People did abuse them, back when, '80 or so? The first moped I saw up close was my neighbors brand new red JC Penney Pinto, I was either 12 or 13...he offered to let me ride it...my Dad would not let me...kid rode it for a summer, left it outside over the winter, when it would not start in the spring he and his friends got drunk, beat it to pieces with a bat and threw the pieces on the garage roof....I cried. Spoiled shit....I would have killed for that..and taken care of it too. The forks and the mangled front wheel stayed up there for 2 yrs until they were foreclosed on. Unbelievable.