Love the classic look of Vespa scooters? Needing to scratch your itch for 1960’s and 1970’s nostalgia? Don’t feel much like spending $4,899 USD on a 2015 Vespa Primavera? No problem, just 3D print yourself one. If Vespa, nostalgia, Italy’s “Dolce ...Read More »
A collection of the best creative commons motorcycle images from all over the internet for this week.Read More »
Every now and again I get questions from readers and I try to help them out. Last week I got this email from Stephanie in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, YouMotorcycle's home base.Read More »
Canadian motorcyclists have seen a slew of recalls announced this past week. Well, that is, those that are looking for recall notices. If you bought your motorcycle anything but used, the manufacturer likely won't be able to call you to tell you to bring your bike in for recall service. If that's the case, you should probably read this to see if your Ducati, Piaggio, Suzuki, or Vespa are among the vehicles that Transport Canada issued recalls for in the past month.
If you're from anywhere else in the world you should probably read this anyway, because if these bikes are failing here, they're probably failing there too!
At first thought, Vespas and choppers seem to have little in common. Choppers are ludicrous, oversized, exagerated monstrosities. Scooters are cute, fuzzy, small displacement and lightweight little machines. Despite their differences, both scooters and choppers rose to popularity following World War II. The history of war vets having returned home and began stripping and customizing their motorcycles is well documented. Likewise, today's pop culture image of the scooter is the evolution of a 1940s Cushman design.
It wouldn't be long before counter culture and popular culture flirted. Did good corrupt evil, or did evil see the light? Have a look at these rare Vespa Choppers from an era gone by and decide.