You asked, and I listened!
I’m very excited to announce that, after two years quietly writing and re-writing behind the scenes, drawing countless diagrams, and taking photographs, “Proficient Scootering” is available now for all the popular e-readers!
For those who prefer a traditional book, a print version is available as well!
I wish to thank all who prompted me to create this work. It has been a labour of love. I excitedly let it out into the world. Fly my pretties!
Take a look at the Books page for more details.
Just when you thought your scooter was stylish enough, well-known Italian designer Georgio Armani (yes, they of the elegant purses—bring on the wisecracks) has teamed up with Piaggio to create a special edition scooter for the fashion conscious rider. Continue reading Vespa 946 Emporia Armani Arrives in the U.S.
I’d venture to say that there is a fair percentage of scooter riders who have never ridden at night. For some this may be because the need has never arisen. Some others would never entertain the thought for the perceived extra danger. Personally, I find night riding a pleasant and relaxing activity which, done correctly, is no more dangerous than riding during the day. There are even some distinct advantages safety-wise. Let’s shed some light on the subject: Continue reading Night Riding
I’m a gadget freak. There, I’ve admitted it. I embrace technology. So it should come as no surprise to learn that if you tell me me about some technology that will help to keep us scooter riders safe, I’ll be all ears. Such was the case today when I learned that BMW are offering optional Side View Assist on their C650 GT and C650 Sport scooters. Continue reading BMW Introduce Side View Assist on their C650 Maxi-Scooters
I was happy to recently be asked to provide some safety tips for new scooter riders on Bennett’s Insurance’s new Moped & Scooter Ownership Guide.
The guide is a worthwhile read if you’re new to the scooter world, or thinking of entering it. Among other things, it covers licensing requirements for the UK, clothing, buying your first bike, buying electric bikes, resources and, of course, safety! Check it out here!
Honda has issued a recall for 10,076 Grom motorcycles and Forza scooters. The recall is due to fuel system problems.
There is a resin bracket inside the fuel pump, which may swell and lead to a fuel pump failure.
The vehicles involved are: 2014 Grom 125 manufactured between 12th June, 2013 and 24th September 2014. The Forza scooters are models NSS300 and NSS300A manufactured between the 18th of June, 2013, and the 21st of May, 2014.
Honda will be notifying owners, and offering a free replacement fuel pump, or owners may contact Honda on: 1-310-783-2000
Honda’s reference number for this recall is: JL1 NSS300 (Forza) and JL2 Grom (Grom125)
Is this the shape of things to come?
A university in southern Taiwan has unveiled its first hydrogen-powered electric scooter.
Called the “Pegasus One”, its maiden run consisted of 80km (50 miles), but the estimated range is easily double that, Continue reading First Hydrogen Fuelled Scooter
A very encouraging initiative came from the Motorcycle Industry Association and the Association of Chief Police Officers today.
Realising the Motorcycling Opportunity; A motorcycle safety and transport policy framework was devised in response to the slow-down in crash statistics for motorcycles and scooters in the UK. Continue reading New Initiative for Increased Motorcycle/Scooter Use and Safety