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motor vehicle whose design is based on the bicycle. The German inventor Gottlieb Daimler is generally credited with building the first practical motorcycle in 1885. The motorcycle did not become dependable and popular, however, until after 1900.
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a single-place racing boat with an outboard internal-combustion engine. It has a triangular or rectangular shape in horizontal section and a flat bottom with a step, so that the hull planes when in motion. In calm water a scooter develops speeds of 80 km/hr or more.


1. a child's vehicle consisting of a low footboard on wheels, steered by handlebars. It is propelled by pushing one foot against the ground
3. (in the US and Canada) another term for ice yacht
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Motor scooters cost less to buy, license and maintain compared to cars.
Showing the measurable benefits of switching a percentage of vehicle miles to motor scooter miles is just one part of Vespanomics 2020, Vespa USA's forecast of how scooters can contribute to reducing our nation's foreign oil imports by a third by 2025 - the target set by the current administration.
Schwinn also donates 10 percent of the purchase price of the motor scooter to the Susan G.
A black motor scooter drove past her and a passenger got off and grabbed her purse.
With a turn of the key and a puff of blue smoke, the second annual May Day Scoot whirred to life on Friday evening as vintage motor scooter enthusiasts buzzed into Joe's Bar & Grill for a "meet 'n' greet" that kicked off the three-day gathering.
plans to begin marketing this fall a no-pollution, noise-free motor scooter powered by a rechargeable electric battery, Yamaha Motor officials said Wednesday.
Compatible with any iPod(TM), MP3 player, or any audio device with a headphone jack, it's the first portable, detachable stereo for the motor scooter, 3- wheeler, motorcycle and quad markets.
TI) recently announced that its TMS320LF2401A digital signal controller has been selected by Vectrix Corporation for use in its electric motor scooters.
The number of road accidents involving motor scooters showed a sharp increase in the July-September period, accounting for 19 of the 23 such accidents in the 21 months through September, the National Police Agency (NPA) said Thursday.
He said even when parked inside the garage at home, it was advisable to secure easily-moved items like motor scooters to a permanent fixture.
industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in retailing new and/or used motorcycles, motor scooters, motor bikes, mopeds, off-road all-terrain vehicles, and personal watercraft, or retailing these new vehicles in combination with repair services and selling replacement parts and accessories.
More Americans are beginning to utilize gas-sipping and eco- friendly motor scooters as a smart and safe option that could dramatically reduce gas consumption and bring substantial economic and environmental benefits to Americans and the communities in which they live.