Saturday, April 30, 2011

Zoom-Zoom V



My fascination with les motocyclettes in Paris has become more focused on the details. This scooter has many accessories: windshield, wipers, roof and semi-enclosed cab, a trunk for storage, headrest. The leather guards for feet and hands seem quite necessary for a gentleman professionally dressed such as this.

What a Beemer!

22 comments:

jb said...

Also strong Edsel genes...
An utter failure in the marketplace

Julie said...

That cab must be a version of a roll-bar because I cannot see it keeping much of the weather out. Is that a BMW logo I note on the front RHS?

beau gosse said...

We refer to this as "Human Encapsulation", Genie! ^_^

This is Belgium said...

isn't is amazing how people dressed for work, actually get to work.. in these new contraptions?

Malyss said...

With doors, it would almost be a car! :)
have a nice week-end, dear Genie!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Hi Genie,

Now that's what I call a substantial motorcycle, I think even I could manage one of those.

Best wishes

Grace

Andy said...

They were a lot of fun when I was younger. Now of days I prefer to travel by car.

Dianne said...

Very stylish - but is there room for me in there?

Cezar and Léia said...

This kind of roofed scooter is so cool and the brand explains why so many comfort details...
God bless you!
Cezar

Joe said...

I think it's missing a couple of wheels.

M said...

I was intrigued by them as well ... After buying all the accessories ... Have you paid as much as a car? And then, how does the added weight reduce the fuel efficiency? Hmmmm ....

I like it in B&W!!

brattcat said...

This man and his motorcyclette...they are both interesting hybrids, I think.

Virginia said...

A Smart Car without doors? I am still LOL at jb's comment. What's with the hand covers???
V

Halcyon said...

They sure can zip around in these! I wonder how much a decked out scooter like this would cost.

Alexa said...

Would love to have one of these for scooting around NYC (if I didn't do my scooting on foot or underground, that is). You'd even be able to park it. I think you'd get one of these if you moved to Paris for good, Genie!

Alexa said...

Hard to tell from the logo, but maybe this is the C-1E (the electric version). Not cheap, but you can probably go far on a gallon of gas.

biebkriebels said...

We don't see them here much, we have scooters and haavy motor's.
But for rainy wheater it is wonderful.

Starman said...

JB may think this is an utter failure, but if he was to go to Paris, il serait certainement beaucoup de ces.

JM said...

A living room on two wheels! :-) Cool!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

JB -- You are a mess!

Julie -- Oh, yes, it's a BMW. I think that in inclimate weather that there is a zip-on side panel

beau gosse -- Sbbbtt! Love that... "human encapsulation"...

Anni -- This one is so clean and without dents... I would be worried

Malyss -- Perhaps it is for someone who has not quite let go of the car concept yet... bon weekend à toi

Grace -- I think that I have posted a similar style that I saw in the Marais a year or so ago here..http://parisandbeyond-genie.blogspot.com/2011/01/zoom-zoom-rouge.html

Andy -- My parents would not let me ride on one but in Paris, I think that one would come in handy

Cezar -- It is cool and a bit over the top, hehe

Dianne -- There is room for one but only one... I'll take turns with you

Joe -- Haha, there are some with two wheels in front (or is that in the back?)

Marie -- True, but at least you do not have to worry about parking it.

brattcat -- This man does look a bit intense and uptight. Hybrids, hummmmm...

Virginia -- To keep the hands warm, dry, and not covered with the sludge of the streets?

Halcyon -- $$$$$ or €€€€€

Alexa -- I think you are right, mon amie! We must talk about how you are so well-versed in this - hah!

biebkriebels -- I think that a regular moto would not be good in the rain and cold

Starman -- I have seen several and think that the price is the limiting factor

JM -- Hahaha, that is a good one!

Randy said...

That really looks like a fun ride.

Peter said...

I think that this BMW is not manufactured any more, but there are some "copies" on the market. Many see it as an advantage that wearing a helmet with this kind of scooter is not compulsory.