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The Go-Ped scooter was invented and patented by Steve Patmont of Patmont Motor Werks (PMW) in 1985, and since then, PMW and the Go-Ped have dominated the scooter industry. Like many other manufacturers, the sales of Go-Ped scooters have been affected by sales of cheap (flawed) Chinese knock offs, but it has continued to be the most prevalent manufacturer.

With the introduction of the original Sport spindle driven, hard tire scooter, PMW gave the scooter industry a cheap and reasonable gas powered scooter, set in motion the formation of the International Scootercross Association and raised the bar for other designers like Puzey and manufacturers like Evo Powerboards, Tanaka, BladeZ and Boxer to meet.

Although they have entered into common usage, Go-Ped, Ped and Goped are registered trademarks of PMW. An original Go-Ped prototype as well as a more current version of the Sport reside in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, Behring Center in Washington, D.C.


History[edit | edit source]

1985 : Steve Patmont launches PMW, creators of the "Go-Ped".
1989 : PMW outgrew the garage and into multiple warehouses in Livermore, California
Jul 2004 : Federal District Judge issues broad injunction prohibiting the importation of infringing gas and electric motorized scooters from China, Taiwan, and Korea.
Mar 2004 : PMW files suit against the Chinese Gov. and various Chinese Mfgs. over unfair trade policies.
Dec 2004 : ESR750 Wins Scooter of the Year Award
Jan 2005 : Pro 60 62cc scooter released to the market
Mar 2005 : PMW releases EX version ( ESR750EX) of the ESR750
Apr 2005 : PMW releases Sport version ( ESR750 Sport) of the ESR750
Nov 2006 : PMW introduces new Trail Ripper Quad as an off-road kart
Feb 2007 : PMW introduces the Riot as a pit bike like off-road scooter
Mar 2007 : PMW launches new Grow-Ped designed for Skate Parks and the GTR46 Trail Ripper is featured in the movie Reign Over Me
Aug 2007 : PMW introduces the GTR Roadster as an alternative to the GTR46 Interceptor.
Fall 2007 : PMW introduces the ESR750 Hoverboard, a full suspension electric scooter.

Products[edit | edit source]

Gas Scooters[edit | edit source]

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The Goped Bigfoot was the first air tire scooter released by Goped. It featured a spindle drive similar to the hard tire scooters that preceded it....more
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The Goped GSR Cruiser is a chain driven, air tire scooter. It was marketed by Goped as quiet, reliable and economical, targeting beginners who wanted a scooter to learn with....more
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The Goped GSR Sport is a chain driven version of the Goped Sport. It is the only chain driven, hard tire scooter to be released by Goped. It's design is intended to combine the ...more
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The Goped GSR25 is a chain driven, air tire scooter. It was designed as a more economical version of the Goped GSR40....more
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The Goped GSR26R is a chain driven, air tire scooter that preceded the Goped GSR29R. It was released shortly after the Goped GSR25. As opposed to the GSR25, ...more
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The Goped GSR29R is a race-oriented scooter released as a successor to the Goped GSR26R....more
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The Goped GSR40 is arguably the most reliable scooter to leave the production floor of Patmont Motor Werks. It is powered by the Zenoah G43L-D engine, a reliable, Japanese, four port two ...more
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The Goped GSR46R is one of the most powerful street scooters released by Goped. It is intended to be a street-only scooter since it lacks any form of frame-based suspension. When it was ...more
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The Goped GTR (aka "Goped Trail Ripper") is the first production scooter to introduce the C.I.D.L.I. suspension system. With its extreme front and rear suspension and ...more
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The Goped GTR Interceptor is an on-road version of the Goped GTR. It sports street tires and higher gear ratio than its older bother. Check the GTR page for detailed info as this ver. only ...more
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The Goped GTR Roadster is an economy version of the GTR Interceptor. With the exception of the smaller Chung Yang GPL290 engine, a different motormount and clutch, and ...more
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The Goped GeoBigfoot is a faster, more efficient version of the Goped Bigfoot. It sports a larger engine and a clutch mechanism which allows the driver to disengage the engine in order to ...more
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The Goped GeoSport was marketed as "just like the Sport, but lighter, faster, quieter and easier on the environment." The GeoSport was quite similar to the ...more
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The Goped Go-bike is a powerful, chain drive miniature bike with a frame similar to that of other Goped scooters. It had a rear monoshock. Excluding the frame, parts are interchangeable with ...more
The Goped Liquimatic is nearly identical to the Sport scooter with the exception of an oil filled torque converter system. The Liquimatic's torque converter (referred to by ...more
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The Goped RIOT was introduced along side the Goped GTR46 as a pitbike like "scooter". Like the GTR46, the RIOT features front and rear CIDLI suspension. ...more
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The Goped S25 is very similar to the GeoSport except that the clutch is missing on this model. Otherwise, S25 and Goped GeoSport are the same scooter....more
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The Goped Sport is nearly identical to the first scooter that rolled out of Patmont Motor Werks. It's extremely simplistic design and economy engine keep things simple. Nothing fancy ...more
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The Goped Super X-Ped was the closed course competition version of the popular Goped Sport gasoline powered motorized scooter produced by Patmont Motors in the early 2000's. The Goped ...more
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Goped X-Ped is a trick version of the Goped Sport which has been reinforced in order to handle the abuse of jumps and tricks. The X-Ped has a protective under-deck scrub board to ...more


Electric Scooters[edit | edit source]

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The Goped ESR750 is a chain driven, air tire, electric scooter. The ESR750 was one of the most successful scooters that Goped developed because of its reach into an untapped ...more
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The Goped ESR750H is a chain driven, full suspension, electric scooter. It was designed as a combination of C.I.D.L.I. suspension system and the Goped ESR750. ...more
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The Goped ESR Sport is a chain driven, hard tire, electric scooter. Goped marketed the ESR Sport as a lighter, less expensive to the Goped ESR750....more
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The Goped ESR750EX is a chain driven, air tire, electric scooter that was designed to simply increase range over the Goped ESR750. Thicker SLA batteries with higher amp hours fit ...more
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Human-Powered Scooters[edit | edit source]

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The Goped Grow-Ped is a miniature version of the Goped Know-Ped. It is designed to be used by youth....more
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The Goped Know-Ped is a foot-powered scooter designed to be used in skate parks and light commuting....more
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The Goped Super Grow-Ped is a upgraded version of the Goped Grow-Ped. Unlike the Grow-Ped this scooter has clamped handlebars, a thicker support pole, thicker axle bolts ...more


Karts[edit | edit source]


Publicity[edit | edit source]

Go-Ped and their products have been featured in several short clips and interviews about the mini motorsports industry and Goped's involvement in it. On October 4th 2004, Steve Patmont was interviewed by NPR's Laura Sydell about Chinese importation. Go-Ped was also featured in an article in Sprawl Magazine on May 5th of 2004.

In 2007, the Go-Ped GTR46 was featured in the movie Reign Over Me as a transportation device used often by one of the main characters.

Various videos have also been made to display the technology behind Goped scooters such a video of the Go-Ped GTR46 on Beyond Tomorrow and various videos released by Go-Ped themselves (Riot, GTR46, TRQ and ESR750).



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