Tag Archive | "Chinese"

Wanna make your own Chinese scooter? So did Chris

Monday, January 11, 2010


(“這裡是我們安裝燈泡爆炸。” Image source: Telegraph.co.uk) At some time in our lives we’ve all thought about it, us people in the scooter industry. The idea starts with, “I bet I could design a GREAT scooter, have it built inexpensively in China, bring it back here and build an empire!” That’s exactly what “Chris” (real name withheld) thought […]

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WTF of the Week: Smallest roach coach?

Monday, February 9, 2009


That’s what I thought when I saw it.  This is actually some sort of homebrew taxi that was seen out and about during the Beijing Olympics.  I don’t have any other details, but if it were 2am on a Friday night and this thing passed by bellowing bratwurst smoke I’d chase it down.  Click the title link […]

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PennDOT puts the brakes on Chinese Scoots!?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


(PennDOT says “zhè zú gòu le, xiè xiè” to Chinese scooters. source: flickr/ironleg) A recent article in the power sports industry trade mag, Dealer News, reports that Pennsylvania has put a hold on registering any scooter with a “L” VIN. It may be hard to imagine, but Pennsylvania may be just the first state to […]

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Deal of the decade or dealer of death? The $315 scooter.

Monday, November 10, 2008


I’m a fan of extremes (I was gonna say ‘acrophiliac’ but that’s heights what the word for ‘extreme lover’?) , so in reaching across the spectrum of scooter prices we’ve seen a vintage going for $25k, there’s the modern Piaggio MP3-500 which will take you above the $10k mark once you get her out the […]

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Police destroy 14,277 ‘illegal’ motorcycles with bulldozers.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Today’s Daily Sunshine reported that 14,277 confiscated “illegal motorcycles” were destroyed by bulldozers in Yungang district, Shenzhen as part of the city’s “motorcycle ban”. The Shenzhen-based newspaper says that in April this year another 9.532 illegal motorcycles were wrecked in the same way. Shenzhen began taking steps to reduce the numbers of motorcycles in the […]

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Review: 2008 QLink Commuter 250

Friday, September 5, 2008


What?! TSS reviewing a Chinese scooter?! Yes, we did. I would definitely suggest checking out the writeup over at Motorcycle.com that goes with this video… and even though I’ve had more than one person say that the name “QLink” reminds them of some sort of breakfast sausage, I think they’ve really put their heart behind […]

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