Today's Big News

If It Stops Working, Smoke It

Recently unveiled in, where else, Amsterdam comes the world’s first scooter made from hemp.

Vespalogy

If you’re a Vespa fan, you’re in for eight-four seconds of happiness. Nomoon, a French creative agency have put aside a little of their creative spare time to create this animated history of the world’s most loved scooter.

All Hail The New Vespa!

Originally unveiled this time last year as the Vespa Quarantasei (46) concept scooter, in the days leading up to this year’s annual EICMA trade show in Milan this week, Piaggio has officially unveiled the production model of what looks to be the future of Vespa, the Vespa 946,.

Vespa India Introduces LX125, Brings Style

Over the past two years, Piaggio have been gearing up production to reintroduce the Vespa to the Indian scooter market following a long hiatus. That reintroduction comes with the LX125 but all is not as it seems.

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Restoration And Maintenance

[Posted by Paul | 5 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 235 views]
Stripping And Rebuilding Vespa and Lambretta Carburetors

Having recently gone through this exercise myself, I’d like to compliment Oregon scooter rider Jeff Allen on what has to be the most thorough guides on carb strips for vintage scooters I’ve ever seen. Jeff also deserves praise for how beautifully and thoughtfully shot the video series is.

Deals On Wheels

[Posted by Paul | 14 Dec 2012 | No Comment | 1,945 views]
Armadillo: Now Free Shipping to The USA

Well here’s a pleasant surprise: Armadillo Scooter Wear, one of just a small handful of scooter dedicated (and much appreciated) outwear/protective wear providers are back with a new website and some tweaks and updates to their collection of men’s and women’s wear.

Scootering In NYC

[Posted by Paul | 13 Nov 2012 | One Comment | 2,809 views]
Trashed For Gas: Armageddon 2012

Not even a full day after Hurricane Sandy, the gas scavengers were out. The neighborhood was in total darkness due to the power black-out, and I was out of town for a couple of days making my bike an easy target. But apparently not so easy.

Scootering In NYC

[Posted by Paul | 6 Sep 2012 | No Comment | 1,809 views]
On A Clear Day…

If there’s one thing scooterists love to do, it’s to get together and ride together. Every day across this fine city, small groups of scooter friends take advantage of a few spare hours and so many great sights to see and just get out there and ride.

Scootering In NYC

[Posted by Paul | 6 Jul 2012 | 2 Comments | 2,134 views]
Title Woes: We Need Your Help

While we’re proud of our scooter knowledge here at NYCS Towers, even our healthy egos will begrudgingly admit (on occasion) that we don’t know everything two-wheeled related. We need your help assisting a fellow rider with title woes.

Scooter Culture

[Posted by Paul | 6 Jun 2012 | No Comment | 2,039 views]
Blockparty 7 Is Almost Upon Us

This weekend marks the seventh outing for the New York Scooter Club’s annual city rally, “7 Deadly Scoots.” Typically a three-day event, this year it’s been condensed into what will no doubt prove to be one hyper-fueled scootin’ Saturday. Get your wheels ready…

Restoration And Maintenance

[Posted by Paul | 27 Mar 2012 | No Comment | 2,767 views]
Who Needs A Garage?

From de-greasing an engine in the kitchen to spray painting on the roof, there’s something really fantastic about a local rider’s scooter project that speaks to the very heart of owning a scooter. Here’s proof that when it comes to bike restoration, a lot can be done with a little.

Deals On Wheels

[Posted by Paul | 21 Feb 2012 | No Comment | 3,372 views]
Today on CraigsList: Near Mint ’85 Vespa PX

Look, I love the Genuine Scooter Company’s Stella as much as the next two-stroke lovin’ scooterist, but when an opportunity comes up to buy a Vespa PX my heart goes to the original model behind the Stella every time.

Around The Web

[Posted by Paul | 21 Dec 2011 | No Comment | 1,761 views]
Sex Is No Accident, But A Vespa May Help

MTV Germany are running a series of “Sex Is No Accident” ads informing the German youth on the benefits of wearing a condom. Each ad shows a protagonist accidentally finding themselves in the arms of another.

Deals On Wheels

[Posted by Paul | 21 Dec 2011 | 2 Comments | 2,510 views]
Today On CraigsList: 2008 Kymco People 150

Ah, the Kymco People. This poor CraigsList seller doesn’t seem to be able to attract a buyer in a sea of Vespa love. And that’s a shame, because the People is a well regarded, reliable, and well reviewed scooter.

Restoration And Maintenance

[Posted by Paul | 15 Dec 2011 | No Comment | 2,375 views]
Let There Be Light (And Less Smoke)

The Jet 200 finally gets a long overdue overhaul, with the added benefit of lights that actually illuminate for a change.

Deals On Wheels

[Posted by Paul | 29 Nov 2011 | No Comment | 4,849 views]
Today On CraigsList: 2009 Vespa S150

Today on CraigsList, local scooterist Melissa is selling her beautiful 2009 Vespa S150. Her loss could be your gain and ready to ride through the Winter or in readiness for the 2012 riding season.