Mopeds and scooters offer a non-mainstream way to move about town. For example, these gas scooters offer riders a place to sit, unlike the electric standing scooters that gained loads of popularity. In addition, mopeds and scooters you can sit on are capable of attaining respectable speeds, and saving on fuel expenses.

See, both gas powered scooters and electric mopeds are typically lightweight. Or at the very least, lighter than the weight of a car. Due to this, less energy is required to move mopeds and scooters compared to a traditional car or truck.

However, beyond this logical train of thought, most of us are lost when it comes to which type of moped we should get. To help you unearth which is the best option for your unique situation, we created the following guide.

50cc Moped or 49cc Moped?

In general, anytime mopeds and scooters are labelled either 50cc or 49cc, it is referring to the same engine type. To elaborate, say I buy a used moped. After riding it around for a while, I discover that it is only capable of getting about 40 mph. In addition, my local DMV informed me I do not need a motorcycle license to drive my new moped. 

Now, if this sounds ideal for your unique situation, odds are you want to get a moped with a 49.0-49.9cc engine.At this point, you may be wondering what the different decimals mean. Guess what? There isn’t really much difference between them. 

Sometimes people round up the trailing decimal and label a moped as 50cc, while others round down to 49. Either way, the power output potential is about the same and the measurement itself is cylinder size. 

That said, let’s take a look at a few of the best 50cc mopeds for sale to-date.

49cc Bintelli Beast

When it comes to look and style, this motor scooter is where it’s at. The Bintelli Beast looks akin to a motorcycle. However, it lacks all the excess weight. This 50cc moped weighs a mere 233 lbs, which means it looks good and is decent on gas to boot.

Pros

  • Looks like a motorcycle
  • Lightweight compared to bigger vehicles

Cons

  • May have to visit a moped dealer to get one

Honda Dio

50cc mopeds or scooters come in all shapes and sizes. However, if you want a set of wheels capable of getting you excellent gas mileage, this one is your best bet. If, that is, you can get your hands on a used one. Those able to do so will love getting about 84 mpg.

Pros

  • Excellent gas mileage
  • Weighs only 52 lbs

Cons

  • May not be able to find one
  • No alarm system

Adly Bullseye 50cc

Readers who adore Adly scooters may be delighted to see the Bullseye 50cc on our list. This little beauty can get about 125 mpg. And since it was made in 2008, you may be able to find a used moped for sale of this model.

Pros

  • Uses less gas than a traditional vehicle
  • May be able to find one as well as any needed parts

Cons

  • Looks typical and somewhat boring
  • Ideal gas scooter for adults seeking a way to be more fuel efficient

Be sure to check with your local moped dealers in Charleston to see if any of the mopeds and scooters we mentioned are for sale.

When shopping for a scooter or moped in Charleston, Bintelli Powersports is your one stop shop. Located in West Ashley, their moped and motorcycle dealership has a wide variety of new and used scooters, mopeds, and motorcycles for sale that start at only $999! Give them a call at (843) 405-8366 or visit them online!

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