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Not movin’ on

November 19, 2014
Moving van being loaded

Photo: Southern Mississippi University

The press release from Piaggio, dated November 7, was just one paragraph:

“With regard to a report about the Piaggio Group published this morning in the Corriere della Sera, the company categorically denies that it has any plans to transfer its headquarters. The suggestion in the newspaper is wholly false and has no basis in fact. The company will take all possible steps for its protection.”

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Opinion: If I were Scomadi…

November 12, 2014
Scomadi TL 300

Scomadi Turismo Leggera 300 (Scomadi U.K. Ltd.)

On the heels of U.K. scooter maker Scomadi announcing the beginning of production (in China) of the 50cc version of its Lambretta-inspired scooter comes word that dealers have been appointed in the United Kingdom.

Needless to say, this has the international scooter universe buzzing about when sales might begin in continental Europe and the U.S. While the company has not announced what plans it might have along this line, I’ve had some thoughts about what I’d do if I were Scomadi, which you can see after the jump.

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Oh yes you can

November 10, 2014
Shopping cart

Morgan Mahana photos

Second only to “SCOOTERS ARE DANGEROUS!” is the spontaneously expressed belief held by non-scooterists that “YOU CAN’T CARRY ANYTHING ON A SCOOTER.” Friend Morgan would beg to differ.

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Video from the Garden City

November 7, 2014

The Causeway, Victoria, BC

All the leaves are brown, and the skies are gray. And rally season has wound down for another year. The Soldiers of Destiny SC made the scene in Victoria earlier this year, and documented the weekend in a great video, which you will find after the jump.

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Who’s a good scooter?

November 5, 2014
Fido prototype

Fido motors photos

Remember Fido? The electric scooter concept introduced in Seattle a few years ago, not your childhood pet. Fido Motors, the company started by Jeb Gast, is still around.

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Time to pounce

November 1, 2014

Gas prices

Have you noticed what’s happening to the price of gasoline (or if you prefer, petrol)? It’s been going down… like a rock.

In fact, prices at the pump haven’t been this low in almost four years. The station pictured is actually on the high side for Bellingham, price-wise—regular is available for less than three bucks from several stations.

Right now would be a great time to buy a scooter. Really? Oh, yes.

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AIMExpo scootery haps

October 17, 2014
Yamaha SMAX

Yamaha SMAX arrives at dealers very soon (Yamaha photos)

While there’s an auto show happening in Seattle, there’s also a motorcycle show happening in Orlando, Fla.: The second annual AIMExpo is looking to become America’s EICMA, a show not just for the public, but for the media and the powersports business. While scooters were not a big part of the show, there were some interesting introductions.

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