Moped & Scooter Size & Weight

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While the weight of a motorcycle can get pretty heavy, scooters and mopeds trend towards the lighter side. 

Compared to the average motorcycle, both scooters and mopeds are lighter and smaller – sometimes significantly. 

Keep reading to learn more about the average sizes and weights you can expect from a scooter or moped. 

Like motorcycles, the total weight of a scooter or moped correlates pretty closely to the size of the engine. 

The larger the engine, the heavier the vehicle. 

Refer to the table below for a rough estimate of engine size to weight.

Engine SizeAverage Weight
49-50cc100 to 225 lbs.
125-150cc225 to 300 lbs.
250cc275 lbs. +

Smaller engines, automatic transmissions, smaller exhausts, smaller tires, and smaller gas tanks all factor into the lighter weight of a scooter or a moped.

How Much Does a Scooter Weigh

The average scooter weighs about 250 to 300 pounds. 

This accounts for many scooters with engines in the 125cc to 250cc range. 

However, larger scooters with larger engines and more body work can be as heavy as a standard street bike. 

How Much Does a Moped Weigh

Mopeds are typically defined by their small engine size, which is typically 49cc or less. 

The average moped will weigh anywhere from 100 to 200 pounds.  

How Big is a Moped or Scooter 

Scooters and mopeds also have much smaller overall dimensions than a standard motorcycle. 

On average, the length, width, seat height, and wheelbase are considerably smaller. 

The typical overall length of a scooter/moped ranges from about 70-80.” 

Width ranges from about 25 to 35” on average. 

Seat height typically ranges between 28 to 35.”

And the wheelbase will often range from about 48 to 60.”

The small size and light weight make scooters and mopeds easy to learn on, and great for weaving through congested city traffic. 

However, most are not ideal for higher speeds or freeway riding.