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  • Moped Madness in the Motor City
    Moped Madness in the Motor City
    Everything with two wheels is all right by me, but my first love was mopeds. A long time ago, I was the lucky rider of a set of mopeds that suddenly appeared in the back of my dad’s pickup truck one sunny afternoon. The time was the late 70...
  • Porsche 918
    Porsche 918 – beyond the passion of performance
    During the 1940’s, Americans discovered the sports car. The small cars from Europe were lightweight, nimble and affordable. On weekends, they could easily be converted into road racing machines for the new road circuit genre. Enter Ferry...
  • GoGo Gear Kevlar Base Layer
    Gear Review: GoGo Gear Men’s Kevlar Base Layer
    With the fantastic reviews of the GoGo Gear Kevlar Leggings, I was interested in taking a look at their offerings for men. Sure enough, I was contacted by Arlene Battishill of GoGo Gear, asking if I’d like to try a pre-production version of...
  • Five must-read books for the scooterist
    Five must-read books for the scooterist
    In addition to scooting itself, the entire culture of scooting is of popular interest. The idea of affordable, efficient and fun personal transportation is irresistible. Anyone who has been on a scooter can more than likely vouch for this. Despite...
  • BMW X5 XDRIVE40e plug-in hybrid sports activity vehicle
    BMW X5 xDRIVE40e plug-in hybrid SUV available in US in fall 2015, expect 55 MPGe
    On Tuesday, BMW announced availability of the long-awaited BMW X5 xDRIVE40e plug-in hybrid Sports Activity Vehicle. Combining BMW's award-winning 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder engine, BMW's xDRIVE all-wheel-drive technology,...
  • Solar Impulse 2 landing in Muscat, Oman
    Solar Impulse 2 making first round-the-world solar-electric airplane trip
    On Monday, the Solar Impulse 2 began its long-awaited journey to fly around the world solely on solar power, with a flight from Abu Dhabi to Muscat, Oman. Then on Tuesday (Mar 10, 2015) the second leg commenced, seeing the Solar Impulse 2 fly...
  • New Year, new scoot
    New Year, new scoot
    What is the best time of year to buy a scooter? Sure, there is an argument for buying one in the summer sunshine. Pick one out, sign the papers, slap on your helmet and head out for probably the most exciting ride that you’ll ever have on...
  • Chevy Bolt concept electric car, crossover design, 200+ mile range, $30k MSRP
    GM's Chevy Bolt committed for production, little known about date or features
    The Chevy Bolt is now committed to going to production, according to an announcement onThursday GM North America President Alan Batey ahead of the Chicago Auto Show. The Chevy Bolt, unveiled in January at the NAIAS, is a highly anticipated 200+...
  • GoGo Gear's Harrington jacket
    Gear Review: GoGo Gear Harrington scooter jacket
    We are living in the best possible time for riding gear. Not only are quality and fashion sense at a historical high, bargains can be found as well. Companies like Fieldsheer and Alpine Stars are back in the US market and there are new or...
  • Chevy Bolt concept electric car, crossover design, 200+ mile range, $30k MSRP
    With Bolt EV concept and 2016 Volt, GM ups its ante in electric vehicle market
    With lackluster sales and almost nonexistent marketing of the Chevy Volt, made some doubt GM's commitment to electrified vehicles. On Monday, at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), GM unveiled both the 2nd generation Chevy...
  • Winter scooting
    Ready for winter riding?
    It’s the time of the year when a scooterist’s fancy turns towards the memory of the warmer months. That time of year when a ride on your scooter results in a refreshing breeze, when the gear feels light and full of warm summer air. All...
  • The Mercedes Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion Concept
    The Mercedes Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion Concept: Great Scott, It's the Future!
    This is a great 2 weeks. We've just enjoyed the holidays. Florida State lost; although Ohio State won. There's a Formula E Prix on January 10th. The NFL playoffs are underway. The North American International Auto Show starts next week,...
  • Blackbeard Powersports is chock-full of great gifts for scooterists
    Gift-giving for the scooterist in your life
    Planning a perfect holiday gift for the scooterist in your life isn’t as easy as most of us who ride think. Other than the scooter, a helmet and maybe a jacket, many family members are unaware of all the stuff that we on two wheels would...
  • Where Toyota's New "Mirai" Fuel Cell Vehicle Gets it Right
    Where Toyota's New "Mirai" Fuel Cell Vehicle Gets it Right
    In Japanese, "Mirai" means the future. Toyota hopes the hydrogen-powered "Mirai" becomes synonymous with the same success as their car named after the Latin word for prior, or "Prius".For an island nation, the Mirai...
  • Via Motors eREV Van
    Via Motors gets EPA certification, starts eREV Van deliveries to utility fleets
    On Thursday, plug-in hybrid electric truck maker Via Motors announced having received EPA and CARB certifications allowing the company to proceed with a project to sell over 170 PHEV vans to 50 utility company fleets. The project, in association...
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