October 7, 2010 | Scooters
The newest edition to Piaggio’s scooter line, the XEvo 250 perfectly combines comfort, style and space. Great for city travel or long distances, the XEvo 250 performs well in all kinds of conditions. Powered by a Quasar 250ie engine with electronic injection, this Piaggio scooter will get you anyway you need to go. Offering ample seating for rider and passenger, the XEvo 250 comes with a comfortable built-in padded backrest, as well as plenty of storage space. Other features include analogue digital instrumentation, remote controlled key, windscreen, 48ltr Top Box Kit, alarm and chain lock. Piaggio.
September 29, 2010 | Scooters
Suzuki Motor Corporation has announced the completion of their new concept electric scooter, the e-Let’s, which is based on their Let’s4 Basket scooter product. Developed in conjunction with Sanyo Electric Company, the e-Let’s is now being tested and will hopefully be seen on a street near you soon. Able to run up to an hour of operation at 30km/h, this Suzuki scooter is powered by a Sanyo electric drive system, as well as lithium ion batteries and chargers. Suzuki.
September 24, 2010 | Scooters
Set to makes its debut at the Paris Auto Show, the Smart Escooter offers compact dimensions, emissions-free and is fun to drive. Perfect for city driving, the Escooter comes with a host of safety equipment such as a special airbag, ABS and Blind Spot Assist. Powered by a disc-shaped wheel hub motor that is placed in the rear wheel, this Smart scooter gives drivers the ability to perform swift acceleration manoeuvres and reaches a top speed of 28 mph. Other features include a 28 volt lithium-ion battery pack, LED technology and a smartphone connection. Smart.
September 15, 2010 | Scooters
Releasing its plans via Facebook, Mini is going to bring its latest electric concept, the E Scooter, to the Paris Motor Show. Outfitted with the same colors and insignia of the car that sports the same name, the E Scooter seems to take its inspiration from the Vespa style. Sporting Mini-style mirrors and headlights, this Mini scooter hasn’t hit the urban landscape as of yet, but we’ll let you know when it launches in a city near you. Mini.
September 2, 2010 | Scooters
There’s no way to blend into the cityscape when you’re riding the Honda Ruckus Scooter 2011. Sporting minimal body work, the Ruckus has a style all of its own, which includes dual headlights, oversize tires, a low seat and step-through design. Powered by a thrifty 49cc engine, this Honda scooter is good on gas while getting you to where you’ve got to go. And it’s easy to ride too, thanks to V-matic automatic transmission and electric starter. Scoot around for $2,499. Honda.
July 16, 2010 | Scooters
This just in – Yamaha has just released its latest zero-emission electric scooter, the EC-03. Able to go 26.6 miles on a single six-hour charge, the EC-03 is powered by a 50V lithium-ion battery sourced from Sanyo. The EC-03 runs on the Yamaha Integrated Power Unit, which is designed to be compact, with a brushless DC motor, control unit, planetary gear transmission and drum brake all integrated into the 12-inch rear wheel. Set to hit Japan this September, this Yamaha scooter is charged by plugging it into a regular power outlet. The EC-03 will cost about $2,800. Yamaha.
July 12, 2010 | Scooters
Taking the original 1960s design and giving it a new twist, the Vespa LXV 150 I.E. Scooter 2010 is the result of Italian creativity and industrial culture. Powered by a 150cc four-stroke engine, the LXV 150 I.E. handles the city roads and the highways with ease. Outfitted with an automatic transmission, this Vespa scooter is ideal for those looking for vintage design while enjoying the ease of modern technology. And, if you’re looking to save your money, its engine is more fuel efficient, dependable and requires less maintenance than carbureted scooters. Other features include leather seats, underseat storage chrome luggage rack, retro chrome headlamp and instrumentation, and chrome handlebars. Drive one away for $5,299. Vespa.
June 10, 2010 | Scooters
Restyled for 2010, the Piaggio MP3 Scooter now comes with even more sophisticated and enhanced equipment for an even better ride. Equipped with an improved front grill design, new finishes, tinted blue headlights and chrome trim, the hybrid MP3 is sure to turn more than a few heads as it darts through traffic. With its unique patented quadrilateral suspension system and three-wheel design, this Piaggio scooter is capable of leaning 40 degrees. Outfitted with either a 125cc or 400cc electronically injected engine, you can always expect amazing performance from the MP3. Piaggio.
June 3, 2010 | Scooters
Pick up your ticket to ride on the all-new Honda PCX Scooter 2011. Combining sportbike-inspired styling, and amazing convenience, the PCX makes the commute fun. Driven by a liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 125cc engine, this Honda scooter gives you an ideal balance of power and great fuel economy. With room enough for two, the PCX’s V-Matic automatic transmission makes it a breeze to drive, and with tons of convenient storage, you can take care of all your shopping on this beauty. Other features include full-length floorboards, step-through design, theft deterrent ignition cover with locking steering and side and center stands. Honda.
May 19, 2010 | Scooters
Get around town and look good doing it on the Vespa LX 150 I.E. Scooter 2010. Heck, you’ll even look good on the highway – the LX 150 I.E.’s powerful 150cc engine reaches an impressive 59 mph, so you can get to where you’re going, fast. Designed with a low center of gravity and a larger front wheel, this Vespa scooter offers control and stability, while its trailing-link front suspension makes every ride a smooth one. Other features include front disc brake, closed locking front storage compartment, steel moncoque frame and large under seat locking storage. Drive one away for $4,399. Vespa.
May 11, 2010 | Scooters
British company Econogo has just introduced the Yogo, an electric scooter that claims to be the first with swappable batteries for better range. Powered by a 1500W, e50V motor, the Yogo comes equipped with two LiFePO4 batteries, can reach top speeds of 30mp/h top speed and gets 22 miles per battery, with two spare batteries that offer the option of instant swap for a further 44 miles of range. It can charge anywhere in 1 hour and produces zero emissions. The Yogo retails for $3000. Econogo.
May 3, 2010 | Scooters
Practical, reliable and economical, the Yamaha Vino Classic Scooter 2010 is the ideal example of form meeting function. Boasting timeless retro style, the Vino Classic comes equipped with cutting-edge modern technology. The result is a Yamaha scooter that’s super-economical to drive and simple to park. Powered by a 49cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine, the Vino Classic gets fuel economy up to an estimated 110 mpg with a fuel tank that holds 1.2 gallons of gas. Other features include wide, thickly padded single seat, easy-to-read instrument panel, front and rear drum brakes and rear single-shock suspension system. Get classy for $2,190. Yamaha.
April 21, 2010 | Scooters
Claiming to be the world’s fastest and most powerful production electric scooter on the market, the ZEV7000 Electric Scooter is great for the environment and great on your wallet! Powered by electricity, the zero-emission ZEV7000 puts out a continuous output of 7KW, and is able to hit peak outputs of about 8KW and 14KW of standing start/launch power. Able to reach top speeds of about 113kph, this ZEV electric scooter generates a torque of about 184Nm. Its range is about 70 miles, and its onboard batteries take 25 minutes for a 75% top-up, while full recharging takes about 2 hours. Powered by lithium batteries, ZEV states that they are good for 3000 full charge cycles. The ZEV7000 costs $7,237. ZEV.
April 15, 2010 | Scooters
Set to lease in Japan in December 2010, Honda has just revealed the latest prototype of the EV-Neo Scooter. An all electric, zero-emission scooter powered by batteries, the EV-Neo is ideal for businesses that specialize in delivery services to help cut costs and be eco friendly. Offering the performance equivalent to that of under 50cc gasoline engine motorcycles, this Honda scooter gives you a powerful ride, even when you’re carrying cargo, and provides the characteristics of a high-torque motor even when it’s operating at low speeds. Overnight, just recharge the battery using a household power source. Honda.
April 8, 2010 | Scooters
Get buzzy on the Sachs Bee Scooter. Boasting classic retro styling and warm, rich colors, the Bee is easy on the eyes and on your wallet. Powered by either a 50cc or 125cc automatic 4-stroke engine, this Sachs scooter is fun to ride and great to park, plus it’s economical to run. Weighing in at less than 100kg, the Bee is light, and flies through traffic with its easy handling and enhanced performance. Available in silver, orange/white, red/white, and metallic red, it’s a no-brainer why fashion conscious urban riders are buzzing about the Bee! The Bee starts in price at £1,499. Sachs.