For Answers to questions about Massachusetts regulations on licensing, registration and insurance go to our Scooters - Basic Info page. It also covers how the DOT categorizes scooters as either a Moped, Limited Use Motorcycle, or Motorcycle. How can I protect my scooter from theft? Do I have to wear a helmet? Does my passenger have to wear a helmet? Is there a minimum age for a child to be a passenger? Where can I ride my scooter? Can I park my scooter on the sidewalk? Do your scooters have warranties Do you service scooters? How many MPG (miles per gallon) does a scooter get? How much gas does a scooter hold? What is the MPH (miles per hour) for a scooter? Is there storage space on a scooter? How do I break in a brand new scooter? People always describe scooters as 50cc, 150cc, etc.., What is "cc"? Are Chinese scooters bad? What is "2 stroke"? Do you have to pre-mix gas and oil for a 2 stroke scooter? What difference does 2 stroke vs. 4 stroke (or 4 cycle) make? Is one better than the other? What difference do small, tall, fat, or skinny tires make? Should I do anything special to my scooter for long periods of not riding it, like Winter?