Motor or scooter, what's the difference?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Johnson Luqaz, Oct 26, 2003.

  1. Hello motorheads, can you answer this one?
    Johnson Luqaz, Oct 26, 2003
  2. If "scooter" is the same as in Norway, a scooter is a mini-mc where you
    don't have to change gears yourself.

    - Jan Rune Bjorkelo -
    Jan Rune Bjørkelo, Oct 26, 2003
  3. Johnson Luqaz

    Peter Milnes Guest

    Only if you clarify your question. It is extremely indistinct as it is worded.
    Do you mean "Motorcycle or Motorscooter"? With those words in place it makes
    more sense. Generally there is an engine size limit which, unfortunately, is
    fairly flexible. There is a third category which may add confusion, namely that
    of Moped (a shortened form of Motor/pedal cycle).

    Cheers, Peter.

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    Peter Milnes, Oct 26, 2003
  4. Johnson Luqaz

    brackenburn Guest

    Hi Johnson,

    The difference between MOTOR and SCOOTER?
    It depends................

    MOTOR in the UK = CAR ("motor car"); AUTOMOBILE in N.America.
    MOTOR in N.America = ENGINE in the UK.
    SCOOTER may mean "MOTOR SCOOTER", a small 2-wheeler with a "step-through"
    frame, small wheels and until recently small engine. Transmission (gearbox)
    is some form of automatic.
    OR SCOOTER may be a child's toy; a board with a wheel at each end. The front
    wheel is steerable, mounted in a fork with handlebars. With one foot on the
    board, the "driver" pushes on the ground with the other. (This contraption
    has enjoyed a recent revival.)
    OR SCOOTER may be an electrically driven 3 (occasionally 4)-wheeler
    preferred to a wheelchair by the more ambitious ambulatory-challenged.

    Hope this helps to sort it out.
    Andy I.
    brackenburn, Oct 27, 2003
  5. Here in Norway, a person is old enough to drive a "Moped" (with gears),
    or a Scooter (automatic) when he/she is 16 years old.
    A "Moped", or a "Scooter" cannot go faster than 50kmph.

    - Jan Rune Bjorkelo -
    Jan Rune Bjørkelo, Oct 27, 2003
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