More than ever, I love to hear about a new venture. Today I announce that Steve Seidner, the founder and President of Pro-One has now started California Scooter Co. With three new models, the Classic, Greaser and Babydoll priced at MSRP $4,995. Steve’s scooters take a vintage look into the 21st century and offer the accessories and options to satisfy the desires of today’s rider.
Drawing on his 35 plus years in the motorcycle industry Steve became inspired to not just restore and resurrect the old Mustang that had become a part of California history (see article below this one). Instead, Steve’s talent and abilities gave birth to a new scooter that embodies the spirit of the original, a scooter with biker styling yet sleek and well defined. Steve crafted a scooter with performance and fun, eye candy on the road equipped for today’s rider. Steve’s desire to improve on the original had taken over and he not only built the scooter his dad always wanted but produced the scooter he believed Mustang Motor Corporation would have built if it had stayed in business until today.
Each model has the following main features. All steel black powder coated frame construction with 1” tubing and 1 1/4” backbone. Steel gas tank and all steel front & rear fenders. 4-stroke (OHV) air cooled single cylinder with 149 cc displacement. Compression ratio 9.6:1. Electric and kick start. 3 gallon unleaded fuel capacity. Top speed: 55 mph. 12v electrical system. 2 piston aluminum brake calipers. 7 1/2” stainless steel brake rotors. Billet aluminum front triple tree. Hard chrome front telescopic front suspension. 27” seat height. 240 lbs approximate weight. 5 standard paint colors (custom paint job on request). MSRP 4,995.00.
My point of view is that there is a huge market for these type of “American Scooters”. Not a niche market but everybody from 7 to 77-year will state “I want One” when they see it, bikers and not yet bikers, men and women. If only 5% write a check to the order of California Scooter Co. it’s big money. When you are not sure how to resolve a business problem- to attract the 18 to 35 age segment to the 2-wheel sport – go around the problem. Make a motorcycle product affordable to most, fun, and that everybody may enjoy to ride at all ages, for whatever use it may be. And if it was also the way to make a new generation access and get addicted to the sport? Problem resolved?!? Tell me what’s on your mind… California Scooters Co.