​You Can't Plug In This Sweet Electric Scooter

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.
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Tire-shredding, 38 HP Vespa is World's Best Sleeper

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. » 3/22/14 11:31am 3/22/14 11:31am

Riding the RYNO: When Two Wheels Is Too Many

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. » 1/25/14 11:00am 1/25/14 11:00am

Old Person On Mobility Scooter Doesn't Give A Shit

Here's a senior in Edinburgh on his/her mobility scooter holding up a bus full of German tourists. Does the senior care? No. The senior could not give a shit. » 11/08/13 3:40pm 11/08/13 3:40pm

This Man Is On His Way To Save The World

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. » 1/24/12 5:20pm 1/24/12 5:20pm

The Honda Integra is back... as a scooter?!

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. » 11/09/11 1:30pm 11/09/11 1:30pm

Crosley dealership sign scooter is one clever creation

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… » 9/10/11 2:00pm 9/10/11 2:00pm

Indian MacGyver transforms scooter into construction hoist

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. » 9/07/11 11:00am 9/07/11 11:00am

Egypt's funniest pro-Osama Bin Laden protester

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. » 5/09/11 1:30pm 5/09/11 1:30pm

Old Lady's Mobility Scooter Pimped to Race 88km/h Faster

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. » 10/14/10 10:54am 10/14/10 10:54am

BMW C1-E Electrifies Car/Scooter Hybrid

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? » 11/06/09 12:30pm 11/06/09 12:30pm

The Best Way To Get Around The Frankfurt Motor Show

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. » 9/16/09 1:00pm 9/16/09 1:00pm

The Piaggio Ape: Buzzing About in Europe’s Cutest Truck

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. » 5/22/09 2:30pm 5/22/09 2:30pm

Segway-Killing Toyota Winglet Enters Production Priced At $3,500

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. » 1/09/09 11:00am 1/09/09 11:00am

New Study Reports 39% Of Moped Accidents Caused By Intoxicated Drivers

A new study presented to the American College of Surgeons found that 39% of moped drivers sustaining accident injuries had a blood-alcohol level greater than .05 mg/dL — more than one-and-a-half times the number of intoxicated car or motorcycle drivers. So what's the deal? Mopeds (in this case, we presume they're… » 10/13/08 5:00pm 10/13/08 5:00pm

Bike-Hating Jeremy Clarkson Rides A Scooter

The Daily Mail » 10/13/08 4:20pm 10/13/08 4:20pm captured these pictures of riding a Vespa GTV around his village in the Cotswolds. The fat, balding Top Gear presenter’s hatred for motorcycles and those who ride them is well known, to the point where Clarkson once suggested that stretching wire across roads would help reduce their number. Ironically,…

Toothless Old Guy Builds 50 MPG Engine-Powered Tricycle, CNN Thinks…

Auto mechanic Bobby Stags has created a tricycle outfitted with a gas engine in his effort to combat the rapidly rising cost of gas. What's it mean to his bottom line? How about 50 MPG fuel economy? Hmm, although CNN's team appeared besides themselves over this great invention, it doesn't sound quite so breaking to… » 7/14/08 5:20pm 7/14/08 5:20pm

Honda Motocompo Fits In Your Tiny Trunk!

Tiny Japanese cars from the '70s and '80s are awesome, but can you really fit anything more than a small suitcase or a couple bento boxes in the back? Actually, yes. In fact, back in the '80s, Honda sold the City with a motorcycle in the rear hatch. How did it fit? It transformed!

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What's Up With The Japanese Scooter Tuner Crowd?

Japan rightly sits near the top of the world's strange automotive trend setters. What is cool in the United States now is so two years ago for our pals over in the land of the rising sun, so it pains us to speculate that overly gaudy tuner scooters will be the next big trend over here. Hell, people are already … » 5/12/08 2:20pm 5/12/08 2:20pm

VW Busbretta Isn't Quite Humiliating Enough

Pardon us for still trying to wrap our brains around this whole Vespa modding trend, but here is another Vespa-style (it's actually a Lambretta, but details, details) scooter mutilation worthy of noting. Not only is this person driving scooter, but it's a scooter with a sidecar, a sidecar that is modified to look like… » 4/28/08 4:20pm 4/28/08 4:20pm