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What’s NIU with you?

December 1, 2019
NIU electric scooters

Chinese scooter maker NIU’s electric scoots are now on sale at Genuine Scooter Co. dealers in the U.S. (Photos: NIU)

Today is the day a select dozen Genuine Scooter Co. dealers begin sales of the NIU electric scooter line in the United States.

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Ask your doctor if Damitol® is right for you

November 8, 2019
Lambretta G-325 Special

Yes, another Lambretta reboot. *sigh* (Photo: Lambretta GmbH)

It’s EICMA time again, and wouldn’t you know, yet another rebooted Lambretta (or “Lambretta,” your choice) has rolled out.

I have a headache.

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Yet another one bites the dust

October 7, 2019


This turned up in my inbox Monday morning.

I’m sad, but I’m afraid I’m not surprised.

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Arrivaderci, 500

September 5, 2019
Fiat 500 Sport

Fiat 500 (Orin O’Neill photo)

You’ve probably heard by now, the Fiat 500 and 500e are about to be discontinued in North America.

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Royal Alloy Grand Tourer 150: Getting around betta

August 25, 2019
Royal Alloy GT 150 Tourer at On Any Moto

Royal Alloy Grand Tourer 150 {Orin O’Neill photos)

Since I began writing this here blog, there have been more than a few attempts at a Lambretta reboot. Such efforts have invariably been accompanied by intrigue, infighting and the firefight that is the question of just who owns the Lambretta name, at least as it applies to a motor scooter.

The mere thought of all that gives me a headache.

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You’ve probably heard by now… *updated again

June 10, 2019
Journalist Davey Johnson

Missing journalist Davey G. Johnson. Not the bike he was riding when last heard from. (photo: Autoweek)

I held off on this because I was hoping all would end well. So far, it hasn’t. 😦

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On Any Saturday

January 21, 2019
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It’s party time at On Any Moto! (Orin O’Neill photos)

The most depressing thing about being on the scooter/motorcycle beat is hearing about, and occasionally covering, stores closing. Happily, I can report on one that’s on an upward trajectory.

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2018 Arizona International Auto Show: The view from Tucson *updated

November 25, 2018

Auto Show banner

Is it November already? You know what that means… and if you don’t really care about the state of the car biz, head for the archives and enjoy over a decades’ worth of scooter goodness. The auto show story follows the jump.

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