Three Norwegians are taking part in an overland rally event called Budapest-Bamako on Vespa scooters. The rally is described as a poor-man’s Dakar and is not unlike the early days of the most famous desert rally, now run in South America for security reasons. The trio are just taking part in the African leg of […]
Two Italians are participating in the Pharaons International Cross Country Rally taking place across Egypt on two specially prepared P200’s. Check out their bikes and short video here and lets hope not everyday is like this.
Coming in October: a 1000-mile endurance ride across Egypt “to promote tourism, alternative sports, and alternative means of transportation.” If I checked my Twitter account more often, I would have told you about it in time for you to sign up.
If you’re truly obsessed with scooters, you’ll spot the unmistakeable corner of a legshield from a mile away. I was scanning through thumbnails of photos of the Egyptian celebrations on Flickr and this great photo by Joel Carillet jumped right out at me. It was taken on the 6th of October Bridge on Friday night, […]
Vespa South Africa has custom-built a four-seated Vespa GT for promotion and marketing of the brand. Goofy! Hopefully I’ll see it when I’m down there for the World Cup. Now, to find some World Cup tickets…
Nigerian police are cracking down on motorcyclists wearing dried, hollowed pumpkins as helmets. Thanks for the warning, Becky!
Motorcycle Product News reports that manufacturing costs are rising quickly in Asia, and consumers can expect to pay 15-20 more for scooters over the next year. Here’s the full story (pdf), it’s a must-read. Thanks to Steve at PowerSportsFactory for the PDF.