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Four Ferries on Two Wheels—Tour Testing the 2013 Suzuki Burgman 650 ABS

Cumberland River Ferry

James Parchman
January 13, 2014

“Wow, that’s a big scooter you’re on. I ride a Honda 1800 Goldwing, myself,” said Captain Rick Turner, pilot of the Ohio River ferry Loni Jo. “See all the motorcycles on here? It’s like this most weekends. Motorcycle riders love a ferry.” Indeed. Chugging towards the Kentucky shore, the... Read more »

Actor Armie Hammer and Friends Crossing U.S. on Vespas

Armie Hammer Vespa Tour

Rider Magazine Staff
January 9, 2014

Actor Armie Hammer and his friends have started a ride across the country on Vespas. The group is taking eight Vespa LX 150s from Los Angeles, California, to Key West, Florida. The trip, which has been given the title 4k the Hard Way—The Vespa Adventure, will cover 4,000 miles and is expected to take... Read more »

Scooter Shootout: 2014 BMW C 650 GT / 2013 Honda Silver Wing / 2013 Suzuki Burgman 650

Scooter Group Photo

Bill Stermer
December 5, 2013

The Suzuki Burgman (left), BMW C 650 GT (center) and Honda Silver Wing (right) all have liquid-cooled, twin-cylinder engines, anti-lock brakes and fuel injection. Scooters are often seen as something less, something that one learns and practices upon until he or she is ready for a real machine. You know,... Read more »

Electric Scooter in the Works as smart Joins Forces with Vectrix

SMART LOGO 2003

Rider Magazine Staff
November 29, 2012

By cooperating with the two-wheeler specialist Vectrix, smart is expanding its portfolio of electrically driven vehicles designed for urban traffic In addition to the smart electric drive and the smart ebike, in 2014 the smart scooter will be launched on the market. With the introduction of a zero-local... Read more »

2013 Honda PCX150 Review

Efficient and delightful around town, highway capable, underseat storage that holds a full-face helmet and more, and your choice of Metallic Black or Candy Red…what’s not to like about the PCX150?

Donya Carlson
November 12, 2012

Good things may come in small packages, but Honda’s pint-sized PCX just got bigger…and better. Honda has upped the PCX125’s liquid-cooled, 125cc single-cylinder engine to 152.9cc to make it highway legal in most, if not all, 50 states. In the process, Honda improved the PCX150’s seat comfort,... Read more »

2013 Vespa Sport Special Edition Models Now Available in U.S.

2013 Vespa S 50 Super Sport SE in Satin Black.

Press Release
November 6, 2012

Three 2013 Vespa Sport Special Edition (SE) models are now available in the United States. The SE models embody the style, comfort, safety and sportiness of the most widely recognized scooter in the world, while citing legendary models such as the 1955 Vespa GS 150, the 1965 180 SS and the T5 “Pole... Read more »

Scooters: BMW C 600 Sport and C 650 GT Review

The narrow, agile Sport was just the thing for bobbing and weaving through the mad traffic of Madrid.

Mark Tuttle
May 31, 2012

By Mark Tuttle, photography by Arnold Debus If you live in a large city, it doesn’t take much thought to figure out why BMW is jumping into the scooter market now. Traffic congestion and parking restrictions are escalating, and in the new economy some of us just can’t afford to waste time with either—we... Read more »

2010 Kymco Xciting 500Ri vs. 2010 Yamaha Tmax

2010 Kymco Xciting 500Ri and 2010 Yamaha Tmax in action

Rider Contributor
October 20, 2010

photography by Scott Hirko [This 2010 Kymco Xciting 500Ri vs. 2010 Yamaha Tmax road test was originally published in the December 2009 issue of Rider magazine] 2010 Kymco Xciting 500Ri and 2010 Yamaha Tmax in action The first time I took one of these scooters out with my riding buddies they were holding... Read more »

2007 Kymco Xciting 500 Road Test

2007 Kymco Xciting 500 design

Rider Contributor
October 24, 2007

[This 2007 Kymco Xciting 500 Road Test was originally published in the May 2006 issue of Rider magazine] The Kymco Xciting 500 weighs 529 pounds fully fueled and carries its weight low. Scooters were big back in the 1960s when I was in high school, and began making a comeback in the ’90s. Today,... Read more »

2005 Kymco Venox Road Test

Little Big Bike: The 2005 Kymco Venox.

Bill Stermer
January 1, 2007

I know what you’re thinking. To answer your first obvious question, Kymco is an acronym for Kwang Yang Motor Company, a Taiwanese firm that now has five manufacturing plants in Asia and distributes its products in 63 countries. At this time Kymco claims 400 U.S. dealerships, and its powersports... Read more »

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