The Humvee of scooters

All-terrain scooter pic

The Kaz-USA all-terrain scooter

The High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), commonly known as the Humvee, is a four-wheel drive military automobile produced by AM General^. Similarly, the Kaz-USA Scooter is a single-foot drive civilian footbike that’s also ready to go most anywhere. They’re hand-made in California – huge, unique and the toughest push scooters around.

Need to kick on the beach? You can do it on a stepcross, but only right where the loose sand meets the ocean; there’s about a foot-wide strip of packed wet sand there that’s navigable by even a “street” footbike. But if you want to blast through the dune out onto the beach and back and forth, a Kaz might be just the thing.

They make heavy-duty, really fat-tired scooters from all-terrain dog-scooters to “duallies” like those trucks with four rear drive-wheels, not to mention utility scooters that actually have a wagon attached, complete with a front disc-brake for when you’re carrying bricks down a hill.

They’re available at a Yahoo! store and some from Amazon. (I’m surrounded by sand on a barrier island. Hmmm.) Hat tip to Trottinette Magazine.


2 Responses

  1. Wow, that’s quite a scoop there Peter. The Kaz weighs forty-six pounds so it will be quite tiring to ride without a dog to pull you. The “Slick-BMX” model looks good too but is is also listed at weighing forty-six pounds. I’m out of breath just looking at the photos.

  2. Yeah, they do emphasize dogs as motors. Imagine scooting around with a wagonload of bricks! But that fat-tired beastie on the beach is tempting – I hope the bearings are smoooth.

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