I have thought for some time that the 30 mph restriction for 50cc machines is outdated and furthermore downright dangerous . Someone has started a petition to get the speed lifted to 40 mph . I have a Classic 1982 Roadie that only does 30 mph and will never ever do more , but for future riders it might give a safer ride . Most traffic does a fair bit more than 30 mph in most restricted zones , even School Buses , which I found out today ! If you would like to take part , here is the link .
Petition to speed up restricted 50cc\`s .
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As a Parent I would Never let my lad/daughter have a 50cc Scoot. I was given one as a run-around once whilst the bike was in for a service. Apart from looking a proper tit in full leather, it was down right dangerous pulling out on roundabouts and junctions - 0 - 30 in just under a minute. I am sure a 50 putput is useful around a city, but even on a 40mph road you are very very vulnerable.
So after all that I suppose I agree with you, they do really need de-restricting. However 1 more year waiting and you can ride a 125 - far safer IMHO.
Can someone help me down off this soap box please
To be honest in my opinion the majority of people that ride 50s are 16yr old lads with no road experience that ride them as fast as they'll go - everywhere. So i dont think its a good idea. Just my opinion
What about all the 16 year old girls who ride around as fast as they can!
My daughter has been riding hers for almost 2 months. We started off fully restricted and although 30 Mph was fine as a top speed, it was dangerous watching her struggle to hold 15 mph up hill with artics pushing past her. We have now managed to get it up to 40 - 45 on the flat, and 30 ish up hill. It's still slow, but a lot safer and only another 10months to go before she can have something bigger.
When we try to sign this petition it isn't about 30 mph restrictions for mopeds at all! Cheated! We haven't signed.
When i try to sign this petition
it isn't about 30 mph restrictions for mopeds at all!
Agree with shad.
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The petition has NOTHING to do with power of 50cc scooters.
It's about limiting speed, power and acceleration of cars.
Sorry everyone I left out 1 digit on the number , should have been 10483 not 1043 .
Shad well done for upping the speed to make it safer . At least she can now keep up with the traffic , at least on the flat . My Suzuki which I have had since new is not tuneable , the 3 speeds are meshing gears , no variable pulleys or belt like modern Scooters . A downside would be if anything locked up you would be over the handlebars , no belt to slip ! Luckily in 30 years it hasn`t happened .
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same with my daughters peugeot speed fight, changed the exhaust, altered the gear quadrant to makeb it change up to third gear, close to 50 mph on the flat and a whole lot safer than faffing about in the gutter, now she has a full bike licence and is the proud owner of a cracking little CBR400RR, and she can keep up with her old dad on the longer runs .
when i started on bike my dad who is a mad biker for years did not wont me to get a 50cc bike as they were deadly and he did not wont me to ride a moped or scooter as he thinks they are unsafe so he got me a 125cc tailbike that did 55mhp flat out now 5years later i ride a nice bmw. if you are flat out on a main road at 30mph and lorrys are doing 50mph its not safe and you will have a high chance of being killed.