Crossrunner has licensing rights to more than 80 major university colors and graphics for this line of products, and it's sure to add more in 2010. Customers can have a pick of either a 50cc or 150cc scooter, and every Crossrunner scooter comes with a rear cargo carrier and a paint job that screams school pride. For a full rundown of Crossrunner's offerings, surf on over to www.crossrunner.net.
As the name implies, Diamo's Tuscany scooter is reminiscent of classical Italian scooters, and it's tough to argue with that given its rounded, flowing lines and tasteful chrome accents. This ride will be offered with a 50cc or 150cc engine that Diamo has been using for years in its Velocity scooter models, which have a warranty claim rate of less than 3 percent, the company says. Visit www.diamousa.com for more info.
E-Ton's Sport brings together the quality, support and competitive pricing that has become synonymous with its hyphenated name. The Sport has a durable 4-stroke 50cc engine, CVT transmission and a front hydraulic disc brake for maximum stopping power, all wrapped in a modern design. Color options are limited to metallic red and metallic blue. For a rundown on its products, hit up www.etonamerica.com.
The Scout is Flyscooters' first bona fide moped, a self-avowed remake of the revered Honda Cub. Retailing for $1,799, the Scout comes with a 110cc, 4-stroke, single-cylinder engine based on the classic Honda design. However, the Scout features a double-clutch system for smoother shifting and more accurate power transfer between gears. Dealers should be able to get their mitts on this ride, which will be available in mustard yellow, apple candy red, tropical blue and army green, by early 2010. Visit www.flyscooters.com to get your Flyscooters fix.
Kymco's Like 50 has a vintage style and comes standard with a top box that is large enough for a full faced helmet. It's equipped with a 49cc air cooled, 2-stroke engine. It has 12-inch tires fore and aft and a disc brake in front with a drum on the rear. It comes in five colors, white, black, red, ivory and light blue, and it will be introduced in the U.S. with an MSRP of $2,099. To get the Kymco 4-1-1, dial up www.kymcousa.com.
Building on the success of its 150 Retro model, Linhai introduces the budget-minded Retro 50. Featuring the same classical European styling and the reliable Linhai 49cc 4-stroke engine, the Retro 50 provides ease of use, dependability and comfort in a versatile "around town" scooter. With large under-seat storage and a comfortable upright riding position, the Retro 50 is perfect for riders seeking means for a quick trip to the store or an afternoon of errands. It will retail for $1,299, and you can get the full scoop at www.sunrigth.net.
The Vespa GTS 300 sports a new high-displacement engine and a collection of racing-inspired components and exterior treatments that complement its high-performance character. Exclusive styling elements that signal its sporty intentions include an eye-catching side grille on the rear engine panel, two-tone alloy wheel rims, and a racing red suspension cover on the front spring and a black-rimmed headlight. The classic front shield features a stylish chrome air intake, reinforcing its sporty personality and stylish stance. For more, visit www.vespausa.com.