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2009-10-01 12:44:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. World Motorcycles Market (including Electric Bikes & Mopeds) http://www.reportlinker.com/p0148003/World-Motorcycles-Market-(including-Electric-Bikes--Mopeds).html Global demand to rise 7.6% annually through 2013 Global demand for motorcycles is forecast to rise 7.6 percent per year through 2013 to 114 million units, spurred by rising standards of living...

2009-09-16 15:33:59

Authorities in Milwaukee said a man arrested for drunken driving was operating a three-wheeled electric scooter on Interstate 43. Sheriff's deputies said they pulled over Daniel Samplanski, 35, at 2:24 a.m. Friday when he was spotted driving the medical scooter on the ramp from southbound Interstate 43 to eastbound Interstate 794, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported Wednesday. Deputies said Samplanski told them the scooter belonged to a neighbor and he had driven it to a bar earlier in...

2009-09-02 07:15:00

MIAMI, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Shari Tetrick says the scooter she rented for her husband, Kelly, prior to their cruise changed the entire trip. "Kelly gets around fine at home, but on a large ship and shore excursions, I knew it would be difficult. Originally, Kelly didn't want a scooter, but I wasn't going to let anything ruin this cruise." Valerie F. felt the same about renting a wheelchair for her father. "The Explorer of the Seas is HUGE and dad wouldn't have enjoyed it as much without...

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2009-08-26 14:45:00

When the motorcycle first became part of American culture, it was largely due to its status as a machine built for rebels. However, due to slower sales, retailers and manufacturers are attempting to shift the perception of the American motorcycle from a road monster to a eco-friendly fuel sipper. Reuters cited data from the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) showing that combined sales of the top 12 motorcycle brands were down 46 percent during the first half of this year, compared to the same...

2009-08-25 12:44:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- MyGoPet, Inc. has announced the availability of the GoPet Personal Electric Transportation scooter, a new three-wheeled electric vehicle that's an easy-to-ride, earth-friendly alternative to other forms of transportation. GoPet is designed for numerous applications including moving personnel quickly around industrial areas, giving police/security officers a wider range of patrol, offering students an economical way to hurry around campus and giving...

2009-08-13 17:09:00

MIAMI, Fla., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Two strokes have limited Felix Chapman's mobility and ability to care for himself. Following the strokes, he lived in a nursing home for a couple of years. He made some progress through intensive physical therapy and now lives independently. One day in April on his way to the local supermarket, a driver hit Chapman, knocking him out of his power chair, and then sped away. He was miraculously uninjured, but the damage to his chair made it useless....

2009-06-22 10:57:00

Forget the Economy! It's the Perfect Time for Fitness! LOS ANGELES, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine you can ride a movable stairmaster or stair climber in the park or along the beach. Now a brand new product makes the fun thing happen, not simply putting the traditional fitness equipment on wheels, but with a unique design to allow your "stair climber" movable to anywhere you want. Pumgo Fitness Scooter, a new concept of fitness, will be introduced to California starting from June 27 on...

2009-06-02 16:01:00

CASHIERS, N.C., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Typical ninth graders are worried about fitting in at their new high schools, staying in touch with friends from middle school, or keeping up with the latest popular trends--they should not be concerned about getting from one class to the next or other mobility issues. But Luis Magana is not a typical ninth grader, and neither are his classmates. Although Magana was diagnosed with brain cancer almost four years ago, he continues to attend school on a...

2009-05-13 10:17:00

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- To help educate people about the importance of working with lawful and ethical mobility suppliers, The SCOOTER Store, America's leading provider of power wheelchairs and scooters, celebrated National Corporate Compliance and Ethics Week May 4-8. The company joined professional compliance organizations and other agencies across the country to recognize ongoing efforts to reinforce their commitments to integrity and ethics as well as compliance with...

2009-04-30 14:34:57

An 85-year-old Pennsylvania woman said the man who stole her electric scooter told her he was taking it for an oil change and other repairs. Betty Keefer, 85, said the man showed up at her Greensburg, Penn., home March 11, said he was taking the black Sonic Pride scooter for repairs and promised to return the item within a week, WTAE-TV, Pittsburgh, reported Thursday. Keefer said she was somewhat suspicious of the man's claims but allowed him to take the scooter anyway. I had an idea he'd try...


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