It’s Not a Race: Scooter Cannonball movie teaser

Every two years, die-hard scooterists embark on the Scooter Cannonball, a coast-to-coast endurance challenge. In 2010, a film crew documented the run and now we have the first peek at the forthcoming movie. (Video is NSFW for language.)

The 2012 event begins Sunday, April 22 in Savannah, GA, and ends the following Sunday in San Diego, CA. At present, 62 riders have registered. While some may drop out before the starting gun fires in April, it promises to be the biggest Cannonball—with the greatest variety of scooters—since the first run in 2004. While the largest displacement permitted to participate in the last run was 250cc, for this year’s Cannonball, organizers adopted a handicapping system which accounts for all sizes of scooter and their age.

Among the current roster are a 248cc 1946 Salsbury 85, a 1983 Honda Passport, a 650cc Suzuki Burgman and a sampling of just about everything in between. You can follow participants’ progress via the Scooter Cannonball site and their individual blogs and social media, linked from the Riders page.

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