A scooter or motor scooter is a motorcycle with step-through frame and a platform for the rider’s feet. Elements of scooter design have been present in some of the earliest motorcycles, and motorcycles identifiable as scooters have been made from 1914 or earlier.
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Scooters are popular for personal transport, partly due to being cheap to buy, easy to operate and convenient to park and store. Most vintage scooters and some newer retro models have an axle-mounted engine.