Tag Archive | "News"

Boston is about to get some parking problems

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


(image courtesy of the badparking blog)The Boston Globe – Scooter law revving up worryBy – Peter DeMarcoOn July 31, a new state law will kick in that could require license plates for hundreds, if not thousands, of scooter owners whose bikes are smaller and sleeker than motorcycles, yet slightly faster than old-fashioned mopeds. Because of […]

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SFVISBF Mini Moto 2009

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Last year, our favorite Steve brought all of us up to speed on the San Fernando Valley Illegal Soap Box Federation’s Mini Moto race featured in Rod and Kulture Magazine. The article detailed the entirely illegal but entirely awesome minibike race through the streets of the San Fernando Valley. Well they have been up to […]

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Off Topic: Movie rentals for the new economy ($free)

Sunday, April 26, 2009


(Even Batman has made some cutbacks)In the spirit of the Tata Nano (I had to tie this in some way), I’ve been looking for ways to save money.  I recently disconnected my cable television service… first time in decades.  It’s a strange feeling at first… not having access to hundreds of useless channels.  Unemployment is […]

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North Carolina call to action!

Monday, April 6, 2009


This comes from Josh Alleman (of Scooter Vita) a vocal scooter activist from North Carolina who is concerned about a new law about to go into effect that would now require insurance and registration for scooters, including those that would normally be classified as mopeds.  Here in Texas it doesn’t matter, you’ve gotta have a […]

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New toys from Japan – Skit Scooter

Thursday, March 26, 2009


If you’re a fan of Kei Toume, the 38 year old manga artist from Japan AND you’re a fan of ornate, retro looking scooters then you might wanna break out your wallet for the Skit Scooter 1/9 scale figure and vehicle from the ROBOT anthology.Less than 6 inches tall and made from high quality PVC […]

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The Rise and Fall of Scooters in India

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


India used to be one of the worlds largest producers and consumers of motorscooters.  Americans remember the Bajaj Chetak, Auto Rickshaw, and various other Apé incarnations.  Today all we’ve got left is the Genuine Stella and access to a bunch of bad resto parts (cables, etc).  How could the India scooter market wither away to […]

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