A scooter is a motorized vehicle that has large step-through frames and a small platform for the rider’s legs. Scooters were designed since at least 1914, and scooters were made as well as automobiles between the World Wars. Many scooters are designed with the help of experts, who often use a scooting mechanism or a stepping-axle to create the platform. Some scooters are powered by internal combustion engines or by gas engines. Electric scooters are less common.
A scooter consists of a large number of metal parts. The body is usually welded to the frame, which is then covered with a plastic chassis. The rear wheel and the front wheels are attached to the frame by a metal chain, or by a rigid frame that holds the entire scooter together. The driver usually controls the speed and direction of the scooter by tilting the riding position. The pedals are located behind the seat. In some models, the clutch serves only as a brake, so speed regulation is not available.
Mopeds are similar to scooters, except for the lack of a chassis. Mopeds are usually three or four wheeled vehicles with two or three wheels connected to a larger frame. Mopeds are often powered by a motorcycle engine, although gas mopeds may also use their own engine. Mopeds are usually designed for limited speeds, because they have limited ground clearance and cannot perform well in wet or muddy conditions.
Both scooters and motorcycles have what are known as “underbelly” tires. An underbelly tire provides underbelly clearance for scooters and motorcycles. These tires are located about one to two inches below the ground in the rear end of the vehicle. They are supported by the engine mounted under the bike’s skin.
The engine in both scooters and a motorcycle is mounted beneath the center section of the vehicle. A drive chain or a transmission is also mounted below the engine. The electric motor scooters usually have a rider, while the gas mopeds have a rider and engine only. The larger motor scooters have larger engines than the smaller ones. Although they have similar specifications, the engine capacity of each type of scooters differs.
The main article about Honda mopeds, other than their engine capacity, is the style. They can be classified according to their major types: conventional scooters, folding scooters and trikes, which are motorized scooters with a front wheel drive. Other categories include mini-motorcycles (which are very small in size), pocket motorcycles, sport utility vehicles and sports cars. Honda motorcycles are the most popular model of all, especially the ones manufactured by Honda-ports and subsidiary Honda dealer brands.
All scooters made by Honda are designed to be easy to handle. Some models have a three-speed manual transmission; others have four-speed automatic transmissions. Scooters such as the CRX with its all-wheel drive is engineered to provide smoothness in handling while providing good performance. Scooters with a two-wheel drive design are considered lightweight and have a very compact silhouette. These scooters are also manufactured for lighter weight.
The Honda mopeds also come in different colors, depending on the model. The color of the wheels also differs according to the model. Scooters from the Honda company have superior fuel efficiency and are priced very reasonably, making them an excellent choice for persons who do not want to spend too much money on purchasing a new motorcycle. However, if one decides to buy a second-hand scooter from an online dealer, it is better to check for the warranty and make sure that the scooters parts are genuine.