In the eyes of the law anything up to 50cc is a moped, anything over 50cc is a motorcycle. You could say that a scooter is a type of motorcycle. Then what exactly is a scooter? Well.. that's pretty fuzzy. The Aprilia Mana 850 has automatic transmission with CVT. Scooter? The Honda NC700 Integra has gears and chain. Motorcycle? The Honda Africa Twin DCT doesn't have a clutch lever. Scooter? The Yamaha T-Max doesn't have the engine as part of the swingarm. Motorcycle? The Harley Electra Glide has floorboards rather than pegs. Scooter? Probably the safest definition of a scooter is that people choose to call it one..