Mopeds have always been super cool to me. I am finally about to purchase one. I have experience with dirt bikes and ATVs, but not mopeds. My question is this:
I'm interested in the retro style. I also really like the mopeds in the cafe racer configurations. What is the best moped to buy new that can be converted to a cafe racer? I see a few places in the US sell the Tomos Sprint, but most of the Tomos cafe racers were the Streetmate. Why is that? Can you buy new Streetmates? Is Tomos a good brand to convert to a cafe racer? Are there any mopeds that already come as cafe racers? I'm into the more simple / minimal cafe racer configurations. I like the style with the middle of the frame open as opposed to the more "sport bike configurations". I hope my question makes sense.
What would be a good starting moped to buy? I was looking at Tomos, but that was just because that was the only brand I could find new that had a "retro" style. Are there cafe racer kits? Any good websites that show conversions with parts listed would be useful too. I'm just trying to get my bearings on where to start.
Thanks so much for reading. Oh, one more thing I definitely need something that has pedals because I don't want to have to get a license again.