Cult Mopeds race over the Swiss Alps

alpenbrevet

Red Bull Alpenbrevet took place in Switzerland on June 18, 2011. 750 moped racers rode 82 miles over the three Swiss alpine passes – Grimsel, Furka and Susten. The aim of the race was not only to finish the ride on time, but also to score points for style with the jury. Here is the teaser […]

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Swiss teen’s moped car

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A 17 year old Swiss boy was caught by the police driving his illegal self-made moped car. According to the police, the boy made the car by himself by attaching a moped to the rear part of a Renault car. See this interesting design for yourself.

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Gymkhana and Slow Race events at AmeriVespa

amerivespa

This year’s AmeriVespa was held in New Orleans, between June 16 and June 19. For those who couldn’t go, this youtube video is bringing the Gymkhana and Slow Race events at this year’s AmeriVespa to the computer screen. Enjoy!

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Honda introduces its EV-neo to Europe

Honda EV-neo

Honda announced last week that its zero emission, electric scooter, EV-neo, will make its European debut in Barcelona starting July 2011. For the demonstration program, Honda will provide Barcelona city council with 18 EV-neos for a year. Motorcycles account for 30% of vehicles in Barcelona, and a wide range of incentives already exist for electric […]

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RYNO baby!

ryno scoot

RYNO Motors‘ comes up with a self-balancing, one wheeled electric scooter. Its looks kind of resemble BPG Motor’s U3 in dicycle mode, but the design is yet more industrial, something I could imagine seeing in a Mad Max movie. This ongoing revolution in ground transporation technology makes me wonder what kind of crazy vehicles we […]

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Lake Erie Loop this weekend – June 10-12, 2011!

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The Lake Erie Loop (LEL) provides a great opportunity for scooterists to have fun and race while supporting a good cause. The 650 mile endurance run around Lake Erie is to be completed within one day. Bikes under 225cc will be  able to compete for cash prizes and unlimited size bikes are allowed only for […]

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Meet Exo from Estonia

Exo electric scooter

With gas prices rising and consumers becoming more environmentally-conscious, no wonder, more and more people decide to buy electric vehicles. We recently posted a study from Pike Research, predicting 138 million electric motorcycles and scooters on the road worldwide by 2017. Given the numbers, someone better starts preparing to meet this increasing demand. Automotive manufacturers, […]

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Meet FLCL’s Haruko Haruhara – the Vespa Girl!

Haruko Haruhara on her Vespa

Meet Haruko Haruhara; this pink haired girl from outer space, is one of the main characters of the anime FLCL, named Fooly Cooly in English. Haruko Haruhara is not your ordinary anime character, she is a Vespa rider! She is also called the Wasp Girl after the translation of the word Vespa from Italian. That being […]

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Tom Hanks rides a Yamaha Riva in his new movie

Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts riding a Yamaha Riva

Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts are riding a Yamaha Riva scooter in their latest movie. In his latest movie, Tom Hanks becomes part of a colorful scooter community. Larry Crowne,  is opening in theaters July 1, 2011.

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Proteus Folding Motorcycle Helmet

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The folding motorcycle helmet is not commercialized yet. The helmet design is one of the student design projects that made it to the finals of the 2011 Australian Design Awards. The Proteus folding helmet fits easily into any backpack in folded configuration and provides a great solution for riders who often end up leaving their […]

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