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Articles By Gabe Ets-Hokin - Contributing Editor

Gabe Ets-Hokin
Gabe Ets-Hokin
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Gabe Ets-Hokin is a well-known motojournalist, but he knows scooters well, too: he's been a factory sales rep for Derbi scooters, re-built a Vespa motor in room 107 at the Elvis Presley Motor Lodge in Memphis, TN and has edited several scooter buyer's guides. He unapologetically loves da' scoots.

Lit Motors C-1 and Kubo First Look

Tuesday, January 7, 2014
San Francisco's Lit Motors thinks the future is now, thanks to the space-age C-1 and Kubo electric vehicles that blur the traditional lines of motorcycles and scooters.

Genuine Buddy 170i Scooter Review

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Our scooter scribe takes Genuine’s beefier 170 scoot, the Buddy 170i, over the hills, surface streets and freeways of San Francisco.

2013 Aprilia Motard 50 & Piaggio Typhoon 50

Monday, November 25, 2013
The Piaggio Typhoon 50 and Aprilia Motard SR50 are two bargain-priced European scoots. How did they stack up against the Honda and Kymco? Read on to find out...

2013 Honda Metropolitan Comparison Review

Monday, November 25, 2013
The smallest and cheapest scoot in the test, the Honda Metropolitan was completely redesigned for 2013. How do the upgrades stack up against the competition?

2013 Kymco Agility 125 Comparison Review

Monday, November 25, 2013
The Kymco Agility 125 offers the best bang for the buck with a 75cc larger engine than the other scoots in the comparison. Is the extra power enough to stand the Kymco above the rest?

2013 $2000 Scooter Comparison

Monday, November 25, 2013
Scooters offer some of the best bargain transportainment on two wheels. MotoUSA tests some of the most modestly priced scoots available in the US to see which is best in the 2013 $2000 Scooter Comparison.

Barry Synoground's 1962 Li150

Monday, October 28, 2013
The final mount in the vintage scooter comparison is a 1962 Lambretta Li150. See how it stacks up against the Series II TV175 and Rally 200.

Diego Torres' 1960 Series II TV175

Monday, October 28, 2013
Reaching further back in history, Gabe Ets-Hokin jumps aboard a 1960 Lambretta Series II TV175 to see how it stacks up in this vintage scooter comparison.

Paula Crossfield's 1972 Rally 200

Monday, October 28, 2013
Gabe Ets-Hokin gets the vintage scooter comparison underway with a 1972 Vespa Rally 200, provided generously by its owner, Paula Crossfield.

Vintage Scooter Test: Vespa vs. Lambretta

Monday, October 28, 2013
Our at-large Scooter Editor takes on the question of best vintage scooters. Mods skirmishing with the rest of the scooter clans… There will be blood!

2013 Vespa GTS 300 Scooter Review

Monday, September 16, 2013
A mass transit strike in the Bay Area? No problem says our scooter correspondent, who sallies forth aboard the Vespa GTS 300 in this scooter review.

BMW C650GT vs. Honda NC700X

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The amenities and performance characteristics of the BMW C650GT make it a hard act to follow. Will the Honda NC700X live up to the challenge?

Honda NC700X vs. BMW C650GT

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Honda NC700X may be similar in many ways to the BMW C650GT, but does the simple, stripped-down machine stack up to the luxury scoot from Germany?

Motorcycle vs. Scooter Comparison Part II

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
In MotoUSA's Motorcycle vs. Scooter Comparison Part II, contributing editors Gabe Ets-Hokin and Alan Lapp pit the Honda NC700X against the BMW C650GT to see which machine offers the better overall riding experience.

2013 Zero S Motorcycle Review

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Gabe Ets-Hokin steps off his scooter to test the 2013 Zero S electric motorcycle, and is blown away by how far the bike has come in the two years since his last encounter.

2013 BMW C 600 Sport & C 650 GT First Ride

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Gabe Ets-Hokin hops aboard the new BMW C 600 Sport and C 650 GT scooters for a first ride through the hills of Southern California.

2013 Piaggio BV 350 Scooter Review

Monday, December 3, 2012
Our scooter contributor evaluates the Piaggio BV 350 and makes a case for the UIS – Universal Italian Scooter.

2012 Piaggio Fly 150 Scooter Review

Monday, July 16, 2012
An Italian-powered scooter made in China? Mr. Ets-Hokins explains while taking the freeway-legal Piaggio Fly 150 for a scoot around the Bay Area.

SYM Wolf Classic vs. CCW tha Misfit

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Our favorite Bay Area literary roustabout steps into cafe-racer mode comparing the SYM Wolf Classic 150 and Cleveland CycleWerk's tha Misfit.

2012 Vectrix VX-2 Electric Scooter Review

Monday, March 5, 2012
Our scooter correspondent reveals the shocking truth about riding an electric scooter in the Vectrix VX-2 review.