Scooters & Mopeds

Find Economical and Stylish Scooters and Mopeds on eBay

Scooters and mopeds can be a useful, appealing choice because they can help you from place to place without wasting money or fuel. eBay is a great place to find a moped, and here are some items you may want to consider when planning to purchase new and used motor scooters for sale.

Types of scooters and mopeds

Most scooters and mopeds can be easily classified by their engine power. Using engine power as a benchmark, here are the most common types:

  • Small scooters and mopeds: The smallest vehicles are often less than 50cc, which makes it easier to ride around town. Most of these have a top speed of 28 mph. New and used mopeds are great for a single passenger who doesn't require additional power or speed.
  • Medium scooters: Any vehicle above 50cc and less than 150cc can be classified as a medium scooter. These scooters can achieve speeds of 80 mph and are suitable to drive on major roads. Mopeds usually do not fall in this category.
  • Large scooters: These are the heavyweights that can compete with a motorcycle. They have large, powerful engines between 400 and 600cc, and they can achieve high speeds on highways. These heavy scooters are designed for two passengers.
What's the difference between a scooter and a moped?

You can opt for both mopeds and scooters for sale. If you are not sure which one to choose, just remember that a moped is usually less than 28cc, which is designed to carry a single passenger around town rather than for major travel. Just like a small scooter, it may not be allowed on highways. However, there are mopeds that are designed to carry two passengers as compared to a single rider on most small scooters.

How to determine the quality of ride for used scooters

Quality of ride is an important aspect of scooters and mopeds. When buying used mopeds, look for wheel size, type of tire, and suspension. Usually, a wheel diameter of at least 8 inches is preferred because it's easier to navigate rough terrain and potholes using larger wheels. See the manufacturer site for details. If you regularly ride on rough roads, choose solid tires for their durable structure. The size of wheels and the type of tire will determine suspension as small-size solid tires will likely offer similar suspension compared to moderate-size air-filled wheels.