What you missed if you’re not a hopeless loser that stalks scooters on the internet

The Vespa turned 60 this week. If you missed the news on 2strokebuzz, or here, here, here, here, here, here, here, or here, I’ll summarize it for you:

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So this is just a reminder that we filter through the PR blather, endlessly rehashed wire stories, ‘Scooter’ Libby updates, high school athletes’ volleyball stats, and Indian stock market reports several times daily just to find those precious nuggets of trivia (“Piaggio is unveiling a commemorative bell tomorrow!”) you care about. Any time Brooke wants to write out his theories about the false economy of scooters, I’ll be happy to print it, because I’m getting really bored with the “As gas prices top three dollars…” stories too (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15— that’s only about half the stories from this week).

3 thoughts on “What you missed if you’re not a hopeless loser that stalks scooters on the internet”

  1. Once again, Bryan Noise restores my faith in 2strokebuzz.

    Scooters rock.


  2. I particularly like this excerpt from the Canadian article:

    The flagship Granturismo model, which made its debut last August, is the most powerful Vespa yet, with a four-stroke liquid-cooled 200 cc engine that can reach speeds of 110 km/h. Even when it’s perfectly stationary the machine takes your breath away. It has muscular rear haunches and deep glossy finishes in vintage green, black or steel gray, that recall the classic racing cars of the ’50s. Details such as a lockable under-seat storage compartment for two Vespa helmets (they come in matching colors), a lockable front glove compartment (perfect for your sunglasses and cell phone), and even built-in hooks for grocery bags display the touch of designers who love beauty but demand practicality. And what’s the price for all this style and functionality? A mere $6,900.

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