Short version - Live in South Carolina, am pretty poor, gas is becoming too expensive. Need to get to work more cheaply. Have to be able to drive at least 55 mph (or my ass will get run over by F350s also going to work). Considering a moped or motorcycle, but can’t find useful newbie info with a general google search. Have ZERO knowledge regarding the subject.
Need to know:
When I’m looking up models, all I can find are the ‘scooter’ style things. Is that all they have in the US anymore? I think those are so ugly. I remember mopeds from childhood - they looked more like dirtbikes. Where can I find those styles?
What determines the speed and what’s the difference between 2 and 4 stroke?
How expensive are they usually? If a good moped is pretty pricey, would it make sense to get a real motorcycle instead?
What brands/makers do good reliable work (but aren’t the upper high end… I’m too poor for that.)
Should I buy from a dealer, or is it safe to buy from individuals?
If I go the motorcycle option, where can I find people to teach me so I can pass my license test?