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Four Ferries on Two Wheels—Tour Testing the 2013 Suzuki Burgman 650 ABS

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“Wow, that’s a big scooter you’re on. I ride a Honda 1800 Goldwing, myself,” said Captain Rick Turner, pilot of the Ohio River ferry Loni Jo. “See all the motorcycles on here? It’s like this most weekends. Motorcycle riders love a ferry.” Indeed. Chugging towards the Kentucky shore, the barge’s deck was packed with motorcycles and trikes—plus a single 2013 ...

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Actor Armie Hammer and Friends Crossing U.S. on Vespas

Armie Hammer Vespa Tour-1

Actor Armie Hammer and his friends have started a ride across the country on Vespas. The group is taking eight Vespa LX 150s from Los Angeles, California, to Key West, Florida. The trip, which has been given the title 4k the Hard Way—The Vespa Adventure, will cover 4,000 miles and is expected to take three weeks. This past summer, Hammer ...

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Scooter Shootout: 2014 BMW C 650 GT / 2013 Honda Silver Wing / 2013 Suzuki Burgman 650

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Scooters are often seen as something less, something that one learns and practices upon until he or she is ready for a real machine. You know, one that has at least two cylinders, liquid cooling, double-overhead cams, four valves per cylinder, fuel injection, anti-lock brakes (ABS), a respectable amount of displacement, etc. Well, the scooters you’re perusing here all happen ...

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Electric Scooter in the Works as smart Joins Forces with Vectrix


By cooperating with the two-wheeler specialist Vectrix, smart is expanding its portfolio of electrically driven vehicles designed for urban traffic In addition to the smart electric drive and the smart ebike, in 2014 the smart scooter will be launched on the market. With the introduction of a zero-local emission scooter, smart is offering a complete portfolio of electrically driven vehicles ...

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2013 Honda PCX150 Review

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Good things may come in small packages, but Honda’s pint-sized PCX just got bigger…and better. Honda has upped the PCX125’s liquid-cooled, 125cc single-cylinder engine to 152.9cc to make it highway legal in most, if not all, 50 states. In the process, Honda improved the PCX150’s seat comfort, changed the gear ratios for more pickup and designed a more efficient radiator ...

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2013 Vespa Sport Special Edition Models Now Available in U.S.

S 50 Super Sport SE Satin Black

Three 2013 Vespa Sport Special Edition (SE) models are now available in the United States. The SE models embody the style, comfort, safety and sportiness of the most widely recognized scooter in the world, while citing legendary models such as the 1955 Vespa GS 150, the 1965 180 SS and the T5 “Pole Position” from 1985. Since its earliest days, ...

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Scooters: BMW C 600 Sport and C 650 GT Review


By Mark Tuttle, photography by Arnold Debus If you live in a large city, it doesn’t take much thought to figure out why BMW is jumping into the scooter market now. Traffic congestion and parking restrictions are escalating, and in the new economy some of us just can’t afford to waste time with either—we need to get there, dang it, ...

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2010 Kymco Xciting 500Ri vs. 2010 Yamaha Tmax

2010 Kymco Xciting 500Ri vs. 2010 Yamaha Tmax

photography by Scott Hirko [This 2010 Kymco Xciting 500Ri vs. 2010 Yamaha Tmax road test was originally published in the December 2009 issue of Rider magazine] The first time I took one of these scooters out with my riding buddies they were holding back, easing off, coddling me like a novice rider…till I grabbed a handful of throttle and blew ...

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2007 Kymco Xciting 500 Road Test

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[This 2007 Kymco Xciting 500 Road Test was originally published in the May 2006 issue of Rider magazine] Scooters were big back in the 1960s when I was in high school, and began making a comeback in the ’90s. Today, both young people and anyone who has become distressed at paying in excess of $60 for a fill-up on their four-wheeler ...

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2005 Kymco Venox – Road Test Review

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I know what you’re thinking. To answer your first obvious question, Kymco is an acronym for Kwang Yang Motor Company, a Taiwanese firm that now has five manufacturing plants in Asia and distributes its products in 63 countries. At this time Kymco claims 400 U.S. dealerships, and its powersports lineup here includes 11 scooter models, four ATVs and one motorcycle, ...

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