Friday 17 Nov 2006
New way to motorize your bicycle:
Motorized Replacement Bike Wheel from RevoPower.
Thursday 2 Nov 2006
Spike in moped thefts
Friday 20 Oct 2006
Small Mopeds, Big Questions
Wednesday 18 Oct 2006
Scwinn's New Line of Electric Bikes
Friday 25 Aug 2006
High gas prices propel a new 'moped madness'
Tomos USA is born
Tomos has recently announced their new exclusive US market distributor, a
100% Tomos owned company called Tomos USA. Sales network is based on
current US dealers. Moped and spare parts prices will presumably be lowered
and a wider selection of different moped models is expected. Tomos Products
US is no longer responsible for the US market and their website, although
still in operation, is henceforth meaningless. Tomos USA contact phone
number is 001 201-894-0775.
This is not an official press release, it's an inside scoop.
06/30/00 - Solex news - from Tommie Matthews
01/02/00 - Motorized scooters (mini-scooters) are now street legal in California
"I was reading in the local paper about the new laws for 2000 here in
and the most surprising one was SB 441.
This allows "motorized scooters" (as opposed to "motorscooters") the same
rights on the road as a bicycle. You have to wear a bicycle helmet and be
over 16 years of age, but they're now allowed
everywhere a bicycle can go. Speed is limited to 15MPH max. No license or
Relevant documents: California definitions of
full text of bill SB441
Update (28 Jan 2000):
"Got an e-mail today from a fellow who says he was "quite involved" in
SB-441, the California law allowing Motorized scooters on the road.
The points he made were that Go-Peds (Registered Trademark) may not be
legal if they can't skid a wheel on dry pavement on braking, that they can
be driven only in a 25mph zone or less unless on a Class 2 Bike Lane, and
maximum speed is 15mph. They can also be operated at night with proper