Vespa & Piaggio News – illegal fakes, free extended warranty, finance offers

On a number of occasions, Sticky and I used to play a silly little game between ourselves at the Milan Motorcycle Show (EICMA) of 'Spot the Clone'. You see, over the years some of the less scrupulous manufacturers in China seemed to think it was fine to simply copy other manufacturers' scooters and arrive back … Continue reading Vespa & Piaggio News – illegal fakes, free extended warranty, finance offers

Rumour Mill – a new Bajaj Chetak for 2017

Once a scooter with a waiting list measured in years, the Vespa derived Bajaj Chetak was a mainstay of the Indian nation for decades. And then one day, in  2006, Bajaj made the decision to cease scooter production, citing that in their opinion the Indian market was heading towards a two-wheeled sector that would be … Continue reading Rumour Mill – a new Bajaj Chetak for 2017

Exclusive – NEW Electric Vespa Announced!

 Ending the 70 Years of Vespa anniversary celebrations, Piaggio chose the Milan Motorcycle Show to unveil what could potentially be the next chapter in the marque's history. Going Green The environmental impact of motor vehicles is arguably more the concern of gas guzzling 4-wheelers rather than nippy little commuter scooters. However the powered-two-wheel market gets … Continue reading Exclusive – NEW Electric Vespa Announced!

Surf’s Up scooter riders!

Packing the scooters for Woolacombe rally this weekend, and with it being a surf mecca for those who can, we thought we'd share this with you all.Found Down Under on the Wheels 24 website, they found bolt-on carriers available there for the Vespa GTS range to carry either a bicycle (why?) or a surfboard. Apparently … Continue reading Surf’s Up scooter riders!

New Vespa VX Elegante for India

Launching their second 'special edition' Vespa for the local market, the Elegante will hit the streets of India on 20 September 2014. Vespa India have announced the latest model in their Vespa range, a 'premium' version of their VX range there, which for European and American readers is pretty much like the old Vespa LX … Continue reading New Vespa VX Elegante for India