The step through models are for local city use, more on and off. generally speaking the tank size is much smaller.
The top tanks hold much more fuel, and if Don-Ohio were here He's agree. he's very partial to some of those top tanks.
The Targas can look like "wanna-be's" but there are LOTS of other TT models that don't look like "Phony motorcycles"
I think you'd get away chaining a step-through to a bike rack a lot longer than you would a TT.
My step through looks more like a bike, so I think it gets overlooked when chained to the rack at school.
If you want to do any "stunts" I think the TT's would be better for wheelies and smoke shows... just the way they're designed.
Yea, I wish Don was here---- he'd have plenty to say.
My step through has a TINY gas tank. I'm jealous of those top tanks that take almost 2.00$ to fill--- mine takes about 65 cents--- that's not far with my fat ass and my stereo. I'd really like a one and 3/4 gallon tank..... with a smaller gas can on the back, you could see a 400 mile trip without a stop for gas (at a gas station) that, no doubt, is a plus to the TT's.
If I can remember the general ideas of Don-Ohio's posts, I think he felt that both machines were good, that there were 'certain' TT's that were really great long distance bikes....Now and then he'd rave about one particularly beautiful TT or another.
This is not 'official' info. It's based on don's posts, my own experience, and past forum posts. I have owned only step throughs-- I'd like a nice TT someday.
If you're a 'purist' you probably don't like the TT's because they 'blur' the line between moped and motorcycle, 50cc or not.
How far is a TT from a cheng shin knight <sp?> the lines between 50cc machines are becoming less clear--- I'm going to start a new thread that will show how complex this is, and I'll need some responses
I think the question of "what is a moped" factors into the "Which is better" question--- people are saying they don't like TT's because they're "not enough like mopeds...." what is a moped?
That's a crazy dynamic---! I'm working on the "scooter vs. moped" article, and I'm totally interested to hear someone say "I don't like that moped because it's trying to be a motorcycle...."
Nice thread-- good reading.
On a seperate note:
Look for the upcoming "Scooter vs. Moped" thread--- it's going to be a conversation about all kinds of 50cc machines, moped philosophy, and what a moped is or isn't.
I'm going to use state rules, compared to the dictionary (mo)+(ped), compared to the encyclopedia. I'll address "no-peds" and 50cc scooters etc.
This will amount to a pile of conflicting information. I'll break it into parts, and analyze the complexities of "do we believe we own what the state tells us we own?"-- I'll try not to skirt any argument or "what if". There will be a lot of tough questions, and I plan to communicate with Simon, so when I mention the "Moped Army definition of a Moped", I know I'm correct.
Then, when this document is organized proof-read and completed, I'll open up a final "Closing Comments" section where anyone interested can agree, raise more questions, or give a concise definition of their own definiton of "What is a moped" or their philosophy on the subject.
with the rising amount of forum posts, I hope an article like this will be a good resource for everybody, as well as a place to send every newbie who asks "Why isn't my scooter a moped?"
This project is still in the starting stages, so ideas are totally welcome.
Sorry to digress from the topic of TT's vs. Stepthroughs, but I think the answer is partly related to the idea of "What is a moped"
Thanks--- looking forward to replies-- !