Scooters are hands down one of the most efficient and cost-effective ways to get to places these days. It is therefore only normal that requests for reviews on a kickass scooter have been pouring down on us from our readers lately. And in our quest to serve you the best, we have decided to take a good look into the very trusted Taotao ATM50A1 50cc Scooter from TaoTao. Smart purchase? We have our hopes high with this one so let’s find out!
The first thing we need to know about the ATM50A1 scooter is that it uses a 50cc engine. We do admit: it isn’t the fancy for most formula 1 bikers, but it does make for a wonderful first scooter for beginners.
Nonetheless, with 3.5 HP, this rather gentle scooter does put out great ride even on uneven, rough and steep roads. The engine furthermore runs on air-cooling so it keeps its cools even on the most chaotic of traffics and roads. As for the transmission, the ATM50A1 scooter is fully automatic with a CDI ignition. It starts with on keys as well as kick start as a backup on emergencies.
Body and Build
The Taotao ATM50A1 50cc Scooter is more of people’s scooter and it is made keeping that in focus. It has a very spacious and roomy construction with padded seats which ensures a cramp-free, smooth travel. You have a spacious and durable floorboard with ample foot room. Weighing in at 220 pounds with a weight capacity of 225, and measuring at 67.3 inches in length, 30.7 in width and 51.5 in heights, this scooter is both strong and big enough to comfortably carry heads 2 at the time. (3 heads if have a stick figure friend who is being too needy, but we don’t condone pushing the seating limit and bike laws in any way). Moving on.
Next, you have the 10-inch front and rear wheels with disc front brakes and drum rear brakes. As for the bumpy ride ahead, the ATM50A1 50cc Scooter also features a hydraulic front suspension and spring hydraulic back suspensions. And finally, comes the devilish details: black body with beautiful blue accents, extra wide and bright mirror and street legal brakes and blinkers. Not trying overly hard to stand out and very elegant.
Speed and Mileage
The ATM50A1 50cc Scooter can reach tops speeds of up to 25-30 mph, or 42 km/h. This, in conjunction with the quality chassis and powerful engine, makes sure smoother and faster commute to your destinations.
One of the best parts about scooter is shoving in a whole picnic basket under its seats. And when it comes to such perks, the ATM50A1 50cc Scooter does not joke around. This scooter not only has the usual under-seat storage, but it also offers you a giant storage box behind the seats.
We totally understand and justify the hype with the TaoTao ATM50A1 50cc Scooter. And for a scooter this affordable, it has quite a lot to offer. A powerful engine and a strong-smart build and a comfortable seating. While it isn’t the fastest, it still does manage to keep most scoots a run for their money in terms of comfort and mileage. And part of its charm is how it is so simple and yet so feature-packed at the same time! Definitely, a winner scooter for us. What about you?