Three Scooters Travel From New York to Los Angeles in 11-Days

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Cross-country trip proves the reliability and efficiency of alternate transportation.

In response to rising gas prices, three riders from Cobra Powersports rode TGB scooters from New York City to Los Angeles proving the efficiency and reliability of this alternate form of transportation. Departing Central Park on November 3rd, the trio arrived in Los Angeles on the 13th, completing the 2,800 mile challenge in only 11 days with no mechanical failures.

Cobra Powersports chose to ride the TGB Delivery 150 coast-to-coast to showcase the capabilities of the modern scooter to the American public. Although increasingly popular in the United States, European and Asian countries have utilized this major form of transportation for many years. “This cross country tour proved that TGB scooters can be used as daily transportation,” says Bill Peirce, President of Cobra Powersports. “Our goal was to show America that our scooters are reliable and efficient means of transportation.”

Starting in New York, the riders averaged over 250 miles per day while crossing 14 states. Averaging 80 miles to the gallon, they ran the entire trip with no mechanical failures. “We only changed the oil and replace the fuel filters, which are normal maintenance items,” says Robert Bates, one of the riders. “The TGB scooters ran exactly as I expected.” Over the course of the trip, they crossed all types of terrains including mountains, desert, and city and country roads.

“We had a great time riding around Manhattan the first day,” said Ryan Pesch, one of the three riders. “If I lived in New York City I would definitely have a scooter.” The second day of the journey was marred by hard rain and cold temperatures while crossing the mountains in Pennsylvania; otherwise the weather was mostly cooperative. The group enjoyed taking pictures in front of landmarks like the Saint Louis Arch and several places along historic Route 66. “The best part of the ride was getting into Los Angeles and riding the famous Mulholland Drive curves. What a blast!” said Mike Patterson, one of the riders.

The TGB Delivery is a purpose built commercial scooter made for delivering everything from pizza to mail. Two engines are available, 49cc and 150cc, with the 150cc averaging over 80 MPG while going 60 MPH. Three models are available in the USA from Cobra Powersports.

About TGB

Taiwan Golden Bee is a leading manufacturer of scooters, ATVs and OEM parts, whose customers include Piaggio, Suzuki, and Peugeot. Since its inception in Taiwan in 1978, TGB has evolved into one of the largest CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) manufacturers with over 60% market share in Europe.

About Cobra Powersports

Cobra Powersports is the exclusive distributor for TGB products in the United States and Caribbean Islands. A leading distributor of scooters, ATVs and off-road go-karts, several hundred powersports dealers rely on Cobra to provide quality transportation products. Cobra Powersports also distributes Peirspeed and SGMW USA products.


Bill Peirce

Phone: 770-974-9193

Fax: 770-974-1522

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