A bit overstated

Fred /
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Brandon... I agree with some of what you said... but some of it is a bit overstated

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Overall cost.

Here in the states, mopeds require little to no law-controlled costs, such as licensing, insurance, and registration. All I need is a class A license (the most basic license you can get) and a can of two stroke gas. I don't need plates or any licensing stickers in South Dakota.

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Partly true.. but an old motorcycle (even a large one) can run as little as $80 for plates and insurance for the season.

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Efficiency.

They get between 75 and 150 miles per gallon. Few motorcycles can get 75.

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Not really... many people mistake a mopeds mileage as "mileage"... but its actually kilometers.

I say almost NO mopeds get over 100mpg.

Most only get 70mpg... way low considering how slow they are.

Almost all motorcycles get at least 40... many get 50... the smaller ones (smaller than 500cc) get 60.

Motorcycles win that one.

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Simplicity.

When I took a moped engine apart for the first time, I realized that there was virtually nothing to it! There's less to go wrong and when something goes wrong, it's an easy fix.

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I agree with that... and that is why I like them.

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Individuality.

Unless I'm riding with my friends, I never see another moped. Almost every moped I see, I know the person.

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OK... but for every 200 cars or trucks... there is still only about 1 motorcycle. You are still in a tiny minority.

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Driver to drivee weight ratio.

Motorcycles are turning into two-wheeled cars lately (Honda Goldwing, for example). A lot of motorcycles can't even be lifted back onto their wheels should they fall over. I could probably carry my moped, should the need arise. Not for several blocks or anything, but should I need to lift it out of a hole or up onto a tall curb, I can. It's more of an extension of your body than something that you're just along for the ride on.

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Very few bikes are getting bigger.

Many are getting lighter.

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Space.

They take up so little of it, you can park on the sidewalk.

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Mopeds and motorcycle are both small and can fit in small spaces everywhere.

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No exessiveness.

When you ride a moped through town, you use most or all of it's power and speed. You can buy a motorcycle that'll do 180mph, but it's useless on the street. You end up paying for power you'll never use. When you're in town, you don't need more than 30 mph anyways.

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You don't have to buy a 180mph bike.

The average motorcycles power gets used a lot.

You can get away from dangerous cars driven by zombies easily.

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The moped is efficiency at it's finest.

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Your typical 2 stroke mopeds are typically quite inefficient in terms of mpg.

To Mr ZX who asked the question... Many of us own both.

I use the moped for short trips to the store quite often.

And take motorcycles for longer trips.

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Subject Written By Posted
  Mopeds vs motorcyclesTopic by: zxrider zxrider 08/24/01 11:00PM
  Re: Mopeds vs motorcyclesRe: Jessie S. Band Jessie S. Band 08/24/01 11:35PM
  Re: Mopeds vs motorcyclesRe: XBrandon EdgeX XBrandon EdgeX 08/25/01 12:04AM
  Re: Mopeds vs motorcyclesRe: Rick Rick 08/25/01 01:16AM
  A bit overstatedRe: Fred Fred 08/25/01 01:17AM
  Re: A bit overstatedRe: Jamie Leonard Jamie Leonard 08/25/01 03:08PM
  The Efficiency Challenge !Re: The Moped Gawd The Moped Gawd 08/26/01 07:28PM
  Re: The Efficiency Challenge !Re: Wayne Broderick Wayne Broderick 08/26/01 07:42PM
  Re: The Efficiency Challenge !Re: Wayne Broderick Wayne Broderick 08/26/01 07:55PM
  Re: The Efficiency Challenge !Re: Jamie Leonard Jamie Leonard 08/26/01 09:21PM
  Head to head is the only accurate way.Re: Fred Fred 08/26/01 11:17PM
  Re: Head to head is the only accurate way.Re: Jamie Leonard Jamie Leonard 08/27/01 01:20AM
  Head to head is the only accurate way.Re: Fred Fred 08/27/01 03:43PM
  Re: Head to head is the only accurate way.Re: jamie leonard jamie leonard 08/27/01 03:59PM
  Re: The Efficiency Challenge !Re: Ron Brown Ron Brown 08/27/01 01:36PM
  Re: The Efficiency Challenge !Re: jamie leonard jamie leonard 08/27/01 01:45PM
  Re: The Efficiency Challenge !Re: Fred Fred 08/27/01 03:20PM
  Re: The Efficiency Challenge !Re: Ron Brown Ron Brown 08/27/01 06:07PM
  Re: The Efficiency Challenge !Re: gimmyjimmy gimmyjimmy 08/27/01 10:33PM
  Re: The Efficiency Challenge !Re: Ron Brown Ron Brown 08/27/01 01:51PM
  Re: Mopeds vs motorcyclesRe: Jimmy Jimmy 09/20/01 11:03PM
  Re: Mopeds vs motorcyclesRe: TIP TIP 08/25/01 08:30AM
  Re: Mopeds vs motorcyclesRe: Peggy Peggy 08/25/01 11:25AM
  Re: Mopeds vs motorcyclesRe: Jamie Leonard Jamie Leonard 08/25/01 03:12PM
  Re: Mopeds vs motorcyclesRe: Ken Ken 08/25/01 09:39PM
  Poor man's Hot-RoddingRe: Miniengine Miniengine 08/25/01 11:51PM
  Re: Mopeds vs motorcyclesRe: Ron Brown Ron Brown 08/26/01 11:08AM
  Thanks Everyone!Re: zxrider zxrider 08/27/01 07:13PM
  Re: Thanks Everyone!Re: Ron Brown Ron Brown 08/28/01 12:12PM
  Re: Thanks Everyone!Re: Richard King Richard King 08/31/01 01:14AM

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