

As for manual gearing, um, well, I don't know if I could accept that one or not. That would just seem to kinda' stray a little far from "Moped" for me. I have seen some very nice 4-speed 50cc bikes that I've wished were Mopeds, hehehe.
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