Pride Pursuit Sport 36 Volt Outdoor Mobility Scooter Just Released!

Tampa, FL September 12, 2014 –Scooter Direct is excited to announce the Pursuit Sport 36 Volt Mobility Scooter manufactured by Pride Mobility is now available for delivery. The much anticipated Pursuit Sport, model MV714, is Pride Mobility’s ultimate outdoor mobility scooter.

The Pursuit Sport 36 Volt Mobility Scooter offers the smooth maneuverability of a smaller 4-wheel mobility scooter along with high-performance features like 36 volts of power, full suspension and a hydraulic sealed brake system. The Pursuit Sport 36 Volt features sleek, aggressive style and a wealth of standard luxury touches including a full steering wheel with integrated digital display, making it the ultimate outdoor scooter.

Pride Pursuit Sport 36 Volt Features:

  • Full suspension for optimal handling
  • 36 volt battery system with (3) 12-volt 55 AH batteries
  • Up to 9 MPH and 22 Mile Driving Range
  • Deluxe reclining high-back seat with headrest and sliders
  • Full steering wheel with integrated digital display
  • 400 lb. weight capacity
  • Throttle control selection switch allows control by the left or right hand
  • Increased horn volume
  • Water bottle holder and rearview mirrors standard
Pride Pursuit Sport 36 Volt

Pride Pursuit Sport 36 Volt

The New Drive Medical Cobra GT4 Heavy Duty Scooter Is Now Available At!


Scooter Direct now offers the New Cobra GT 4 wheel mobility scooter with a  are 450 lb capacity, 35 miles driving range at a top speed of 10 mph over rough terrain! A 7 inch ground clearance and 14″ x 4″ tires are great for off road!

The Drive Cobra GT4 has a 24V x 950W x 5200 rpm motor and two 12V 75AH batteries giving maximum power, distance and speed.  Front and rear wheel suspension, pneumatic tires, infinitely adjustable tiller and a comfortable, fully adjustable seat with slide and recline, provide an extra smooth ride on long distance travel.

The ergonomic handle and control panel is full featured with half-speed control and a full lighting package provide a safe ride.  A 25″ base width passes through tight spaces with ease. This heavy-duty scooter is loaded with great quality and safety features to provide years of dependable service and safe travel over any terrain.

Cobra GT4 Heavy Duty Scooter

Cobra GT4 Heavy Duty Scooter







Drive Medical Cobra GT 4 Heavy Duty Scooter Features:

  • New, innovative design for a distinctive, stylish appearance.
  • One-touch, infinite tiller angle adjustment allows the user to easily position the tiller into the ideal driving position.
  • Ergonomic delta control handles makes it easier for users with limited strength and dexterity to operate the scooter.
  • “Blade” style alloy wheel rims.
  • Efficient, extra bright LED lighting.
  • Choice of Full size, Sport Style, Captain’s Seats in 20″ or 22″ widths.
  • Seats are height adjustable, swivel and feature a fold-down, reclining backrest. Seats can be adjusted forward or backward on auto-style slides.
  • Padded armrests feature easy turn cylinders for angle adjustment.
  • “High/Low” switch for instant speed control.

Scooter Direct carries a wide variety of outdoor mobility scooters and other mobility products to help you get mobile.  For more information on this scooter:

Scooter Direct has helped thousands improve their independence using electric mobility scooters, power chairs, mobility lifts, wheelchairs and lift chairs.  We know you will be pleased with our exceptional service.

Activecare Osprey 4410 Scooter Is The Best Outdoor Mobility Scooter Available Today!





Scooter Direct offers the ActiveCare Osprey 4410 Scooter capably handles up to 500 lbs for trips of up to 25 miles at 10mph over rough ground! Large tires and a seven inch ground clearance mean you can go anywhere!

The Osprey 4410 Heavy Duty Scooter is an outdoor beast with a 24V x 920W x 3700 rpm motor and two 12V 75AH batteries giving maximum power and distance.  Some of our customers even use this as a personal golf cart.

The new generation ergonomic handle and control panel greatly improves handling and comfort. Tiller is infinitely adjustable for easy reach and operation. A 29″ base width passes through tight spaces with ease. Front and rear wheel suspension and pneumatic tires provide an extra smooth ride. This heavy-duty scooter is loaded with great quality and safety features to provide years of dependable service and safer travel.

Activecare Osprey 4410 Scooter Features:

  • Armrests are padded and adjustable.
  • Ergonomic throttle control on a Delta Tiller
  • Seat back reclines and features adjustable headrest.
  • Available with 20” or 22” width Captain’s Seat with slide.
  • 13” x 5” Pneumatic tires and full suspension.
  • Charger ports located on tiller and rear shroud.
  • Infinitely adjustable tiller.
  • Headlight, Turn signals/hazards, Rearview mirrors and Front Basket
  • Additional hand-operated drum brake.

Activecare created such a great line of scooters that Drive Medical purchased the company and is still manufacturing this scooter under the name Drive Osprey 4410 scooter

Scooter Direct carries a wide variety of outdoor mobility scooters and other mobility products to help you get mobile.  For more information on this scooter:

Learning About Bariatrics and Obesity

Bariatrics is the study and treatment of obesity and those diseases associated with obesity. Diet, exercise, behavior modification, lifestyle changes, institutional and home medical equipment, medications and, in some cases, surgery are the tools used by bariatric physicians to help patients manage obesity.

What is Obesity?

Obesity is defined as an excessively high amount of body fat or adipose tissue in relation to lean body mass. The amount of body fat (or adiposity) includes concern for both the distribution of fat throughout the body and the size of the adipose tissue deposits. Body fat distribution can be estimated by skin fold measures, waist-to-hip circumference ratios, or techniques such as ultrasound computed tomography, or magnetic resonance imaging. 2

What is BMI?

Body Mass Index or BMI is a tool for indicating weight status in adults, representing weight levels associated with the lowest overall risk to health. It is a measure of weight for height. For adults over 20 years old, BMI falls into one of these categories: 3


  • Below 18.5 Underweight
  • 18.5 – 24.9 Normal
  • 25.0 – 29.9 Overweight
  • 30.0 – and above Obese

How Does BMI Relate To Health?

The BMI ranges are based on the effect body weight has on disease and death. As BMI increases, the risk for some disease increases. Some common conditions related to overweight and obesity include: 3

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Premature Death
  • Some Cancers
  • Diabetes

Other Indicators of Health Risk.

BMI is just one of many factors related to developing a chronic disease (such as heart disease, cancer or diabetes). Other factors that may be important to look at when assessing your risk for chronic disease include: 4

  • Diet
  • Physical Activity
  • Waist Circumference
  • Blood Pressure
  • Blood Sugar Level
  • Cholesterol Level
  • Family History of Disease


2- CDC Nutrition and Physical Activity

3- CDC Nutrition and Physical Activity

4- CDC Nutrition and Physical Activity

5- NIH Obesity Research, NIH Obesity Research Task Force Strategic Plan for NIH Obesity Research



Very large people face special challenges in trying to be active. They may not be able to bend or move in the same way that other people can. It may be hard for them to find clothes and equipment for exercising. They may feel self-conscious being physically active around other people.

Where To Begin?

• Start Slowly – The body needs time to get used to a new activity.

• Warm Up – Warm-ups gets the body ready for action. Warm up activities include shrugging shoulders, tapping feet, swinging arms and marching in place. Everyone should spend a few minutes warming up for any physical activity–even walking.

• Cool Down – Slow down little by little. Individuals should walk slowly or stretch for a few minutes to cool down. Cooling down may protect the heart, relax muscles, and keep individuals from getting hurt.

• Set Goals – Set short-term and long term goals. A short-term goal may be to walk 5 minutes on at least 3 days for 1 week. A long-term goal may be to walk 30 minutes on most days of the week by the end of 6 months.

• Get Support – Get a family member or friend to be physically active with the individual. It may be more fun, and less routine.

• Track Progress –  Individuals should keep a journal of their physical activity. People may not feel like they are making

progress but when looking back where the program started, individuals will be pleasantly surprised.

• Have Fun – Individuals should try different activities to find the ones they really enjoy.


What Activities Can An Obese Person Do?

Weight-Bearing Activities: Activities like walking and golfing, which involve lifting and pushing your own body weight.


Non-Weight-Bearing Activities

Activities like swimming and water workouts, which put less stress on the joints because individuals do not have to lift or push their own weight.


Lifestyle Activities

Activities like gardening, which do not have to be planned.6



Before starting any physical activity program, contact a medical professional.


6- NIH Publication No. 04–4352, May 2004–Article “Active at any Size”

Scooter Direct offers the Highest Weight Capacity Portable Scooter on the market.

Scooter Direct offers the Drive Medical Phoenix HD which was designed to bring travel scooters to a greater range of people than ever before.  This Portable Scooter offers a weight capacity of 350 lbs with a heaviest part of only 31 lbs.

The Drive Medical Phoenix HD 3 wheel scooter can be easily disassembled and can be loaded into even the smallest vehicles, eliminating the need to for a scooter carrier.  The 3 wheel scooter works on paved surfaces both in and outdoors.  For those wanting more outdoor activity, there is also a Phoenix 4 wheel model with 9” x 3” front and rear tires.

Every Phoenix scooter comes with both blue and red interchangeable color panels. The Phoenix Portable Mobility Scooter features a convenient, compact design that makes assembly and disassembly easy and will fit into even the smallest cars.  The Phoenix HD 3 wheel comes with a headlight, a padded hand grip with finger-pull throttle, comfortable height adjustable seat with a flip-back and width adjustable armrests.

Drive Phoenix HD 3 wheel Features:

  • Weight Capacity of 350 pounds
  • Battery Pack with two 18ah batteries has a range up to 15 miles.
  • Disassembles into 4 lightweight pieces; Heaviest Part: 31 lbs.
  • Charging port on tiller to prevent bending
  • Able to charge battery pack separately from scooter
  • Padded handle bars with easy pull throttles
  • Standard headlight and large front basket
  • Top Speed: 4 MPH
  • Ground Clearance: 2″
  • Turning Radius: 32″
  • Total Weight of scooter: 106 lbs.

Scooter Direct carries a wide variety of Travel Power Wheelchairs, scooters and other mobility products to help you get mobile.  For more information on this scooter:

Pride Go Go Assembly and Disassembly Instructions

Pride Go Go Disassembly

Pride Go Go Disassembly


You can disassemble the Pride Go Go Scooters into five pieces: the seat, the front section, the rear section, the basket, and the battery pack.  No tools are required to disassemble or assemble your Travel Scooter. Always disassemble or assemble your Portable Mobility Scooter on a level, dry surface with sufficient room for you to work and move around—about 5 feet (1.5 meters) in all directions. Remember that some Travel Scooter components are heavy and you may need assistance when lifting them.

WARNING! Do not lift weight beyond your physical capability. Ask for assistance when necessary while is assembling or assembling your Travel Scooter


Disassembled Travel Scooter

  1. Lock the tiller in the straight ahead position by pushing the tiller lock knob in and turning it clockwise 90°. The front wheel must face forward in order to lock the tiller.
  2. Remove the seat by lifting it straight up and off of the Travel Scooter. If you encounter resistance when removing the seat, disengage the seat rotation lever and swivel the seat back and forth while lifting up on the seat.
  3. Remove the battery pack from the Travel Scooter.

Frame Separation

  1. Lower the tiller and tighten the tiller adjustment knob.
  2. Lift up on the frame release lever until the frame hooks are no longer resting on the lower frame tube.
  3. Slowly separate the two sections of the Travel Scooter.
Pride Go Go Assembly

Pride Go Go Assembly







NOTE: Before attempting assembly, tilt the rear half of the Travel Scooter slightly back on the anti-tip wheels.

  1. Use the frame release lever to lift the front section as you align the frame hooks of the front section with the lower frame tube of the rear section.
  2. Once the frame hooks are over the lower frame tube, lower the front section completely. This will engage the frame lock-up.
  3. Raise the tiller and fully tighten the tiller adjustment knob.
  4. Reinstall the battery pack.
  5. Reinstall the seat and rotate it until it locks into place.
  6. Unlock the front wheel by turning the tiller lock knob 90° counterclockwise.

WARNING! After assembly, make absolutely certain the tiller lock knob is in the unlocked position before riding your Travel Scooter.

Pride Go Go Frame

Pride Go Go Frame

Create an Active Lifestyle with a Mobility Scooter

EV Rider Vita

EV Rider Vita Active Lifestyle Mobility Scooter

Confinement can be the most depressing situation that handicapped individuals can experience. Nobody wants to stay in the house for a long time, especially when it is not necessary. Devices like walkers are a great tool for those with balance issues or needing more support. For those who need more than just a walker to get around, especially for longer distances, there are many mobility scooters on the market.

Electric mobility scooters are designed to provide disabled people with a safe mode of transportation to the nearest store, park or community building. These battery operated chairs can be three or four wheeled, with easy operation. The reverse as well as forward motions can be controlled by the rider using a switch or finger controls or by thumb pads as per the design of the device.

Most scooters run at the speed of 5 miles per hour, have electronic brake systems which provide brake lock without roll-back on inclined surfaces. Headlight dimming and blinking mirrors are useful for signaling, while the multifunctional display panel shows information such as battery power capacity. Some units come with air-filled tires and other are foam filled so that flattening is not an issue. Seat upgrades are available, which includes armrests, belts, and full-circle swivel.

Making the right decision on the right mobility scooter for you will depend on several factors:

  • Comfort – Does the scooter fit you? Is it long enough? Can you sit correctly?
  • Travel – Will the mobility scooter be used to travel indoors or outdoors? Most can be used both indoors and out. A 4-wheel mobility scooter is typically better for outdoors. 3-wheel scooters are better to navigate in tight rooms because of smaller wheels and much smaller turning radius
  • Capacity – Will the scooter support your weight, now and in the future?
  • Terrain – Do you intend to navigate difficult terrains? Four wheels will provide you with extra power and stability
  • Mobility Accessories – Do you want to include accessories in your scooter, like canopies for rain protection or storage for crutches or Oxygen Tanks?
  • Price – What is your budget?

With mobility scooters, individuals with a disability can get around to the places they want and need to go in a safe and secure way. The secure features prevent and protect them from accidents and indeed increase their movement on wheels, and provide them a uniquely comfortable travel experience.

To add to the comfort of the scooter, there are many customizable options available to suit anyone’s lifestyle. Options range from special seat sizes and styles, storage holders for beverages, canes, or even oxygen tanks if needed. There are also variable speed ranges and battery sizes that may be offered as choices for customizing your mobility device.

Scooter Direct staff is available to assist you in choosing the right device for your specific needs.  Call today and let us assist you in getting your life back.

EV Rider CityRider Mobility Scooter Now Available


Scooter Direct announces the addition of the CityRider Scooter by EV Rider.  It is an ergonomic electric scooter with unparalleled comfort.  The sleek design allows you to ride in style and class.

The City Rider is a smaller version of the EV Rider Vita scooter.  The smaller size makes it easier to use on public transportation and easier to transport.  The Cityrider comes standard with great speed, independent suspension for comfort and upgraded features such as solid tires, which are not an option on the Vita.  The Cityrider has the same comfortable seat, controls, independent suspension and safety lighting that make the Vita the best in class mobility scooter.

CityRider goes up to ten mph with a driving range up to 20 miles, making an all-day trip on just about any terrain possible.  The CityRider electric mobility scooter has a four-inch clearance, allowing you to navigate through the streets with ease and confidence.

The CityRider Scooter has a 19 inches wide, a depth of 18-inches, and a back height of 21-inches.  This compares to the heavy duty scooters we offer.  It also comes equipped with more plush padding, providing even greater comfort.

Ergonomic and yet very sturdy, the CityRider is perhaps the most effective, comfortable, durable, and balanced scooter on the market today.  It hits the mark on just about category and it is available today in three beautiful colors.

EV Rider CityRider Scooter

EV Rider CityRider Scooter

EV Rider CityRider Mobility Scooter Features:

  • Full  safety package including headlight, running board lights, backup lights      and turn signals
  • Full Independent Suspension with rear Mono-shock for comfort
  • Flat free Front and Rear Tires
  • Easy Adjust tiller
  • Comes with 65AH Batteries installed
  • Powerful 700 Watt Motor with .94 HP
  • Top Speed: 10 MPH
  • Driving Range: 20 Miles
  • Turning Radius: 47″
  • Ground  Clearance: 4″
  • Carrying capacity: 325 lbs.
  • Total Weight: 320 lbs. with Batteries

Scooter Direct is proud to offer customers the highest quality mobility products manufactured by premier dealers such as EV Rider.  For more information:

Spitfire EX 1320 3 Wheel Compact Scooter Just Released

The brand new 3-wheel Spitfire EX by ActiveCare Medical is a great new addition to the portable scooter market!  This scooter is going to be very popular with its upgraded features, options,economy and portability.

When ActiveCare released the 4-wheel Spitfire EX model and it rapidly replaced the standard Spitfire popularity due to the ease of disassembly and upgraded features.  The new 1320 EX is going to have the same affect on the current Spitfire model.  The Spitfire EX has been simplified and now can be assembled or disassembled in about 30 seconds! 

The base model Spitfire EX comes with the 12 Amp battery pack which can be upgraded to the 21 Amp Battery Pack for an additional 6 miles per charge. Additional standard features like the 3” ground clearance with front and rear anti-tip wheels give you the ability to drive indoors or outdoors safely.

Spitfire EX 1320

Spitfire EX 1320

 Spitfire EX 3 Wheel Compact Scooter (1320) Features:

  • Foam Delta Tiller for comfort and single hand use
  • Standard 12ah Battery Pack can be upgraded to 18ah
  • Easy disassembly and Assembly
  • Front Anti-tip wheels
  • Two tone stylish folding seat
  • Heavy Duty Steel Frame
  • Front basket liner organizer
  • Top Speed: 4 MPH
  • Driving Range: 9 Miles, 15 Miles with 21ah Battery Pack
  • Ground Clearance: 3″
  • Turning Radius: 46″
  • Carrying capacity: 300 lbs.
  • Heaviest Part: 34 lbs. Front Section
  • Total Weight: 99 lbs., 105 lbs  with 21ah Battery Pack

Scooter Direct is proud to offer customers the highest quality mobility products manufactured by premier dealers such as ActiveCare Medical, now owned by Drive Medical.  The Spitfire line of scooters fit the growing need of customers to travel with their scooters without the need of a scooter lift.  The Spitfire scooters are great for traveling on a plane, cruise ship and will even fit into small hybrid cars. For more information:

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