By Andrew Liszewski
I don’t know if I’d feel that safe taking something like this out on the road alongside full-sized cars and trucks, but I know I’d have fun doing it. (I’m pretty sure it’s not street legal anyways.) This two-person ‘scooter coupe’ as they call it has a top speed of 30mph thanks to its 50cc air-cooled four-stroke engine. When it comes to fuel efficiency it can get about 60-80 mpg, and has a 1-1/2 gallon fuel tank giving it a range of about 100 miles.
When carrying two riders there’s a weight limit of about 400lbs total, and both the driver and passenger are secured with a two-point restraint seatbelt. Other features include all-wheel suspension with shock absorbers, front disc brakes and rear drum brakes, front, side and rear turn signals, headlights, folding side mirrors and a chrome dashboard with a fuel gauge and speedometer.
The Scooter Coupe is currently available from Hammacher Schlemmer in red, yellow, blue or green for $5,999.95 and I really can’t think of a better stocking stuffer this Christmas. (Too soon?)