Friday, June 21, 2013

Reporting on Electric Scooters leaves a lot to be desired

The lack of investigative journalism and good reporting gets worse and worse every year. To really know what is happening in the industry you have to read between the lines.

Publish Date:  May 18, 2012

No mention of anything for over a year: Then Today:

Vectrix seeking independent reps to build U.S. dealer network
Publish Date:  Jun 19, 2013
By Mary Slepicka
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. - Electric scooter manufacturer Vectrix is looking to secure a team of independent reps to build its dealer network in the United States.

As someone who consulted with the original Vectrix company before they went bankrupt I can honestly say it doesn't surprise me. We all seem to want the easy way out on these things.

As a former EV consultant and marketer myself I am amazed at the hype and lack of honest reporting. I dont think there is anyone in San Francisco or Silicon Valley that doesn't drink the Cool-Aide. Seriously next big EV Motorcycle, Rental Fleets that loose money, is there anyone who actually knows how to build an electric vehicle company without wasting money? Is there any magazine that will ask the hard questions.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Quality Scooter Parts! Need Scooter Parts in Texas call Moxie Scooters

Great Story today on Moxie Scooters Texas
Moxie Scooters
John the owner is also one of the best sources of parts for scooters in the country. So if you need a scooter part go no further than Moxie Scooters

They also have a web shop online Where you can buy every type of Wolf Scooters, Bintelli, Znen, Puma, Kymco, Genuine, PGO, SYM, GY6, QMB139, and much much more!  For questions or feedback regarding our merchandise,call them at:



From the article online at

Gas-sipping easy rides catch on in Colleyville

American Airlines pilot John Raimondi was on a layover in upstate New York 10 years ago when a billboard changed his life. Or rather, a billboard led him to a website where a fine-print Internet link changed his life.
“A billboard with a red scooter caught my eye,” Raimondi said.
Raimondi not only liked the looks of the scooter— he also was mesmerized by the potential savings over the cost of operating his gas-guzzling car. With possible layoffs looming because of financial troubles in the airline industry, Raimondi was on the lookout for ways to be frugal.
He found that and a whole lot more with scooters. For a decade now, he has operated Moxie Scooters, the only full-time, full-service scooter dealership between Dallas and Fort Worth
“The billboard sent me to a website to look at different models,” Raimondi said. “Down at the bottom of the page, there was a link that said ‘Dealer opportunities available.’ I clicked on that, and before I knew it I had my own shop.”
Raimondi still flies for American, but he also stays busy watching scooter sales soar at his dealership. His wife Kammy is a big part of the business’ success, and he has three other full-time employees.
“We are one of the best kept secrets in Colleyville,” Raimondi said.
Moxie Scooters sells about 20 models of scooters across three brands: Kymco, Sym and Genuine Scooters. Genuine Scooters is based in Chicago, though all of Moxie’s scooters are primarily manufactured overseas. Moxie is also an authorized Razor repair center and even sells the kid scooters at Christmas time.
“A big part of our success is that we are a full service business,” Raimondi said. “We actually work and do the maintenance on a lot of scooters sold elsewhere.”
Moxie sells scooters ranging in size from 50cc to 500cc. The top of the line comes with all-electric fuel injection. The 50cc scooters often get more than 100 mpg, while even the biggest rides get more than 70 mpg.
Scooters are both fuel efficient and easy to operate.
“They aren’t heavy like a Harley-Davidson hog and have a low center of gravity,” Raimondi said. “Because they have an automatic transmission, it is twist to go, squeeze to stop. Scooters have built-in storage under the seat. Insurance is cheap, only $200 to $250 a year for full coverage. They also are cheap to operate.”
Moxie sells to several strong demographics. One is college students. Another is residents of mixed-use neighborhoods in downtown Dallas and Fort Worth. But the shop sells more scooters to teachers that live within three miles of their school than anybody else.
“My customers are educated,” Raimondi said. “They know what they want. They are looking to make their lives a little better, save a little money, have a little fun.”
The long-time Grapevine resident, who flew for the Air Force before joining American, said business increases when the price of gasoline rises.
“Another was when the movie ‘Larry Crowne’ came out, which featured scooters,” Raimondi said. “We had a packed house in here every afternoon and we joked that it was the matinee crowd at the movies heading right over.”
Raimondi believes the scooter business is really about people. He tries to advertise at events, and keeps pink scooters in stock so he can take them to Susan B. Komen charity events.
“If people see them, they like them.”

Fast facts

• One of the Moxie Scooters employees, Gene Long, hosts a radio show about scooters. Gene’s World is aired 11 a.m.-noon Saturday on KVCE 1160 AM.
• Moxie sells a full line of scooter accessories — anything from tools and gloves to sunglasses and helmets.
• Scooters can cost as little as $1,500 and top out at around $6,000.

Moxie Scooters

4117 Colleyville Blvd., Colleyville

Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Who makes the older United Motors and ZNEN models?

It can be a little difficult to know who does what? There are several brands of scooters that actually work on other brands. Case in point United Motors. 

When looking at these bikes it can be confusing. Older models are QJ / Wangye, newer models are Hyosung.

Same for TNG - CMSI, Twist N Go and Italica scooters. Older Models are QJ / Wangye Newer Models were ZNEN Motors China.
Sound Familiar?

Who Makes Bintelli? Wolf Scooters? Gorilla? Italica Motors? Baccio? ModCycles Miami? Excalibur?  Qlink models So many brands of scooters to think of all made by ZNEN China, the plastics change, and the stickers but these were all made by ZNEN China.

At MRP we sell parts for all the private label using the OEM numbers from QJ, Wangye, Keeway, Hyosung, and ZNEN. So no matter which of these brands you can search for the parts using the part numbers.

Check out the UM section of our repair manuals.

Older United Motors scooters came from Wangye China. This brand was previously imported prior to 2011 by or Baccio scooters in Miami both companies would buy the same models in China from Wangye and private label them (since then the new 2012 Baccios are ZNEN Motor same as Gorilla Motor Works, TNG Scooters, Italica, Znen USA, Puma Cycles, BMS, Qlink, Baccio, Wolf Scooters, Binterlli, Xcalibur, TRD, Astro Tools, Carolina Fun, and other former ZNEN importers ) United Motors would also buy from Hyosung. Anything after 2007 is a Hyosung scooter or Hyosung Motorcycle. Prior to this the motorcycles could come from Jialing, Jincheng, Zongshen ( also sold to Modcycles / Baccio, Devian, Baja Motors and others) MRP acquired all these UM parts so technically the same parts if you follow the manuals work on the PUMA / ZNEN based models just use the TNG scooter numbers or manuals. Same goes for the Wangye based units they will work on several Baccio models or in the case of the Xpeed it is the exact same as the CPI Oliver, the Vento, Diamo, and Xtreme scooter. So check out manual section when ordering we have the most comprehensive parts selection in North America and nobody has as much variety of scooter parts as MRP.

For ZNEN Bikes make sure to check out our wide assortment of TNG - TWIST N GO Manuals for the ZNEN China lineup. PUMA Scooters, baccio, Modcycles, Italica, Bintelli and more!

se these manuals to get the part numbers before ordering:
United Motors:

Thursday, June 6, 2013


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Saturday, June 1, 2013

KYMCO MXU and UXV 375, 500, 700cc Series Wave Disk Rotors

1384X KYMCO MXU and UXV 375, 500, 700cc Series Wave Disk Rotors.
The ultimate in stopping power for your Kymco disk rotors is now available for your all terrain vehicle!

NG is made in Spain using only the finest in German steel. This unique laser cut disk provides the ultimate in stopping power when out in the mud!
 The Wave design has the added benefit that it keeps the brake system cooler by allowing air to pass over every point of a brake pad surface.
The Wave Disk System provides outstanding performance even in the most aggressive conditions!


NG The premier brand of Motorcycle Disk Brakes and Rotors. One of the few manufacturers still made 100% in Europe, TUV, German Steel, with the only brand the individually checks every rotor for defects available now for all the top name brands in the world.

MRP is proud to carry the best in disk brakes from NG DISK BRAKE SPAIN

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