Based on these sources (1, 2) and a little bit of guesswork, the average American uses about 500 gallons of gas per year. That means the difference between $3/gallon gas and $4/gallon gas is costing the average American roughly $500 this year. I realize $500 is a lot of money to some people, and budgets […]
Rover Eric sent us this clipping from Windsor, OT’s “WAMM” magazine, featuring an interview with his clubmate Otto Buj. There’s a lot of stretching of the truth involved in a lot of the ecology, economy, and style arguments out there, but Otto insists that if economy is your chief goal, nothing beats a cheapo fourth-hand […]
Duluth’s old mayor bought some scooters for the city. Duluth’s new mayor is selling them at auction. (Thanks, M5.) UPDATE: Here’s a little more info.
Crystal at Girlbike compiled a couple hundred recent boilerplate “save gas” scooter news stories. Thanks, Crys! That’s an alcohol-induced-coma-worth of Roman Holiday references and 100mpg promises, right there.
Autobloggreen noticed that Yamaha has added MPG estimates to its website. They claim 124mpg for the Zuma, 110 for the Vino, 115 for the C3, all of which are 50cc models (the Zuma is a 2-stroke). Even their Barcaloungers pull over 50mpg, with the Morphous at 56 and the Majesty at 51. All those numbers […]
A bunch of stories to block out election coverage: AutoWeek reviews the Vectrix, which will replace gas-powered bikes at the Boston Marathon, which seems like a long-overdue idea. A florida girl was trapped under her scooter for three hours. British scooterists strut their stuff in Hastings, North Wales, North Allerton, and Rotherham. A Miami scooter […]
From WCCO in Minneapolis: Bob Hedstrom’s Minneapolis store Scooterville is struggling to keep up with demand as customers brag to their friends about their gas mileage. The scooters, whose prices start at $1,800, get 100 miles to the gallon. Bob Hedstrom is probably our second- or third-favorite scooter shop owner in the United States, and, […]