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DIY Motoped Kit Combines Mountain Bike With XR50

August 6th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

What you’re buying when you pick up a Motoped is actually a kit. It’s a frame, in other words, with all the difficult engineering like mounting points, swingarm, and the end result brings all the awesome action of a BMX downhill run to your morning commute

Video: Van Eko's New Bio-composite Electric Scooter is GORGEOUS

July 19th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

The spec sheet on Van.Eko’s electric scooter reads like a scooterist’s wet dream, with a MASSIVE 70 lb-ft of torque coming from the Be.e’s 4 KW electric motor and high-end components like telescoping front forks and disc brakes front and rear (With that much power, you’ll certainly need them!). You can get a better sense of the electric scooter’s awesomeness, here

ZBee Electric Tuk Tuk Begins Series Production (w/ video)

July 18th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

As anyone who’s spent time in Southeast Asia will surely tell you: tuk tuks are a thing. In case you don’t know, a Tuk Tuk is, essentially, a 3-wheeled Vespa scooter with a utility/van body strapped to the back – and they are EVERYWHERE in Asia. This one isn't a smoke-producing 2-stroker, though. It's electric!

Forbidden Fruit: New-for-2014 Honda Cross Cub 110

May 26th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

With more than 60 million sold, Honda's Cub is a big deal, and it’s in need of a serious technical update. The new 2014 Honda Cross Cub is that update – and it promises to take the best of Honda’s Cub and mix in the best part’s of “my” generation’s Honda icon: the Ruckus. How does it stand up to those two

Video: Corpses From Hell Moped Gang vs. Ruby X

May 26th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

My long-standing claims that the antics of a moped gang (club?) like the Hell’s Satans or Corpses From Hell constitutes “green” news rests on 2 things. First, their bikes get about 100 mpg, which seems like big news in an age when GM is touting 30 mpg cars in its ads. Second, these guys and gals have found a way to make the “green” aspect of their mopeds totally irrelevant – they’re just sweet rides

Someone Buy Me a 2014 Honda Grom NOW (w/ video)

May 18th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

With top-shelf suspension components, brakes, and high-end tires backing up the bikes diminutive 125 cc dirtbike engine and 4-speed semi-automatic transmission, this little Honda should be gobs of fun. Scratch that … The new Honda Grom promises to deliver the most fun you can have without an overwhelming karmic retribution getting portioned out by the cosmos

NASRA's 2013 Scooter Drag Racing Season is On Now!

May 15th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

Scooters are fun, but hardly exciting, right? NASRA's band of scooter racers is here to prove you dead wrong, with high-mpg commuters that have been tuned out of their minds and raced by real scooter-commuter enthusiasts. Check it out!

Scooter Land Speed Federation Sponsoring Cross-Country Scooter Dash

December 28th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

While scooters are gaining popularity in the U.S., few people are bold enough to attempt to take one farther than driving around the city. But for those who are brave enough, the Scooter Land Speed Federation (yes, there is such a thing) is sponsoring a cross-country scooter dash. Yup

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