Postal Services Motorcycles and Scooters - Then and Now - Around The World

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by fullmetalscooter, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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  2. Starbuck21

    Starbuck21 Manly scooterist!

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    Good find! Thanks for sharing with us. Certainly a cheaper way to deliver the mail...
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  3. Paul Mihalka

    Paul Mihalka Old Fart

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    2 years ago a visit to Europe and in Budapest, Hungary (my birth town) a visit in the Postal Museum.

    A 192x delivery bike:
    [​IMG]

    A 1953 125cc Danuvia-Csepel to deliver telegrams:
    [​IMG]
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  4. Verbal

    Verbal Knuckle Deep!

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  5. windburn

    windburn Long timer

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    We are still using the boxy white jeeps built at the factory in Toledo, Ohio. Our post person parks the jeep next to my house and walks house to house. A small cc Honda zipper would hurry things up I'm sure. We still have messenger services using bikes and motorcycles in big cities.
    Safety issues will likely keep the scooter out of the US mail.
    Our postal service is actually good at delivering mail however the politics keep them from initiating efficiencies.
    IMHO
    :norton
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  6. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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    Consider that the US Postal service is Screwed for cash I m guessing at you might just see it happen at least where the weather ok for 5 months of the year . You never know with gas going throught the roof it could happen
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  7. gatling

    gatling Long timer

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    I visited the Zongshen factory in Chongqing last year. They make a lot of small motorcycles (not scooters) for the Chinese post office.
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  8. ardbeglily

    ardbeglily Been here awhile

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    That vid was amazing, thanks for sharing.:clap
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  9. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    Our local (state owned) post office uses and has been using Tomos APN
    mopeds (with gears) for probably 20+ years.

    Can't seem to find a good picture.
    They use these now:

    [​IMG]

    Smaller private company's use the Kymco Agility Carry:
    [​IMG]

    ..and the largest local private postal company uses the Agility City and
    Kymco Vitality with big SHAD 50l saddle bags. These guys buy 100+
    of new scoots/year to cover whole Croatia.

    They used to run Yamaha Neo's scoots before these.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    That's the Agility City, can't find any fresh pics with the Vitality.

    I used to work there.. so.. exclusive pics. :deal
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  10. damasovi

    damasovi Long timer

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    I do not know, Mexico? or some part of Latin America

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  11. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    Posties all over Australia ride little Honda CT110's. I have ridden more than 250,000 km (150,000 miles) on foot paths on the CT110.

    Dodging obsitcales is a daily chore

    [​IMG]
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  12. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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    I guess you should get a metal for most miles on a ct110 but then again I wonder what the record is over there. Got to be some old postal guy whom being at it for 30 plus years .
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  13. scootrboi

    scootrboi Long timer

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  14. vortexau

    vortexau Outside the Pod-bay

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    Really long in the tooth Posties started out on bicycles - ex-army heavy duty bicycles:
    Stepping back in time with the postie bike

    Commenting on the current push to make yet another mode change,:

    So, maybe Australia's omni-present CT110-mounted Posties are a fading vision?
    [​IMG] to [​IMG]


    The postie's pushie returns, with added oomph, and a green message






    Warren's Postie Bike FAQ Version 3.1 - 3 Aug 2009


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  15. O'Hooligan

    O'Hooligan Ken Dodd's dads dogs dead

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    I rode one of these around the streets of Liverpool for two years. To think they actually paid a 16 year old lad to do that, I would have paid them:D
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    TyroneSlothrop n00b

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    TyroneSlothrop n00b

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    redhandmoto Been here awhile

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    EspaƱa!! Ole'!
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  19. k-moe

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    Deutsche Bank/ Post Office collaboration in Spain. Just like buying stamps at the grocery store in the U.S., except you can buy loans at the post office.
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