Just the other day I was talking about high performance alternative engines and my focus was on hybrids, electrics and new technologies. But how about making performance where you don't expect it with conventional engines? Peugeot makes a supercharged scooter, the Jet Force 125 Compressor, and it is just what the name implies, a 125cc scooter with a blower. They say it runs like a 250cc at least, but an article in Motorcyclist magazine by Alan Cathcart, says it takes on 400cc and 500cc motorcycles plus the usual run of cars. The thing probably gets great mileage, too.
It's like I said, show people a positive alternative to what they have and they'll try lots of new things. Scooters are getting more attention these days and this is certainly different. I know I'd like to give this a whirl but I don't think it's in the U.S. Very cool.