2008 ScootCoupe Combines Scooter with Microcar

Scootcoupe

Looking for a vehicle that's a mixture of scooter and car?; If so, then the 2008 ScootCoupe may be just your (three-wheel) ride.

Developed for scooter rental companies, the ScootCoupe is little more than a trike with a swoopy fiberglass body.; Sure, the passenger sits next to the driver, but most systems - including the handlebar steering - are lifted straight from a common moped.

So too is the powertrain.; Base ScootCoupes use a 50cc 1.9-hp one-cylinder engine, while uplevel models feature a 150cc mill good for 9.8 hp.; Either motor starts with a kick starter, and is coupled to a continuously variable transmission - albeit without a reverse gear.

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