The Scooter Cannonball Run is a coast to coast endurance event for scooters. It is a test of both rider and machine that covers 3500 miles and takes in some of the best motorcycle roads on the North American continent. It will be run as a time/distance/regularity rally where points are awarded based on miles completed and the ability to maintain the standard pace.
Fernandina Beach, FL to Mukilteo, WA
Roughly: July 5-15, 2016
Your reasons are your reasons. Some ride for charity, some to prove they can do it, some to "win" and others just to see the country. While the Scooter Cannonball Run is not a race, the pace tends to be spirited. There is not much time to stop for pie.
If you are more interested in a tour or slower pace, consider running one of the past routes on an odd year.
Join our forum to introduce yourself.
For the Scooter Cannonball Run in 2014 we adjusted the handicap, and in 2016 we are sticking to the same handicap. The handicap is based on both the age and displacement of your scooter and is normalized to a 1979 Vespa P200E. The handicap takes into account the power/cc of every vespa made since 1946. That said some models performed better than average and others worse. Check the rules for the formula and the forum for the method and rational behind it if you have questions. Or just use the form below to calculate your handicap.
*Note: For guidance only, your official handicap will be calculated by the organizers and are final.
As long as the engine cases are standard to your scooter the year of manufacture is based on that shown on your registration. If an engine swap has been done then it's based on the average year of the frame and engine. There seems to be a sweet spot for displacement somewhere between 125-200cc and very little (or negative) advantage to larger bikes.
The form below can be used to compare performance between two bikes. It's simply applying the handicap to the top speed to give an adjusted top speed. This assumes that top speed is representative of over all performance.