No need to swing a leg over the new Kymco Spade—just go ahead and walk up from behind and plop down on the 28-inch seat. Crank up the engine, twist the throttle wide open and let the engine fly through the gears. In your mind you’ll be burning up a race track. In reality, you’ll barely be in danger of breaking the…
Walking around New York City, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians engrossed in their phones with naught a care in the world as to what may lay in their path. If they’re lucky, they make it through the day unscathed. If they’re like this scooter rider in China,…
Are you bored? Is there a wheeled vehicle within your grasp, like a Honda Gyro delivery scooter? You should probably grab a friend and do some racing—because you can.
In countries where most people commute on scooters or motorcycles, traffic laws seem to be more of a suggestion than a rule. This scooter rider takes on a crazy first person ride that he calls “not that scary” and I almost had a heart attack.
At the Detroit Auto Show this month, there were a lot of interesting vehicles, and even more uninteresting ones. But my favorite machine there wasn’t even a car. As we kept running all over the Cobo Center, I kept occasionally seeing these little Urb-E electric bikes zipping around. I was intrigued for two main…
I don’t advocate taking the law into your own hands, but I love watching other people do it on the internet. After some goober on a scooter steals a trucker’s phone, the dude goes full-on Jackie Chan to enact some swift street justice.
There’s not much info aside from “we promise it’s coming,” but Vespa has finally revealed it’s making an electric version of its iconic scooter.
A Segway you can carry in a laptop bag? That’s what Cocoa Motors promised when it revealed the WalkCar, an ultra-compact personal transport, last year. And finally, after a year of perfecting its design, the WalkCar will be available for pre-order starting on October 21.
The average GPS satnav is a boring rectangular affair that will stick out like a sore thumb if you tried to mount one to a scooter. But just because you drive a curvaceous classic Vespa doesn’t mean you won’t ever get lost, so TomTom has created an adorable circular satnav designed to complement your scooter.
Bikers beware– there’s a force on the streets that could or definitely will not destroy you. And it’s wearing a polo shirt tucked into khakis.
It’s generally assumed that when you reach retirement age, life starts to slow down. But not for mechanics David Anderson and Mathew Hine, who spent six months upgrading a 10 MPH mobility scooter into a record breaking dragster that officially hit a top speed of 107.6 MPH.
A little scooter isn’t exactly a vehicle that conveys a lot of status. That’s why you have to dress it up a little with something that really shows your position, like, say some big chromed mirrors. If you really want to do it right, like this guy, you could get a specially-trained dog-valet to ride with you, holding…
In Italian Vespa means wasp, and for 70 years, scooters like today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe candidate have been buzzing around cities all across the globe. Let’s see if this pink Piaggio also has a price that stings.
For some reason Restoration Hardware only sells a version of this sleek Roadster Scoot that accommodates kids aged two to four—not adults. So if you and your partner have ever thought about having or adopting kids, you’ve now got a perfectly good reason to expand your family.
As you can imagine, most scooter owner/operators are very interested in having the best possible exhaust note from those 250cc monsters. With exhaust pipe diameters about the size of an average drinking straw (possible boba-sized) this can be tricky.
Vespa has unlocked a market secret: people who want to get around on a super small motorcycle want it to look cute. That’s why “Vespa” is the only brand of scooter everyone’s heard of. Looks like Honda just might adopt that strategy themselves with this new EV-Cub, and I say they’re on to something.
These scrambler-style 50cc Honda Grom scooters won’t be very fast on-road. They won’t be motocross competitors. But holy crap do they look like fun. And since that’s the whole point of motorcycling, this might secretly be the ultimate bike.
If you believe a scooter should be made of lightweight aluminum instead of plastics and have Italian origins instead of Japanese, old Lambrettas and Vespas await you out there!
With a range of 10-15 miles, a top speed of 15 mph and a charging socket integrated into its holder for your smartphone the Mini Citysurfer Concept is an ingenious solution to the challenges of owning a car in an urban area.