Many early motorcycles were made by bicycle manufacturers who added a gasoline engine to a bicycle frame. That was back in the 1890s. Schwinn, a famous American manufacturer of bicycles, came late to the game. Founded in 1895, Schwinn did not begin making two-wheeled motorized vehicles until 2005 when it introduced motor scooters to its product line. One of its first scooters was the Collegiate 50, which is an entry-level scooter. As the name implies, the Collegiate 50 would be good to ride around a college campus or just running around town on errands. Since 49.5 cc scooters top out at 40 mph (or less), highway riding isn’t an option.