Wednesday, July 28, 2010

New Scooter Tires and More New Scooter Tires

Scooter tires are getting bigger, and Monster Scooter Parts carries the larger size rubber for the bigger rims on today's heavier motor scooters. We have recently expanded our tire inventory to include the often hard-to-find 13", 14", 15" and 16" sizes found on the up-scale Aprilia, Derbi, KYMCO, and Piaggio models. Adding to our range of Innova, Kenda and Michelin scooter tires, we now have the Shinko and Vee Rubber brands in the larger sizes as well.

Additionally, we have added a new Michlin series, the Michelin City Grip Premium Scooter Tires. The City Grip replaces the manufacturer-discontinued Michelin Gold Standard and Pilot City series. We still have a few Gold Standard and Pilot City tires left in our warehouse stock, but once these are gone there may not be any more to be had for love or money.

Small + round = agility, big + round = gyroscopic stability
Back in the early salad days of scooterdom, the 3.50-8, 3.00-10 and 3.50-10 tires were the industry standards rolling underneath those classic old Lambrettas and Vespas that came buzzing out of Italy like a swarm of wingless wasps. Offering the exceptional agility needed on the venerable streets of Rome and boulevards of Paris, these little tires were best suited for the 49cc and 125cc relatively low horsepower 2-stroke engines of the day. As time went on and motor scooters became heavier, faster and more powerful, the qualities of enhanced nimbleness in the smaller wheels were negated by their lack of directional stability at high speed. Think about a gyroscope here; the bigger the wheel, the better it is at maintaining its forward direction.

Two very aesthetically pleasing lines of modern scooters are the Aprilia Scarabeo and KYMCO People series. Combining that great "wasp-waisted" body style with big 16" tires, these scooters are finding global favor with urban commuters world-wide. Good looks, fun to ride, and the undeniable safety and smoothness of bigger wheels all make for a winning and popular scooter combination.

Another innovative 21st Century design is the unrivaled Piaggio MP3 series. Using three big wheels in a reverse-tricycle arrangemment, these robust maxi-scooters definitely turn some heads when they pass by.

The earliest big-wheeled scooters that I personally remember are the Honda Cub C50 and Cub C70 that used 17" tires. And yes, Monster Scooter Parts stocks those classic sizes as well. The boss and I debate about whether Honda Cubs were called scooters back in the day, or were properly termed as "motorbikes." As I am the elder by almost two decades, I stand on the experience of my (sometimes misplaced) memory. As the signer of paychecks, he stands on an even greater authority. Also in his favor is a contemporary 1960's pop tune where it was refered to as a "groovy little motorbike."

Andy
andy@monsterscooterparts.com
www.monsterscooterparts.com/

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