Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Manchester, England
Been talking about this concept on a UK forum. Its not for me but a few people were very interested. we are supposed to be getting it in 2017.
On the definition of "scooter"
Common usage varies but I used to have to categorise vehicle designs for officialdom and what would appear on the documents.
"Scooter" was a "body type" defined by not having a direct frame member between the seat base and the headstock (ie a step-through)
Other features may sometimes, but not always include, small wheels, automatic and footboards.
A "body type" is a loose category for visual recognition. Handy for things like the police wanting a visual description.
It carried no privileges or weight in law or taxation.
International standards varied slightly and was complicated by some countries recognising "underbone" and "motor scooter" and some not.
There is an ISO international standard of vehicle classification but I've forgotten the number of the particular document.
Last edited by Bluebottle; 12-09-2015 at 05:56 AM.