Scooters Come Zipping Out Of The Past

But nostalgia isn't the only reason for their popularity

Stand-up scooters are all the rage among preteens and adolescents. But a growing number of adults are zipping around on scooters of a different kind: the motorized bikes Europeans have relied on for transport since the 1940s. Audrey Hepburn rode one in Roman Holiday, but more recently, scooters have made cameos in The Talented Mr. Ripley and the Austin Powers films, as well as numerous music videos and print ads.

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