English plumber Colin Furze has rigged up his commuter scooter to shoot an adjustable 12-foot flame backwards at encroaching drivers. “I’ve been told that if I fire the flames while riding on the road it’s equivalent to using a firearm and I could be in a lot of trouble,” Furze says. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1260047/Wheels-James-Bond-fan-invents-flame-throwing-scooter.html#ixzz0jX4OanJM (Thanks, […]
Venerable Welsh parts supplier/tuner Taffspeed Ltd. will close at the end of the month after 27 years of service to the worldwide scooter community. Ian Frankland is scheduled for heart bypass surgery, and his former employees will continue running the shop (and dyno) as “Welsh Scooter Parts.” The Taffspeed name will live on in Frankland’s […]
Our friend and Corazzo owner Bradford Duval stepped down from the presidency of the VCOA a couple months ago (Mike Bobadilla of Vespa Club Los Gatos took his place, btw) but he’s putting his time into another great two-wheeled organization. The new United States Tourist Trophy Foundation is looking to send Alaskan Jimmy Moore to […]
A must-read: The Guardian reports on a British entrepreneur’s experiences with the Bright Mountain Motorcycle factory near Shanghai.
Make of this what you will…
Ian “Iggy” Grainger reviews the Kymco Like for a Scottish newspaper. Sure it’s similar to (but slightly better-looking than) the SYM Fiddle II, but we’d like to see it in Kymco’s U.S. lineup.
Did we just post two videos? and did we just miss two weeks of Vespa Video Vednesday? Never fear, we didn’t forget you. Today we have another clip from David’s list that just so happens to be one of my favorite songs: Artist: David Bowie Song: “Absolute Beginners” Album: Absolute Beginners film soundtrack (1986) Scooter(s): […]
Telegraph.co.uk reviews the new Honda SH125i, Europe’s top-selling scooter that will come to the U.S. for 2010 once the scooter boom ends. They also points out how un-standardized motorcycle fuel efficiency ratings are. (Thanks, Maddox!)
I’ve been wanting a scooter-mounted garage door opener for ages, this is the best solution I’ve seen yet. I happen to have all the required parts on hand (and a spare on the way) so I might give it a try this afternoon and see how it works on a scooter. (Thanks, fs8gbe, via Modern […]
British nuts build a 25-foot-long Honda Sky 50. Pretty funny, but still not as awesome as El Coucho. (Thanks, Scalpel from Modern Buddy.)
Next time someone questions 2SB’s “journalism skillz,” refer them to “Website of the Year” Sky News, with important “news” stories like “GIANT CHOCOLATE BIG BEN” and “SCOOTER JUMP GOES WORNG” [sic]. With just a tiny fraction of Rupert Murdoch’s money behind 2SB, we could probably at least double our level of journalistic standards. Help us […]
Saigon Scooter Centre sent out an email to announce the availability of some new vintage scooter accessories. Mirrors, crashbars and other useless adornments may not be your style. But at least this is not a post about another Maxi-Scooter or clone scooter trend. Mods of the world rejoice. You can now have a nice chrome […]
Stuart Owen is putting his famous record-setting 117mph 1970 250cc Lambretta up for auction. Reserve is £7,500. More info at 100mph Lambretta Club.
One of the most dramatic events of 2008 British motorsport was the victory by Scott Redding in the 125cc Grand Prix race at Donnington Park. Redding’s win ended an over thirty year drought for Brits in the One-Two-Five class as he set the record for being the youngest Grand Prix winner at about fifteen and […]
Meet Salford’s own Wispa electric scooter. Moz prefers the real thing. Everyone knows there’s only one way to ride around Salford: