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By the mid-’80s, Vespa was facing numerous challenges to its future in the scooter making business. In the United States, California had passed strict air quality regulations that prevented the …
Looking like the frisky offspring of the late, lamented Ruckus and the Honda Cub 110 (the world’s best-selling motorbike, with more than 60 million versions sold as of 2009), Honda’s new Cross Cub CC110 made its pre-production debut at the Osaka Motor Show. Details are sketchy thus far, but the pared-down chassis and rugged tires suggest this version is game for some off-road action. A red, more street-focused version of the concept was also shown. Will it actually go into production? Will it make it to US shores? Time will tell, but remember, “You meet the nicest people on a Honda.”
I’m seeing this style more and more on the custom motorcycle scene lately. Mostly it’s been on really cool hand-painted leather riding jackets, but occasionally I’ll find it on a motorcycle gas tank. Here we have this distinctive style working really well on a vintage Lambretta. What do you guys thing? Dig it?
With people living increasingly urban lives and wishing to minimize both their carbon footprint and the sheer bulk of “stuff” in their lives, concepts like this Moveo folding electric scooter are finding more and more interest. Built by the Hungarian non-profit transportation org Antro Group, the Moveo is their answer to getting around town.
The 2010 Paris Motor Show was a big event for scooter lovers and gadget nerds alike. It saw a number of futuristic design explorations, and two in particular were of note for scooter fans. Auto makers Smart and MINI each came to the show with a small-frame scooter concept. Both machines were electric, both were futuristic in their design, and both inspired considerable enthusiasm from fans of their respective brands.
We reported back in May that Smart had real-world plans for the electric scooter concept it showed at the Paris Motor show in 2010. Filed squarely under we’ll-believe-it-when-we-see-it, that story is seeing new life today as electric scooter company Vectrix has announced it will be partnering with Smart to produce the eScooter.