A bit of guidance
- Firstly, 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. This info will help guide your decision making for your next scooter.
- 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. Maximum speed should be reserved for intermittent bursts.
- 50cc scootas (mopeds) are speed limited to 50km/h by law. QLD, WA, NT, and SA allow car licence holders to ride on a car licence.
- Your local scoota dealer also has a wealth of information and 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. As well as 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 ability.
LA Category Information
LA Category is a special vehicle classification for scooters under 50cc, provided under the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989. They 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: Holders of a car licence may ride LA Category scooters. 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. Please 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.