Scooter... racing? We've got to be kidding, right? Only we're not. Because if it's got wheels – or often even if it doesn't – it can be raced. So while you might think of motor scooters as little more than an easy, cheap, quick and (if we're being completely honest here) downright fun way of getting around town, you can pretty much be guaranteed that someone, somewhere will be racing them.

And that's just what we've found in the video after the jump, where a group of speed junkies set up an autocross circuit in a parking lot and went at it – complete with some of the least threatening crashes and spills you'll ever see in any form of motorsport. Check it out.



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      JustinC5716
      • 3 Years Ago
      Its a proven scientific formula: Bored Dudes + Engines + Wheels = A Race
      Marc-O
      • 3 Years Ago
      "Who knew scooter racing could be so much fun?" - err... Everyone in Europe, or at least 80% of teenagers who need wheels to get to school ? :P
      林哲偉
      • 3 Years Ago
      As a Taiwanese here ,I think it was held in Taiwan and with proud of it !!
        Xedicon
        • 3 Years Ago
        @林哲偉
        I think it's neat, and I'm sure it has to be fun to race! As an aside, please ignore vrroom - he's just being an ignorant buttface. :D
        vrroom
        • 3 Years Ago
        @林哲偉
        As a taiwanese too, your english sucks + it is the most stupidest thing in the world. It is a disgrace.
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @vrroom
          Why are you beig such a dick?
          Xedicon
          • 3 Years Ago
          @vrroom
          Are you seriously bashing someone who speaks and writes more than one language? Show some respect, I like it when people from other parts of the world visit here and comments like yours are shameful.
      anonymous guy
      • 3 Years Ago
      The only thing fast about this is the speed in which I got bored.
      Hawaii4RonPaul
      • 3 Years Ago
      Scooter racing is the best! When I worked at a motorcycle shop I raced a Kymco Super 9(hopped up of course) my boss raced an Italjet Dragster 180(hopped up of course) good times. So much fun. The Dragster is one mean machine, could hit a ton+
      dal
      • 3 Years Ago
      They have been racing scooters and mopeds in europe for decades now, I once had a Pugoet 109 moped with a one horse power two stroke engine that after removing the exhaust baffles could do around 50-60 miles an hour. Talk about having fun in the city and I never had to look for a parking space as a moped is not classified as a motorcycle I could park on the sidewalks like a bicycle. Plus that moped got over 100 miles to the gallon, I'd go weeks without putting gas in the thing and use to run out of gas all the time because I would forget to top off the tank. LOL! PS Anyone out there got a scooter or moped your governors are in the exhaust not the intakes, If you can remove some baffles from your tail pipe you will increase your ground speed and if your exhaust pipe does not come in sections straight pipe it.
        AldenBiesen
        • 3 Years Ago
        @dal
        With my MBK Racing the governor was an iron ring around the vario. Once that was removed it went twice as fast... After that I added a Malossi cylinder and a Proma exhaust. That thing reached 115km/h. 16 years old, no helmet or other safety measures. Most fun I've ever had outside of the bedroom.
      David
      • 3 Years Ago
      Who knew? Scooter riders! Your anti-scooter bias just belies your ignorance. Ever heard of a maxi-scooter? They've only been around for 10+ years!
      miketim1
      • 3 Years Ago
      Almost anything with wheels and a motor can be fun really.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @miketim1
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      Alex Butti
      • 3 Years Ago
      Very old news. Polini and Malossi have been organizing grassroots events for scooters for ages.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Alex Butti
        Wow, you're an idiot. Who said this was news? Who said AB was a news website?
          Xedicon
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          Elmo your back baby! I see you got your nickname thingy workin' again!
          clvnng
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          what a ********
      • 3 Years Ago
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      zygoter
      • 3 Years Ago
      Scooter racing in a parking lot, what fun....NOT! You want to see some real scooter racing visit: http://www.motorscooterlandspeedfederation.org/ Endurance TT's and a CannonBall coast to coast coming up!
      brennemanbelkin
      • 3 Years Ago
      "Who knew scooter racing could be so much fun?" Bummer! I was expecting to see a bunch of geezers in their Little Rascals.
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