Found this on YouTube. Pretty cool
Last weekend I went to Topsham to discuss building a moped of my own with my friend Justin. In the end I came home with the very moped I used on the Acadia ride. With the strict caveat that I cannot sell it! We all jokingly referred to this moped as [...]
After the Acadia ride my interest in mopeds has been rekindled. Fear not I’m not giving up scooters but to me they are from the same family. I thought I would offer up my observations of the Puch Maxi family of mopeds based on past ownership and last weekends ride.
1978 Puch Maxi-Luxe Hi-Torque
Saturday morning I reluctantly dragged myself out of bed at 6:30 am after having slept a whole 3 hours (drove taxi till 2 am got to bed about 3:30). Having told everyone I’d be up to the campsite by 9 am, I was scurrying around to make sure I was. Made it out [...]
Now by “real” I mean a classic step through frame all metal moped with actual bicycle pedals. Not the Solex either as cool as that is. I’m talking about mopeds that go 30+ mph. The short answer..Yes! But alas not in Maine except by mail order.
This is the the new 4-stroke [...]
I have a soft spot in my heart for the mechanically unusual. The wackier the better. Built in France, the Solex Moped is still produced today and you can buy one new here in the US. Our closest dealer is in Boston (thus far). Now calling the Solex a scooter is [...]
These are “real” Mopeds:
We’ve all seen the ads. Under 50 cc no motorcycle license required. Let’s review that a little. If we go to the official state website governing requirements for motor vehicles Moped Laws we find this quote:
**Must meet all the following criteria