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August 9, 2015

Peugeot offers new accessories for its Metropolis scooter

Powered by a 400cc four-valve fuel-injected engine, the Peugeot Metropolis is as capable at touring as it is commuting. Adding a 47-litre top box significantly increases the machine’s already generous under-seat storage. Available in a range of colours to match the Peugeot Metropolis and supplied with fitting kit and passenger back rest, the Top Box sells for £300.00 including VAT. Read the full article »

July 4, 2015

2016 Peugeot Speedfight scooter revealed

Peugeot has launched the fourth generation of its iconic Speedfight scooter, which arrives in dealerships this summer, ahead of its 20th birthday next year. More than half a million Speedfight scooters have been sold since its launch in 1996 and the new Speedfight 4 gets a complete makeover, with a new engine and higher specification. The scooter will retails in the UK for £1899 OTR. Read the full article »

December 18, 2014

2015 Vespa GTS 300 ABS: the Queen of Vespas

The North American division of Vespa has just announced its 2015 300 GTS range. The largest and most powerful product of the manufacturer will be offered in three variants: the GTS 300, GTS 300 Super and GTS 300 Supersport. The three models are technically perfectly identical, but there are plenty of differences between them. Read the full article »

April 20, 2011

Volkswagen unveils electric scooter in Shanghai

German manufacturer Volkswagen surprised media at the Shanghai Motor Show by revealing an electric scooter. The E-Scooter is a lightweight electric two-wheeler that tips the scales at 44 pounds without its nickel-metal hybride battery. Power is provided by a 350-watt motor. The small 110-Volt battery endows the scooter with a modest 25 mile range and 30 mph of top speed. Read the full article »

April 19, 2011

2011 Aprilia Scarabeo 125/200

The 2011 Scarabeo 125 and 200 scooters have finally arrived. The bikes feature new electronic injection engines, new graphics and upgraded on-board computer. The Italian manufacturer refined the design, while the footrest is flat so the load capacity is increased. The windshield fastened to the steering head deflects the air flow beyond the rider, guaranteeing turbulence-free travel. Read the full article »

January 6, 2011

Uno III electric scooter unveiled

BPG Motors unveiled the newest generation of its Uno transforming scooter, the Uno III. The mini-motorcycle is small enough to fit in an elevator to bring up to an apartment and stable enough to handle Boston’s morning rush hour. The Uno now has three wheels. In Uno mode, the Uno is a unicycle that balances on a single pair of parallel wheels. At high speed, a middle wheel rolls forward and the outer wheels shift backwards transforming the Unicycle into a full streetbike. This system allows the Uno to be stable throughout the transition. Read the full article »

December 9, 2010

2011 Gilera Runner 50 Black Soul: racing soul with 50cc

For 2011, Italian brand Gilera has created a special edition version of its popular scooter, the Runner 50. This special series uses matt-finish black to enhance the fierce personality of the scooter and the same colour is used on other features such as the wheel rims and the passenger grab handles, whilst gold coloured finishes lend the scooter a supersport look: it has golden streamer graphics that decorate the saddle and fairing, the words Gilera and Runner in gold on the side panels, and gold coloured wheel rim borders. Read the full article »

December 9, 2010

New Piaggio Beverly 125 and 300: more style and increased mileage

After nearly a decade of history and success, Piaggio Beverly got a full revamp in style and technology earlier this year. The new Beverly boasts a stylish, unique look and offers safety and performance levels in line with the reputation of the scooter that has dominated the market during the first decade of the millennium. Available in the 125 and 300 cc engine capacity versions, the Beverly stands out for its top-of-the-class equipment and finish. Read the full article »

November 12, 2010

Honda updated the SH 300 maxi scooter for 2011

The Japanese brand updated its largest, 300cc SH scooter for the 2011 model year. The bike got new frame design, suspension, premium leather seat and 19” cast aluminium wheels, which gave the scooter better high-speed stability. The new model also features the brand’s combined ABS braking system and a long list of accessories such as colour-matched topbox, windscreen and heated grips. The engine didn’t change, though, the 279cc single-cylinder still delivers 27hp at 6000rpm. Read the full article »

November 3, 2010

2011 Vespa PX 125/150: handshift and kick start

Vespa introduced its 2011 lineup, including the refreshed PX 125, PX 150 and the GTV scooters. Its no surprise that Vespa maintains all of the classic strong points which determined the PX’s success for more than three decades: unmistakable style, functionality, sturdiness of a steel bodyshell, reliability. The PX got an all-new design, headlight and upholstery. The new hand grips in black rubber are elegantly branded with the Vespa logo. Read the full article »