Here in the US, our streets are filled with SUVs, pickups, and other larger than necessary vehicles. In many places around the globe, subcompacts and scooters are the norm. Here’s a POV look at the insanity of weaving through traffic in Hanoi, Vietnam on a Honda scooter.
The URB-E scooter is great for quick trips around the city, or any time you want to leave the car behind. Thanks to its carbon fiber and aluminum construction, the electric transporter weighs just 35 lb. and folds to the size of a golf bag. Driving range is 20 miles at up to 15 mph.
Despite the added weight, this ordinary scooter actually got much faster and more powerful thanks to the guy riding on the back seat. Toyota should totally offer this as an option for the Prius.
This unusual looking conveyance combines elements of bicycling, skating and scootering in one. Rear-wheel steering enables a tight 2-foot turning radius, and it brakes like a bike. Plus, it’s versatile enough to use for transportation or tricks. Available in three sizes.
During a recent Nitro Circus event, performer R Willy pulled off an astounding feat – the world’s first triple backflip on a scooter. Apparently, he’s been attempting this at every show for two years straight, so persistence pays off.
The Type 506 has a 5kWh battery good for about 62mi and a programmable rear hub motor, but outside it retains the Czech scooter maker’s beautiful 1950s Space Age aesthetic. It will be available soon starting at about $11,600.
A beautiful electric scooter. It has a light yet sturdy monocoque made of resin that’s been reinforced with plant fibers. It has a top speed of 34mph and lasts up to 60mi per charge. It also has a reverse gear and two USB charging ports.
We can’t imagine riding on this modded scooter is particularly comfortable – or safe – but we definitely think it deserves some sort of prize for what could possibly be the lowest motorized passenger vehicle we’ve ever seen.
We’re still perplexed as to exactly how this guy has enough momentum to pull off this trick, but our jaws dropped to the floor when we saw Kyall Dawson do a front-flip from his Razor scooter and makes it look effortless. Owwwwwwhat?
The poor man’s Segway. Some creative – and reckless – bloke installed what looks like a scooter’s engine and a wheeled platform onto a wheelbarrow. We hope they don’t try to pull off a wheelie on it. Or ever let a kid ride it again.
A German-engineered electric scooter, the Scrooser has a 1000W motor and a 20Ah battery, letting you cruise up to 15mph for 22mi. Fortunately, its aluminum frame is light enough that you can still propel it with your feet.
A unique 2-wheel scooter with a spring-loaded fork and rear steel leaf-spring. Combined, this allows riders to jump obstacles with ease, and get serious air compared to regular scooters.
In order to improve driver safety for its delivery drivers, Domino’s Pizza Netherlands added a human-made engine sounds to its electric scooters. Safer? Yes. Annoying? Definitely.
We struggle to even stand upright on one of those metal little scooters, so when we saw Ryan Williams pulling off these insane scooter moves, our jaws pretty much dropped to the floor.
The QTvan gets its name from three “peculiarly British obsessions” – queueing, tea time and caravan. Meant to be hauled by a scooter, it has a full-size bed, a tea service, a full bar and a 19″ TV.
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