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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 includes 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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Amerivespa 2019 at Lake Geneva WisconsinAmerivespa Scooter Rally 2019
Wednesday June 19th - Sunday June 23rd, 2019
Lake Geneva Wisconsin

In 2012 the Vespa Club of American made the rare decision to hold their big scooter rally in the small town of Lake Geneva. Usually an event this big is held in a major metro area. When all was said and done in 2012, it turned out to be one the best attended Amerivespa rallies ever! For 2019 Amerivespa will be back in Lake Geneva. Club Scoot Jockey is, again hosting. Early registration is open at:


You can visit Club Scoot Jockey at:


My City RidesMy City Rides - A GREAT Idea
August, 2018
Memphis Tennessee is a tough town for commuting. Traffic is heavily congested, public transit is slow, residential areas tend to be some distance from workplaces and cost of vehicle ownership is high. Thanks to the support of Jay Martin of Juice Plus, Andy Nix has been able to launch a non-profit scooter solution! CLICK HERE or on the image for more info.

One Lap a Scooter AdventureOne Lap - A Scooter Adventure
July, 2018
What happens when some guys with 50cc scooters decide to break out of the mold of everyday life?
A travel documentary series about a group of friends embarking on weeklong adventures riding scooters, seeking adventures and visiting iconic locations. CLICK HERE or on the image to see what it's all about.

Lawrence Brown Converts His Honda Reflex into a TrikeLawrence Brown Converts His Honda Reflex into a Trike
June, 2018
Lawrence has kindly contributed his thoughts on a few scooters to this site in the past (and we appreciate it). This time around, he shares his experiences on converting a Honda Reflex into a trike. I think he does an especially good job of describing the changes in handling. CLICK HERE or on the graphic to read about it. 

DMV Motorcycle Permit Test Database This is Pretty Cool
March, 2018
Need some practice before you take your written motorcycle permit test? I was recently made aware (thanks Mary) about a website
that provides free access to a wealth of free online motorcycle tests based on the actual contents of each State’s Motorcycle Manual. CLICK HERE or on the graphic to check it out. 

Review of the SYM Fiddle 3 200i ScooterReview of the SYM Fiddle III Scooter
August, 2017
Ooooo goody! Another fuel injected mid-sized scooter to review! We looked at the SYM Fiddle II several years ago and liked it. Now we take a look at the new fuel injected SYM Fiddle III. CLICK HERE to read the review. 

Review of the Piaggio Liberty 150 ScooterFirst Scooter Review of 2017 - The Piaggio Liberty 150
May, 2017
Spring has sprung here in Minnesota and the 2017 scooter season in well under way. Thanks to Bob at Scooterville in Minneapolis, we got our grubby mitts on a new Piaggio Liberty 150. This big-wheeled scooters has been selling in other countries for a while now (mostly as a 125cc) but we seeing it in North America for the first time this year. CLICK HERE to read the review.

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.


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. 

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.

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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