A bit of guidance
- First of all you need to ask yourself what you will use the scoota for. Think about the roads you’ll be using and the speed of the other road users.
- It will help to use the guide below to narrow down your choice. Then, the best bit, you can then think about the style of scoota you like!
- Maximum speeds are a guide only and are affected by load and weather conditions.
- Extended and continuous operation should be around 80 to 85% of the maximum speed capability and maximum speed reserved for intermittent bursts.
- 50cc scootas (mopeds) are speed limited to 50km/h by law and allow car licence holders in Qld, WA, NT and SA to ride on a car licence.
- Your local Scoota dealer also has a wealth of information and good advice when selecting a scoota to suit your needs.<
50cc scootas are speed limited (by law) to 50km/h. Best suited for local suburban travel on 40, 50, and 60 km/h speed-limited roads and the congested inner city.
125cc-150cc scootas are best suited for local travel, continuous travel on 80km/h roads and brief commutes on 100km/h speed-limited roads.
200cc scootas are best suited for local travel and continuous travel on 100km/h roads and brief commutes on 110km/h speed-limited roads.
250cc scootas are best suited for local travel and continuous travel on 110km/h roads.
Over 250cc scootas are best suited for local travel and continuous travel on 110km/h roads. Extra power provides more relaxed highway riding an overtaking abilities
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LA Category Information
LA Category is a special vehicle classification for scooters of less than 50cc provided under the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989.
LA Category scooters pass different requirements for brakes, lights, speedometer and noise. They are restricted to 50 km/h in ALL states and are NOT tested for safe operation at higher speeds.
QLD, SA, NT & WA:– LA Category scooters may be ridden by holders of a car license with no additional 2 wheel training or special driving licensing requirements.
ACT, NSW, TAS & VIC:– LA Category scooters can only be ridden after conducting training and passing the appropriate motorcycle test (see your dealer for more information).
It is a federal offence for a motorcycle dealer to sell an LA category scooter for road use in a derestricted form. Under the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989, the dealer may be fined up to $13,700 per vehicle.
The peak scooter industry body, the Australia Scooter Federation (ASF), requests that all LA category scooter owners respect the law and maintain their scooters in a restricted form.