Anyone call your motoredbike a "Scooter"?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Tom, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. Tom

    Tom Active Member

    I hate it when people do that. ITS NOT A SCOOTER!


    Scooters are not nearly as cool as motored bikes.

  2. I think I'll have to install a trunk on mine and in the trunk will be a trained trunk monkey that will pop out and attack anyone who calls my motoredbike a (cough)"scooter"

    If I were a kid I'd ride just about any motor vehicle but as an adult I just think grown men riding mopeds/scooters looks to funny.

    Just a plain motoredbike is way cooler by far and a custom bike motorized is even better.
  3. JosephGarcia

    JosephGarcia Guest

    YES! it's terrible, especially with a bike like mine.
  4. iRide Customs

    iRide Customs Member

    I sometimes refer to mine as a "scooter"...sorry guys. I do, however, also refer to my Harley as my "scooter."
  5. prowler

    prowler Guest

    Been calling all my bikes "scooters" since the 70's including the latest. [​IMG]
  6. spunout

    spunout Member

    :lol: :lol: I hate it being called a scooter. my reason is 'word-association' memory triggers. every time i hear someone say that, a mental image of Fry (Futurama) pedaling his pink and yellow "Scootie-Puff Jr." flashes in my head.
  7. Barret

    Barret Guest

    You know, I find it interesting about word-association, too, but in the true sense of the word, a motorized or motor-assisted bicycle is a "moped." While most of you are much older than me, and remember a true moped as something different, the word literally means "motor pedal". One definition I found is: (noun) "a motorized bicycle that has pedals in addition to a low-powered gasoline engine designed for low-speed operation".

    Now, a scooter is defined as:
    1. a child's vehicle that typically has two wheels with a low footboard between them, is steered by a handlebar, and is propelled by pushing one foot against the ground while resting the other on the footboard.
    2. Also called motor scooter. a similar but larger and heavier vehicle for adults, having a saddlelike seat mounted on the footboard and being propelled by a motor.

    When people call my bike a scooter, I quickly and firmly remind them of the above definitions, and make sure they understand it is NOT a scooter. Tom's right: scooters are just not nearly as cool as motored bikes!! :)
  8. Chopper

    Chopper Guest

    "It's a Chopper baby"
  9. ironwarlock

    ironwarlock Guest

    The mail lady called mine a WHAT THE HELL IS THAT!