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1947 Salsbury Imperial 85 With Sidecar

In 3 Wheels, America, Scooter by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: After 18 bids, this Salsbury Imperial 85 with Sidecar sold for $20,000. Back in 1936, a man named E. Foster Salsbury co-developed the Salsbury Motor Glide, a scooter with an enclosed drivetrain underneath the seat. His later development of the first CVT to be used on a scooter made his product such a success that he even tried …

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3 Wheeler – 2009 Piaggio MP3 500

In Italy, Scooter by Abhi2 Comments

We’ve always been fascinated by the Piaggio MP3 500, the claim to fame for which is its ability to lean up to 40 degrees despite having two front wheels. Capable of a top speed of 89 mph, the MP3 500 also returns 56 mpg and is capable of braking in 20% less distance compared to its two-wheeled brethren. This, in …

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1953 Indian Papoose

In America, Scooter, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

Our favorite part of running this site is finding bikes we never knew existed. That trend continues today with the Indian Papoose, a 98cc, 3 hp scooter with a weathershield that got 125 mpg and could hit 35 mph. This Indian Papoose needs a little engine work (and a better photographer), but find it for sale here on eBay with …

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1952 Vespa Faro Basso

In Italy, Scooter by Abhi3 Comments

12-17 Update: This Vespa Faro Basso has been relisted with the same BIN price of $13,000 here on eBay.. We’ve had a few complaints that we don’t feature enough scooters here at Bike-urious. That’s probably fair – though we don’t find (or get tips on) many scooters that truly tickle our fancy. Until now. Meet the Vespa Faro Basso – …

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1949 Indian Stylemaster

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Post-Sale Update: After 38 bids on eBay, this Indian Stylemaster did not meet reserve at $8,900. The Indian Stylemaster was a rebadged scooter from the Lowther company of Joliet, Illinois. Lowther made several scooter variants in the late 40s, all designed to be “Park Avenue Scooters with the Main Street price”.