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Scooter (motorcycle)

The Vespa was the globally popular scooter.

A is a motorcycle with step-through and a platform for the operator’s feet. of scooter design have present in some of the earliest and motorcycles identifiable as scooters been made from or earlier. Scooter development in Europe and the United States the World Wars .

The global of scooters dates from the War II introductions of the Vespa and the Lambretta. post-war scooters were to provide low-power personal (engines from 50 to 250cc/3.1 to The original layout is still used in this application.

with engines from 250 to (15 to 52cuin) have been for Western markets.

Scooters are popular for personal partly based on their low of purchase and operation and on benefits include convenience in parking and Licensing requirements for scooters are and less expensive than for cars in most parts of the and insurance is generally cheaper.

Description Edit

A motor is a motorcycle similar to a kick with a seat, a floorboard, and or low wheels. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] The United States of Transportation defines a scooter as a that has a platform for the operator’s or has integrated footrests, and has a step-through [8]

The classic scooter design a step-through frame and a flat for the rider’s feet. This is possible because most engines and drive systems are to the rear axle or under the Unlike a conventional motorcycle, in the engine is mounted on the frame, modern scooters allow the to swing with the rear while most vintage and some newer retro have an axle-mounted engine.

generally use either a continuously transmission (CVT), or a manual with the gearshift and clutch built into the left

Scooters usually feature including a front leg shield and that conceals all or most of the There is often some storage space, either the seat, built into the leg shield, or both. Scooters varying engine displacements and ranging from 50cc to 840cc twin-cylinder models.

Traditionally, scooter wheels are than conventional motorcycle and are made of pressed steel or aluminum alloy, bolt on and often are interchangeable between and rear. Some scooters a spare wheel. Many scooter designs use conventional forks with the front fastened at both ends.

classification Edit

Most do not differentiate between scooters and For all legal purposes in the United of America, the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) using the term motorcycle for all of vehicles. However, while excludes the term motor from legal definition, it in the same document, to give instructions on how to import a small scooter. [9]

Emissions Edit

The emissions of and scooters have been the of multiple studies. Studies found that two-… mopeds, with and without converters, emit ten to thirty more hydrocarbons and particulate than the outdated Euro 3 standards. [10] [11] In the study, four-… mopeds, and without catalytic converters, three to eight times the and particulate emissions than the 3 automobile standards. [10] parity with automobiles was with NOx emissions in these Emissions performance was tested on a basis and was unaffected by fuel Currently in the United States, the EPA motorcycles, scooters, and mopeds engine displacements less 280cc to emit ten times the NOx and six the CO than the median Tier II bin 5 regulations. [12] [13] An air quality challenge can also from the use of moped and scooter over automobiles, as a higher of motorized vehicles can be supported by transportation infrastructure. [14]

History Edit

Predecessors to the Edit

In France, the Auto-Fauteuil was in 1902. This was basically a motorcycle with an armchair of a traditional saddle. Production until 1922. [16]

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