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Wednesday, November 09, 2005
NEV spotlight - Go-Ped ESR 750 Sport Scooter


Some of you regular, longtime readers of Thunderstorms in the Imajica know that I occasionally do my own amateur research on environmental issues here.  And when I find interesting resources, like a UN global sustainability report or a cool website, I blog about those things.  One of my personal interests that I have mainly kept to myself only as a collection of browser bookmarks until now is the emerging industry of neighborhood electric vehicles, or NEVs.  While I may have mentioned the term NEV in passing, I decided I would take my research on NEVs and broaden the scope to include other non-petroleum guzzling vehicles, spotlight vehicles you can use today in your everyday life, and start a discussion topic on the future of personal transportation.


Look for a link to a main menu page [here] in the future that will list some of the spotlighted products available and related entries.  No sense in making a menu page of links, yet, until I have compiled a few entries to read on this subject.



GO-PED Scooter Sport 750 ESR - $599.95


Description
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The Go-Ped ESR 750 Sport is a more compact version of the award winning ESR 750 and ESR 750 EX. While smaller and lighter, it maintains the same incredible performance and power characteristics of the other models. The ESR 750 Sport is the clear choice for commuters. It folds down to a light and compact package that can be easily carried and stored. It fits neatly under a bus, train or ferry seat, and even under a shopping cart. It's perfectly tailored for scooter enthusiasts in need of high quality, reliable, noise and pollution free, portable, low cost, personal transportation. The Sport shares many features with the other ESR models. It's powered by a 1000+ watt advanced technology Go-Ped electric motor that offers state-of-the-art performance and reliability. Thrilling acceleration, speeds up to 20 mph and outrageous hill climbing are par for the course with this unique gliding machine. The Go-Ped ESR 750 Sport has a low center of gravity, stable ride and great maneuverability.

It's extremely durable, reliable and easy to maintain. Innovative and high quality features abound with the Go-Ped ESR 750 Sport, like carefully designed ergonomic controls, a built-in smart charger and an ultra-modern programmable controller. The dual performance feature lets the rider choose an "Economy" or "Turbo" mode to go either "twice as far, half as fast", or "twice as fast, half as far". This gives you absolute control over your choice of speed and range. Go-Ped launched the motorized scooter craze nearly 20 years ago and has been designing the most high-end, innovative and refined scooting machines ever since.

Go-Ped's are made in the USA and the company is world renown for its dedication to Go-Ped perfection.


Specifications:

• Speed: 20 mph (turbo mode) / 12 mph (economy mode)
• Range: 9+ miles (economy mode) / 6+ miles (turbo mode)
• Motor: A 1000+ watt, 24V DC brush motor with aluminum "Electro Head" finned heat sink. A pulse width modulated advanced computerized variable speed and programmable controller. Low voltage battery protection, motor overheat protection, peak amperage protection, stall protection, and maximum speed protection. Fully sealed, dust and weather resistant.
• Frame: Patented heavy duty, ultra light, 4130 Chromoly aircraft quality carbon steel frame and fork. Aircraft grade 6061-T6 hardened aluminum handlebar. Signature style GoPed wooden deck and 3" of ground clearance.
• Drive Train: Chain driven with a standard final drive front/rear sprocket ratio of 15/52 allowing for free wheeling and modifications to many available ratio combinations. Variable speed thumb throttle with Econo/Turbo selector.
• Battery: 24 volt, sealed lead acid batteries (four batteries total). A built in smart battery charger (all you carry is the cord)! Fully sealed, dust and weather resistant.
• Charge Time: 3 - 4 hours.
• Brakes: Caliper Brakes.
• Dimensions: Length 40", Width at handlebars 12.5", Width at deck 11.5", Height 44", Height at deck 5.25", Height when folded 13.25".
• Weight: 45 lbs.
• Carrying Capacity: 400+ lbs.
• Tires: Solid Full 6" Rubber "Go-Active" replaceable tires. Mach 12 reinforced high impact polymer rims.
• Warranty: 90 day manufacturer's warranty.


Standard Features:

• Handlebars that fold for easy transport and storage.
• On/off power switch.
• Reflective pad on handlebars.
• LED battey level indicator.
• Smart battery charger cord (the charger is built in!).


Additional Info:

• 95% assembled. Attach the front tire, raise and lock the handlebars and you're ready to ride.
• Speed and range specs are maximum ratings under ideal conditions, i.e. light weight rider (relative to carrying capacity), good terrain (solid, flat, smooth & dry), etc. Less than ideal conditions will reduce speed, range and climbing ability.



BDKv1.0





[Headphones] :: Bush and Brando Debate - JfZ





Tuesday, November 08, 2005
NEV spotlight - GT Asteroid Electric Scooter


Some of you regular, longtime readers of Thunderstorms in the Imajica know that I occasionally do my own amateur research on environmental issues here.  And when I find interesting resources, like a UN global sustainability report or a cool website, I blog about those things.  One of my personal interests that I have mainly kept to myself only as a collection of browser bookmarks until now is the emerging industry of neighborhood electric vehicles, or NEVs.  While I may have mentioned the term NEV in passing, I decided I would take my research on NEVs and broaden the scope to include other non-petroleum guzzling vehicles, spotlight vehicles you can use today in your everyday life, and start a discussion topic on the future of personal transportation.


Look for a link to a main menu page [here] in the future that will list some of the spotlighted products available and related entries.  No sense in making a menu page of links, yet, until I have compiled a few entries to read on this subject.



GT Asteroid Electric Scooter - $ 249.00


Description:


The GT Asteroid by Currie Technologies is fitted with a 450 watt Electro Drive motor with plenty of power and torque for fast starts and great hill climbing.  It's top-end speed is 15 mph and the enhanced braking system insures safe, quick stops.  The GT Asteroid is an "all metal construction" electric scooter that's built to last. It's weather and dust resistant as well.  You can take the GT Asteroid off-road through mud, dirt and grass.  The electric motor is clean and quiet and the handlebars fold for easy transport.

Currie is one of the original manufacturers of electric powered scooters. Currie products are well known for their style, quality and reliability, so you can be sure that your Asteroid electric scooter is a sturdy, long-lasting item.




Specifications:
• Speed: 15 mph
• Range: 10 miles
• Motor: 450 Watt High Torque Brushless Motor, Exclusive 24-volt brushed DC motor and electronic pulse-width modulated (PWM) controller that includes low voltage battery protection, motor overheat protection, peak amperage protection, stall protection, maximum speed protection, brake inhibit, and is fully sealed (dust and weather resistant).
• Frame: New Hi-Ten full sized 12" scooter frame, steel battery box and downtube console with integrated on-off switch, power indicator light, and charger port. 12" Hi-Ten Unicrown fork. One piece ABS deck with molded kicktail. Oversized, chromed headset. Heavy duty folding handlebar and stem with GT Krayton grips.
• Currie Electro Drive System: All weather direct chain drive, On-demand variable speed throttle, freewheeling clutch for easy coasting.
• Battery: 24V (dual 12V), 10-amp hour sealed recyclable lead acid batteries in a steel box frame mounted battery pack.
• Charge Time: 5 - 6 hours.
• Brakes: Front BMX style V-Brake, 90mm rear band brakes.
• Dimensions: Length 48", Width 20", Width at deck 9", Height 46", Height when folded 25"
• Weight: 57 lbs.
• Carrying Capacity: 250 lbs.
• Rims: Alloy 12" x 1.75" 6N style, 24H on spoked wheels.
• Tires & Tubes: Kenda K-909 12" x 2.125" black street tires with thorn resistant tubes.
• Warranty: 30 day warranty / 1 year warranty on battery (provided by Urbanscooters.com).


Standard Features:
• Handlebars that fold for easy transport and storage.
• Smart battery charger (2 amp).
• CPSC certified safety reflectors (front & rear).
• On/off toggle switch ignition.
• 12" single, UCP kick stand.


Additional Info:
• No assembly required! Simply raise and lock the handlebars and you're ready to ride.
• Speed and range specs are maximum ratings under ideal conditions, i.e. light weight rider (relative to carrying capacity), good terrain (solid, flat, smooth & dry), etc. Less than ideal conditions will reduce speed, range and climbing ability.



BDKv1.0





[Headphones] :: Psycho Sarah - JfZ





Monday, November 07, 2005
NEV spotlight - Go-Ped Sport "Strato" S25


Some of you regular, longtime readers of Thunderstorms in the Imajica know that I occasionally do my own amateur research on environmental issues here.  And when I find interesting resources, like a UN global sustainability report or a cool website, I blog about those things.  One of my personal interests that I have mainly kept to myself only as a collection of browser bookmarks until now is the emerging industry of neighborhood electric vehicles, or NEVs.  While I may have mentioned the term NEV in passing, I decided I would take my research on NEVs and broaden the scope to include other non-petroleum guzzling vehicles, spotlight vehicles you can use today in your everyday life, and start a discussion topic on the future of personal transportation.


Look for a link to a main menu page [here] in the future that will list some of the spotlighted products available and related entries.  No sense in making a menu page of links, yet, until I have compiled a few entries to read on this subject.


Go-Ped 'Starto' S25 Gas Scooter - $ 319.95


Description:
The GoPed Sport 'Strato' S25 is the entry level model from Go-Ped. In our opinion, this is the highest quality gas scooter manufactured in the $300 dollar price range. The Go-Ped S25 is a solid, no frills gas scooter that’s extremely reliable and easy to maintain. It’s perfect for commuters and fun lovers of all ages. The Sport ‘Strato’ S25 gas scooter passes California’s strict emissions requirements, gets over 200 miles to the gallon and gives plenty of power and torque for fast starts and great hill climbing. The simple and reliable friction drive system offers a quick response to the throttle. The heavy duty aircraft quality steel frame can support up to 400 lbs. The wide, low riding platform gives this scooter a smooth and stable ride. Go-Ped launched the motorized scooter craze nearly 20 years ago and has been designing the most high-end, innovative and refined scooting machines ever since. Go-Ped’s are made in the USA and the company is world renown for its dedication to Go-Ped perfection.


Specifications:
• Speed: 21 mph
• Range: 40 - 50 miles (that's 200+ miles per gallon!)
• Motor: "Strato Charged" 1.5 HP, 25.4cc, Komatsu Zenoah GZ25N14, single cylinder, 2 stroke, air cooled, gas powered engine (one of the best, most dependable engines on the market). Handlebar kill switch. Dual exhaust chambers to reduce noise.
• Frame: Patented heavy duty, light weight, 4130 Chromoly aircraft quality steel frame and single sided fork. Aircraft grade 6061-T6 hardened aluminum handlebar. Signature style Go Ped wooden deck.
• Start Method: Recoil pull start.
• Drive Train: A simple, reliable direct friction drive system. Variable speed trigger style throttle. The motor of the Go Ped Sport S25 can be disengaged to allow freewheeling.
• Oil Type: 2-stroke oil.
• Fuel Type: Unleaded gasoline (high octane recommended).
• Gasoline Mix: 50:1
• Fuel Tank Capacity: 1 liter.
• Brakes: Caliper front brakes. Engine compression and friction pad rear braking system.
• Dry Weight: 22 lbs.
• Dimensions: Length 34 ", Width at handlebars 14 ", Height 42", Height when folded 12", Deck (non-skid) 9.5" x 18".
• Carrying Capacity: 400 lbs.
• Tires: High impact lightweight plastic rims coupled with high quality 6” solid natural rubber tires. Solid tires mean no flats!
• Warranty: 90 day manufacturer’s warranty.

Standard Features:
• Handlebars that fold for easy transport and storage.







[Headphones] :: Evil Stevie: Activate! - JfZ



Sunday, November 06, 2005
NEV spotlight - Go-Ped Know-Ped Kick Scooter


Some of you regular, longtime readers of Thunderstorms in the Imajica know that I occasionally do my own amateur research on environmental issues here.  And when I find interesting resources, like a UN global sustainability report or a cool website, I blog about those things.  One of my personal interests that I have mainly kept to myself only as a collection of browser bookmarks until now is the emerging industry of neighborhood electric vehicles, or NEVs.  While I may have mentioned the term NEV in passing, I decided I would take my research on NEVs and broaden the scope to include other non-petroleum guzzling vehicles, spotlight vehicles you can use today in your everyday life, and start a discussion topic on the future of personal transportation.


Look for a link to a main menu page [here] in the future that will list some of the spotlighted products available and related entries.  No sense in making a menu page of links, yet, until I have compiled a few entries to read on this subject.


Go-Ped Know-Ped Kick Scooter - $ 119.95


Description:
The Know-Ped is a non-motorized version of the classic Go-Ped gas scooter and the highest quality kick scooter on the market today. It's perfect for folks 8 to 80 looking for fun and a way to get around town (kids 4 to 8 should try the Grow-Ped). Know-Ped's provide a fun way for younger riders to develop the balance, coordination and riding skills they'll need to take on the motorized Go-Ped's they'll be screaming for in years to come! Adult riders love the way Know-Ped's get them where they need to go. They're compact, light weight, folding design makes them easy to carry and store. Key safety features include dual braking (front & rear) plus a fool proof, spring-loaded slide tube feature that protects the folding mechanism on the handlebar during operation. Know-Peds come with the signature style Go-Ped wooden deck and a bobbed tailed fender styled after a classic American motorcycle. Go-Ped's are made in the USA and the company is world renown for its dedication to Go-Ped perfection.


Specifications:
• Frame: Patented heavy duty, light weight, 4130 Chromoly aircraft quality steel frame and single sided fork. Aircraft grade 6061-T6 hardened aluminum handlebar. Signature style Go-Ped wooden deck.
• Brakes: Front caliper brakes. Rear heal operated spoon fender.
• Dimensions: Length 33", Width 13", Height 38", Height when folded 12"
• Weight: 13 lbs.
• Carrying Capacity: 400 lbs.
• Tires: 6" x 2.5" natural rubber Go-Active tires.
• Warranty: 90 day manufacturer's warranty.

Standard Features:
• Handlebars that fold and lock for easy transport and storage.

Additional Info:
• Recommended age 8 to 80.
• No assembly required! Simply raise and lock the handlebars and you're ready to ride.







[Headphones] :: Evil Stevie: Activate! - JfZ



Saturday, November 05, 2005
NEV spotlight - Currie I-Zip Chopper Electric Bike


Some of you regular, longtime readers of Thunderstorms in the Imajica know that I occasionally do my own amateur research on environmental issues here.  And when I find interesting resources, like a UN global sustainability report or a cool website, I blog about those things.  One of my personal interests that I have mainly kept to myself only as a collection of browser bookmarks until now is the emerging industry of neighborhood electric vehicles, or NEVs.  While I may have mentioned the term NEV in passing, I decided I would take my research on NEVs and broaden the scope to include other non-petroleum guzzling vehicles, spotlight vehicles you can use today in your everyday life, and start a discussion topic on the future of personal transportation.


Look for a link to a main menu page [here] in the future that will list some of the spotlighted products available and related entries.  No sense in making a menu page of links yet, until I have compiled a few entries to read on this subject.




Currie I-Zip Chopper Electric Bike - $ 529.95



Description:


The I-Zip Electric Bicycle by Currie Tech is the low riding fatboy mini-chopper that everybody's been talking about.  It's not only real cool looking, but the I-Zip electric chopper is real transportation.  It can be ridden as a standard bicycle or simply twist the throttle for a burst of electric power whenever needed. The I-Zip Electric Chopper combines the power of a 450 watt motor with your pedal power to propel you farther and faster than ever.  You'll travel up to 25 miles on a single charge, at speeds of up to 18 mph.  The I-Zip Chopper is street legal in all 50 states!  Currie products are well known for their style, quality and reliability, so you can be sure that your I-Zip electric chopper is a sturdy, long-lasting item.



Specifications:
  • Speed: 18 mph
  • Range: 15 - 25 miles
  • Motor: 450W "Earth-Magnet" Electro Drive, 24-volt DC motor and electronic pulse-width modulated (PWM) controller that includes low voltage battery protection, motor overheat protection, peak amperage protection, stall protection, maximum speed protection, brake inhibit, and is fully sealed (dust and weather resistant).
  • Frame: New 24" x 20" chopper design. 24" double crown chrome chopper fork. Heavy duty drag handlebars with Krayton grips.
  • Currie Electro Drive System: Patented Electro Drive all weather direct chain drive with built-in freewheeling, bolt-on mounting plate, motor and speed specific gearing. Half twist variable speed throttle.
  • Battery: 24V (dual 12V), 12-amp hour sealed recyclable lead acid batteries in a removable V-Twin battery pack.
  • Charge Time: 5 - 6 hours.
  • Brakes: Alloy linear-pull braking.
  • Dimensions: Length 54", Height 42".
  • Weight: 90 lbs.
  • Carrying Capacity: 200 lbs.
  • Rims: Alloy 20" rear, 24" front on F-14G rustless spoke wheels.
  • Tires & Tubes: 20" x 4.25" black street, rear. 24" x 2.125" front.
  • Warranty: 6 month manufacturer's warranty.

Standard Features:
  • Smart battery charger (2 amp).
  • CPSC certified safety reflectors (front & rear).
  • On/off toggle switch ignition.
  • 20" center mounted kickstand.

Additional Info:
  • Speed and range specs are maximum ratings under ideal conditions, i.e. light weight rider (relative to carrying capacity), good terrain (solid, flat, smooth & dry), etc. Less than ideal conditions will reduce speed, range and climbing ability. These characteristics also vary depending upon the amount of pedal assist from the rider.






[Headphones] :: Evil Stevie: Activate! - JfZ



 
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