TranSport / GoPed Refs
Original | JOBTS |>| Saved by: BobA at
1996 8 27 3 14 13 370 |
CoSy/MotorBoarding for First Impressions of the
new Viza Venture .
The original modern MotorBoard was the California GoPed
which continues to have a substantial niche .
These machines have solid rubber wheels driven by a friction roller
directly from the engine . Their only brake is a bare bicycle brake caliper
( no pads ) squeezing directly on the solid front tire .
The handle-bar is a simple T with no offset head end for stability .
These machines are not capable of regular use ranging from one end of
Manhattan to the other , or out to Coney Island & back .
Zap Inc is
making an electric version similar to the GoPed . These have the intrisic
limitations of all battery vehicles : MUCH greater weight ( and bulk ) to
energy ratio limiting performance and range . ZAP is trading on the NASD :
Bulletin Board , and you can invest in them if it makes you feel eco-good .
But , if you`re interested in investing in a company intent on making
MotorBoards practical Personal Urban TranSport , kongo ( great
Japanese word : " now on " ) , contact
Here`s a list of sources for GoPeds that Yahoo came up with in `96 .
- California Go-Ped
- Scooter Maniacs ; 20030306
- GO-PEDŽ ORDER FORM
Other related Links .
If you would be interested editing this page on GoPed class vehicles ,
contact us .