Occasionally cooler temperatures, shorter days and pumpkin-flavored everything means only one thing: Autumn is upon us. For this scooter fan, autumn is my absolute favorite time of year to ride.Read More
Though various tilting three-wheel models preceded it, the Piaggio MP3 seemed like a radical departure in thinking about urban mobility when it debuted in…Read More
Last week, we posted this story about a study projecting that sales of electric motorcycles and scooters will grow ten fold over the next five years. Being a bit of a smart ass, my first thought was “Yes, if they’ve sold one bike today, and sell ten bikes five years from now, then they’ve grown by 10 times.” The real question is though, will the American market ever really embrace electric motorcycles or scooters?Read More
[Piaggio has since denied this rumor. See the update at the end of the post.] Indian car and bike blog Overdrive is reporting that…Read More
For any new rider, the generally accepted due diligence of learning to ride a two wheeler includes a short list of consistent activities.
1. Get yourself a helmet (and better yet, full riding gear)
2. Take the MSF rider safety course
3. Read David L. Hough’s Proficient Motorcycling
Though I’ve been riding scooters since 2007, I’ve only recently crossed #3 off my list, and I have to say, I put it off far too long. Not only was it an enjoyable, entertaining read, but Proficient Motorcycling is a treasure trove of riding tips.Read More
Over the years motorcycle or scooter riders have also developed fashion for both style and functionality. When I see a person clad in black, my first thought is that they’re likely a motorcyclist because of the look. But beyond identification, that gear protects the wearer in case of a fall.
Turns out that motorcycle riding gear has a really interesting history. You can see some of that history in this infographic created by the UK’s Bennett’s Insurance:Read More
At one time, not too long ago, “you get what you pay for” may have been a reasonable rule of thumb when buying motorcycle…Read More
Not too many scooters come off as mean and menacing. This is especially true for the larger, maxi-scooter category. So what happens when venerable bike designer Roland Sands gets his hands on an unsuspecting Yamaha TMax? Something amazing.Read More