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Old 01-30-2013, 10:39 AM   #5843
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Originally Posted by LilGreenBooger View Post
seems a terribly complicated answer, that doesn't really define 'moped' other than being a small motorcycle with big wheels.

I always thought a true Moped was a motor driven cycle that could also be propelled by turning a set of bicycle style pedals. Mo (motor) + Ped (Pedal)
Well, in a sense you're right. There used to be a law that moped had to have pedals:

When the law was rescinded and the pedals were no longer mandatory, it opened the way for moped without pedals, like the aforementioned scooters.
So, every <50cc scooter is a moped, but not every moped is a scooter.
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