• Jul 3rd 2008 at 6:40PM
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A Michigan man has found his own personal solution to high gas prices in an interesting three-wheeled enclosed scooter which leans into turns from a Chinese company known as Xingyue. Before this story, we were not at all familiar with the company, though a Google search does turn up a little information. Powered by a 150cc single cylinder four stroke engine, the scooter is capable of traveling on any road that is not a major highway and is fully street legal. The new owner estimates that he is getting fuel mileage of around 120 miles per gallon when he keeps it under forty miles per hour and 80-90 miles per gallon when he's really wringing it out.

This machine appears to be some sort of copy of the Honda Gyro. Though we tend to shy away from unknown Chinese scooters, reputable brands like Piaggio, Vespa and Yamaha have appeared on these pages in the past. The enclosure of the Xingyue allows a slightly longer riding season for those who live in areas with poor weather much of the year. See a video of the machine in action here.

[Source: ABC 12 News]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      This is an update to my previous post. We still love our three wheel scooter but, after owning two of them for almost a year we know the problems with chinese quality. Every bolt that can come loose will. We removed and put locktight on most bolts. Any bolts that didn't come loose were tightened to the point of thread damage. The rear brake switch came apart. The turn signals quit working. A body panel was missing screws and started to come apart. The windshield has a defect ripple in my field of vision and I can not find a replacement. The center pivot does not come greased it is dry so you need to grease it. None of the cables ( brake, throttle, parking ) show any sign of ever being oiled. Do not use rain X on the lexan windshield. The alcohol in it will cause hair line cracking, and so far I have not been able to locate one stock part. Even the company that makes these in china did not answer my email. Not one dealer that sells this scooter has even responded to a request for parts. If you have problems with yours, email me ( webhix@comcast.net ). I know more than the dealer who sold it to me about them
      • 6 Years Ago
      Need a stamatic on Euro 150
      • 7 Years Ago
      My wife and I bought two of the 3-wheeled xingyue scooters, We love them. For a better ride change the non dampening stock shock for one that has built in dampening. This will cure the bounce you get at about fourty MPH.
      • 5 Years Ago

      Pride Mobility Scooters are great for those who may not be able to get around easily. Power scooters have both advantages and disadvantages. A person who needs a scooter should really pay attention to what they are purchasing if they want to invest in something that will last forever.

      • 6 Years Ago
      More cheap Chinese crap. Read any scooter forum you want. See how many people have problems with the stuff coming in from China: reliability, quality, no factory support, NO spare parts, no warranty to speak of (meaning they won't fix squat) -- just lots of folks trying to make a quick buck. Now, having said that maybe these are WAY different... it could happen. I recommend letting the other guy try it first. Cool looking (beautiful plumage, but the bird is dead).
        • 6 Years Ago
        It is not all as you say. Any reputable chinese scooter dealer will carry parts. When I find that parts maybe difficult I buy extra units and "strip" them for needed parts until my order comes in. This keeps a customer from waiting months. Also, many parts warehouses have opened recently shipping in only parts for the scooters. Unfortunately many "side of the road" dealers are only in it for a buck. Ask to see the repair shop and talk to other customers. We at Chair City Motorsports understand the importance of how hard it is to earn money. Why throw it away on a product that may only last 6 months. We sell, service and warranty our products. Shop first.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Doesn't anyone find these top-heavy? It also seems awkward to have the front end like a scooter and the rear wheel like a trike. We have one and don't ride it because it seems so unstable. The guy we bought it from was the original owner and kept warning us to be careful. Now we know why. To us, it seems to be a very poor design. Based on my experience I wouldn't recommend it to anyone especially an inexperienced rider. We are both experienced with scooters, minis and motorcycles. It's a real head-turner, but we hate it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      is the auto moto a different scooter? they're so identicle i'm wondering if they are merely rebranded xingyues...?
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is one incredible vehicle. We noticed this a while ago, and had to add them to our inventory of products. You can see this thing in action, and even order one by following the links at this website:


      We have a marketing site, as well as a nice forum dedicated to this vehicle. You can see videos and various pictures, and also find information about making mods. A very nice place for owners.
      • 7 Years Ago
      We sell these 3 wheel scooters if you are interested in these scooters we are in Tacoma, Wa. at Bob's Rainyday Scooters.
        • 7 Years Ago
        How much do these Xingyue Motors 3 wheelers cost, what colors and how availible are they.?
      • 3 Years Ago
      I have owned my 2010 for about a year now and have been riding it to work on rainy days when I don't want to ride my other bigger scooter. I took this 10 minute video of part of my ride one day so everyone can see the performance of it bike. It does about 50 if its flat, 45 most of the time on hills for me and keeps you dry and warm in the winter. So far I just love it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pizAuj5_GXQ
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hello! this a very nice scooter. I´m from Brazil and i´m sending e-mail to xingyue for 2 months, and i haven´t received any answer so far. I want to buy one, but they simpley don´t want to sell it.
      If I receive any answer on how it´s possible to buy it, i´ll post it here.
      And if someone wants to help me, please email me.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Hi, I am looking for that scooter too. This is the web-sites I found.

        Xingyue Group Co., Ltd.
        Gushan industry zone,

        Tel: 86-579-87518888
        Fax: 86-579-87510228

        ZheJiang XingYue Vehicle Co. Ltd
        China 321307
        Tel: (86 579) 87516772
        Fax: (86 579) 87517615
        Homepage Address
        Other Homepage Address

        Key Contact:
        Mr Hu, Jirong
        International Trade Department Good Luck : )
      • 6 Years Ago
      ScooterPOD is another "brand" of the Xingyue scooter. We carry several colors and have parts to service them. check out scooterpod.net for info and videos. We are in Utah
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