How many cc's are needed to climb up and down hills on a scooter?

by Anonymous
(Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

What cc's is recommended for going up fairly steep hills? Is there an issue there? I am going up and down hills in the river valley of Edmonton, Alberta and have been told conflicting ideas on the possibility of a scooter being used for that...



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Oct 23, 2015
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Nov 15, 2010
How many ccs for hill climbing.
by: Tom Houston

I own a 1997 Honda Helix (250 cc) and it is ready for hill climbing. It has plenty of power to spare.

May 24, 2010
by: Jim Zeiser

You need a 250cc China scooter or a brand name 200cc or bigger scooter like a Kymco or SYM. An HD 200 SYM is a good scooter or a Kymco Yager with fuel injection should get you there.

May 24, 2010
How fast do you want to go?
by: Kathi

I think it may just depend on how fast you want to go and maybe how much you weigh...

I ride a 125cc scooter in the foothills around Boise, Idaho, and though I may not be able to keep up the same speeds I do on the flatter roads in the valley, my scooter really doesn't have any trouble negotiating the inclines. Other people here who drive 125s or larger have related similar experiences.

Obviously, 50cc scoots won't have quite the same get up and go, particularly if you are heavier. But I don't think that means you can't ride on the steep roads; you just might have to pull over a lot if there's a lot of traffic and let the faster cars go by...

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