What Scooters Work Well at 6500 Feet Elevation?

by Teresa
(Lake Tahoe, CA)

I live in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in CA and am looking into scooters. I have been unable to find any information about power/speed loss from the high elevation. My friends at 4,000 feet have a 50cc 2 stroke with adequate power. Anyone out there with suggestions on scooters or engine size?

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Aug 10, 2011
Fuel Injecto
by: Sparky

If your scoot is fuel inject there should be no issue with this. However, if your scoot is a carb model then maybe or maybe not.

May 22, 2010
by: blueeyedblondy

Hi, I just wanted to comment and say that i have a 50cc chinese model scooter and i live in Colorao and i am at 5,600 ft and sometomes at 8,000 with no noticable difference in power and i can usually keep up or even surpass traffic at redlights on startup(depending on steepness). But as far as altitude you should be ok!

May 15, 2009
Great Question., Teresa
by: Kathi

This is an interesting question, and not a topic I've seen anything about on the Web to date. I've ridden my Buddy 125cc at elevations up to around 4000 ft without any noticeable change in performance, but that's all I can really tell you...

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