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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.

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.

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?

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?

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.

2012 Yamaha Zuma 50F First Ride

Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Gabe takes a spin on the Yamaha Zuma 50F, where our contributing Scooter Editor asks, “Two Strokes Good, Four Strokes...Better?”

2011 SYM Symba 110 First Ride

Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Our scooter aficionado explores SYM's take on the best-selling vehicle of all time, hitting the streets of San Francisco with the Sym Symba 110.

2010 Kawasaki Ninja 250R vs Scooter

Monday, January 17, 2011
Our correspondent tests the merits of motorcycles vs. scooters, including the Honda SH150i, in this comparison review.

2010 Honda SH150i vs. Ninja 250R

Monday, January 17, 2011
Our correspondent tests the merits of motorcycles vs. scooters, including the Honda SH150i, in this comparison review.

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.

2010 Genuine Stella Scooter Review

Friday, October 22, 2010
The Genuine Stella scooter is a super clean, environmentally friendly four-stroke capable of 100 mpg with an all-metal body and vintage look. Read on for the full breakdown on this modern classic.

2010 Kymco Yager GT 200i Review

Thursday, August 26, 2010
Our scooter expert delivers his most recent review of the Kymco Yager GT 200i, a Chinese-built scooter with excellent handling and sturdy design for under $3,500.

2011 Honda PCX 125 Scooter First Ride

Friday, July 9, 2010
Our contributing scooter editor takes a ride on Honda’s latest offering, the Thailand-build 125cc Honda PCX scooter.

2010 Vespa GTS 300 Super Review

Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Our contributing editor Gabe Ets-Hokin takes to the streets with the 2010 Vespa GTS 300 Super, a luxury scooter that combines style and efficiency.

2010 Yamaha Zuma 125 First Ride

Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Our scooter man gets a taste of Yamaha’s latest Zuma scooter incarnation, the 4-stroke Zuma 125, and wonders why the young kids aren’t riding more of them.

2009 Yamaha TMAX Scooter Review

Friday, December 4, 2009
What is the Yamaha TMAX? Either a streetbike wrapped up like a scooter, or the most high-performance scoot on the roadway. Find out in our TMAX review.