Motorcycles have always held a certain appeal for some, but in recent years, scooters, mopeds, and other types of motorbikes have gained popularity.
As such, lawmakers have created regulations specifically related to these bikes, such as helmet laws.
Helmet laws have been around since the 1960s and each state has adopted its own policies. Some states require every motorcyclist and scooter rider wear a helmet, while other states do not. At the same time, the type of required helmet varies by state, ranging from half, full-face and three-quarter shell helmets.
Common Scooter Helmet and Licensing Laws
If you are considering buying a scooter, or are a new owner of a moped looking to keep abreast of the rules of the road, here are a few scooter helmet and licensing laws you’ll want to keep in mind:
States like California, the District of Columbia, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, and many others require that all riders must wear a helmet when they are on the road. Check your state’s driver handbook to see if your state falls under these laws. Continue reading
The auction house Mecum, known for selling collector cars and other vehicles, said it will offer a 1931 Harley Davidson VL 74 motorcycle, once owned by the late actor Steve McQueen. The bike will cross the block during Mecum’s inaugural Celebrity Items Auction, July 26-27, in Santa Monica, California.
McQueen, sometimes called the King of Cool, was known for his love of cars, motorcycles and racing. A number of his former vehicles, from a Ferrari 250 GT Lusso to a Husqvarna 400 Cross off-road motorcycle, have fetched many times their estimated value in auctions during the past decade.
The ’31 Harley-Davidson was part of the actor’s collection, awaiting restoration when he was diagnosed with cancer in 1979. McQueen died about a year later. The bike has since been restored in what the auction house described as a “period-correct color combination of red, black and gold.”
Another ex-McQueen vehicle, a 1969 Chevrolet C/10 Baja Truck, will also cross the block during next month’s sale. McQueen helped drive the desert-racing craze of the 1960s and 1970s. The truck was built by off-road-racing legend Vic Hickey for competition in the Baja 1000 off-road endurance race.
The auction house estimates the motorcycle will sell for $60,000 $80,000 while the truck is expected to fetch $150,000 to $175,000. However, other McQueen items, from cars to clothing, have sold for several times their estimated value. So this one could be difficult to predict.
By Jonathan Welsh
Users of gas mopeds should appreciate that they are not meant for fun alone or are not just kid toys. Instead they have some useful purpose to fulfill and could turn out to be one of the most important accessories for carrying out the daily endeavors for a person.
Mopeds are Fun
However, the first thing about the mopeds is that they are real fun and for getting such fun feeling one need not drain out his or her bank balance. Some of the points to remember are that – In the past scooters were used only for the children and teenagers; Children used it as toy while teenagers used it for going to their schools, and friend’s house etc; and Most popular among the models were Lambretta, Vespa, Piaggio, and Honda that offered smaller models.
No More Fun Alone
Trends in the market of scooters and mopeds are fast changing. Today they are no more the fun items of the past meant only for the children and teenagers but they have now become an essential household article just like the TV, cell phone, and any other. Continue reading
DEALER EXPO, Indianapolis, Ind. – Stop by Booth 2724 to see Ice Bear’s Yamaha Ruckus-inspired scooter featuring a lowered-and-stretched body, a wide rear racing tire, and a large exhaust. The model will come in flat black with the option of either a 50cc or 150cc GY6 engine.
Ice Bear is a 6-year-old vehicle importer with California and Georgia warehouses and an R&D team in Japan. Manufacturing takes place in China. According to an Ice Bear representative, the company’s “bread and butter” is its 50cc, 150cc and 300cc trikes, for which it earned a U.S. utility patent. Ice Bear also sells ATVs made by other manufacturers.
Most of the parents consider electric scooters safer vehicle for their kids due to the reason that they do not have the speed and hazards relating to motorino scooters or gas powered mopeds. Moreover, electric scooters often come for the kids in the form of toys and they are not only very convenient for them to use but also constitute great gift from their parents and other kith and kin.
Factors for Consideration
However, it is necessary to consider a few factors before the parents finally decide to give their kids the vehicle. Children riding bikes to their schools seems long over; In giving the alternative that is power driven, electric scooters seem to be the best choice because they are free from various hazards of traditional scooters and motor bikes; Speed is the major concern for most parents who do not desire to see their kids unnecessarily speed by and meet with unwarranted accidents; and It would be necessary for the parents to perfectly assess what would be the best choice for their sons or daughters. Continue reading
Electric scooters- made with modern technology- are the latest favorites among kids from all over the globe. Those who love to indulge in a bit of thrill and exciting adventurous activities simply go mad over various attractive children’s scooters or the most popular scooters. Electric scooters are indeed a great gift especially for those kids who love to play outdoors. Kids’ scooters are much easier and more fun to use than the traditional kick scooters we have seen thus far. In recent times, use of children’s scooters and especially the fliker scooters among children of all ages has grown tremendously like ever and if you have kids, chances are great that they have already asked you for their very own electric scooter. This is so common these days! Every little kid is pressing their parents to buy any of the popular children’s scooters like flicker 3 scooters or the flicker black scooter and so on. There are lots of types of scooters available for purchase in the market but you have to be conscious before you opt for buying such a gift item for your little one too. Before you make your choice, it’s important to understand how they differ from each other; i.e. the safety issues and the hardiness of the children scooter are some of the key features to be looked at.
While shopping for an electric scooter or popular scooter, you should take into consideration your child’s age, size, and most importantly the skill/efficiency level. If your kid is between the ages of 5 and 8, buying a simple 100 watt scooter is a great option. If you are shopping for an 8 year old, you can then consider getting a more powerful one so that it can be used for a long time. Average 100-140 watt scooters have firm, hard rubber wheels. However, rough grounds can damage them over time, and you mat then need to replace it. While the highest weight recommended for these scooter kids or childrens scooters’ is around 120lbs, or even 200lbs, it is always recommendable to buy them for kids who are around 60-70lbs. Continue reading