Schwinn, the bicycle company, has branched out and is now making motor scooters. Powered by air cooled 49.5cc 4 stroke engines and CVT transmissions, they have three models, the Campus, the Collegiate and the Graduate ranging in price from $1395 to $1699.
The have both electric and kick start, the Campus has drum brakes while the other two models have a combination of drum and disc.
Looks like they don’t have many dealers yet, if any, but that should change soon. I wonder if these will be going overseas against the likes of Vespa. For that matter, I wonder how they’ll fare against Honda and the other guys over here. Time will tell.
UPDATE: As our commenters have already noted, Schwinn is simply a purchased name from a bankrupt company. One of our readers, Mark, sends in this additional information: The name is owned by Pacific Cycle, Inc. which, is in turn, part of Dorel Industries a seller of child seats and all manner of other items, imported and then sold with various brand names tacked on. It would be interesting to know where (in China?) these are actually from.