Motor Scooters and Mopeds Will Get You Where You Need to Go

Motor scooters and mopeds are an economical way to get around to most of the places you need to go. They are small and easy to manoeuvre and feature much better fuel economy than automobiles and cost less to purchase. If you are looking for a used scooter or moped on eBay at a bargain price, you can find many different types of motor scooters for sale online.

Available types of scooters

Scooters are motorcycles that typically have a platform for your feet. Petrol-powered scooters can come with several different engine sizes. The engines are sized in cubic centimetres, which refers to the amount of gas the engines can hold. The larger the cc capacity, the larger the engine and the greater the speed. Scooters come with these three main gas engine sizes:

  • 50cc - A 50cc scooter will typically have a maximum speed of 35 to 40 miles per hour. These scooters have the best petrol mileage, which can sometimes be more than 100 miles per gallon, depending on the weight of the rider.
  • 150cc - A 150cc scooter has a top speed of 50 to 60 miles per hour. They can average 70 MPG.
  • 250cc - These scooters can reach 75 miles per hour and sometimes more. They typically average 60 MPG.

Well-known models of 50cc mopeds and scooters

There are many makes and models of mopeds and scooters that are available as used eBay motor scooters. You can easily find these and other best-selling models:

  • Lexmoto Scout
  • Piaggio Zip
  • Peugeot Kisbee 50
  • Honda Vision 50
  • Yamaha Aerox 50
  • Sym Symply 50
  • Vespa Primavera
  • Aprilia SR50
  • Kymco DJ50
  • Scomadi TL50

The differences between a motor scooter, a moped, and a motorcycle

Motorcycles are any two-wheeled motorised vehicles. All scooters and mopeds are classified as motorcycles, but not all motorcycles are scooters or mopeds. Scooters are differentiated by design and have a platform for the feet, and they can have varying engine sizes and speeds. Mopeds are motorcycles and scooters that have a gas engine size of 50cc or less. Early models have bicycle pedals but more modern mopeds do not.

Is there a difference between electric scooters, electric motorbikes, and mopeds?

Electric scooters are not the same type of vehicle as an electric motorbike or moped. An electric scooter is a kickstand scooter that runs on electricity. An electric motorbike and electric moped are motorised vehicles that can be powered up to an equivalent of a 50cc petrol-powered motorised vehicle.