Many people choose light vehicles, among which the moped and scooter are the most popular. However, few people know how they differ, and this issue causes a lot of controversy.
Living in a city, you must have individual transport, because the pace of life dictates its own laws, and a person must be mobile. However, the number of cars on the roads is growing, creating more and more traffic jams, and the very concept of such "mobility" among motorists is beginning to cause irony. In addition, the cost of fuel is also growing, which for many motorists poses a serious barrier between the desire to get behind the wheel of their car or go to work on the subway.
Residents of Europe, unlike our compatriots, are more serious about planning their budget, so they are increasingly switching to a scooter. Italians, Germans and French are especially fond of this type of transport, and not only young people, but also pensioners change to the scooter.
A moped has been popular in Russia for several decades. This vehicle was especially popular with the villagers. Affordable price and unpretentiousness in the repair of the moped were the main advantages.
A scooter and a moped are similar in many ways, which is why many people confuse the two, although they are not the same thing.
Features of the moped
A moped is a vehicle that has two, and less often three wheels. It is used for short-distance travel. Its engine has a volume of no more than 50 cm3, and its speed is no more than 50 km / h. This vehicle does not have a gearbox, and the speed is adjusted using the right handlebar grip, which rotates around its axis. The front brake is also located on it. The moped is set in motion by rotating the pedal in the opposite direction.
This type of transport can be attributed more to bicycles than motorcycles. This leads to a driving rule that does not provide for movement in the general stream of cars, but as close as possible to the right edge of the road or along the cycle path.
Features of the scooter
The scooter is similar in design to a motorcycle, although its weight and wheel diameter are smaller (from 8 to 14 inches). The scooter is equipped with a V-belt variator gearbox. The engine with a volume of 50-250 cm3 develops a speed of 50-120 km / h. The rear brake is controlled by a lever located on the left handlebar grip. The scooter is controlled by hands, but the legs are not involved in the control. The peculiarity of the scooter is the presence of a special footrest, which is usually called the "floor". In addition, its design assumes a body.
Thus, these two vehicles have significant differences. To stop in choosing one of them, you need to decide on the goals and objectives that will be assigned to mobile transport.