In the right environment—slow roads, and preferably around other mopeds—there is little to rival mopeds for sheer fun. If the overwhelming sensation of riding a superbike is of acceleration, and the sensation of a regular motorcycle is of speed, mopeds primarily give the rider a sense of motion. In late June, NYC’s Mission 23 held a moped rally in New York City, and some fantastic machines showed up.
Most mopeds are a cross between a bike and a motorcycle, but this unidentified (forgive us!) underbone is a cross between a moped and a bicycle. No front brakes, a banana seat, and the craziest exhaust we’ve seen round out the package. Looks more like an art exercise than a practical scoot, but it is cool looking.
With the exception of an expansion chamber, this Trac looks nearly stock, so it’s funny to se a torch in place of a headlight. We love the matching center stand. If it were our bike, a trip to the pedal shop would be Job #1.
This looks awfully fast. Interesting wheels, and Meccano-looking parts galore make this the engineers choice.
Garage queen stock Puch Magnum. We’d almost be afraid to ride it
These colors make us want to Puch, but the angular seat does a nice job offsetting the curvaceous top-tank.
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