49cc Pocket Bikes

Written by Charles Peacock
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Scooters and mopeds are a great form of transportation for people who don't need a car but are not interested in driving a large motorcycle. These types of machines used to come in two main designs: sit-down mopeds with small gas engines and stand-up scooters with electric or gas engines. These days, there are all sorts of new hybrids, like the miniature pocket bike.

Regulations for Pocket Bikes, Mopeds and Scooters

Regardless of the type of machine you're looking for, you'll find that most mopeds and scooters come with engines that are less than 50 cubic centimeters in size. The simple reason for this design feature is that most countries do not regulate machines with less than 50cc engines. Most of the newer mopeds you'll find on the market have 49cc engines so that they have as much power as possible without going over the limit.

There are many advantages to riding a small bike that is not restricted by traditional transportation laws. First of all, you don't need a license to drive a moped or scooter in many states and countries. This definitely depends on the area in which you live, however, so it's important to check the local laws before you go out and buy yourself a moped or pocket bike.

Bikes with less than 50cc engines are also not required to be registered, or to carry a license plate. This means they're easy and cheap to drive, and you don't have to worry about them like you do a car or a normal motorcycle. The best thing about small motorbikes is that they are lightweight and extremely easy (and fun) to ride!

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