How Much Weight Can An Adult Scooter Hold?

How Much Weight Can An Adult Scooter Hold

Last updated on June 4th, 2021

Not just for kids as a playful pastime, adults can also benefit from the use of scooters, especially electric. Despite being synonymous with toys and fun, scooters can offer adults a practical and functional way to get around, whether that be to carry out the weekly food shop at a local grocery store, or to simply get some fresh air and sunshine at the park.

If you’re currently considering purchasing a scooter and are curious about what some of the weight limitations are, it’s important to first consider that the maximum limit will vary from model to model.

However, generally speaking, all scooters will be advertised with a maximum rider weight limit which you will be able to clearly see within the marketing copy and specifications area of the shopping page or displayed across the box if you’re shopping in person.

More often than not, most scooters (electric or otherwise) created for use by an adult will have a weight limit of somewhere in the vicinity of between 55kg and 100kg.

Though this will be enough to accommodate many adults comfortably, there may be a portion of the population for whom this particular weight limit may not be suitable, which is a reason why it’s so important to check before going ahead with a purchase. 

Additionally, though the maximum weight limit might seem like a minor issue (especially when there are so many other important factors that will go into your buying decision) it should never be ignored. If too much weight is placed on a scooter and the limit is exceeded, then the overall performance of the scooter will be lowered.

Here are a few examples of what can go wrong if the weight limit of a scooter is exceeded:

  1. The tires can wear out quickly and more frequently, which will mean that you will need to replace them more often than you usually would. 
  2. The overall frame of the scooter can become damaged, which will make it unsafe for you to use.
  3. It will be unable to reach its maximum scooter speed and will in turn travel at a much slower pace than it is supposed to.
  4. While faced with an incline, the scooter will struggle to garner enough power to safely travel up it, which could be potentially dangerous if the incline is particularly steep.

How much weight can a 100cc scooter carry?

Moped scooters are a little bit different from an e-scooter (which generally has a weight limit of between 55kg-100kg) and the reason for this comes down to their engine sizes. More often than not, the maximum weight limit of a 100cc scooter is usually anywhere ranging from 90kg to 150kg.

However, keep in mind that this is only an average estimate of how the maximum weight limit that a 100cc scooter can carry, you will need to take into account other things such as the shocks and brakes, which can again impact how much the scooter will be able to carry.

If you are currently interested in purchasing a 100cc scooter and would like to gain an understanding of maximum weight limit restrictions, we recommend that you shortlist some of the models that you like, and then proceed to visit either a retailer or the manufacturer’s website to see what the weight limit is, which you’ll likely find in the specifications section.

How much weight can a 125cc scooter carry?

If you’re currently in the market to purchase your very own 125cc scooter, then it’s important to keep in mind that there will be weight restrictions, which is why it’s imperative that you are aware of how much the 125cc scooter can carry before you make a purchase, so that you know for certain that it will be able to accommodate you, as well as any friends and family who also want to ride it.

Similar to a 100cc scooter (which features a slightly smaller, less powerful engine) a 125cc scooter’s maximum weight limit will very much depend on how it has been made, as well as what manufacturer it has come from.

On average, a 125cc scooter will have a maximum weight limit of around 90kg to 170kg, although keep in mind that this figure can sometimes be higher. In addition to that, the maximum weight limit of a 125cc scooter will also greatly depend on other components of its construction besides the engine, such as the brakes.  

How much weight can a 50cc scooter hold?

If you find e-scooters to be too bulky or slow, then a great alternative is a moped. Though engine sizes can vary upwards of 200cc, a 50cc is the most popular engine size and can reach a maximum speed of around 28mph, which is ideal for people who would like assistance traveling from place to place at a moderate speed.

Plus, for added convenience, 50cc scooters also often feature something known as a “Twist and Go” feature, which allows the user to enjoy an automatic transmission.

Though these types of motorized vehicles look pretty similar to a standard scooter, their constructions are quite different, which means that they also tend to have different weight limits, too. On average, 50cc scooters can hold a maximum weight of anywhere between 70kg to 80kg, although this can vary from model to model.

If you already have a 50cc scooter in mind but are unsure of the maximum weight, we recommend visiting the manufacturer’s website, as they will have listed the weight restrictions either in the description box of the scooter or in the specifications. 

Do kick scooters have weight limits?

Yes, just like with other types of scooters that are currently on the market, kick scooters also come with a maximum weight limit restriction. Though we can’t give an exact weight limit figure (due to the fact that maximum weight limits vary from brand to brand) the weight limit of a kick scooter will usually range anywhere from 120kg, all the way down to 40kg.

As a side note, it is worth noting that cheaper scooters that come with a lower weight limit are usually due to the fact that they have been designed for children, while the higher-quality options are made to be able to withstand teens and adults, which is why they come with a higher price tag. 

For this reason, if you’re currently in the market to purchase a kick scooter, you should first outline who it is that will be using the kick scooter, as well as considering if there is anyone else that would like to use it.

By taking the time to do this, not only will you be ensuring that you’ll be purchasing a kick scooter that will be able to safely accommodate the user without any issues,  but it will also make the shopping process a whole lot easier and streamlined.

If you’re shopping online, then you will usually be able to find all of the information regarding weight limits in the description box on the shopping website, however, if you’re planning on shopping in person, then you might need to ask someone in the store for assistance.