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Motor skills

Cuter scooter

Sunday, 11 March, 2012, 12:00am

Shop Window: Tweens

Fun on wheels

26 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Justin Bieber

It takes something unidentifiably special to propel a video to the most-viewed spot on YouTube, but teen idol Justin Bieber managed to achieve just that with his music video for Baby. But more than just the most-viewed video, with half a billion views and counting, Baby is also the most discussed video and even the most disliked video ever to have graced YouTube. Quite the hat trick.

24 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

VMEP looks to female buyers to boost sales

Newly listed Vietnam Manufacturing and Export Processing (Holdings) (VMEP) has distinguished itself from its rivals by appealing to female customers in Vietnam's fast-growing motorcycle market, according to chief executive Chen Pang-hsiung.

31 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Light and nippy, perfect for a city

Scooters deserve their popularity as urban transport, being cheap to run and easy to manoeuvre in traffic. The legendary Italian-made Vespa is close to the hearts of Scooter Power Club members, whose customised vehicles cause a bit of a stir on the streets ...

14 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Disabled scooters take place of banned motorbike taxis

Guangzhou's citywide ban on motorcycles has delivered a booming business to owners of special scooters for the handicapped, who are using their vehicles to transport people and goods.

Able-bodied touts are trying to muscle in on the trade, according to industry sources.

14 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Make a splash

Hongkongers are able to take to the beach for a sizeable part of the year. However, endless frolicking in the water can become a little humdrum after a while - there's only so much fun to be had with a Lilo, particularly for children.

9 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Pirates sell copies of Longhorn two years before issue

Much consternation was expressed in Malaysia last week when reporters found that Microsoft's next generation of Windows was already on sale in pirate outlets.

It did not matter that the product on sale is a buggy and outdated alpha version of the software, supports few applications and will not even run on most PCs.

8 Dec 2003 - 12:00am


Skater rules: Citing injury risks, the American Academy of Paediatrics recommended children under five not use skateboards and those between five and 10 years old do so under close supervision.

The group also said popular lightweight scooters should not be used by children under age eight without supervision.

15 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Department cannot ban unsafe scooters

Officials are powerless to ban the sale of electric scooters found to be unsafe by the Transport Department and which are illegal to use on public roads.

Tests carried out by the department and the police on one brand indicated it had brake, steering and seat faults that could endanger the lives of riders.

27 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Novel ideas show Dutch tech skills

When it was unveiled at the Hannover Expo last year, the Dutch affectionately called the unusual housing solution, a 'Dutchburger'.

It is not difficult to see why.

30 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Most scooters fail quality standards

Only three of 15 scooter models available in Hong Kong meet quality standards laid down by the Consumer Council. The council survey was prompted by concern over an increasing number of scooter-related injuries. The council's records show at least 10 such cases were reported in the SAR between March and July last year alone.

16 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

Best foot forward in scooter war

Look out! That was close. One of those micro-scooter things nearly ploughed into a bus.

Serves it right. It should have been scooting up and down the pavement, weaving in and out of frightened pedestrians like normal youngsters.

Youngsters, did I say youngsters?

Disturbing as it may seem, adults ride these things too.

5 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

Scooter riders in the wars

Scooter accidents happen almost once every two days, doctors have revealed.

The accident and emergency ward of Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital in Mid-Levels treated 24 injured scooter riders last month. Dr Jimmy Chan Tak-shing, the hospital's casualty ward chief of service, said injured riders were aged between four and 28 with the average age 12.

20 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Fake scooters unsafe, warns man who invented the original

UP to 70 per cent of the scooters whizzing around Hong Kong footpaths are fakes that could put children in danger of serious injury, the Swiss company behind two popular models has warned.

Micro Mobility Systems, which shares the patent for the popular Razor and Micro scooters, said cheap but convincing imitations had flooded the market and were a potential risk to users.

28 May 2000 - 12:00am