Saturday, May 26, 2007
Friday, May 25, 2007
It's a six page long study, but it's worth the time so if you're a current rider, or someone thinking of riding you should definitely read the results.. Here are a few of the highlights:
When looking at "crash related injuries occuring mainly in urban zones with a 50 km/h speed limit, during the day, and in fine weather":
- Wearing any reflective or fluorescent clothing had a 37% lower risk of injury
- Use of a white helmet was associated with a 24% lower risk than a over the use of a black helmet
- NO associated risk when operating a vehicle of a certain color
When looking at those stats, it may seem as if may not mean a lot considering how many scooters and motorcycles you see on the road, but if you figure in that, according to the study, 3000 people die and about 30,000 people are seriously injured on the world's roads DAILY, you may have second thoughts.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Friday, May 18, 2007
We're sponsoring the Mad Toto TORNADO RALLY III which starts today, and goes on through Saturday and Sunday. It's happening all over Kansas City this weekend and the details can be found at the Mad Toto Scooter Club site.
Looks like it'll be a lot of food, prizes, riding and outright fun!
Monday, May 14, 2007
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Owning a scoot, reading headlines like that make me giggle a bit. But working at a scoot shop, reading those same headlines brings out the guffaws, hoots AND hollars! However, this article, published today at www.prnewswire.com has some tasty tidbits of info from the CEO of Piaggio himself, Paolo Timoli.
You can check out the post here.
Friday, May 04, 2007
Some interesting data from the article:
- "London scooter sales have risen 16-fold to 8,000 in 2005 from 500 in 1993, especially after the introduction of the congestion charge in 2003 from which two-wheelers are exempt."
- "In 2006, three of the Vespa models were listed among the top five favourites of the 133,077 scooters and mopeds registered, the British Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) said."
- "More than 16 million Vespa scooters have been sold worldwide and selling a scooter valued at 2,500 pounds has been easy, [London shop owner] says. Five to eight leave his shop every week."