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A modified yellow Coca-Cola-liveried 1980 Piaggio Ape
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The Piaggio Ape Is a 3-Wheeled Vespa Mini Truck

Although Vespa scooters are designed around urban commuting, they’re more capable than some may realize. Classic models even compete in off-road rallies from time to time. However, given that they’re scooters, Vespas aren’t necessarily the most practical choice when it comes to hauling cargo. At least, most Vespas aren’t; the Piaggio Ape, aka the Vespa …
Women ride electric scooters in Santa Monica, California.
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3 Things You Need To Know Before Buying an Electric Scooter

Electric scooters have seen a little bit of an uptick in sales during the last year’s global health crisis. People have been leery of riding in crowded busses, trains, or carpooling. So, the electric scooter has been getting some attention from consumers. So, what should somebody look for when purchasing their first one? Not all …
A gold 1965 Vespa VBB 150 scooter on its stand
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Is Life as Beautiful on a Vintage Vespa as It Is on a Modern One?

Scooters may not be as fast or as powerful as motorcycles, but they’re typically a more-approachable option for new two-wheel riders. And in the scooter world, few names are as recognized as Vespa. The Italian brand has been in the business for some time, and as a result, has a wide repertoire of classic models. …
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Buying an Electric Scooter Could Be the Best Idea For Your Walking Commute

While it’s been tough living in the pandemic all year, people have found creative and inventive ways to get through it all while maintaining their daily lives. Most of us have gotten comfortable with only having to half dress for that Zoom call at 1 pm, while others have gotten accustomed to walking, instead of …
A black Super73 S1 e-bike
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Super73 S1 E-Bike vs. a 50cc Scooter: Which Is the Zippier City Commuter?

Urban commuting isn’t the sole domain of motorcycles. Scooters and mopeds have traditionally been the compact 2-wheeled alternatives—but not anymore. Now city riders can get an e-bike instead; some don’t even require you to pedal. One brand that’s particularly captured social media attention is California-based Super73, with retro-styled models like the S1. However, for about …
The 2019 Peugeot P2X Concept 300cc motorcycle at EICMA

Peugeot Motorcycles Is Moving Beyond Scooters and Mopeds

Liter bikes like the Suzuki Hayabusa may thrill, but it’s the small-capacity motorcycles where a lot of the sales are. Honda offers a slew of them, from the Grom to the CB300R. And KTM is expanding its Duke lineup in the US with its new 200cc model. Now, though, there’s another name joining in: Peugeot …
A black and orange electric scooter is shown with somebody riding it in an urban setting.
Hybrids & Electrics

Electric Off-Road Scooter Can Take You Anywhere

Here is the first clue. It is fast, all-terrain capable, intimidating, and electric. Any guesses? Nope, it is not the new GMC Hummer, nor is it a Tesla Cybertruck. It is not Batman’s tumbler either. In fact, it is not a car, truck, or SUV. Here is another clue. It has been described as a …
A blue 1983 Honda City Turbo II with a yellow unfolded Honda Motocompo scooter on a brick driveway
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Everyone’s Going Gaga Over This ’80s Honda Scooter

Classic styles aren’t limited to the 60s and 70s anymore, both for cars and motorcycles. As the rise of Radwood and the continuation of Hot Import Nights shows, the 80s and 90s are in, man. JDM vehicles are especially popular, and not just performance stars like the Skyline GT-R. Obscure models like the Autozam AZ-1 …
A black 2021 Honda ADV150 rides down a wet road
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Is the Honda ADV150 Really an Africa Twin Scooter?

Honda’s Africa Twin is one of the best reasonably-priced ADV motorcycles on sale today. But off-roading on 2 wheels isn’t only limited to motorcycles. With the right gear, scooters, even vintage Vespas, can hit the dirt, too. And the new-to-the-US Honda ADV150 claims to channel some of the Africa Twin’s off-pavement spirit. But does it …

Need a Fun and Easy Way to Get Around Town? Buy a Honda Monkey

If you live in a crowded urban area where slow speeds and limited parking is the norm, then the Honda Monkey could be a great mode of transportation for you. Honda has always been known for its sportbikes, like the CBR lineup, and scooters, like the Super Cub and Ruckus, but the Monkey is a …