Wednesday , December 19th 2018
    Scooters and Mopeds

TaoTao Thunder 50 Gas Street Legal Scooter Review

In the market today, you will find there are so many scooters and mopeds so finding the best scooter that is going to provide the best reliability, power, and ease of repairs in your day-to-day operations is not an easy task. The best thing about the scooters is that you can easily title and ride them on public roads. To make it easy for you, here we have prepared a detailed review about the TaoTao Thunder 50 Gas Street Legal Scooter.

TaoTao Thunder 50 Gas Street Legal Scooter

TaoTao Thunder 50 Gas Street Legal Scooter

The TaoTao Thunder 50 is a gas powered scooter, fully automatic, and a CARB approved 50cc street legal scooter.  If you’re looking for a stylish scooter with sufficient power to keep up with the urban traffic, then the TaoTao Thunder 50 is a perfect choice for you. This scooter comes equipped with a 50cc engine which brings you up to 35 miles per hour top speed. One thing we liked about this scooter is that it is powerful enough to keep you going at 35 miles per hour for over 100 miles using only 1.2-gallons of fuel. This means if you’re planning to ride for a long distance travel, then the TaoTao Thunder 50 won’t cost a lot.

TaoTao Thunder 50 Ignition and Transmission

This scooter features electric start ignition and automatic transmission for faster getaways and low operational aggravation – this makes it effortless to operate since you don’t have to keep shifting gears. And it means you don’t have to worry about the higher expenses you can run up when owning a motorcycle – a scooter needs little maintenance hence fewer expenses saving you lots of money (very impressive, right?).

Another amazing thing is that this scooter is available in different colors including black, blue, red, and orange – so you can choose the color and design that you love. Another great thing about the TaoTao scooters is that they are conservatively designed, so you can go to work with it without looking like a badass biker. The scooter needs some assembly once you receive it. It is recommended you find a certified and licensed mechanic to assemble it for you.

The speedometer, front and rear brakes, and the display panel are all conveniently placed on the handlebars which provide you easy access to everything you want to give a great and safe ride. And there’s under-the-seat storage which gives you the room you want to carry your backpacks, helmets, grocery bags, and even purses with ease.

Specifications and key features of TaoTao Thunder 50cc gas powered scooter

  • Engine size: 49cc, 4-stroke single cylinder
  • Horsepower: 3.5
  • Transmission: fully automatic
  • Cooling: air cooled
  • Drive: CVT
  • Ignition: CDI
  • Starter: electric with keys and kickstart backup
  • Maximum ride speed: 35 miles per hour
  • Chassis: hydraulic front suspension, hydraulic springs rear suspension, disc front brakes, and drum rear brakes
  • Front tires: 2.15 by 12 – alloy rims
  • Rear tires: 2.15 by 12 – alloy rims
  • Lighting: headlights, blinkers, brake, street legal
  • Controls: fully automatic, twist throttle
  • Dry weight: 195
  • Maximum weight capacity: 250 pounds
  • Seat height: 30 inches


  • The scooter is inexpensive.
  • The scooter is excellent quality and worth every penny.
  • It is very easy to operate.
  • It is durable.


  • The assembly instructions are hard to follow.


If you ever wanted to experience the road deprived of the confines of the car or you live in urban area, then a Taotao Thunder 50cc Gas Street Legal Scooter is an excellent fit for you and your lifestyle. With this scooter, you can ride up to a maximum speed of 35 miles per hour. It has an extraordinary fuel capacity of 1.2 gallons which offer over 100 miles per tank. So it is suitable for navigating city streets or even running local errands. The Taotao Thunder 50cc Gas Street Legal Scooter is a fantastic model for beginners, and at a great price point.