New Tomos mopeds have been all but exctinct in the USA in the 2010s. Tomos, a Slovenian moped manufacturer, had been producing its industry standard moped line at its original facility in Koper, Slovenia, since the 1950s until 2013. In 2013 Tomos USA, the American importer of Tomos mopeds, informed its dealers that Tomos Slovenia would be moving its production facility to Turkey - only months later to announce it had reversed this move and would be moving production back to Slovenia! The decision to change production facilities - likely an effort to reduce production costs to remain competitive with cheaper Chinese scooters - was a controversial and potentially fatal blow to the US's supply of Tomos mopeds. The "hiccup" in production during this transitional phase likely caused Tomos Slovenia to halt exports to the US - a relatively small market compared to Europe and Asia - until it had a chance to regroup and return to full production. In the meantime, American dealers and consumers have been anxiously waiting for the return of their favored moped brand.
Port City Mopeds - Portsmouth, New Hampshire's dealer for Tomos USA - is pleased to announce it will be working to release a limited edition production run of modern Tomos mopeds in the Spring of 2016. Port City Mopeds, a dedicated repair and service center for vintage and contemporary mopeds, is making efforts to work with the Tomos mopeds to have input on styling, standard equipment, and pricing. The latest plans have had a focus on compatibility with aftermarket and performance parts, along with powdercoated components with vibrant color options.
Port City Mopeds anticipates the production run will consist of less than 10 mopeds, and plans to have them available for sale by Spring 2016. Pricing is expected to be "on par" with MSRP rates of the latest 2013 imports. Keep an eye on the Moped Times, and Port City Mopeds' sales page for more information on this exciting release.