The development history of scooter:
In 1903, 8 years after the invention of the Dai's car, Meyer seated motorcycle appeared in the Netherlands. Different from traditional motorcycles, Meyer cars pay more attention to people’s pursuit of comfort. The riding posture has been changed from straddle riding to being placed on the pedals like a car, and the steering adopts a car. Steering wheel design. Regardless of form or power, this Meyer seated motorcycle is very different from modern scooters, but the thinking mode it provides has injected huge energy into the development of later motorcycles-the original motorcycle can be ridden like this . After that, the U.S. Autolet ride-on motorcycle appeared. The wheel diameter of the A’s car is very small (only 0.38m), the seat and the center of gravity of the vehicle are greatly reduced, which has changed the shortcomings of the high center of gravity of the previous Meyer seated motorcycle, and the car adopts a topless design. Suitable for ladies to ride. Due to its simple structure and strong practicability, it is not only produced in the United States, but also produced by Krupp in Germany in 1920. Compared with straddle motorcycles, scooter has the characteristics of flexibility, convenience, comfort and strong applicability, so that it can be quickly popularized, and the market demand for seated motorcycles is increasing.
By the 1930s, factories in Germany's De Cove, France's Monigo, Britain's Norman, and Otto Yajter had all begun to produce such scooters, and a new industry had begun. It was Italy that pushed the scooter to the climax. During World War II, foldable motorcycles were designed for pilots to use after parachuting. The design concept of a sitting motorcycle that is easy to drive and has small wheels has been established and promoted. After World War II, Italy’s Pujdefen Aircraft Manufacturing Company abandoned the Wilbach Corgi motorcycle that was used by British paratroopers during World War II, and redesigned a new model called Uspa ( Vespa) scooter. Uspa uses an engine with a displacement of 98ml and a power of 2.35kW. The body is made of all-thin steel plate stamping and welding. It has a compact structure and a low price. It fully meets the needs of people for cheap transportation after the war. In 1946, the company began mass production of this spar, and thus developed into the world's largest scooter manufacturer. Uspa has become synonymous with classic scooters. The technological revolution has accelerated the pace of the scooter. Wisepa motorcycles were the first to adopt an electronic ignition system; the Dekov Habi motorcycles in 1955 were the first to adopt a wedge belt drive automatic transmission. The scooter has become one of the most popular types of vehicles in the motorcycle family. There is no doubt that scooters of various displacements are the best means of transportation for medium and small cities.
By the middle of the twentieth century, Europe's Italy, the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, and France all produced such cars in large quantities. The output reached a peak in 1952 to 1954. Twenty years later, with the recovery and revitalization of the European economy, people have invested more interest in cars. In this context, the output of scooters in Europe has dropped sharply. Just as everything is advancing like waves, scooters have declined in Europe, but have been fully developed in Asia. After entering the 1970s, in addition to established manufacturers such as Piaggio in Europe and Italy, countries such as Japan and India began to produce scooters, opening up a new era of modern scooters. Modern scooters use a 50-200ml engine, which can be divided into two typical styles: Italian style and Japanese style. Italy is represented by the Spar, which is characterized by its front and rear suspensions using single-arm support. The front fender is independent of the body. The front cover of the car body is designed as a wide wind deflector to reduce the impact of the oncoming wind on the human body. The bottom pedal and the center car body form a stepped style; the rear body cover is a three-stage design with a middle height and a low side; the overall shape contour line is obviously prominent, the seat cushion is like a hat, and the rear is a large arc Down; from the front fender, the front cover of the car body, the rear body to the rear, all connected by a large arc, forming a lovely round shape. In the 1980s, the shape of Uspa was more sleek and smooth, like a little sheep. Therefore, in Taiwan, China, the small displacement scooter is also called "little sheep" or "sheep boy". Italy still maintains the dominant position of scooters, with annual output accounting for more than 50% of the world's total output of scooters. The development of the motorcycle industry in Japan is amazing, and it is no exception in the field of scooters. Several major car manufacturers have meddles in scooters. In 1977, Yamaha launched the Passol car, which was equipped with a 49ml, 1.69kw engine; the following year, the SA50 scooter was introduced on the basis of it, which made major improvements in appearance and formed the characteristics of a modern Japanese sitting car. In the early 1980s, Suzuki introduced the Gemma 50 seated car, and Honda also produced its own representative model. By 1982, the annual output of seated motorcycles reached a peak. In terms of model development, Yamaha has derived Superz super and Sports based on JOG. In terms of production design, the company adopts universal car body design from 50ml to 100ml. On the one hand, it is convenient for mass production, which is conducive to reducing costs, and on the other hand, it is conducive to the deformation of multiple varieties and is easy to adapt to changes in market demand. The 1980s was the golden age of the development of Japanese-style scooters, especially after 1988, the development of models in the direction of large displacement, let the scooters enter people's lives. Chinese people are no strangers to Japanese-style scooters. The big sharks and LEAD series running all over the street are some classics of Japanese-style cars. In the 1990s, in order to meet the needs of consumption, leisure and environmental protection, Japanese-style scooters began to develop in the direction of four-stroke, water-cooled, electric start, large displacement, luxury, and tourism. Scooters have become bigger, more luxurious, more dynamic and more comfortable. Famous models such as Honda Fordsight, Yamaha Majesty, Suzuki Skywave, etc., these models represent the development direction of scooters in the new century.
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