Summer is in full swing and only traffic jams and gasoline prices are growing faster than the thermometer. In an effort to avoid the suffocating heat of city traffic jams, as well as just relax in body and soul, many citizens temporarily change the driver’s seat of a car for a two-wheeled transport saddle, the simplest of which is a scooter.
A typical scooter , also known as a motor scooter , is a light vehicle on wheels of small diameter, with a two- or four-stroke engine with a volume of about 50 cc. see, automatic V-belt transmission. There are also scooters with a much larger volume (up to 400 “cubes”). It is noteworthy that many companies draw up documents for such vehicles, according to which the cubic capacity of the scooter does not exceed 49 cc, which allows future owners to move happily and fairly quickly, even if there is no motorcycle category in the “rights”.
Contrary to popular belief, the 49 cc scooter is a fairly safe mode of transport, which is confirmed by the experience of their operation in many countries. Considering the small maximum speed , with reasonable and proper operation, scooters can serve their owners without accident for a very, very long time. Features of driving a scooter in comparison with a car or a motorcycle are associated with a specific driver’s position, a short base and small wheels. All this makes the scooter overly sensitive to road surface defects, but improves its maneuverability.
Specifications of 49cc scooters
Let’s take a closer look at each type.
50cc scooters are the most popular.
Their positive aspects:
- Acceptable price.
- Small size.
- Convenient to move around the city and use in everyday activities.
- They consume little fuel (2-2.5 liters per 100 km).
- Unpretentious in repair.
- Able to reach speeds from 50 to 90 km / h. Some models are capable of 100 km / h.
There is a downside: the average speed of 60-70 km/h is often not enough. Most models are single.
Scooters with a volume of 50 cubic meters are always on the market in a wide range. The main part is made up of Japanese and Chinese models. Japanese scooters are distinguished by excellent 2-stroke engines, which increases their agility and maneuverability. Such scooters can quickly start from a standstill and accelerate to 60 km / h.
Highlighting Japanese brands, I would like to note:
- Yamaha – are not cheap, but are not inferior in speed.
- Honda – less frisky and speedy, but also less expensive.
- Suzuki – have a reasonable price and good performance. Represented by a limited line of models.
When choosing this vehicle, the first thing you should pay attention to is the structure of the engine. It comes in two types: two-stroke and four-stroke. Recently, most scooters are produced with a four-stroke internal combustion engine. Such machines are distinguished by low consumption, noiseless operation, and ease of operation. Also, such devices have an increased level of environmental friendliness. But they have one significant disadvantage that repels buyers – the high cost of maintenance.