Amerivespa 2017 Coming to Seattle

Jun 23, 2017 View Comments by

Vespa Club of America (VCOA) has announced that the site of Amerivespa 2017 will be Seattle, WA, July 6-9. Jointly hosted by the Vespa Club of Seattle (VCOS), Amerivespa 2017 will feature four days of scooter-related fun for enthusiasts as well as the general public. Amerivespa is the largest annual motor scooter rally in the United […]

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Kymco’s Noodoe Offers Connectivity for Scooter Riders

Jan 09, 2017 View Comments by

As motorcycles get smarter, the everyday consumer needs of scooter enthusiasts remains unfulfilled, according to Kymco. With the launch of Noodoe, an app-connected smart dashboard for scooters, the company seeks to empower riders to stay connected, informed, social—and safe. Understanding that a rider shouldn’t take his or her hands off the handlebar, or eyes off […]

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New Automatic Transmission Honda Trike Conversions

Sep 30, 2015 View Comments by

Three Wheels and No Shifting Required – For riders looking for the ultimate simple ride, Yelvington Designs has just released trike conversion kits for a couple of Honda’s automatic transmission equipped machines—the Honda CTX700 motorcycle and Silver Wing scooter. The Yelvington 3.0 Conversion Assembly creates a stable two-wheeled rear end for the Hondas, which utilizes […]

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Vespa World Days

Sep 21, 2015 View Comments by

Scooting to the International Party – Each year the Vespa World Days rally celebrates all things related to the iconic Italian scooter brand. (Fun fact: the word vespa means “wasp” in Italian.) The event takes place in a different city each year; 2014’s Vespa World Days was held in Mantova, Italy while the 2015 event […]

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The Cross Egypt Challenge

Aug 05, 2015 View Comments by

Scooters in the Desert – Egypt is one of the oldest, most mysterious, and historically significant nations on earth—does that make it the perfect place for an epic scooter rally? The organizers behind the Cross Egypt Challenge certainly think so. The challenge is an international motorcycle and scooter rally that began in 2011. Since then […]

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Will the Asian Market Drive Electric Motorcycle Sales and Innovation?

Mar 31, 2015 View Comments by

Here in the U.S. motorcycles are largely used for pleasure rather than for utilitarian transportation. Sure, there are a few people out there that swear they’ve never owned, and never will own, a car and who ride their bikes 365 days a year, but generally they do so out of personal preference and not necessity. […]

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BMW Outfits Barcelona Police with C evolution Electric Scooter

Mar 23, 2015 View Comments by

We’ve reported before about electric two wheelers attracting the attention of various police forces around the world, perhaps most notably the LAPD’s adoption of Zero MMX patrol bikes. BMW is now getting in on the action as they recently announced the delivery of 30 new C evolution electric scooters to the police department of Barcelona, […]

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2015 Yamaha TMAX: A Sporty Scooter?

Feb 23, 2015 View Comments by

Yamaha calls the all new 2015 TMAX the “sportbike of scooters”—a title we’ll withhold judgment on until we get a chance to ride it—though a glance at the spec sheet seems promising. The TMAX is powered by a completely new 530cc liquid cooled and fuel injected twin, which according to Yamaha is optimized for both […]

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The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far from the Tree

Oct 21, 2014 View Comments by

I would like to lecture my youngest son, but I can’t. Two years ago he convinced my wife that he needed a new Honda Ruckus, as this would save him (her) money on gas consumption. No matter that it would cost her (yes, I said her) money to buy it—he just had to have it. […]

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Touring Tip: Riding Into Your Golden Years

Jun 16, 2014 View Comments by

For most of us our passion for motorcycling grows ever stronger the longer we ride. Older riders often have the time and resources to pursue their favorite pastime to a much greater extent than when they were younger. Therefore the lure to keep riding well into our golden years is compelling. But, as virtually everyone […]

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BMW C Evolution Electric Scooter Goes Into Production

May 07, 2014 View Comments by

With its curious combination of features, reportedly high price, and stiff competition, it would seem that BMW is not overly interested in unit sales when it comes to their latest model. We first introduced you to the C Evolution concept back in September but now that it’s going to, in theory at least, be available […]

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2014 Honda Forza 300: The Middleweight Scoot

Nov 15, 2013 View Comments by

With the current trend of ever increasing displacement, even in the scooter category, worthy mounts like Honda’s Forza 300 sometimes get overlooked. In reality, however, for those in the market for a scooter, the 300cc class may be the butter zone. With its fuel injected, liquid cooled 279cc single, there aren’t many races this Honda […]

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BMW C evolution Electric Scooter

Sep 16, 2013 View Comments by

For some time now BMW Motorrad has been talking about shifting to smaller, more practical mobility solutions. Well, it appears they really mean business. The new BMW C evolution scooter is styled similarly to its dinosaur juice powered siblings the C 600 Sport and C 650 GT, but that’s where the similarities end. The C […]

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Vespa’s 50cc Golden Anniversary

May 29, 2013 View Comments by

Growing out of war-ravaged Italy in the late 1940s, the iconic Vespa soon came to symbolize the freedom and mobility of a new generation (with some help from the film Roman Holiday starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck). Rather surprisingly, however, the 50cc Vespa didn’t come on to the scene until 1963. Now, 50 years […]

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Just What the Doctor Ordered!

May 08, 2013 View Comments by

As I close out my three-week vacation down here in Costa Rica, I feel recharged and ready to take on life again back home. Getting through the Michigan winter was harder than normal for me this year. The main problem was getting my leg and ankle back in shape after a complex surgery in September. […]

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