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This Week in Scooters

This Week In Scooters: Feb 16-22

It’s been a busy week at ScooterFile HQ, but the news never stops. This week saw some significant editorial content from us, some amazing gallery finds, and yet another key tool that scooter fans can use in making their next scooter purchase decision. Let’s get into the week that was.

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Vespa-dealer

ScooterFile Guide: New Scooter Warranties

One of the biggest draws to buying a new scooter as opposed to a used scooter is that factory warranty. For the first year or two, you can know that if something goes wrong mechanically, you’re not on the hook for it. Question is, which scooter manufacturers offer the best warranty? Which offer roadside assistance? We’ve broken it down for you here in our ScooterFile Guide to the New Scooter Warranties.

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Snow-Scooter

ScooterFile Guide: How to Winterize Your Scooter

Tomorrow is the first official day of winter, although for those of us who live in seasonal latitudes, we’re on nearly the sixth week of winter. Regardless of the actual outside temperature, this time of year is scooter hibernation season for many. With that in mind, there are some key things you can do to make sure that come spring, your favorite two wheel ride is ready to go again when things warm up.

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BMW C Evolution

Opinion: Will Electric Scooters Ever be Viable in the USA?

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?

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KTM Speed Scooter

KTM To Produce E-SPEED Scooter for 2015

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.

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