50cc Mopeds? Improved Size and Fuel Economy

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50cc scooters are miniature sized bikes with small engines. Not to be confused with pocket bikes which are designed for racing, or with a dirt bike which are is used off road but usually has the same small engine size. If you are conscious about your carbon footprint  and want to drive a vehicle with fewer emissions, then these vehicles are the best choice. 50cc mopeds are one of the bestselling motorbikes around because they are cheap and easy to obtain. In some countries, you do not need a license to drive a bike with an engine under 50cc, so it can be driven by adults and children alike. The small engine also makes them easy to handle, even for children who have never driven bikes with engines before. However, riders should always wear helmets and protective clothing and obey the laws of the road.

Most 50cc scooters are priced between five hundred dollars and one thousand dollars. Compared to other vehicle choices, these scooters are the most obtainable. Despite the small size, there is still an area big enough for storing a helmet or other personal items below the seat. A small engine means that the bike consumes minimal fuel, especially because of its light frame. The mileage ranges from eighty to one hundred miles per gallon. The cost of insurance and maintenance is also much lower compared to other motorbikes or car. If it is maintained and cared for properly, it can last a long time without having to go for any serious repairs.

The ergonomic and economic mopeds feature a four-stroke engine to provide faster top speeds and acceleration time. With a bike this small, you will not need to worry about finding a parking space because it will fit just about anywhere. Dealers all over the world sell these types of bikes, so you should be able to find a shop near your area. Look around at the different choices until you find a style and engine requirements that suit you best.