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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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I sing the Vespa elettrica, again

November 7, 2017
Vespa Elettrica intro

Vespa introduced the production version of its Elettrica scooter at EICMA (photos: Piaggio Group)

EICMA kinda snuck up on me this year. Piaggio Group had a bunch of product intros, but the one of greatest interest to you, dear reader, is most likely the production version of the Vespa Elettrica scooter.

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Yet another trip to Portland

October 19, 2017
Adding electrons

Orin O’Neill photos

My weekend with the Chevrolet Bolt EV had come to an end. The folks at Forth Mobility needed it back in Portland Monday afternoon.

I have done the I-5 Shuffle to and from the Rose City literally thousands of times, but this time would be different… I’d be driving an electric car.

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