Mr. Hanks led a group of more than 50 scooter riders to the Larry Crowne movie premiere on Monday, 27 July 2011. At the start of that ride, Mr. Hanks encountered well-known world motorcycle adventurer Arlene Battishill and her corporate-themed California Scooter Company motorcycle. Mr. Hanks asked a number of questions about the California Scooter, and he was very impressed when Battishill explained that she had ridden the bike to Cabo San Lucas and back. Battishill is the founder, president, and CEO of motorcycle apparel company Go Go Gear (www.GoGoGearLA.com)
A YouTube video of Mr. Hanks’ encounter with Battishill and her California Scooter may be seen at http://www.youtube.com/
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California Scooter Company manufactures 150cc street-legal motorcycles. The company sells in all 50 US states and Australia, and is in the process of certifying its bikes in Europe and Canada.