SCOOT PACKS A SUIT­CASE

The Witness - Wheels - - BIKING -

APART from its old-style mini camper, (see page 2), Suzuki will also take its new Hus­tler Scoot to the Tokyo Mo­tor Show.

Suzuki clearly likes the Hus­tler name, as it has named a 790 kg mini sport ute thus and also the T20 247 cc, two-stroke mo­tor­cy­cle from the six­ties.

The latest Hus­tler Scoot pays trib­ute to the orig­i­nal bike and the ute, com­ing as it does with lug­gage com­part­ments that can even store a ten­nis racket, while the un­der-seat lug­gage area is turned into a slide-out suit­case that can also sit be­tween the rider’s feet.

A rear car­rier and pan­niers have hooks and space for more lug­gage. Power for the moped comes from a 49 cc air-cooled thumper, which will be good for low-down torque in slow city traf­fic, but not so much on highways. A paint scheme inspired by comic strips com­pletes the of­fer­ing.

PHOTO: SUZUKI

Suzuki’s Hus­tler Scoot con­cept pays trib­ute to two great trans­porters from the com­pany’s past.

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