Jack Chalabian was 12 when he started delivering newspapers. In the mornings, he stood at the corner of Florence and Western avenues, hawking the Los Angeles Examiner. By afternoon, he’d hop on a Cushman scooter II, stuffing the Los Angeles Herald Express into subscribers' news boxes.
Now 76, Chalabian is back on a Cushman – this time, of his own design. This spring, Chalabian began manufacturing the Cushman II – a retro replica of the 78-year-old original updated with modern technology, including a larger engine capable of 55 mph, Brembo disc brakes and dual shocks front and rear.
A dozen years ago, Chalabian purchased a 1948 Cushman similar to the one he rode as a kid. After disassembling and rebuilding it, he said, "About once a month or so, I'd ride it to the post office to pick up the mail. I had people following me wanting to know where I got it and how they could get one."
The Cushman Scooters date back more than 100 years when the company was started in 1903 in Lincoln, Nebraska. As a part of American culture that spans over a century, we're proud to be the sole manufacturer in the country bringing American-made Cushman Scooters 2 to market. Today all Cushman Scooters 2 are handcrafted by skilled professionals and technicians in our factory in Gardena, CA. This premier lineup of Scooters is the result of extensive research, design & development, and American pride in engineering.
As a result, Cushman 2 has captured many accolades for its quality products, as well as for its drive to create a durable scooter, based on an American classic. But being made in America also means something more, it means that this is a great place to do business, live, work and remember what makes our craftsmanship a symbol of American pride.
Made in the U.S.A. means many things, but mostly it's a satisfaction guarantee that stems from our Cushman 2 factory to your driveways and garage. And it's a quality difference that lives and breathes with our Cushman 2 products.