What are the different types of mopeds?

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What are the different types of mopeds?
Mopeds must be registered to be driven legally. (zwei vögel image by fotohansi from Fotolia.com)

A moped is commonly defined as a motorbike that can either be driven by a low-powered engine or pedalled. The safety of such vehicles is a controversial topic and most countries and regions have their own legislation regarding the use of mopeds in terms of maximum speeds, sizes and driver requirements. Many variations of mopeds are currently available in terms of size, speed and style.

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50cc Gas Moped

The 50cc gas moped by Jin Lun, called the JL5A, has an air-cooled, 50cc, single-cylinder, four-stroke engine. It has an automatic CVT transmission and is legal to drive in all 50 of the United States. This moped can reach a top speed of 37mph and has a fuel capacity of 1 gallon. It is ridden in an upright position and has an electric/kick-start starting system. Standard features on this type of moped include a front hydraulic disc brake and split tri-spoke premium alloy 10-inch wheels. It has a net weight of 83.9kg., a weight capacity of 99.8kg. and a wheelbase of 47 inches.

XM-150 Gas Moped

The XM-150 model of moped has a four-stroke, 150cc engine. The starting system is an electric kick start, but this moped also comes with a remote control starter. It uses a 12-volt 7AH battery for the electric start system and has a larger fuel capacity and higher top speed than the 50cc model at 1.75 gallons and 60mph. It has a variable-speed control throttle, a belt-drive system and weighs 127kg. The XM-150 also features storage underneath a spring-loaded seat, gas-shock-cushioned forks and a maximum weight of 163kg.

Jonway MC_50CRP Moped

This Jonway moped is modelled after the look of a retro Vespa. It has a 50cc, four-stroke engine with an automatic, clutch-less transmission that does not require gear changing and a top speed of approximately 30mph. The starting system is also kick or electric start, while the battery is a 12-volt, 7AH and the fuel capacity is 1.5 gallons. This moped also features a steel frame, front and rear drum brakes, mono-shock rear suspension and spring-activated fork front suspension. It has a gross weight of 99.8kg. and a weight capacity of 83.9kg.

250cc Trike Chopper Road Warrior Moped

This moped -- with a 250cc, four-stroke, double-cylinder engine -- is considerably more powerful than the previous models. The transmission is manual and it has an electric starting system and a chain drive driveline. While the battery remains the same as in the other models, the top speed is approximately 70mph and the fuel capacity is 2.2 gallons. This powerful type of moped has front and rear disc brakes, a reinforced steel tube frame, double-swing-arm front suspension and air absorber rear suspension. It is considerably larger than the other types at 282kg., and has a maximum weight capacity of 172kg.

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