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In Other News… 20/07/2022

Jul 20, 2022

In other news 20/07/2022

Interested in more than just what’s happening with the scooters at Wheels to Work? Whilst we like to keep our readers up-to-date on what we’re doing, it’s good to shed light on other happenings in the two-wheeled world. Here’s a new segment we’ve put together with a few different stories from all over.

The Piaggio MP3 gets an update

It’s not often you see a three-wheeler in the United Kingdom, however in Europe they are much more visible…and popular.

The Piaggio MP3 is one of the most recognizable in that category. Since being added to the market 16 years ago, over 230,000 units have sold worldwide. Most of these sales happen just across the channel in France. Therefore, it was only right for the updated model to be unveiled in its famed capital of Paris.

Whilst it might not be common in this country, the MP3 is regarded abroad as the perfect bridge between automobiles and motorcycles. With a little tinkering, the MP3’s been given a breath of fresh air in 2022. Piaggio have made the addition of some new high-tech features and a more modernized appearance.

Find a full run-down of the MP3’s new upgrades at their website here.

A record-breaking Vespa

Renowned stunt man Gunter Schachermayr, from Austria, is well-known for stunts and escapades on the back of a Vespa.

Recently, he took on a challenge to break a new world record. This time it was for (drum roll…) the longest time riding a scooter on a set of railroad tracks.

The previous record stood at 10 minutes and 20 seconds – bizarre to think such a record is in existence. Gunter had to make several modifications to his beloved Vespa. The most important one being the removal of its tyres, meaning it rolls solely on its rims now.

In full leather suit, Gunter smashed the record and was riding the tracks for 10 minutes and 25 seconds. An impressive effort and one I doubt anyone will better for a while.

You can check out the highlights on his YouTube channel here.

Upcoming attempt for the World’s record largest female biker meet

Rider group Moto Advisor, partnering with Triumph motorcycles, are attempting to break the record for largest female biker meet on Sunday 24th July.

It’s planned here in the UK at Triumph’s Factory Visitor Centre in Hinckley, where they hope to make a new landmark in female biker meets.

The current record, which was also set by Moto Advisor, stands at 1,132 people however they hope to get over 2,000 attendees this year. We hope to follow up soon when the total figure is revealed.

You can find more info, and even say you are attending, here.

Designer scooters hit the market

It’s rare you’ll find us speak about the push-kick variety of scooters – you know, the ones found in almost every city centre nowadays. From a marketing point-of-view, they’re our biggest competitors!

However, when a well-known and expensive automobile manufacturer dips into the market, you take note.

Bugatti, working with electronic accessories maker Bytech, have just released their 9.0 electric scooter. Top speed is 18.5mph, weighing in at about 35 pounds, and the battery should give about 22 miles before it needs a charge.

This luxury product won’t be one you’ll see flying down the streets however – they’re $1200 each and rapidly selling out. Having said that, it’s the most affordable Bugatti product you’ll find right now and the flashiest of scooters on the market.

You can read more about it here.

In Conclusion…

That’s just a few of the best stories we could find this week, but we’ll be back again soon for more of the weird and wonderful from around the globe.

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