2012 California Scooter Co. Military Series Base

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2012 California Scooter Co. Military Series Base

Model Overview:

2012 Military Series Base

Bodystyle Scooter
Warranty 12 months
Manufacturer Country USA
Introduction Year 2011
Displacement (cc) 149
Engine Type Single-Cylinder
Nextstep Bg

2012 California Scooter Co. Military Series Base


The 2012 California Scooter Co Military Series scooter is a smaller version of the iconic mustang motorcycle that was in production from the early 1940s to the mid 1960s. The style of motorcycle was pioneered by Gladden Products Corporation and it was to resemble the military style “chopper” motorcycles that came to the U.S. after the second world war. The Military Series scooter offers a smaller but iconic Army designed scooter, reminiscent of their bigger motorcycle counterparts.

The 2012 California Scooter Co Military Series scooter is powered four-stroke, overhead valve (OHV), single-cylinder engine with 149cc of displacement. This engine pumps out approximately 13.3 horsepower and 9.1 lb-ft of torque however it has an estimated top speed of nearly 70 miles per hour (mph) so do not let quaint amount of horsepower deceive you.

The suspension uses a telescopic fork in the front with a rigid steel swing arm in the rear. The scooter uses a two-piston caliper with a 7.5 inch hydraulic disc in both the front and the rear, yielding a sufficient amount of power for sudden or high speed stops. The tires are 400""x12"" and four-ply for added miles and strength. The seat is a wide leather seat with two cushion springs. It comes standard with an electric starter but also has a kick start option for emergencies. It uses a five-speed manual transmission that is both reliable and keeps the noise to a minimum. Lastly, weighing in at a mere 240 pounds means this scooter gets up to 90 miles per gallon (mpg), letting you ride more and fill up less.

This scooter does a great job at keeping the Mustang motorcycle style alive and with the plethora of options of accessories for additional customization; you can really make this scooter your own.

New For 2012
  • The engine the 2012 Military Series sports is a four-stroke, overhead valve (OHV), single-cylinder, with 149cc of displacement.
  • The transmission on this scooter is a five-speed manual transmission with and electric and kick start option. The transmission is both reliable and smooth shifting.
  • The 2012 Military Series’ frame is made from a tough forged steel frame that uses one inch tubing for the bulk of the frame while using 1.25 inch tubing for the backbone. The frame design therefore ensures strength in areas that need it while shedding pounds to increase horsepower and fuel efficiency.
  • The gas tank and front and rear fenders are also made from high quality steel. The high strength steel protects the venerable gas tank from sharp objects punctures and as well as the tires.
  • The 12"" x 3"" painted steel disc wheels offer extra weight support while contributing to the old mustang look this scooter was designed upon.
  • Two piston calipers and 7.5 inch hydraulic discs in the front and rear are more than enough braking power needed for this scooter, providing all the braking needed to stop suddenly or to come to a stop from a top speed.
  • The telescopic front fork and rigid steel swing arm in the rear give the Military Series a stiff suspension while giving the rider all the necessary travel and cushion when subjected to harsher road conditions

2012 California Scooter Co. Military Series Specs

  • Model: Military Series
  • Engine Type: Single-cylinder, four-stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: 2.44 inches and 1.95 inches
  • Compression ratio: 9.6:1
  • Valve Train: Overhead valves
  • Induction: Carburetor
  • Ignition: Electric/Kick
  • Transmission: Five-speed manual
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Fuel Capacity: Three gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 90 miles per gallon
  • Brakes (Front): Two-piston calipers with a 7.5 inch hydraulic disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Two-piston calipers with a 7.5 inch hydraulic disc
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Rigid steel swing arm
  • Wheelbase: 51 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 27 inches
  • Curb Weight: 240 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 400x12” four-ply
  • Tires (Rear): 400x12” four-ply


  • To increase fuel efficiency and horsepower, the Military Series intake can be fitted with a K&N High Flow air filter. This filter is bigger than the standard air filter which allows more air to feed the engine.
  • A windshield can be fitted on the scooter with a windshield mounting kit. The windshield gives the scooter a touring feel as it is shown to increase top speed while increasing comfort for the rider by reducing wind resistance to the chest and face.
  • A luggage rack can be fitted to the rear that dresses up the bike as well as providing some extra space to store small bags. An overall great accessory.
  • Whitewall tires use the Mustang diamondback treat pattern and 1.5 inch whitewalls that give your scooter the ultimate throwback look. The whitewall tires not only help complete the old mustang body style but give a great contrast to the camo colors.
  • The most unique option this scooter has to offer are ammo-can based saddlebags that fit on the rear of the scooter just as normal leather or fabric bags do

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