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An abnormally cold (or arguably absent) spring has apparently taken its toll on the motorcycle, scooter and ATV industry for the first quarter of 2013. Compared to last year, the …
KTM has announced plans to produce the Speed scooter concept it showed at Tokyo this year as the E-SPEED. Based on the FREERIDE E electric drivetrain, the production version of the E-SPEED is expected to deliver a performance profile similar to a 125cc gas-powered scooter. At nearly 15 hp, the output of the E-SPEED should be well suited to urban riding, especially given its top speed of just under 55 mph.
Recently, reality TV star and shopping enthusiast, Kim Kardashian, along her friend and co-star, Jonathan Cheban, were seen shopping for a scooter in Miami, Florida. As usual, the paparazzi were out in full force to capture the moment. What did she and her entourage roll out the door with? Apparently a small fleet of Genuine Buddy 125s.
Tucked away in an official statement from BMW this morning was exciting news for scooter fans and electric vehicle enthusiasts. The third of BMW’s C Series maxi-scooters, the all-electric C Evolution, is officially set to debut in 2014.
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.