How simular are scooters to motorcycles?

I know motorcycles are more powerful and faster and require an endorsement. If i know how to ride a scooter is that the same as a motorcycle?

Other answer:

Joe:
If you can ride a bicycle,you can ride a motorcycle. In a lot of states, as long as it's under 50cc, 30 mph, and you are 15-16 years old, you won't need a license. Call your BMV/DMV to be sure.

Blue anonymous has it all wrong when he/she answered you.

" Scooters are light,slow, & have an automatic transmission. Scooters are for people who are have either lost their license or they're too afraid to learn how how to ride a motorcycle with a manual transmission."

That had to be the most idiotic statement of the day…..

Most smaller scoots are light. Some are pretty fast. The part about "Scooters are for people who are have either lost their license or they're too afraid to learn how how to ride a motorcycle with a manual transmission." clearly shows he knows nothing, and has never ridden one.

…:
you step over a bike and though a scooter. Now they have scooters that do 100mph and bikes that will barely make it to 25. I tease my 10 yr old daughter that scooters are for people who are afraid of bikes. Lastly, at speed, scooters and bicycles should be leaned rather than handlebars turned.
Dimo J:
" … I know motorcycles are more powerful and faster and require an endorsement…. "

You are *WRONG*

Some scooters are more powerful and faster than some motorcycles.
Most scooters are legally considered motorcycles and DO require a motorcycle license/endorsement.

XT rider:
one difference is cornering. a small scooter can be ridden like a bicycle because it is light weight and the wheels are light and small. a motorcycle has heavier wheels so when you corner there is a gyroscopic effect, it is important to lean rather than steer.
edidson:
The ONLY thing similar is they both have two wheels.
Rampling:
The ONLY thing similar is they both have two wheels.
Claire:
The ONLY thing similar is they both have two wheels.
hart:
The ONLY thing similar is they both have two wheels.
Oliver:
The ONLY thing similar is they both have two wheels.