Everyone knows what a scooter is, one of those little things you see around some college campuses and downtown in crowded cities. Usually a bit small. I ran across this and it takes care of the small factor and it should cruise on the highways just fine since it’s powered by a Harley Sportster engine. From what I can tell from these two sites, the Defiant is from a company owned by Tom Wollny. The scooter in the picture here has bodywork designed by Craig Vetter. Looks pretty cool, very retro. I would definitely like to ride one of these. The one thing I can’t tell from the photos is whether this is a single seater or not. There seems to be enough seat space for two but I can’t see any place for the rear passenger’s feet. Check out the sites and see what you think.
According to Craig Vetter, the scooter in the picture is a prototype, an example of the kind of bodywork that can be installed on the Defiant. This one had not had the footpegs or strap installed for a passenger but it can carry one. Defiant does not yet sell bodywork, this is kind of a “roll your own” scooter, they sell the kit which consists of the frame that accepts all of the Sportster parts, the body is then up to you.
By the way, for the two or three of you who don’t know who Craig Vetter is, he is the designer of the famous Vetter fairing from the 70’s which became extremely popular in the following years and played a large part in the development of the fully faired touring motorcycles you see today from all of the manufacturers. He had his hand in a great many other designs as well and that is covered on his site to some degree. It’s nice to see Craig’s input on current designs.