Scooter Vs Moped – What’s The Difference?
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Basically, if there’s a platform where you can put your feet while you are riding, what you are riding is a scooter. If it’s under 50cc then legally it’s classed as a moped.
Generally, scooters are more expensive than mopeds, which is unsurprising given their advantages in terms of power and engine size. Scooters normally have smaller diameter wheels than mopeds however they are a mixture of automatic and manual transmissions.
How old do I have to be to get an A1 Motorcycle Licence
When you’re 17 you can take your A1 Motorcycle Licence. This allows you to ride motorbikes of up to 125cc, including scooters. Again, you need to have completed your CBT and have passed your Motorcycle Theory test to get an A1 Motorcycle Licence.
So why do it?
This begs the question, why take an AM Moped Licence at 17 when you can take an A1 Motorcycle Licence instead? Or better still, why not wait until you’re 19 and take the A2 Motorcycle Licence?
In truth, unless you’re convinced that you will ride mopeds for the rest of your life or, alternatively, if you’re desperate to carry a passenger and ditch the L-plates on a 125cc, you may as well wait until you are 19 and take an A2 Motorcycle Licence test – missing out the AM and A1 licence routes altogether.