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Italy’s Malaguti Scooters on the Brink

Friday, April 29, 2011
Malaguti, one of the most historic brands in the Italian scooter industry, is on the brink of total ruin as the Bologna-based firm seeks a partnership to bail it out. One vested insider delivers his thoughts on the crisis.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - April 29, 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011
April 29th's Photo of the Week comes to use from Motorcycle USA Forums User RedDog and his wife Mamma Hen. Take a closer look at their unique perspective of Tennessee's Maggie Valley.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - April 22, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011
April 22nd's Photo of the Week comes to us from the tropical paradise of Maui and Motorcycle USA Forums User Gammaqueen.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - April 15, 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011
April 15th's Photo of the Week comes to use from the great state of Utah and Motorcycle USA Forums User SMG. Take a closer look at the wonderful fall colors and a very nice Ducati.

Why Scooter Sales Rise with Gas Prices

Tuesday, March 22, 2011
It's accepted that scooter sales rise with the price of gas, but how much of that bump is fueled by media hype?

Zero Motorcycles Gets $26 Million Investment

Thursday, March 17, 2011
Zero Motorcycles announced it has raised $26 million in additional financing from its investor group, led by Invus, LP. The financing closed on March 3rd, 2011 with $17 million invested and the potential for an additional $9 million over the coming months.

Suzuki Debuts Fuel-Cell Burgman in Europe

Friday, March 11, 2011
Suzuki's Burgman Fuel Cell scooter has gained Whole Vehicle Type Approval in the European Union – becoming the world’s first vehicle to gain approval for safe use on public roads without having to be inspected and tested individually.

Paolo Timoni Out as Piaggio USA CEO

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Paolo Timoni has stepped down at President and CEO of Piaggio Group Americas, replaced by Piaggio Spain's general manager Miguel Martinez.

Founder Neal Saiki Leaves Zero Motorcycles

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Zero Motorcycles founder Neal Saiki is leaving his startup company to go back to an even more innovative project – human powered flight.

Zero XU Tax Credit and Battery Update

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
The headlining feature of the new street-legal Zero XU is its removable battery. But why will riders need to purchase an extra battery to qualify for a popular tax credit, and how much will it weigh and cost?

Zero Motorcycles XU First Look

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Zero adds to its 2011 lineup by one, bringing a street version of its off-road bike that features a removable battery pack and quick-charging option.

Zero Motorcycles Names Karl Wharton as COO

Monday, February 28, 2011
Zero Motorcycles announced a new addition to its senior leadership team by naming Karl Wharton as Chief Operating Officer.

2011 Zero Motorcycles to Debut at Indy Dealer

Friday, February 18, 2011
Zero Motorcycles will debut its 2011 lineup during the Dealer Expo at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis on February 18-20.

Zero Motorcycles Announces 2011 Models

Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Zero Motorcycles has announced its 2011 product line which includes improvements to each of its models along with a quick-charge feature that allows motorcycles to charge nearly twice as fast.

Zero Motorcycles Expands to Mexico

Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Zero Motorcycles announced further expansion of its sales and distribution operations with the addition of Dofesa Aventura in Mexico.

AC Propulsion on Rare Earth Metals Batteries

Tuesday, January 25, 2011
AC Propulsion, a global leader in electric drive development, design and manufacturing, entered the international dialog about the use of rare earth metals in the development of Electric Vehicles (EVs).

Zero Motorcycles Ramps Up For Growth in 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Zero Motorcycles has announced plans to open a new motorcycle manufacturing facility that will more than double the company’s current production capacity in response to growing demand.

Motorcycle vs. Scooter Comparison

Monday, January 17, 2011
Weighing the pros and cons of scooter versus motorcycle ownership? MCUSA helps you make the decision by comparing the Kawasaki Ninja 250R and Honda SH150i.

Scotts Valley Police to Ride Electric Motorcycles

Thursday, January 6, 2011
The Scotts Valley Police Department became the first law enforcement agency in California to accept delivery of a Zero DS electric motorcycle to assist in local patrols and traffic enforcement.

AC Propulsion Awarded $300,000 Grant

Tuesday, December 28, 2010
AC Propulsion has been awarded a $300,000 grant by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) to include its electric drive system into commercial service vans in Southern California.
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