The late 70s to early 80s appears to have been the peak of the moped craze in the U.S. There has been a renewed interest in recent years, probably due to high gas prices and older people harking back to the 70s era when they were teens. Nearly all of the mopeds marketed in the U.S. were of European or Japanese origin, such as Tomos, Puch, Sachs, Batavus, and Honda. The 70s and earlier offered bikes with beautiful style and frills such as chrome and stainless steel fenders, much of which seems to have disappeared in today's market. A neat book describing the old school bikes is Funky Mopeds by Richard Skelton. http://books.google.com/books?id=c-...q=funky+moped+skelton&ei=rsB5SYX2NJGoM86ywbcE .