FAQs

Why a Vespa / Piaggio scooter?

Style: Internationally recognized, stylish Italian design and a variety of eye-catching colours.

Technology: Revolutionary four-valve engine technology (new for 2010) that is exclusive to Vespa/Piaggio. The new four-valve engine provides significantly improved performance and acceleration, better fuel mileage, and reduced carbon emissions.

Safety: Advanced braking system with front disc brake and long-lasting alloy wheels.

Convenience: Easy-to-use ‘twist and go’ automatic transmission.

Comfort: Trailing link suspension designed to better handle potholes and other hazardous conditions.

Practical: All scooters designed to accommodate two riders.

Prestige: Pride of riding an iconic scooter.

Why should I ride?

Save big: Save hundreds on gas, insurance and parking. With insurance that costs as little as $40 per month and only $8 for a tank of gas, the savings are bound to add up quickly.

Help the environment: Reduce oil consumption, carbon dioxide emissions, and traffic congestion. Vespa/Piaggio scooters produce approximately 72% less carbon dioxide emissions than an average vehicle.

Enjoy the ride: Your trip to work, school, or just around town will become an adventure, not routine. Look super stylish while having lots of fun. And best of all, you can park closer to your destination than anyone else.

Do I need a special license to ride a Vespa?

You only need a regular Class 5 driver’s license to ride our sub-50cc scooters (scooters with engine size under 50 cubic centimetres). Simply hop on, twist and go! A Class 6 scooter or motorcycle licence is required to ride scooters that are over 50ccs.

Is it easy to ride?

Push the ignition button to turn on your Vespa and twist the throttle to go. It’s that simple! All of our scooters are equipped with an advanced automatic transmission that enables you to accelerate smoothly and without interruption, leaving you free to enjoy the ride.

How fast does a Vespa / Piaggio scooter go?

The top speed of a Vespa depends on its engine size and weight. A sub-50cc scooter typically can go up to 63 km/h and a 300cc scooter can go up to 128 km/h.

Do I have to insure my Vespa / Piaggio scooter?

Yes, you are required to insure your Vespa scooter. Insurance for a sub-50cc scooter is approximately $40 to $55 per month.

What about cargo space?

Every Vespa/Piaggio scooter comes standard with plenty of cargo space for storing travel essentials. Optional top cases and other cargo solutions are also available.

Can more than one person ride on a Vespa/Piaggio scooter?

Yes, all of our scooters are built for two people to ride on.

How much gas does it use?

Vespa/Piaggio products have an astonishing average fuel economy of up to 115 MPG!

What accessories are available for a Vespa / Piaggio scooter?

There are a wide range of fun and practical accessories available for your scooter. From cupholders, to top boxes (for extra storage), to chrome style accessories, the choices are literally endless. We would be happy to help you make accessory decisions with your purchase to customize your scooter so that it’s perfect for you!

What should I be aware of when purchasing a vintage Vespa scooter? 

A vintage Vespa is not only a timeless icon of style, it can also be a great investment. But there are some things to watch out for when purchasing a vintage Vespa scooter, especially when buying online. In recent years there has been an influx of scooters that have been imported from Southeast Asia. Usually, these scooters have been ridden into the ground, then had a fancy paintjob applied and sold to Westerners for exorbitant sums. While they look flashy on the outside, these scooters are typically in poor mechanical condition and more often than not, can be downright dangerous. We urge you to do your research before purchasing a vintage scooter, and to never buy one of these scooters that has been imported from a Southeast Asian country such as Vietnam. 

For more information on these dangerous Asian restorations, visit Scooter Lounge and Scoot.net.

 

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