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Genuine's New Lemonhead Buddy is a 100+ mpg Sweetie

I’m not gonna lie, Genuine’s Buddy line of small-displacement scooters have a special place in my heart. Over the past twelve months, I spent (quite literally) hundreds of hours riding various scoots, from Honda Metros to big-engined maxis, and the Buddy was always “just right”. It’s a “Goldilocks” bike, in other words … and now, thanks to Ferrara Pan and the introduction of this new Lemonhead model, the lil’ Buddys have gotten a lil’ bit sweeter.

July 12th

When Does 90 MPG Seem Low?

That right there is the 50 cc Honda Metropolitan that’s been carrying me across Chicago these past few months. With only 50 cc pushing the little scooter along, I can’t say it’s fast – but in rush hour traffic, with big-engine pickups and ultra-fast turbocharged Porsches dicing for position among stop-and-go city trucks? It’s plenty […]

October 23rd

Video: the Scooter Commuter … from 1962 to 2011

Gas prices across America have been climbing steadily upwards in recent months, forcing many Americans to re-evaluate the kind of car they drive and even the kind of driving they do – with many coming to the following conclusion:  they don’t need a car at all. As such, there have been renewed interests in bus […]

May 14th

Scooter Sales up 50% Over 2010

We covered the projected boom in global electric scooter sales last week, but recent news seems to indicate that gas-powered scooter sales are rapidly on the rise, as well.  USA Today is reporting that sales of new scooters are up more than 50% compared to a year ago, according to the Motorcycle Industry Council.  The […]

May 11th

What’s Your Kiwi Score? Device Trains You How to Save Gas

The PLX Kiwi dashboard computer plugs into your car and provides real-time info on how your driving habits affect gas usage — and how to correct them for maximum fuel efficiency. [social_buttons] There are lots of gas saver devices out there that claim to help you increase your car’s fuel economy. Most of them are […]

July 10th

Low Cost Gas Engine Innovation Doubles Fuel Economy

[social_buttons] Revetec, a little known company from the Gold Coast region of Australia, may be on to something huge: they’ve created an engine that is 50% smaller, 50% lighter, has 50% lower emissions and is cheaper to manufacture than a conventional internal combustion engine of the same horsepower. Oh yeah, did I mention that it […]

June 26th