There is an abundance of talk about gasoline prices hitting 4.00 per gallon this summer. Scooter businesses don’t seem to mind a bit. The higher the price of a gallon of gas, the more people seem to walk through scooter shop doors. The LA Times reports general motorcycle businesses are starting to catch on to that idea as well. The article discusses how the stated fuel efficiency is not as accurate for two-wheelers as it is for automobiles. The fact that fuel use on a scooter varies greatly due to rider weight and how aggressive they are with the throttle is widely accepted and should be made clear by retailers. Another thought-provoking report by Business Week expresses how it seems that supply and demand may not have a whole lot to do with the rising prices at the pump. This week congress is making an attempt to get to the bottom of it all. Good luck with that, Mr./Mdm. Senator. Most scooter owners don’t drive a scooter as their sole mode of transportation so gas prices going up will affect them significantly for their automobiles, not to mention higher costs for everything else that is ever shipped or involves gasoline in it’s production (read: food). But, overall, do you readers feel immune to or insulated from the rising cost of fuel due to your scooter use or even enriched by your scooter related business during this time of three to four dollar per gallon gasoline? Sound off!