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This is a compilation of various pieces of information available on the internet. None of it has been verified.

In October, 2007, Go Sporting Goods started doing business under a new name: Roth Motor Company. This corresponded with the introduction of the 16-pound 2000XR in 2007.

The official name is "Go Sporting Goods, LLC dba Roth Motor Company, LLC". DBA is an abbreviation for the phrase "doing business as", a legal term meaning that "Roth Motor Company" is not the official registered name of the corporation, which is in this case "Go Sporting Goods". LLC is an abbreviation for Limited-liability company, a flexible form of business enterprise that blends elements of partnership and corporate structures.

In spite of claims in various forums, I cannot find any indication that the company ever went bankrupt, although as of January 2009, it is no longer taking orders from their website.


Contact Address

Manufacturing Addresses

United States

"Alibaba" listing[1]

  • Contact: Mr. John Lynch
  • Company Name: Roth Motor Company
  • Street Address: 232 Front St
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Province/State: California
  • Country/Region: United States
  • Zip: 90048
  • Telephone: 1-888-312-0926
  • Fax: 1-978-359-1061
  • Website: http://www.rothmotors.com
  • Business Type: Manufacturer, Distributor/Wholesaler
  • Product/Service: 2000xr Motorboard
  • Brands: Roth Motorboard
  • Number of Employees: 11 - 50 People
  • Main Markets: North America, South America, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, Africa, Oceania, Mid East, Eastern Asia, Western Europe
  • Number of R&D Staff: 5 - 10 People
  • Contract Manufacturing: OEM Service Offered

Hong Kong

The Solax company website says[2]

SOLAX TECHNOLOGY LIMITED

  • H.K. office: Flat 420,Block Metropole Building 430 King's road, North * point,HongKong
  • U.S.A Office: IFM International, Inc, 9211 Rose Avenue Douglasville, Georgia 30134

SHANG AN HONG SPORTING GOODS FACTORY

  • Address: QiaoTou No.3 Industrial Area, Houjie Town, Dongguan City, Guangdong, China
  • Tel: 86-769-85924107 85922501
  • Fax:86-769-85922505 8559507
  • E-mail: mailto:gary@solaxtech.com

LONG TONG SPORTING GOODS FACTORY

  • Add: Xingtang Industrial Area, Houjie Town, Dongguan City, Guangdong, China
  • Tel:86-769-85592143-146
  • Fax:86-769-85928007

China

"www.made-in-china.com" listing [3]

  • Jiangsu Go-Board Sporting Goods
  • Model No: ES-1
  • Address: No1. Kai Cheng Road, Qilin Town, Jiangning District
  • City/Town: Nanjing
  • Province/State: Jiangsu
  • Country/Region: China
  • Zip/Postal Code: 210000

"Alibaba" listing[4]

  • Place of origin: Yantian, China
  • Model No: 2000X
  • Port: Yantian, China
  • Payment Terms: L/C
  • Minimum Order Quantity: 500
  • Brand Name: Go Motorboards

Solax Brand (2007)

"Made-in-china" listing[5]

  • The Electronic Scooter (ST-2)
  • Trademark: SOLAX
  • Model: ST-2
  • Productivity: 50,000/month
  • Company: Wisefame International

Solax Technology (2006)

Source Mar.08,2006

Go Sporting Goods, 2004-2007

In May 2006, the US Patent office awarded a Patent[6] to David Roth, Lawrence Diener, David R. Goetz. It includes novel elements such as 1) motor directly driving sidewalls of wheels, 2) use of two motors, 3) "tachometer" optical encoder attached directly to motor, 4) shock absorbers, 5) general shape.

US7040443 - Motorized scooter - 05/09/2006[7]

A scooter having a fuselage with a front portion and a rear portion that includes a rear wheel rotatably mounted at the rear portion. The scooter also includes a standing platform supported by the fuselage for supporting a rider and a transmission system mounted under the standing platform in the rear portion of the fuselage. The transmission system having a motor with a wheel engagement element being operatively coupled with the rear wheel to allow the wheel engagement element to rotate the rear wheel when the wheel engagement element is engaged with the rear wheel. Another embodiment of the transmission system includes a motor, a first drive cone coupled the motor; and, a drive cone engagement mechanism configured to allow the first drive cone to be operatively coupled with a wheel to rotate the wheel.

In May 2005, Go Motorboards LLC discontinued the 1500X as a newer and more expensive model, the 1600X, is in production.

In April 2005, Go Motorboards LLC (a Worcester, Mass.? based manufacturer and seller of electric scooters), filed a breach of warranty/fraud case against EnerSys Inc., arising out of the sale of batteries The Court dismissed all claims.

David Roth co-founded the privately held company in 2004 with business partner John Lynch. At that time, they introduced the 19-pound 2000X in 2004.

  • Name: Go Sporting Goods
  • Address: 38698 El Viento, Road Suite D
  • City: Palm Desert
  • State: CA
  • ZIP: 92211
  • Country: USA
  • Phone: 888-312-0926

Go Motorboards, 2002-2004

David Roth, founder and designer, launched the 23-pound 1500X Motorboard in 2002

  • Go Motorboards, LLC LTD LIAB JT ST CO
  • PO Box 5767
  • Oxnard, California 93031

Go Motorboards in 2004 was an Oxnard, California based designer, manufacturer and importer of motorized scooter. The company's first product, the 1500x TranSporter, incorporates two years of development, engineering and design. It represents numerous industry firsts and holds seven (7) patents pending for its revolutionary design and technology.

The 1500X was the beginning of an entire new class of products. It sets a new standard for technology and quality. We are still on the GO -- hard at work designing and engineering additional new radical motorized scooters for demanding applications.

Applied for Trademark "Motorboard" in 2003, abandoned 2004

Applied for Trademark "Go Motorboards" twice in 2003, abandoned in 2005.

On Jan 13, 2004, Go Online Networks tested the scooter market by Acquiring 100 motorized scooters from Go Motorboards, Inc. These units are customer returns and will be refurbished up to manufacturer's specification by Go Online Networks Corp.'s consumer electronic services division Digital West Marketing Inc. Upon completion of the refurbishing process Digital West will remarket the scooters on Ebay

See also

References

  1. http://www.alibaba.com/member/gomotorboards.html
  2. http://www.solaxtech.com/contact.asp?N_ID=368&N_C_ID=169
  3. http://www.made-in-china.com/showroom/easyvehicle/product-detailyeqxZoPUgGRQ/China-Folding-Electric-Scooter-ES-01-.html
  4. http://www.alibaba.com/product-free/10856012/2000X_Transporter.html
  5. http://www.made-in-china.com/china-products/productviewDMYJwWTcsahx/Electronic-Scooter-ST-2-.html
  6. Motorized scooter David Roth et al
  7. Go Sporting Goods, LLC ( Rowland Heights, CA )