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QUOTE(Wikipedia.com)
The Vespa is a line of motor scooters that was first manufactured in Genoa, Italy in 1946 by Piaggio & Co, S.p.A. Piaggio continues to manufacture the Vespa today, although the Vespa was a much more prevalent vehicle in the 1950s and 60s when it became the adopted vehicle of choice for the UK youth-culture known as Mods, and later Skinheads. The classic Vespas had unibody chassis pressed from sheets of steel, with bodywork covering the legs for protection from rain and mud. The engine was covered completely by a steel cowling to appeal to a broader market of people, often turned off by the dirty/greasy stereotype often applied to motorcycles. Piaggio revolutionized the two-wheel industry with the Vespa and provided a model on which nearly every other scooter made since has been based.




DakianDelomast
Only cool if the person riding it is a guitar swinging alien who happens to be a chick.
Dylan
heart.gif FLCL.
moe89
last time i checked this wasnt a car...
z0ne
i rode one... zippy.. fun for like 30mins then its boring.. like a go-cart.. ill give it a cool
Windshield
QUOTE(moe89 @ Apr 13 2005, 09:45 PM)
last time i checked this wasnt a car...

It's allowed. wink.gif
PAULIE_D
I wouldn't mind picking up a hip, Vespa-inspired art print such as this:



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dukenukem
i ve driven bigger engined knock offs in india ... they are fun !! cool.
jbzonda
uncool, there are better scooter thinys than that.
clarkma5
I have no idea how good it is, but it is supremely cool.
Raven
It's italian culture! biggrin.gif Awesome!
PandaBeat
I see those everyday... nothing cool about it... unless it's it's one of the old ones...
one
Damn awesome. I'd buy one.
White RSX
It was designed by Mussolini...I'm not sure what that says about it
snakefood
donīt like them!
idiot
a wallpaper http://www.supload.com/012005/haruko-music.jpg
Dylan
FLCL! That reminds me, I still haven't got my FLCL back after my HD died...sad.gif
z0ne
QUOTE(White RSX @ Apr 25 2005, 06:30 AM)
It was designed by Mussolini...I'm not sure what that says about it

really? now, what good would a little eco-friendly scooter have for a facist italian dictator?
Cyclone
QUOTE(DakianDelomast @ Apr 13 2005, 09:07 PM)
Only cool if the person riding it is a guitar swinging alien who happens to be a chick.

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Renningrad
Rather have a Honda Silverwing,

idiot
Hold On, Not Done Accelerating
PAULIE_D
Check out these fully restored classic Vespas:

http://www.motoretta.ca/scooters.aspx?section=restored

(pricing in CAD $)
Windshield
QUOTE(idiot @ Apr 26 2005, 12:46 AM)
Hold On, Not Done Accelerating

Well, we are talking about scooters here.....
eraser_rx
QUOTE(Windshield @ Apr 26 2005, 12:44 PM)
Well, we are talking about scooters here.....

well.....the scooter is made by Honda........
Renningrad
QUOTE(eraser_rx @ Apr 26 2005, 01:27 PM)
well.....the scooter is made by Honda........

I'm willing to bet that the Silverwing's 0-60 time will be significally faster than whatever it is you drive.
eraser_rx
QUOTE(Renningrad @ Apr 26 2005, 03:16 PM)
I'm willing to bet that the Silverwing's 0-60 time will be significally faster than whatever it is you drive.

well.......i don't mind being burned by a Honda......

btw.....i drive a civic......so.....that's honda beating honda....so....really don't mind.......
RockStaRRR
ridin a scooter is like doin a fat chick
...its all well and good untill your friends see you

me personally i wouldn't ride one....but at least they have a certain charm and history
PAULIE_D
Here's a 2005 Vespa GT (top-of-the-line model)

engine: 200 cc, 4-stroke, 4-valve motor
redline: 6500 rpm
power: 20 hp
weight: 138 kg
max speed: 119 km/h






Yup, you can actually ride this one on the highway without endangering yourself.
Dylan
QUOTE(PAULIE_D @ Apr 28 2005, 09:06 PM)
Yup, you can actually ride this one on the highway without endangering yourself.

Well that's no fun, now is it?
PAULIE_D
QUOTE(Dylan @ Apr 28 2005, 09:38 PM)
Well that's no fun, now is it?

Well, let me clarify by stating that you probably will still be endangering yourself.. but you won't be subjecting yourself to certain doom.

Probably would be a lot of fun/death on the highway.
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