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Search for a good mofa

My 14 year old kid just got his Mofa license. Now we have to start looking for a good quality mofa. There is a mechanic in town who will examine it before we buy, but I would really appreciate some guidance on what to look for.

Are there any brands that are better than others? I'm seeing a lot of ads for Pony, Puch, and Piaggio. He needs something that will have enough power to go up steep hills without having to pedal (how embarrassing). I see that many ads say that it drives great in warm weather. What does that mean?!? Do they not drive well in cold weather?

If anyone has experience with these and wouldn't mind sharing, or if someone could point me in the right direction for more research, I would be very grateful.
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My 14 year old kid just got his Mofa license. Now we have to start looking for a good quality mofa.
This is probably a really dumb question but wtf is a mofa? I tried googling it and the first thing that comes up is "Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Foreign Affairs". Surely your kid hasn't got a Ministry of Foreign Affairs license.
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Re: Search for a good mofa

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Moped in English

It's the one in the bottom right of this symbol

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Re: Search for a good mofa

Some sort of motor scooter? Judging by the age of the young licensed...
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Re: Search for a good mofa

A Mofa license restricts him to a small engine, so there will have to be much pedalling in hilly areas.

In my opinion, you would be better buying a new Mofa from the mechanic in town, or at least ask him to buy one for you. Prices are usually very high for second hand Mofas.

Young people love to fiddle with their Mofas, to get some extra speed, and they often use illegal silencers etc to achieve this. Everything might seem fine until inspection time, when you would need to buy an approved silencer to pass the test, resulting then in lower power and more pedalling...

What about an electric bicycle? The smaller ones don't need a license.
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Re: Search for a good mofa

Thought it might be some scooter or electric bike but wasn't sure.

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Some sort of motor scooter? Judging by the age of the young licensed...
it's less powerful than a scooter. Not sure if that's still the same, the rule used to be 25cc. Puchs are great, Kreidler,... but none of them will easily go up steep hills without paddeling.
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This is probably a really dumb question but wtf is a mofa? I tried googling it and the first thing that comes up is "Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Foreign Affairs". Surely your kid hasn't got a Ministry of Foreign Affairs license.
Seems you aren't the only one with the question. Here s a link to one being sold on Tutti
http://www.tutti.ch/zuerich/fahrzeug...a_16985565.htm
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What about an electric bicycle? The smaller ones don't need a license.
The deal was...learn enough german to pass the test and you get a Mofa. E-Bikes just aren't as cool
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Seems you aren't the only one with the question. Here s a link to one being sold on Tutti
http://www.tutti.ch/zuerich/fahrzeug...a_16985565.htm
Asking CHF 1'450 for a 17 year old Mofa!!! Have you checked the new prices?
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Asking CHF 1'450 for a 17 year old Mofa!!! Have you checked the new prices?
The were outlawed in Switzerland about 6 years ago, so no new ones are being manufactured. Hence the higher prices.
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I'd get a Puch Maxi, plenty of spare parts till the end of days (and good prices when buying them in Germany or the Netherlands. All you need actually to get a great cheap one is a good frame with registration and a set of tools. They are very easy to build and it might be fun for him to get the knowledge of the machine, also being able to repair it himself saves a truckload of money.
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The deal was...learn enough german to pass the test and you get a Mofa. E-Bikes just aren't as cool
Would dispute that - there's really nothing cool about a moped.

It's great fun passing them on my 45 Kmh ebike!
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Would dispute that - there's really nothing cool about a moped.

It's great fun passing them on my 45 Kmh ebike!
Yes but a 14yo can't ride a 45kph bike.

The e-mofas limited for his age don't look so bad though:

http://www.easyvelo.ch/emofa_20kmh.html

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Motorfahrrad

Moped in English

It's the one in the bottom right of this symbol

All correct, except that (despite "moped" being short for "motorised pedicycle") the term "moped" these days means a very small-engined motorised scooter (often without pedals), e.g. all of these on an American website. (Look at those prices!!!)
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(Look at those prices!!!)
Chinese Rubbish, which explains the cheap price.
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Yes but a 14yo can't ride a 45kph bike.

The e-mofas limited for his age don't look so bad though:

http://www.easyvelo.ch/emofa_20kmh.html

Thats fugly. This is what a teenager would want: http://www.sfm-bikes.de/madass-e/

They used to make a 50cc "Mad Ass", but you'd need to find it used.
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the rule used to be 25cc
49.9cc, not 25.

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49.9cc, not 25.

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In that case would the best choice be a Kreidler Florett "manual, 3 gear"...
https://www.motorradhandel.ch/occasi...2687070/1/1/1/

Definitely cooler than the average Puch.
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In that case would the best choice be a Kreidler Florett "manual, 3 gear"...
https://www.motorradhandel.ch/occasi...2687070/1/1/1/

Definitely cooler than the average Puch.
Nice, but no-go, mofas have pedals.

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