VespaMotor Scooters



Site Map
What's New


Scooters from
Yes Man, Scooters in Film
Larry Crowne and scootering
Helmet Free scootering
Scooters in a failing economy
Scooter Economy
Scooter ROI Analysis
Scooter pays for itself
Types of Motorscooters
Why ride a scooter?
Motorscooter FAQ
Buying Scooters Online
Join Our Mailing List
Recommend this site

Scooter Inspiration

Scooter Economy
Motorscooter Advantages
Motorscooter Disadvantages
Motorscooter Books
Motor Scooter Poetry
Business Scooter Travel
Motorscooter Posters
Motorscooters in California
Scooting in the UK
Green Scooting in China
Scooting in Italy
Motorscooters in Iraq
Motor Scooter History
The Ice-Cream Scooter
Pets and Motorscooters
RVs and Motorscooters
Gas vs. Electric Scooters?
Put-putting Pleasures
Recommended Scooters

Scooter Culture

Larry Crowne (film)
Dating and Scooter Culture
Motorscooter Freedom
Motor Scooter Image
Scooter Lib
Back to School on a scooter
Motor Scooter Music
Motorscooter Camping

Types of Motorscooters

Classic Motor Scooters
Italian Motor Scooters
The Vespa Motorscooter
The Aprilia Motorscooter
Falcon Electric Scooters
50cc Motorscooters
Kymco Motorscooters
GT Chaunl Scooters
Chinese Motor Scooters
TANK Motorscooters
The RoadRunner Scooter
Roketa Motorscooters
The I-scooter
Moped Scooters

Scooter Choices

Best Scooter Deals
  The Performance Scooter
  The Luxury Scooter
  The Minimalist Scooter
  The Classic Scooter
  The Basic Scooter
  The I-scooter
  The Electric Scooter
  Stand-up Scooters
  The Mobility Scooter
  Used Motorscooters
  California Legal Scooters
  Toy Scooters

Practical matters

Trouble starting a scooter
Scooters and the Environment
Scooter Return On Investment Analysis
Motor Scooter Repair
The Scooter Commute
Scooter Repair Shops
Scooter Replacement Parts
Vespa Repair
Scheduled Maintenance
Fuel Efficient Driving
Essential Scooterist Kit
Passengers on a Scooter
Motor Scooter parking
Using the Kick Starter
Motor Scooter Batteries
Motor Scooter Stands
Rotating a Scooter
Cargo Storage Issues
Chinese Scooter Alarms
Scooter Roadside Assistance
Affordable Insurance
Scootering in groups

Motorscooter safety

Motorscooter Safety
Driving a Motorscooter
MSF Manual: Your Scooter
Scooters and Potholes
Important, before you drive
Motorscooter Helmets
All-weather Scootering
The Oily Path of Safety

What drives your motorscooter?

The Scooter Engine
Scooter Transmissions

Motorscooter Journal

Motorscooter Journal
Off-highway scooter routes
The Scooterdoc
Scooter Choice Ethics
India Shuns Scooters
Left-handed Motorscooters

Other Types of Scooters

Mobility Scooters
Scooter-inspired Vehicles
Electric Motorscooters
The Three-wheel Scooter


State Regulations
Technical Gov. Requirements

Motor Scooter Links
Motorscooter listing

scooterdocsmall (7K)
Quality Mobile
Vespa Service In
Southern California

Vespa Greatness

A Modern Vespa -- like no other.

The Vespa Motorscooter has a long and illustrious history (See Motorscooter History) and the modern Vespa is without doubt the epitome of the motorscooter world. Vespa dealerships are located throughout the USA and Europe.

The History of the Vespa Motorscooter
from an early 1990's episode of
Discovery channel's show, "Invention".

See complete listing of US Vespa Dealerships . Vespas are extremely well made and durable, and come with extensive warrantys. The Vespa is also the image setter, the iconic scooter design that defined the world of scooterdom. They retain their value very well, and are known for their longevity.

Vespa Disadvantages

Vespas are expensive with 250cc models around the $6,000 mark, 150s ranging $4,000 - $5,500, and 50s $3,000 - $4,000.

Vespa/Piaggio is very dealership oriented. The warrany is voided if anyone but an authorized dealer works on the machine (unlike the parts-only warrantys for cheaper scooters which anyone may work on).

The famous Vespa scene from Roman Holiday
with Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn (You Tube)

Vespa protects its dealerships and prevents new would-be dealers from opening where this might create competition for established dealers. As a result, the nearest Vespa dealer may be a significant distance away. Vespa provides parts wholesale only to dealerships, so one cannot expect one's local garage to handle them, even after they are out of warranty. In short, it may be just as hard or harder to get a Vespa repaired than a less expensive scooter. We all know that it is hard to get an incapacitated scooter to the shop for repair, and when that shop has to be a Vespa dealership a distance away, it can be a real problem.

  • Vespas are expensive.
  • It is hard to get Vespas repaired anywhere except by the dealer.
  • Vespa dealers are often far apart.
  • Vespas are much more likely to be stolen than are other scooters.

The Vespa World

In a perfect world, everyone could ride a Vespa, but economics and practical issues make other scooter options more palatable for many.



Bookmark this page to: