“Stop Slandering Scooters!”

More reaction to the “Straight Dope” story and U.S. News’ followup from TreeHugger. The arguments get more convincing that even 4-stroke scooters aren’t as “green” as we’d like to think, but there’s a lot of speculation and comparing apples to oranges in all these stories. Our fingers are crossed that someone (better-equipped and less biased than 2strokebuzz or PiaggioUSA) can find and crunch some real numbers, find a fair metric by which to compare a variety of scooters, cars, and SUVs, and settle this debate. (Thanks for the link, Kathy!)

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  1. I’m guessing most of us ride scooters simply because we like it. The environment was not at all in my mind when I bought me scooter. I just wanted one for the thrills and chills, and of course, for all the fabulous gear!

    But, to speak to the issue of two strokes and four strokes, I did have a random comment regarding group rides. I think two stroke riders could make a large contribution to improving the environment for their four-stroke riding brethren if the two stroke riders always agreed to take up the rear in group rides ;)

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