motor scooter laws

49cc vs 50cc Scooters: What's the difference

What's the difference between a 49cc and a 50cc scooter? 

Drumroll please....

The answer: NOTHING!

All 50cc scooters are "49.something cc", so they fall within their own category for the Department of Motor Vehicles. For most states, anything above a 50cc is considered a motorcycle, and must be registered/titled as such. The name 50cc is used for simplicity and marketing purposes, instead of saying 49.7cc, 49.3cc, 49.9cc, etc...

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