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The Lightning 50cc Scooter for sale is an amazing value that is inexpensive but not at all cheap!


The Joy Ride Lightning 50cc scooter is an entry level metro scooter for sale and is designed for a rider that needs an inexpensive and reliable way to go from A to B in style and comfort... and as fast as lightening!     The Lightning 50cc scooter is very similar to the Joy Ride Laser LIMITED 50cc Scooter in Price and Functionality.    The BIG Difference is the Lightning 50cc Scooter is CARB and EPA Approved for sale in California and Colorado, However the Joy Ride Laser LIMITED 50cc Scooter and it's little brother the Joy Ride Laser 50cc Scooter are not, and they may NOT be Shipped to CA or CO.    So if you don't live in CA or CO, then you need to be will save yourself a years worth of gas by going with the Joy Ride Laser LIMITED 50cc Scooter or its more powerful older Brother, the Joy Ride Phaser 150cc Scooter.   Both the LIMITED Laser scooter and the Phaser scooter come with Luggage Boxes and 12 Inch wheels just like the Lightning Scooter and are virtually identical in style, so check them out!

The Lightning 50cc scooter's stationary headlight is in the front faring makes the handle bars more low profile and give you a sportier riding position.    It's light weight, speed and agility are the reason we call it the Lightning scooter... cause it's QUICK and very easy to ride, at speeds up to 40 MPH!    In most states, you do not need a motorcycle license to operate this scooter, but you'll have to check that with Your States DMV to make sure.    The Lightning scooter has a lot of under-seat storage as well as the secure luggage box so you can stow your helmet and jacket when you're parked.     The Lightning's 50cc engine can get up to 100 MPG, so you'll spend as much on gas in a year as you'd in a month driving an compact economy car... for a fraction of the purchase price.    Honestly, if you live in a metropolitan center, need to commute to work and run errands around town, then having the Lightning scooter will save you more money and time then you can imagine, and will add to your quality of life.... and that's what makes it a Joy to Ride!  

The Lightening is DOT, EPA & CARB Compliant and can be Shipped to ALL STATES! 

 If the photo's, specs and description of the Lightning 50cc Scooter aren't enough take a moment to ask us, or see what our customers have to say... After a decade of experience in this industry, we know you have lots of questions, so just call us at 1-877-300-8707 and we'll be delighted to answer them all :)   To see what our customers have to say about us and our products, please click HERE.




All information is subject to change without notice. At Joy Ride Motors, we want every ride to be safe and enjoyable. So always wear a helmet, eye protection and protective clothing. Never ride under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. Avoid excessive speeds. Never engage in stunt riding. Study your owner’s manual and always inspect your Joy Ride before riding. Take a riding skills course. For the course nearest you call the Motorcycle Safety Foundation at 1-800-446-9227.
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MSRP: $1,649.00
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Engine Type Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke
Cooling Air Cooled
Drive System belt
Piston Displacement 49.6 cc
Bore and Stroke 1.54 inches x 1.63 inches
Maximum Power 2.5/7000kw/r/min
Maximum Torque 2.9/6000N.m./rpm
Starter Electric / Kick
Transmission Automatic
Length 73.6 inches
Width 26 inches
Height 44 inches
Seat Height 29.9 Inches
Wheelbase 51.6 inches
Ground Clearance 4.3 inches
Front Brake Disc
Rear Brake Drum
Front Tire 90/90-12"
Rear Tire 90/90-12"
Ignition CDI
Maximum Speed 27.9 mph
Net Weight 183 lbs
Gross Weight 216 lbs
Weight Capacity 220 lbs
Battery 12V/7Ah
Fuel Capacity 1.4 gal
Front Suspension Dual Telescopic Forks
Rear Suspension Single Shock
Packing Size 66.9in X 22.4 in X 33.4 in
Maximum Climbing Gradient 30°
Assembly Required front wheel,front fender,front cover,handle bar,aluminum foot pedals,mirror,rear box

This Vehicle has a Standard 6-Month MFG Warranty.

This vehicle comes standard with a 6 month MGF (Manufacturers) warranty FREE OF CHARGE!   Unlike those other guys, WE DON’T UP-CHARGE YOU for your free coverage by adding it on at checkout for a premium.    That shady shit don’t fly around here. 

This vehicle is conditionally covered against mechanical defect for 6 months after you receive it.  The ‘Get Support’ section has comprehensive information about the MFG coverage of this vehicle which can be found here =>     You should read this before making your purchase.   It’s important to know that the MFG warranty is not an offering of Joy Ride Motors.    As a curtsey we’ll assist you in filing your claim with the MFG should you experience a covered mechanical failure.    But unless you’re a member of our Life-Time Coverage Club, we cannot guarantee your satisfaction with the claim process. 

This Vehicle Qualifies for enrollment in the

Life-Time Coverage Club.

This in-house warranty program offers you the peace of mind that we stand behind the vehicle you ride, and we will replace any defective part that fails as a result of responsible use under normal driving condition, and is not attributed to misuse or operator negligence - for as long as you own the vehicle.    This extended warranty covers most all systems of this vehicle... with exemptions for wearable and expendable parts… for as long as you own it.   This coverage considerably surpasses the standard MFG warranty, but is not transferable.   

Enrolment remains in effect for as long as the monthly premium is billed to either a credit or a bank account.    Your coverage begins when you receive your vehicle, and follow the proper protocols for its un-packaging, assembly and warranty registration.   Opt out any time by terminating your monthly premium payments.            

Upon purchasing this vehicle, you’ll be emailed a personal quote that breaks down your coverage if and when you break down.    We make this really simple and easy, because we believe in this vehicle and our customers and stand behind both ... that’s the JoyRides Promise!   

Brows this link =>   for comprehensive information on how to join the Life-Time Coverage Club.     We encourage you to read this after you purchase this vehicle.   Email your questions to for a fast response.  


At Joy Ride Motors, we believe in the Joy of the Ride.

As such we assure you that this vehicle not only complies, but surpasses, every state, federal and regulatory guideline with respect to its; manufacturing, emissions, safety features and overall construction. But proper riding, following all the rules of the road, and being alert and aware of your surroundings is not always enough to ensure your safety from other drivers or unforeseen road hazards.

For those reasons, we encourage you to purchase the best riding attire, DOT approved safety gear, boots, gloves, clothing and helmets, and additional safety equipment such as windshields, vehicle locks, storage covers and more. Many of these items we sell in our Gear section. We only sell the items we feel are best on the market and for the best price you’ll find online. Please don’t risk your life and health. Make your safety and the safety o your passengers your utmost priority, as we want you to have a long and fun life... and spend much of it Enjoying the Ride.

The Get Support section of JoyRides has comprehensive information on; safety, registration, licensing, warranty and insurance. We encourage you to take time to read through it. If you have any questions, we will be happy to answer them to the best of our ability, so please call 877-300-8707 or email and any of our knowledgeable staff will be happy to assist you.


Customer Reviews

Its fun to ride and to work on! Review by Derrick Melchner
I recently bought this scooter and so far it runs well. It will do 35-45 m.p.h. and for the longer drives I have taken has driven quite well. The price I paid for the scooter was $969. after i bought it, I had some buyers remorse, so i shopped around online and could not find it cheaper anywhere, so i felt better about that.

My petite girlfriend drives it well also and loves riding it. I am good with tinkering and take an interest in any vehicle I have in this way. When it comes to buying a Chinese make scooter you should expect that you'll need to be willing to work on your scooter, tune it up, adjust the breaks, check the oil, the cvt belt and tires... or in the long term you are asking for trouble. The manual helps but it is pretty basic.

Overall if you are looking for a cheap Chinese make scooter this is a good option to look into. So far, so good at the 1000 mile mark. About to do the first oil change and hope all stays well with good maintenance. (Posted on 7/22/13)
My other car is a scooter Review by Kevin
I can't believe that i paid less then a grand for this bike. Its been so long since I've driven my car, that one of the tires went flat and the battery went dead! I figured I'd just ride this thing to school and back to save on parking and still use my car as normal. But after I got riding it, I didn't even want to drive the car anymore. Its feels so confining, and difficult to drive and parking is more of a hassle then its worth nowadays. I just enjoy the freedom and flexibility i have on the scooter, and I think it's time to sell the car.

I came to visit your site again, cause now I've gotten a motorcycle license and going to buy a 150cc bike, and deciding between the FireBird or the Phantom as to which one i should buy.

My neighbor is going to pay me $800 for my used Lightening 50cc and wants it the day my new 150cc scooter arrives.

I'm glad to be the first person to review this bike, as it has really changed my life. It was great entry level scooter for me, and after putting 2500 miles on it, I'm selling it for a little less then i paid for it!

I can't wait to get a bigger scooter now that my riding skills have really been dialed in on the 50cc. Thanks for providing such a good line of products. I will be Joy Rides loyal for life!

Kevin Turner (Posted on 7/14/13)

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