Saturday, January 2, 2010

What is the difference between 49CC and 150CC scooters?

What are you planning on using your scooter for?

Depending on how far you want to travel, the terrain of your commute (hills, high speed roads, etc.) and riding requirements (one rider, two riders, etc.), it will greatly influence the type and size of scooter you will need to purchase. Ie recommend a scooter from 100cc- 150cc for most commuting needs. A 150cc scooter will be able to handle higher speed roads, yet still feel agile in city commuting.

Scooters with Less than 100CC's
Any scooter less than 100cc’s will struggle when driven more than 10 miles at one time. 49cc scooters work great cruising shorter distances and on slower speed roads, but theydo not have enough power to travel and feel comfortable in 40+ mph roads. Smaller engine scooters (49cc) will also have a hard time keeping consistent power during extended riding. If you are needing to commute on the freeway we recommend scooters from 250cc to 500cc. These scooters will feel stable at high speeds, provide the power you need to drive comfortably on the freeway, and still get you great gas mileage.

How fast will you be traveling on your commute?

10” wheels are typical on most scooter models, and they are best suited for traveling 50mph or less for optimum control and comfort. We recommend purchasing a vehicle with larger tires (13” to 16”) if you are going to be traveling in excess of 50 mph during the majority of your commute. Larger wheels will provide a smoother ride, a higher top speed, and better controllability.

Ques:  Will you ever be riding two people on your machine?

If so, we recommend you purchase a scooter of 100cc or excess. Scooters less than 100cc are best suited for 1 rider.
Ques:  What do cc’s mean, and how is that going to affect my scooter?

CC means cubic centimeters of displacement. This is the measurement of power that is produced by your engine. The greater amount of cc’s that the engine produces, the more power the engine is going to produce.

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