Audrey Hepburn & Gregory Peck on Vespa

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Until recently, scooters were not that popular in the USA. But somehow your grandma could always associate Vespas with Italy. Have you ever wondered how? It is all because of the 1953, William Wyler movie, Roman Holiday. The award winning movie starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, was a big hit throughout the world in […]

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Dude what’s that thing on 2 wheels?

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Good, an advertising company from Kazakhstan created these helmet designs last year as part of their marketing campaign. The result was a huge success as the helmet designs received lots of attention from riders all around the globe.

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Designer Helmets

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Do you like riding in style? Check out these luxury designer scooter helmets from Ferrari, Lagerfeld and TAG Heuer. #1 Ferrari Helmet Available at the online Ferrari store for 681.50 USD. #2 TAG Heuer Steve McQueen Helmet The limited edition helmet is priced at 650 USD. #3 Karl Lagerfeld- Les Ateliers Ruby Helmet The Ruby […]

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Tips on animal encounters

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Whether you are chased by a dog, or you encounter a deer while scooting the mountains, if you don’t know what to do, these encounters can result in serious collisions.  Many experts say that the best approach to survive such a collision is to safely avoid hitting the animal. The California Motorcycle Handbook adds: “If […]

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MadAss ist einfach sexy!

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It can be easily described as one of the most stylish, unique and sexiest mopeds known to exist… The Sachs MadAss is a product of German Engineering. And, no, it is not manufactured by one of the companies that recently popped up with the scooter/moped boom. In fact, SFM GmbH, the manufacturer of MadAss, is […]

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NHTSA takes action against misleading helmet DOT stickers

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National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA)’s findings show that some novelty helmet users attempt to make their helmets appear to be compliant with DOT standards by misleadingly attaching stickers that have the appearance of  legitimate DOT certification stickers. Sellers and distributers of these labels claim that those letters coincidentally resemble the legitimate certification labels and that […]

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The Ultimate Transportation Solution

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German engineering brings commuters the ultimate transportation solution. TP Scoots are compact and foldable, so you can take one on the train with you or put it in the back of your car. It’s 100% electric and you can charge it from a standard plug. One charge takes up to 5-6 hours and enables traveling […]

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Scooters 101 – Where to Start…

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So, you have decided to own a scooter, congratulations! Scooters are fun, they are stylish, they come in different shapes and colors, some have retro looks, some look modern and futuristic, each of them has its own character. No matter which one you pick, at the end of the day, they are all environmentally friendly […]

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Lambretta brand in the US?

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According to yesterday’s post by Visordown, Lambretta is returning to the UK market in June. Great news! Actually, the 2011 Innocenti series scooters are also posted as a part of their collection on Lambretta Consortium’s USA website. So, does this mean they are also entering the US market in 2011? Lambretta Consortium is the legitimate […]

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Scooter crash tests to simulate the helmet effect

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APC Systems is a Spanish company, developing and manufacturing motorcycle helmets with airbags. In order to develop the safety technology, the company carries out many types of crash tests and uses the data obtained through these tests to further improve their safety technologies. Some of these crash tests simulate scooter riders hit by vehicles and […]

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