Originally Posted by ifah
i had a 125cc scooter for a 10 mile commute each way to work and almost every day I wished for a bigger bike - my top speed was about 55mph (on a good day) but even so it was tough at times trying to keep up with traffic, not having enough juice to overtake, not to mention the instability of those small tyres etc.
i'd advise against a 50cc for the type of mileage you're talking about - go for a 125cc bike (insurance class 2) and you're laughing.
The bike would just be for country roads, so there'd be virtually no traffic to deal with.
Do all 50cc mopeds sound like 50cc mopeds...?
Sometimes I hear a moped going past and it can be quite high pitched because of the small engine.
Do any of the 50cc mopeds have a quieter engine noise, or do most/all 50cc mopeds have this problem of having a high pitched tinny engine noise?