Archive | October, 2010

Japan’s Big Scooter scene is being replaced by…

27. October 2010


BEHOLD, the great Japanese Big Scooter – massive, futuristic and fantastically gaudy; Japan’s super custom scooter is slowly vanishing from the Tokyo landscape where it found it’s birthplace.  The two-wheeled offspring of the Dekotora (Decoration Truck) of the mid 70′s, and inspired by the 70′s Kamen Rider (and others), the Big or sometimes called Baka […]

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Survey: When would an electric scooter pique your interest?

14. October 2010


Howdy folks! I’m hoping you can help me out here. I’m doing a bit of research to try to find the tipping point for electric scooters. Most electrics to date have been too slow, and too expensive. I don’t think the parallel hybrid (gas / electric) scooter is going to stick around very long because […]

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Work with Vintage Vespas? How’d you like to pay for that privilege?

13. October 2010


(Oh, and here’s a great children’s book you might enjoy reading with your kids) Occasionally, following in the footsteps of research giants like the Gizmodo and Dudel, we like to scour the patent and trademark offices for new and exciting scooter developments going on behind the scenes. Sometimes it turns up some pretty hot discoveries […]

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Holiday Season Suggestion – Get a Camera!

8. October 2010


Just tossed together a video, sorry if it’s a bit rambly.  I just wanted to discuss a couple of the options available in the world of “action cameras”.  They’ve come down incredibly in price while really moving up in quality.  Today we’re looking at the old stand-by, the HD Hero from GoPro and the X170 […]

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Quadro 4D – Could a 4 wheeled scooter make it?

6. October 2010


(The 2011 Quadro 4D Scooter- Could having 4 wheels be its downfall?) What is there NOT to like about the radical 2012 Quadro 4D concept? Yes, it’ll be heavier than your standard 2 wheeled maxiscoot and more expensive to replace tires, but watch the video and look at the stability that four wheels offers the […]

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Holiday Season Suggestion – Get a book!

5. October 2010

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We’re going to do a little product plugging for the next couple of months.  We’re looking for things that are outstanding or unusual in the scooter world that would make great gift for the Holiday Season (Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Three Kings Day, Ramadan, Winter Solstice, Saint Lucia Day, Festivus… did I miss any?). For the […]

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