Tag Archives: Scooters

Mad-Scientist Dad Just Won Father’s Day By Building His Son a Jet-Powered Scooter

What was the best thing your parents ever built for you? A treehouse? Maybe a go-kart? I’m afraid their efforts pale in comparison to the jet-powered scooter Colin Furze built for his son who finally has a definite answer to the question, “which parent do you love the most?”

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Bird, A Company That Rents Scooters, Is Reportedly Now Valued At $2 Billion

Electric scooters have flooded the streets of several cities across the U.S., propped up by venture capitalists backing several scooter renting startups that are duking it out to become Scooter Champion. One in particular, Bird, is raising an additional $300 million in new funding, according to The New York Times,…

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Panicked Rental Scooters Scream At You And Threaten To Call Cops If You Touch Them

If you had asked me what I thought about dumping a bunch of terrified, usless robots in a city that would scream and freak out and threaten to call the police if you touched them, I’d have probably told you no thanks, we’re cool. Well, nobody did ask me, and now there’s these rental scooters all over a city and they…

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Yeah I’m All About Electric Scooter Sharing Now

Electric scooter sharing is bad business and a public nuisance. Venture capital funded companies like Bird that have dumped miniature EVs in cities are already getting chased out of San Francisco and Austin. But if you don’t care about any of that, the things are really fun and cheap to ride.

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I Tried San Francisco’s Electric Scooter Share And It Was A Nightmare

Someone, Bird founder Travis VanderZanden formerly of Uber, decided it was a great idea to litter the streets of San Francisco with tiny electric driven scooters. He raised $300 million dollars to put these tiny EVs on street corners. Speaking to a friend who lives in the Potrero Hill neighborhood, this was seemingly…

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Honda Grom Scramblers Are The Retro Micro Motorcycles Of Your Dreams

These scrambler-style 50cc Honda Grom scooters won’t be very fast on-road. They won’t be motocross competitors. But holy crap do they look like fun. And since that’s the whole point of motorcycling, this might secretly be the ultimate bike.

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Prepare Your Motorcycle for Winter with Help from This Graphic

Whether you plan on riding your bike in the cold weather, or putting it away in storage, this graphic explains all the preparations you should handle before the cold creeps up on you.

It’s not winter yet, but it’s certainly on its way, and do-it-yourself blog Fix explains some important things you need to do before you storing motorcycles, mopeds, and scooters. Things like preventing engine rust by coating it with oil, checking the antifreeze levels once it cools down, removing spark plugs, and draining the fuel tank. Preparing your bike properly before storage will ensure that it will work perfectly once the weather warms up. If storing your bike is not something that’s possible—or you can’t stand to be away from your hog—the graphic also has some great tips on riding safely in cold, icy weather.

Winterize Your Motorcycle | Fix

Prepare Your Motorcycle for Winter with Help from This Graphic

This Diesel-Powered Scooter Packs More Utility Than a Swiss Army Knife

This Diesel-Powered Scooter Packs More Utility Than a Swiss Army Knife

If I started telling you about a new all-wheel-drive, turbodiesel-powered off-roader, you’d probably think I was talking about a 4×4 truck or SUV, right? Wrong. Check out the RNT, a concept from Indian motorcycle company Hero that could be the only back-country survival tool a motorcycle adventurer would ever need.

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Acton M Mobility Scooter: The Jalopnik Wheeled Thing Review

Acton M Mobility Scooter: The Jalopnik Wheeled Thing Review

One of the things I like best about working at Jalopnik (other than Chili-Chuggin’ Tuesdays) is that we’ll happily cover almost any form of transportation. Cars, planes, trains, hovercraft, submarines, spaceships, whatever. Which is why I was able to test out the pre-production Acton M Mobility Scooter.

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