Think of a cross between a motorized skateboard and a scooter and you have the 20 MPH Motorized Wheelrider ($500). You place your feet inside the hubless tires and steer with a side to side motion directed at the front wheels. The Wheelrider has a 2-horsepower enginine which is controlled by a handheld throttle. It requires an oil and gas mixture and can go for about an hour between refills. Check out this [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=bgas5eWkFVo width=640 height=480 anchor=video] of the Wheelrider in action.
If you’re looking for a compact electric scooter for an urban environment, then you may want to consider the Urb-E Scooters ($1600). The Urb-E Commuter Scooter has a three wheel trike design which allows for greater stability and low-speed maneuverability. This makes it perfect for congested pedestrian traffic. Fold it up and it’s no bigger […]