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    Motorsports: Scooter Land Speed Federation announces cross-country scooter dash

    Classic and modern scooters, and a few motorcycles, will be racing coast-to-coast next May in the 2013 Real Cannonball Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash. The rally starts May 4 and will cover 2,926 miles between the famed Red Ball Garage in Manhattan, NY and the Portofino Hotel in Redondo ...

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    Infographic: Scooters save you thousands of dollars

    Did you know that driving scooters – even if only occasionally – can substantially reduce carbon emissions and save stunning amounts of gasoline? For example, if U.S. cities were redesigned to be more scooter friendly, gas consumption in the States could drop by nearly four billion ...

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    Scooter sales up 50% in U.S. in first quarter of 2011

    USA Today reports that sales of gasoline-fueled scooters in the U.S. were up by nearly 50 percent in the first quarter of 2011, compared to the same four-month period in 2010, according to information obtained from the Motorcycle Industry Council. Ty van Hooydonk, a spokesman for the ...

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    Hero Electric to launch Electrovaya-powered Zion, Optima Plus scooters in Canada

    Hero Electric, one of India's leading manufacturers of two-wheeled electric vehicles, showcased its battery-powered Zion and Optima Plus scooters at the Toronto International Spring Motorcycle Show this past weekend. With over 300 sales and service outlets across India, Hero Electric is a ...

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    European Parliament calling for Euro 5-, 6-compliant motorcycles

    Europe could benefit from more stringent emissions regulations for motorcycles, according to views expressed at the European Parliament's hearing last week. Proposed legislation presented at the hearing calls for updates to Europe's emissions standards for "L" category vehicles, which includes ...

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    Pentagon deploys T3 Series electric three-wheeler for perimeter security

    T3 Motion Inc., makers of the T3 Series electric personal mobility vehicles, has announced that it will deploy two of its battery-powered Stand-up models at the world's largest office building – the Pentagon. The duo of T3 electrics will be utilized to monitor the perimeter of the ...

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    Yogo scooter can be charged indoors, spare battery goes along for the ride

    A British company called Econogo has released the Yogo scooter, but don't confuse it with the Yugo car. This little scooter has a couple of unique aspects. For example, the Yogo scooter can be charged indoors. How? By removing the 25-pound (!) lithium-iron phosphate battery and taking it to your ...

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    Greenlings: Which is greener, having two wheels or four?

    Vespa S 50 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    So, you want to go green. There are many obvious ways to reduce your environmental impact, and one of them is by driving a cleaner, more fuel efficient vehicle. But that raises a number of questions, doesn't it? What are your choices when ...

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    Motorcycle Industry Council: Two-wheelers are green

    2010 Kawasaki Concours 14 - Click above to enlarge
    We often hear debates about the merits of riding motorcycles and scooters for environmental reasons. For sure, older bikes manufactured before emissions equipment were prevalent are significantly more polluting than most modern automobiles. On ...

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    Long haul: Piaggio introduces 12-month scooter test drive

    Aprilia Scarabeo 200 - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    Considering a scooter but not sure if you're cut out for the two-wheeled lifestyle? Piaggio believes it may have the answer to this common problem with its latest promotion, which offers buyers in the U.S. the opportunity to try a ...

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    France will require scooter drivers to get special training

    Back in the late '90s, many European countries decided to allow car drivers, those with a B license, to drive scooters up to 125 cc. This was an effort to ease congestion. However, France has decided to partially overturn this measure. Although scooters account for 1.1 percent of all the traffic ...

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    Honda scooters - outsmarting the smart?

    Scooter sales shot skyward just about as fast as gas prices did early this summer as the little buzzers took the place of larger, gas guzzling machines, especially in urban areas. Honda's got some new scooter advertising floating around these days, and it's pretty clever, likening the diminutive ...

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    Vespa rolls out brand-new interactive website

    Vespa makes some great scooters, but up until today, the Italian two-wheeled wasps were burdened by a rather unwieldy website. It's hard for customers to make informed purchasing decisions when the manufacturer's website doesn't offer the information that's needed to differentiate its wares from ...

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    Jeremy Clarkson on motorbikes: "You will be killed!"

    When Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson was recently photographed riding near his Oxfordshire home on a Vespa, it caused a minor uproar. That's because Clarkson has long had a rather derisive attitude toward two-wheeled conveyances. Seeing Clarkson on a scooter caused some observers to accuse him ...

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    Scooter sales up 66% so far this year

    Click above for more high-res shots of the new Vespa S150
    As gas prices rise, so it seems do the sales of gas-misers like scooters and small-bore motorcycles. Larger, more powerful and therefore more expensive motorcycles are doing the opposite, dropping in sales like the pickups and SUVs of the ...

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    This isn't the first scooter boom in the U.S.

    Scooters first became popular in war-torn Europe after the first few world-wide spats broke loose and conspired to ruin the economies of a great many countries, not the least of which was Italy. The boot-shaped nation responded by embracing small, economical scooters, especially the wasp-like ...

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    Dealership can't sell trucks, sells scooters instead

    The sky-high price of gas has hit some dealerships pretty hard. A perfect example of this is Moody Chevrolet in River Falls, Wisconsin which last sold a pick up truck sometime in February. While their truck inventory sits outside and waits patiently for new homes, the Moody brothers still need to ...

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    Fox Business wants you to keep your trucks

    Click above for high-res gallery of the Piaggio MP3 400 and 500Finding yourself stuck in a truck? Gas guzzling got you down? You are certainly not alone. Though the most obvious thing to do would be to ditch the fuel-inefficient vehicle for a cheaper to run model, Fox Business has other ideas. Keep ...

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    Consumer Reports investigating motorcycle testing procedures

    Click on the image above for high-resolution shots of the Aprilia Scarabeo 200There's no arguing with the fact that high gas prices have fueled an increase in motorcycle and scooter sales. As Consumer Reports shows, the overall scooter market in particular is up a whopping twenty-four percent. ...

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    Piaggio MP3 on the Lincoln Highway: A "No Age Limit" adventure

    Click above for more images of the Piaggio MP3 400 and 500Two seventy-something year old men will soon be embarking on a 3,400 mile trip across the U.S. on the famed Lincoln Highway. The trip for Bob Chase and Bernard "Buddy" Rosenbaum will start on June 13 at San Francisco's Lincoln Park and hit ...


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