Pasadena, CA, January 22, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- UrbanScooters.com is pleased to announce the addition of a new racing-focused, gas-powered scooter to their growing inventory of scooters available for direct sales. UrbanScooters.com is an online retailer which carries scooters, bicycles, and other personal vehicles.
Building upon the popularity of a previous model, the Go-Ped Riot 29, the Riot 46 is a newly-designed gas scooter which is meant especially for competitive scooter racing. As such, it has a maximum speed of 30 miles per hour. This is achieved through the use of a 45.7 cc, single-cylinder, two-stroke, 4.5 horsepower GP460RS gasoline engine. This engine employs an air-based cooling system and 19 millimeter Walbro carburetor. As with all of Go-Ped’s competitive racing scooters, specifications on travel range are not provided by the manufacturer. This is largely due to the wide variety of relative operation conditions present in racing environments, which would make such specifications unreliable.
The Go-Ped Riot 46’s frame is made of 4130 chromoly steel, with attached 6061-T6 aircraft-grade aluminum handlebar. The suspension system is Go-Ped’s Cantilevered Independent Dynamic Linkless Indispension (or “CIDLI”) system, with 6” of travel in rear and front. This especially high level of suspension travel is built-in to accommodate the high speeds at which racing scooters often travel over relatively uneven terrain.
As a seated gas scooter with certain design elements, the Riot 46 can be classified as a pit bike. Traditionally, pit bikes are small vehicles somewhat like motorcycles that are designed both for off-road and on-road riding. These vehicles were originally ridden around the staging areas, or "pits," at motocross events. Any small vehicles that traverse those "pits," such as bicycles or seated scooters, can also be called pit bikes. Pit bikes are now commonly used for competitive racing in a sport that is itself somewhat like motocross. While pit bike racing has become popular the world over, it has an especially large following in Southern California and the surrounding area.
The Go-Ped Riot 46 employs front and rear 5.5” hardened SS disc brakes with Maddog mechanical calipers. The scooter’s drive system is based on a centrifugal clutch and chain, which is “freewheel” capable. Two-cycle oil is used with this scooter. The scooter is 48 inches long, 18 inches wide at the handlebars, and 36 inches tall. The standard-included seat is adjustable, with height from the ground to the top of the seat ranging from 27 inches to 33 inches. Total dry weight is 48 pounds, with a carrying capacity of 400 pounds.
Frank Minero, owner and founder of UrbanScooters.com, had this to say about the release: “I’m personally very excited about the news of this release. As pit bike racing and other scooter racing sports gain in popularity, we at UrbanScooters.com are happy to be able to provide high-quality racing scooters like the Riot 46.”
For more information, visit: http://urbanscooters.com/cgi-bin/urbanscooters/RIOT46.html