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Old 01-30-2013, 02:37 AM   #5834
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Originally Posted by Mr_Gone View Post
Okay, legitimate question: what's the difference between a scooter and a moped? Not trolling... I really don't know.
A moped, called 'brommer' here, is a motorcycle with 49.9cc engines or less. Like these:

The main difference is in the wheels.

A scooter can be a 'bromscooter' [49cc] or a motor scooter [50+ cc], but they have smaller wheels and a space between the seat and the handlebars where you can step through, like with Vespa:

So, basically, a motorcycle with a small displacement engine, less than 50 CC, is a moped.
A Vespa, or Vespa-clone, is a scooter, and can be a moped [<50CC] or a motor scooter [>50cc].
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