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Hero Shows Diesel-powered RNT Utility Bike

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Hero MotoCorps latest batch of designs included some intriguing new concepts, including the diesel-powered RNT.

Scooters Invade National Motorcycle Museum

Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Scooters invade the National Motorcycle Museum.

Vespa.com the Vespa Store is Now Online

Friday, June 21, 2013
Vespa.com the Vespa Store is now online with the web store dedicated to the Vespa opens its display windows on the internet.

smart Teams with Vectrix on E-Scooter

Thursday, November 29, 2012
Daimler subsidiary, smart, has teamed with Vectrix to develop their electric scooter which is planned to hit markets in 2014.

Queen City Mods & Rockers Rally in Cincy

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The 1st Annual Queen City Mods & Rockers Rally roars into Cincinnati Ohio on June 2nd.

Metzeler Winter Scooter Tire Range Expands

Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The Metzeler Feelfree Wintec range expands, now no scooter rider needs to fear the winter.

Genuine Scooters Recapitalization Deal

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Investment banking firm Livingstone Partners LLC has announced the recapitalization deal for the Chicago-based Genuine Scooters.

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.

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?

Peugeot Scooters Launch in China

Tuesday, July 20, 2010
China is the largest two-wheeled market in the world and now Peugeot Scooters hits the Chinese showroom floors with the opening of its first Chinese store.

Top Scooter Insurance Questions

Monday, May 10, 2010
Foremost Insurance brings you the top questions to ask agents regarding scooter insurance.

Share the Road for Motorcycles and Scooters

Thursday, May 6, 2010
Foremost Insurance urges all drivers to share the road with motorcycles and scooters, and be especially cautious during the summer months when more are on the road.

Flamethrower Scooter Arrest

Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Can you run an aftermarket flamethrower on your scooter? No, says Great Britain.

Bajaj Scooters to End Production

Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Once a distinct symbol of Indian mobility, Bajaj scooters are no more, as the Indian manufacturer shutters production of its remaining scooter model.

Vectrix Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Troubled electric scooter manufacturer has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The Rhode Island firm has entered into an "asset purchase agreement" with New Vectrix LLC backed by venture capitalists GH Venture Partners LLC.

Andretti Launches Caffe Nero Scooter

Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Power Sports Factory, Inc. announced that it is adding a 250cc Andretti-Benelli Motorbike to its existing lineup. The Caffe Nero will arrive in the United States at the end of the second quarter.

Vectrix Electric Scooters to Lay Off 60

Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Rhode Island-based Vectrix Corporation, a leader in electric scooter technology, announced that it is laying off 60 workers and is seeking a financial bailout.

Plug-in Motorcycle Tax Credits Removed

Friday, February 6, 2009
Last fall Congress approved consumer tax credits of up to $7500 for plug-in cars. Unfortunately the lawmakers left out the most affordable and available solution: 2 and 3 wheeled plug-in vehicles.

Scooters Buck Motorcycle Sales Trend

Friday, February 6, 2009
The MIC releases information on motorcycle industry sales, the lower overall numbers bolstered by impressive growth in scooters and dual-sports.

Piaggio Scooters on Display at IMS

Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Aprilia, Piaggio and Vespa scooters will be on display at the Cycle World International Motorcycle Shows.