Teenage Kicks on Japanese Scooters
In junior college, someone in my dorm had an SYM Wolf 125 motorcycle and let me learn how to ride on it, even though I didn’t have a license. A few years later, many other Japanese scooters came onto the market—Mingjian (名劍), Zhuifeng (追風), Wangpai (王牌), RZ, DT, NSR, Doufeng (兜風), Jingfeng (勁風), Mingliu (名流), Dio, DJ-1, Haoshuang (豪爽), and Haomai (豪邁).
In 1990, Kymco made a splash with a scooter commercial starring Aaron Kowk (郭富城) and Amy Chen (陳艾湄) which became very popular and kickstarted Kowk’s career.
Origami kicks with paper model scooters
Scooters are very useful in Taiwan. I have owned several, including a Wolf 125, Mingliu 100, Jingfeng 50, Haoshuang 135 and my current Haomai. Each model brings back different memories. Even having owned two cars, I still enjoy riding a scooter because it’s so small and nippy. It still feels great to ride a scooter on a nice day!
Here is the video tutorial—give it a shot!
Watch Fun Paper DIY Motorcycle Video Tutorial (YouTube)