Handy Geng was tired of getting off of his scooter to open the gates to his workshop, so he decided to motorize one of them. Rather than use an off-the-shelf motor, he rigged up a mount and attached his scooter to do the work. Now he needs to buy a second scooter to ride through the gate. English subtitles available.
Meanwhile in the Garage took an ordinary gas-powered scooter and transformed it into a three-wheeled vehicle that looks like something from the set of a sci-fi movie. He initially had built a cockpit that kept it as a two-wheeler, but later grafted on the front of an ATV for its final appearance.
Nathan Beauregard is a master at rail grinding on his kick scooter. As part of Joe Zuccaro’s promo film for French brand Royal Street, Nathan thought it might be fun to attempt a high-speed uphill rail grind. He achieved just that after being towed by a car at 30 mph. The full video is well worth a watch too.
Scooterson’s electric scooter is designed to be easy to ride and secure. It starts with a push, automatically adjusts gearing, and is self-balancing. Wide pneumatic tires are ideal for city streets, and it uses your smartphone for keyless locking and unlocking. It has a 30-mile range, a 20 mph top speed, and its battery is swappable.
The Splatch Transformer is an electric scooter that can handle all kinds of terrain. It has a high-torque rear-wheel motor, dual suspension, fat tires, and dual-wave disc brakes that resist overheating. Its top speed is 24 mph, and it climbs inclines up to 28%. Its design allows for standing, seated, or crouched riding positions.
Urban mobility blasts into the future with BMW Motorrad USA’s sleek CE 04 electric scooter. Debuting in Q1 2022 for MSRP of $11,795, it features an emissions-free electric drive and clever connectivity solutions. And it’s got oomph with a 42 hp motor, and a max speed of 75 mph for street and highway driving.
Electric scooters usually have tiny wheels, which makes them agile but not exactly grippy. The Q’s oversize scooter has a bit more contact patch thanks to its Formula One wheels, wrapped in slick Pirelli P-Zero tires. It’s powered by a 25kw brushless electric motor and has a battery pack under its riding deck.
Segway’s ES2 electric scooter can hit speeds up to 15 mph and travel up to 15 miles per charge. It weighs just 27.6 pounds, and folds up for easy one-handed carrying. It has both front- and rear-wheel shocks for a smooth ride, and electro-mechanical anti-lock brakes. Save 15% off the original price in The Awesomer Shop.
Wheelkinetic claims their electric scooter is the most portable and lightweight model you can buy. The BooZter folds to just 10″ x 18.5″ – small enough to fit into a backpack – and weighs just 6.5 kg (14.3 lb). Despite its size, its makers say it can run up to 20km (12.4 mi) on a 2-hour charge. It has a 100 kg (220 lb) weight capacity.
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 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.