In most of the world, Vespas are just simple city scooters with a retro flair. But on the roads of Indonesia, they can be seen zooming around with some insane modifications. Great Big Story takes us on a spin to the Asian island nation for a ride-along with some of the scooter’s most passionate fans.
THE BEST Scooters
The YX ONE offers riders a unique spin on electric skateboards. With its three-wheeled design, it’s easy to balance on, and thanks to its chunky tires, it can ride on sand, grass, gravel, and other tricky terrain, including up and down hills. It has a 25 mph top speed, and its battery pack provides up to 37 miles of range.
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 latest product from electric skateboard maker Boosted. The Rev is an electric scooter that goes up to 24mph and lasts up to 22mi per charge. It features a user-friendly interface such as a knurled thumb throttle and three ways to brake. It’s also durable and waterproof.
DSRaider’s EZRaider is a four-wheeled electric all-terrain scooter. It’s size and foldable form lets you easily transport and ride it anywhere. It lasts up to 25mi per charge and goes up to 30mph. It also has more practical 2WD and 4WD variants. Also available from Gold Coast.
The unique Halfbike is part scooter, part bicycle, and all fun. Its third version is lighter and smaller than its predecessors. Its also more ergonomic, has more gears to tackle all kinds of terrain, has new maintenance-free brakes and a new quick-release mechanism for folding.
Shanghai Customs used a Honda Cub frame to create a beautiful electric scooter. Like custom PCs, the beauty of the eCub shines thanks to its excellent cable management. Shanghai Customs is working on the eCub’s second version as well as DIY conversion kits. More on BikeEXIF.
A scooter with the easy balance and shock-handling properties of fat tires, and the torque and efficiency of an electric drivetrain. Offers 30 to 50 mi range, a top speed of 20mph, and climbs up to 30º. Pre-orders get $500 off + free shipping til 6/30/17 w/code AWESOME500.
The latest version of Mercane Wheels‘ personal transportation device uses a stable, yet nimble 3-wheel setup for easy riding, a quick folding mechanism, a powerful 500-watt motor that speeds you along up to 22 mph, and an 8.6Ah battery for up to 25 mi of cruising range.
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.
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