I got to my insurance agent’s office this morning around 8:45 am and got my proof of insurance card. Then over to the Town Office at 9 am to pay my excise tax ($18 gotta love scooters especially used ones!) and then on to the dreaded DMV office to pay sales tax and get [...]
It’s no secret I have wanted a Helix for a loooooooooong time. It seems to be a a love it or hate it scooter with enthusiasts. Personally I always liked its radical 80’s styling. It’s long, low, and reminds me of a Star Wars Speeder Bike from the Empire Strikes [...]
After the Acadia ride my interest in mopeds has been rekindled. Fear not I’m not giving up scooters but to me they are from the same family. I thought I would offer up my observations of the Puch Maxi family of mopeds based on past ownership and last weekends ride.
1978 Puch Maxi-Luxe Hi-Torque
Looks like Honda is sneaking in a new model this year. Called the PCX this scooter is powered by a liquid cooled 125 cc single cylinder and has a variator belt drive. It’s attractively styled and promises good performance for it’s size. Reports are it’s main claim to fame is rider [...]
Honda Ruckus Scooter
This is gonna be a long post. Despite what I said about 150 cc scooters being the “best choice” for most of Maine’s riding conditions the fact remains that 50 cc scooters are extremely popular and by far the most common scoots in Maine. There are several significant factors as to [...]
Years ago there was the Harley Servi-Car. Along the way came the Vespa Ape and the Cushman Truckster. These commonly saw parking enforcement duty, served as vending carts, or maintenance vehicles for cities and private facilities. For awhile a company called Argo imported Ape clones built in India under license by [...]
I was perusing Craigslist and saw a couple of these for sale in rough shape. I had never seen one before and I was intrigued. So I Googled it. I like what I saw.
As an ex-pilot, a truck driver, a guy that likes sailing, and an avid scooterist this bike is pretty [...]
Introduced last year as a 2010 model the new Honda Elite is a niche scooter. Smaller in displacement than most of it’s competitors the Elite does offer some decent features for the price. It sports a liquid cooled, fuel injected, 108 cc mill, linked brakes, and a huge storage compartment under the seat. [...]
Now this is cool. Weighing in at only 220 pounds and absolutely no fluff on it anywhere. This bike is all about minimalist performance. Sporting a 4-speed manual clutch gearbox, race tuned suspension, aggressive tires and more, the Madass is sure to please. It’s not a moped. It’s not a [...]
For those considering their first scooter here in Maine, most will quickly come to the realization that a scooter from this category is the most appropriate. Unless you live in a larger city like Portland, Bangor, Augusta, etc., 50 cc scooters just aren’t powerful enough for Maine roads. Unless you never intend to [...]