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Bonhams Auctioning “Blur” Guitarist’s Motorcycles For Charity

Mon, 29 Sep 2014

Graham Coxon, British musician and lead guitarist for Blur, auctioning off seven of his personal motorcycles with proceeds benefitting NSPCC, the UK’s leading children’s charity. See the full press release from Bonhams below. The motorcycles will be sold as part of Bonhams Autumn Stafford Sale, an annual event taking place at the Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show, held on 19th October 2014.

“The Meet” Vintage Motorcycle Show This Saturday

Mon, 18 Aug 2014

The stage is set for ”The Meet at ACM” motorcycle show this weekend in Tacoma, WA. While festivities will begin on Friday evening, America’s Car Museum (ACM) will host the third annual Vintage Motorcycle Festival on Saturday from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Organizers expect 450 vintage motorcycles and scooters from all over the nation to attend.

Vespa Launches The 946 Bellissima

Thu, 31 Jul 2014

At almost $10,500, the Vespa 946 might be a pricey scooter, but boy is it good looking. Well, leave it to Vespa to up the purdy level even more with the 946 Bellissima. Limited to only 100 units, the Vespa 946 Bellissima offers exclusivity and distinction in unique Vespa fashion.

This is What a Parade of 10,000 Vespas Look Like

Mon, 16 Jun 2014

They came from 32 different countries, represented 310 clubs and formed a line 10 km long and they all had one thing in common: a love of Vespas. An estimated 10,000 Vespas scooted across the Italian province of Mantua for Vespa World Days 2014, a celebration of the iconic scooter brand. The Vespa parade traveled from the city of Mantua to San Benedetto Po for the second day of the festival.

2015 Vespa GTS Gets ABS and Traction Control

Thu, 24 Apr 2014

Piaggio announced new updates for the Vespa GTS, adding anti-lock brakes, a traction control system and its new Enahnced Sliding Suspension system, bringing the company’s latest scooter technologies to the largest, most powerful Vespa model. The new additions on the GTS should not be a surprise, as they have already been adopted by other new Vespa models such as the 946. Piaggio was the first company to introduce ABS and ASR traction control system for scooters, and the updated GTS will now receive the technology as a factory-installed option.

Vespa Unveils The Reborn Sprint

Tue, 25 Mar 2014

In 1966, Vespa’s latest model, the Super Sprint 90, combined a small, lightweight body, with a 125cc engine. At the time, it was Vespa’s premier sporty and athletic model. Today, Vespa is bringing the Sprint name back with two new models, the Sprint 125 and Sprint 50.

What Does a Vespa Smell Like?

Tue, 18 Feb 2014

You can always tell you’re looking at a Vespa-issued press photo because it looks like it came from a fashion shoot rather than a media kit for a scooter. Just look at the images above from the official Vespa Primavera press kit. Of course, this is all part of Vespa’s brand identity, appealing to styish young urbanites more likely to read GQ than Motortrend.

2013 US Motorcycle Sales Data

Tue, 04 Feb 2014

The Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) reported a modest 1.4% growth in U.S. motorcycle and scooter sales in 2013, with consumers purchasing 465,783 vehicles. The sales data represents numbers from the MIC’s member brands which include BMW, Can-Am, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, the Piaggio Group (which includes Aprilia, Moto Guzzi and Vespa), Victory, Suzuki, Triumph and Yamaha.

Vespa 946 Highlights 2014 Piaggio/Vespa Model Range

Thu, 30 Jan 2014

The long-awaited Vespa 946, inspired by Vespa’s last prototype, the MP6 of 1946, highlights its and parent company, Piaggio’s 2014 model lineup. Available in Montebianco White or Shiny Black, the 946 showcases elegant, modern lines while clearly paying homage to Vespa’s past. It will go on sale this year for $9946.

Vespa Rider Dragging Knee Chasing A Supermoto – Video

Tue, 21 Jan 2014

In motorcycling, like photography, the person behind the controls makes all the difference. This video is a clear example of this. Watch the Vespa rider hauling butt, dragging knee, and embarrassing his friend on the camera bike riding a supermoto.