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Just Gotta Scooter - Silly Scooter GrinOK, so you've pulled over, killed the engine, tugged off your helmet and gloves, sat down at your computer, and that big grin is still on your face. That's why we're here. 

JustGottaScoot.com is dedicated to the fun of scootering. We think it's very cool that something so practical and easy can be such a good time! The NEWS section of this site has recent and upcoming happenings and is where we will post website changes. The STUFF page will take you to our store where you can purchase COOL SCOOTER STUFF and will include links to places that we recommend. We ONLY post links to vendors we have ACTUALLY USED and believe offer a good value to their customers. In other words, no "paid advertisements" here. BLAH (as in blah, blah, blah) is the place to go if you are so into scooters that you don't mind the blathering of a confirmed scooter loony (me) and will include bios, stories, rides, pictures and other mindlessCLICK HERE to jump to our calendar of scooter-related events ramblings. LINKS is our page of "connections" to other sites. SEARCH allows you to (you guessed it) search our site. 

Thanks again for visiting, see you on the road. 

David Harrington

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Lawrence Brown Reviews the Jonway Predator 250Lawrence Brown Reviews the Jonway Predator 250
September, 2015
Back in January of 2015, Lawrence kindly shared his experiences with his Jonway Predator 150 scooter. Now's he's passed that scooter on to a friend and has a liquid-cooled Predator 250. CLICK HERE to read his thoughts on that scooter and his comparison to the air-cooled 150cc version.

Review of the MotoChic Gear Lauren BagReview of the MotoChic Gear Lauren
September, 2015
Need scooter gear for a female rider? Just shrink down the men's stuff and make it pink.... right? Nope, not even close. Even is some of the major manufacturers haven't figured it out yet, small companies like MotoChic Gear have. Local scooterist Karrie graciously joins us and takes a look at the new Lauren combination backpack and tote. CLICK HERE for the review. 

Review of the Vespa Primavera 150 ScooterReview of the Vespa Primavera 150
July, 2015
Apparently, we've given up on reviewing scooters and switched over to reviewing time machines. This time it's a device that transports up back to the 1960s and Vespa's halcyon days of la dolce vita. We experience small frame Vespas with clamshell speedometers, graceful curvy body shapes and brisk performance. CLICK HERE to step into the time transfer chamber and join us.  

Review of the Vespa GTS 300 Super with ABSReview of the Vespa GTS 300 Super with ABS
May, 2015
Yes, I know, it's been quite a while since a new scooter review appeared here at JustGottaScoot.com. Sometimes life conspires to prevent us from having time to do everything we'd like. I hope the scooter in this review helps make up for the long time gap. For 2015 Vespa is bringing us the GTS 300 with anti-lock brakes and an improved front suspension. CLICK HERE to join us as we take a closer look at this machine.

Which Scooter Should I Buy Updated May 2012Which Scooter Should I Buy? - UPDATED
March, 2015

Our "most commonly asked question" gets an update in the "my favourites" section. Remember, these are MY choices in each classification. This year we see the Kymco People GTi 300 fall from the top spot as the best do-everything scooter. The King is dead, long live the King.  CLICK HERE to see the new monarch and other updates.


CLICK HERE For Scooter ReviewsWhich Scooter Should I Buy?

Thinking About a Low-End Chinese Scooter?

Horror story of building scooters in China

While there are certainly some decent Chinese brands (CFMoto comes to mind), there are a great many that are low-price, low-quality, and even low-safety. Click on the image above to hear how a British entrepreneur found out about the challenges of manufacturing in China. 

Messenger Bags and Backpacks for Scooter Motorcycle and Moped Riders
Looking for a better way to haul your stuff with you when you're on two wheels?
Check out Better Bags. They feature messenger bags and backpacks designed and made by Banjo Brothers (well-known in the pedal bicycle business). With outstanding function, great value and rider-based features these are the bags you've been searching for. 

CLICK HERE to go to the Just Gotta Scoot Podcast Archive Scooterfile.com with Nathaniel Salzmen GPS and Tires for Scooters with Bob Hedstrom of Scooterville

Second Car or Scooter?

My wife and I recently decided to get down to one car. We have scooters (more than any sane person would have) and just weren't using the second car very much. Getting our insurance renewal probably had a lot to do with this decision. We are lucky to live in a metro area with a very good public transit system and I ride a scooter to work as often as I can in any event. Click on the image above to open a spreadsheet to help you see if this might work out for you.

Two-Wheels-And-A-Motor Website
Yes, another cool site devoted to scooters, motorcycles, mopeds, just about anything with two wheels and a motor. Several Twin Cities locals have gotten together and started with some podcasts to spread the word: It doesn't matter WHAT you ride as long as you ride.

CLICK HERE to visit the Two Wheels and a Motor website

CLICK HERE For a Scooter Fuel Savings SpreadsheetWe often hear people talk about fuel savings making their scooter "free" to own. Can it be true? Click on the graphic to open or download a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Fill in the light blue boxes and the spreadsheet does the rest!



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