Ahaha, I'm the one that needs to be able to breathe...I can't 'cause I'm laughing so hard.
Sorry if we offended you, but it just seems so silly...
Scooters, last time I got my eyes burned out by the pages of colour ads of them when searching for mopeds on the buy/sells; cost anywhere from 2 grand - as much as like $8,000 for higher performance factory ones.
I have no idea what your performance modifications may have cost, but someone spent way too much money on that ugly plastic 4 stroke thing. If it were a moped that had that much money spent on it, it would be a sexy machine...probably turn heads of even the most die-hard moped haters. It would also probably -actually- do close to 60mph.
And not knowing it wasn't a moped is a crappy excuse - it's 'moPED' - PED! as in pedals!!!
There's something seriously rad to all us mopeders about mopeds - and it's that they make people smile when they ride them. There's just something so cool about these cross between bicycle and motorcycle vehicles that makes them really cool. There's nothing like pedaling out of the driveway and pulling the clutch lever and the bicycle suddenly turning into a powered device.
Scooters are to mopeds as Segways are to walking. They're just uncool.