The scooter. The flip-flops. The cat. THE MUSIC.
I want to believe this story for many reasons: first, it’s a jumping car. A French jumping car from before WWI. Second, this was sent to me by Jeff Lane, the man behind my favorite motor museum. And third, it’s a French jumping car. I think I believe the story; I’m just not sure I think it’s actually true. Get me?
There you are, out for a nice afternoon ride when you pass a little white scooter. You make the pass and get along your way, and he’s out of your mind. That is, until he wheelies past you like a unicorn galloping in a fit of glory.
Do you crave adventure? The fresh air, the wide-open expanses, and the limitless freedom – all without leaving city limits? Honda wants to make a thing for that too.
Honda has always liked to be first, from the first modern superbike in the VFR750R to the first dual-clutch gearbox used in an adventure bike — the upcoming Africa Twin. Who knows, maybe even the Honda NM4 will be the first of a new segment. Think off-road scootering will become a thing?
Growing up, I was never really a motorcycle guy. I had never driven one, never contemplated owning one; I never even sat on one until I was 24 (stupid me). I always thought they were dangerous and the likelihood of owning a motorcycle with my parent’s approval was blasphemy.
We've already established that electric motorcycles don't have to be stodgy appliances, but the problem – as always – is charging and range. So what if you nixed the amount of time it takes to juice up with a ubiquitous infrastructure of swappable batteries? That's what Gogoro is trying to do.
By packing 38 tire-blistering horsepower into a cut-down, ultra lightweight 2 wheeler with a straight-cut, 4-speed transmission, the German mental patients at Scooter and Service may have just built the world's most perfect vintage Vespa.
This sci-fi electric unicycle is the RYNO, a future-badass alternative to the Segway that looks like it got beamed down from the year 2114. But it's here, and it's real, and I got to ride it.
Look at that picture up there. Let's break down what's going on there: the scene is a blistery, snowy day in brutal winter, somewhere Spokane, Washington.
How badly do you want a Honda Integra that gets 65mpg and can do 0-to-60 in under five seconds? Really bad, right? The good news is that Honda is bringing the Integra name back next year and putting it on a vehicle with those exact specs. The bad news? It's a, wait for it... scooter.
If you came across an old Crosely dealership sign made from the outer four inches of either side of a 1949 Crosley convertible, welded together and shortened, what would you do with it? Most people would probably hang it in their garage, but Crosley collector Paul Gorrell had a slightly more interesting idea. Using…
Cost of a cheap, used construction hoist: $40,000 before shipping. Cost of a cheap, used Bajaj scooter and some rope: Rs 40,000 and you can drive it to the construction site. If necessity is the mother of invention, cheapness is its overworked father.
The debate we're having internally is whether or not this guy going double-double on a scooter during an Egyptian pro-Osama Bin Laden rally is actually one of a handful of protestors decrying the American assassination of the Al Qaida leader or just a wonderfully inappropriate photo bomb.
Colin isn't just an ordinary hooligan who rode off into the sunset with some granny's mobility scooter and the fortnight's grocery shopping (mmm, cereal). He actually pimped the petrol scooter so it can drag-race at 111km/h.
Genius idea: combine the mobility of a scooter with the safety of a car. But the original BMW C1 failed. Can an electric motor and a host of active safety technologies make the BMW C1-E succeed?
With the Frankfurt Motor Show spread out over five halls and more square fleet of floor space than we can count, this really is the best way to get around the show.
Trucks are big things with big V8 engines, spewing diesel smoke, correct? Not quite. Trucks are things for hauling other, smaller things—and when the hauling is on the narrow streets of Italy, nothing beats the pint-size Piaggio Ape.
Toyota is putting its sex toy-like Winglet personal transportation device into production, with limited sales beginning this year. For just $3,500 you can look as ridiculous as a Segway owner.