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Almost the square root of pie

March 11, 2018
Riding 2-up in the Seattle sunshine!

When it’s sunny in Seattle, people wanna RIDE! (Photos: Brendan Shriane)

The winter of 2017-18 in the Pacific Northwest has been particularly hard to take. The cold and dark seemed colder and darker than usual. Needless to say, sunny skies and temperatures in the 60sF were welcomed by all. Especially scooter folk.

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You may recall…

March 10, 2018
Graphite exhaust union gasket

The carbon fiber exhaust union gasket fitted to early GTS 250s failed early and often (Steve Williams photo)

Props to Steve Williams. The author of Scooter in the Sticks has a Vespa GTS 250i.e., and he isn’t afraid to wrench on it. But in this case, you wouldn’t need to.

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The other shoe has dropped

March 8, 2018
Stella Automatic

Genuine Stella Automatic (Photo: Genuine Scooter Co.)

You’ll recall LML, the Indian company that manufactured the steel-bodied scooter sold in the U.S. as the Genuine Stella, went into the Indian equivalent of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in 2017. Resolution is at hand.

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Big scooter on campus

February 10, 2018
Wolf RX-50

Wolf Brand Scooters’ RX-50 tops College Magazine’s list of best scooters for Campus Cruisin’ (Photo: Wolf Brand Scooters)

I’ve often said a 50cc scooter is a good one to send to college with your kid. I am glad to see I’m not the only one thinking along those lines.

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Opinion: A dollar short

December 17, 2017
Scomadi scooter

Photo: Scomadi Ltd.

Happy Holidays! Hope this finds you well.

Apparently, the Lambretta-styled, Thailand-built Scomadi scooter is finally coming to the U.S. Maybe.

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The ultimate designer label, value sized

November 15, 2017

BMW’s new C400X aims for a piece of a large market (Photos: BMW Motorcycles)

BMW introduced a new scooter at EICMA 2017. The C400X slots below the current 600-ish cc offerings, which were introduced in 2011.

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2018-Model Seattle Auto Show

November 10, 2017
Seahawks Tundra

Because, reasons. (Orin O’Neill photos, except as noted)

If it’s November, it must be time for me to get off the subject of scooters and do my annual rant about the state of the automotive industry (and incidentally, what happened at the Seattle Auto Show). If you care not for this, you may peruse over 10 years’ worth of scooter awesomeness.

Still here? Auto show story begins after the jump.

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