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Moped and scooter differences

Irvitzer (talkcontribs)

About the issue with the Scooty Scoot page. First of all, key differences between moped and scooter (according to British, USA and Russian law, for a reference) are the engine displacement (mopeds are below 50cc, motor scooters are in 50-250cc range) and max speed (up to 30-40 mph and 60-75 mph respectively), but neither of this can be applied to a videogame entry for obvious reasons. I'd like to add some external links as proofs here, but new topics design for Talk Pages doesn't allow me to do so, as it requires to solve some captcha but doesn't show it at ll. Just google something like 'moped and scooter differences', if you want.
However, there is design feature which can be taken as point of reference here: classic moped design is basically a motorised bycicle (hence the name, MOtor+PEDals), and scooter is having a step-through chassis and footrest platform. Of course, nowadays some mopeds are also have some sort of cover case, but we're talking about 1960-70s, when their design was quite different — for a further references look at classical Peugeot 104 or Vespa Boxer mopeds and compare them to the Vespa and Lambretta scooters, for an example, Vespa Super Sprint or Lambretta Li Special. Besides that, neither file nor item name should be used as strict and direct reference, unless they're quite specific, as they can be choosen by the means of the comedy or simplicity/length.
Irvitzer (talk) 10:08, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

404UNF (talkcontribs)

Glad to hear that I'm not the only one with the non-appearing talk page captchas issue. Thought maybe my Pihole was interfering. Regardless, a trivia note could be added noting that the model resembles a scooter but due to the files labelling it as a moped it's probably best to keep it as such. Again, a trivia note about it being more of a scooter than a moped would probably be cool.