You know what the biggest problem with ped (and scooter) performance, don't you?
Our government rules...that's what.
The US Gov. rules say a ped can only have 49cc, 2HP, and 30mph.
The manufacturers already have fast (50 MPH), powerful ( 7 HP), durable 50cc scooters for almost the same price as the 2HP US government mandated peds... really only the better brakes they would need would make them cost more.
Derbi, Aprilia, and Yamaha (and others) make and sell the fast scooters,
But the US gov says you have to have a full motorcycle drivers license for them.
(and scooters and peds aren't all that different mechanically)
Good or bad policy??... That depends on your point of view... But it's obvious from the percentage of people who want to make their stuff faster, what the general public wants.
An old rule of thumb for easy reliable 2 stroke performance was 1 HP for every 10cc.
So it was very very easy for them to make 5 HP 50cc motors (and this was true 25 years ago).
Now they can make them make 7HP easily.
If a manufacturer wants to go for maximum performance and have a gearbox... they can make racing 50cc 2 strokes that make as much as 20 HP and go around 100 MPH
And by the way... The government has in mind plans to eliminate ALL 2 strokes.
California and their goofy tree hugging idiots have already put that into motion out there.
California tree hugger logic from 15 years ago >>
... Hey... we don't like polution..
... Does a power plant produce polution?
....OK... we won't build any more power plants.
15 years later some of the old power plants are shut down and now the idiots have no power.
So... they buy power from other states.
So the truth is that the polution amount is the same.
It is just out of state...
.......................................AND 10 TIMES AS EXPENSIVE !!!
A bunch of total genius's.
And they are going to kill 2 strokes for no good reason also.