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  • Why should I buy a scooter instead of a car?
    Unlock Savings: Slash your expenses on gas, insurance, and parking – watch your savings soar! With insurance costs starting from as low as $40 per month and a mere $8 for a tank of gas, your wallet will thank you. Embrace Eco-Friendly: Join the movement to curb oil consumption, slash carbon emissions, and beat traffic snarls. Vespa/Piaggio scooters are eco-champions, emitting about 72% less carbon dioxide than an average vehicle. Elevate Your Journey: Elevate your daily commute from mundane to magnificent. Whether you're headed to work, school, or cruising town, each ride transforms into an exciting escapade. Blend style with adventure, and relish the thrill of closer parking spots at your fingertips.
  • Why should I buy Vespa/Piaggio scooter?
    Elegance in Design: Embrace the iconic allure of internationally acclaimed Italian craftsmanship, showcased through a stunning array of captivating colors. Innovative Engineering: Pioneering a revolutionary four-valve engine technology, exclusively tailored for Vespa/Piaggio since 2010. This innovative marvel enhances performance, accelerates seamlessly, boasts superior fuel efficiency, and significantly reduces carbon emissions. Safety First: Command the road with confidence, courtesy of an advanced braking system featuring a front disc brake, coupled with resilient alloy wheels that stand the test of time. Effortless Mobility: Experience the sheer ease of 'twist and go' automatic transmission, making every ride a breeze. Ride Comfortably: Traverse uneven terrains with grace, thanks to our specialized trailing link suspension, diligently designed to navigate potholes and tricky conditions. Dual Capacity: All our scooters are thoughtfully crafted to accommodate two riders, perfect for shared adventures. Unmatched Prestige: Revel in the pride of steering an emblematic scooter, elevating your journey with the distinguished aura of Vespa's timeless legacy.
  • Why should I buy an NIU scooter?
    Choosing an NIU scooter offers a multitude of compelling reasons. NIU scooters are synonymous with innovation, efficiency, and eco-friendliness. With an NIU scooter, you're not just getting a means of transportation; you're embracing a smarter way to navigate urban landscapes. Smart Technology: NIU scooters are equipped with cutting-edge smart technology, allowing you to connect seamlessly through a dedicated app. Keep tabs on battery status, track your scooter's location, and receive real-time notifications for added convenience. Eco-Friendly Commute: By opting for an NIU scooter, you're actively contributing to a greener environment. These electric scooters produce zero emissions, reducing your carbon footprint and promoting cleaner air in your city. Cost-Effective: NIU scooters are exceptionally economical to run. Enjoy substantial savings on fuel costs compared to traditional gasoline-powered vehicles, thanks to their energy-efficient electric motors. Quiet and Efficient: Experience a noise-free ride and smooth acceleration with NIU's advanced electric propulsion system. Say goodbye to engine noise and vibrations, elevating your overall riding experience. Modern Design: NIU scooters boast a contemporary and stylish design, incorporating sleek lines and premium finishes. Stand out from the crowd while riding a scooter that complements your personal style. Low Maintenance: With fewer moving parts and no need for oil changes, maintaining an NIU scooter is hassle-free. Enjoy reduced maintenance costs and more time on the road. Convenience: Easily maneuver through traffic and navigate crowded streets with the compact and agile design of NIU scooters. Enjoy convenient parking and quick getaways, making your daily commute a breeze.
  • Is it easy to ride a scooter?
    Push the ignition button to turn on your scooter 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/NIU scooter go?
    The top speed of a scooter depends on its engine size and weight. A sub-50cc scooter typically can go up to 63km/h and a 300cc scooter can go up to 128km/h.
  • How many people can ride on a scooter?
    All of the scooters that we carry are built for 2 people to ride on.
  • What is the cargo space?
    Vespa/Piaggio scooters come with various storage options, depending on the model. All modern scooters have under-seat storage compartments that can accommodate essentials like a helmet or small bags. Additionally, you can find accessories and attachments to expand cargo capacity (such as top cases that we also sell), ensuring you have the flexibility to carry your belongings conveniently. Regrettably, NIU scooters do not feature underseat storage due to the placement of the battery beneath the seat. However, if additional storage is required, you have the option to acquire and install a top case, which provides the necessary space for your belongings.
  • What accessories are available for a scooter?
    A wide range of accessories is available for scooters, allowing you to personalize and enhance your riding experience. These accessories include options like top cases, windshields, protective covers, custom seats, crash bars, luggage racks, smartphone mounts, and more. Whether you're seeking added functionality, style, or convenience, there are numerous accessories to choose from to suit your preferences and needs.
  • Can any of the scooters be driven on the highway?
    Any 150cc or larger scooter can legally be driven on Canadian highways.
  • Do I have to wear a helmet?
    A helmet is required to operate a scooter in B.C. We carry a large stock of helmets, click here to see our sections.
  • What is the gas mileage for a scooter?
    Vespa/Piaggio scooter have average fuel economy of up to 115mpg.
  • Can I park a scooter anywhere?
    While motor scooters offer greater parking flexibility compared to larger vehicles, it's essential to follow local regulations and guidelines. In many places, you can park scooters in designated motorcycle or scooter parking areas. However, it's important to adhere to parking signs, avoid blocking pedestrian pathways, and adhere to any specific rules enforced in your area. Always be mindful of local parking laws to ensure you park your motor scooter in a legal and considerate manner.
  • Do you offer test rides?
    Yes, we offer test rides. To obtain more information or to book a test ride, please visit this page.
  • I want to purchase a vintage Vespa scooter. What should I be aware of?
    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. Vespas were and still are manufactured in many parts of the world. Whenever a vintage bike is manufactured and/or used outside of Italy the history is very unclear. There could have been a number of modifications made to the body and motor. A bike can get a fancy paint job and look great but mechanically it may not be sound. Sometimes even not road worthy and safe for the rider. We urge you to do your research before purchasing a vintage scooter. It is best to get the VIN of the bike and check the Carfax history if possible. Or buy from someone you trust.
  • Do I need a license to drive a scooter?
    Yes, you need to obtain a driver's license in order to drive a scooter.
  • What type of driver's license do I need to operate a scooter?
    You require a Class 5 for any scooter classified as 49.9cc (a.k.a. 50cc). Anything larger than 50cc (150cc or 300cc) requires a Class 6 license.
  • What if I buy an electric scooter? Do I still need a licence?
    Yes, even for electric scooters (with the exception of kick-scooters) you still need to obtain at least Class 5 Driver's License.
  • Can I ride a scooter with a learner's license?
    No, you can ride a scooter if you have a full-privilege Class 5 or 7 passenger vehicle licence.
  • I want to move from 50cc to a larger scooter. How can I obtain a Class 6 Driver's License?
    For the exact steps on how to get your Class 6 license please refer to the official ICBC guidelines here.
  • Do I need to insure my scooter?
    The answer is yes. Since your scooter is a registered motor vehicle, it does require insurance in order to take it on the road.
  • How much will insurance cost me?
    The answer is straightforward if you are purchasing a 49.9cc (50cc) scooter - it will cost around $50/month. If you are insuring a scooter over 50cc, ICBC takes into account your driving record and your rates are adjusted accordingly on an individual basis.
  • Do you help with the insurance process?
    While we don't handle insurance directly at our showroom, we've got you covered with all the necessary paperwork to make the process smooth. For insurance, we highly recommend reaching out to Metropolitan, located on Commercial Drive. They specialize in insuring scooters and have the experience to guide you through the best options.
  • Do you offer financing?
    Yes, we offer financing options for your convenience. Our financing is currently in partnership with TD Financing. For the latest financing offers, please visit our dedicated page or feel free to contact us via phone or email. We're here to assist you with any financing inquiries you may have.
  • Are there any financing options for used scooters?
    Currently, we do not have any financing options in place for used scooters. However, we're here to assist you with any other inquiries you may have about our used scooter inventory. Feel free to reach out to us for more information or explore our available options.
  • What does it take to qualify?
    Getting qualified is a straightforward process, as simple as 1, 2, 3. The most effective method is to visit our store, where we can help you discover a scooter that aligns with your budget, and complete a brief online application. In general, a robust credit score combined with a stable income is advantageous. However, we welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of their credit score. For those with lower credit scores, options may include having a co-signer or making a substantial down payment.
  • What are the percentage rates?
    Rates vary anywhere from as low as 2.99% to as high as 12.9%. That being said many manufacturers will run special interest rate deals throughout the year, so you can visit our Financing Page to see the current rates.
  • What is the average monthly payment?
    Monthly payments can have a very large range based on the price of the scooter and the terms of the loan but most customers tend to hover somewhere between $150 - $200 a month.
  • How long are the loan terms?
    Loan terms range anywhere from 6 months to 60 months. For current loan terms please visit our Financing Page.
  • Do I need to make a down payment?
    No, no down payment is required, however if you don't have a high credit score or would like a lower monthly payment, then $500 to $1,000 downpayment is usually suggested.
  • Do the scooters come with warranty coverage? What is the warranty period?
    Vespa, Piaggio and NIU scooters all come with a two year warranty that covers against manufacturer defects. Piaggio and Vespa provide an extensive factory warranty that lasts for two years and is fully transferable, covering all models from 2014 and newer. This warranty is not limited by mileage. The 24 month period begins on the day of purchase, and the scooter must be taken to an authorized Vespa dealer to claim warranty work for defective or faulty parts. Additionally, for added peace of mind, there's an option to extend the warranty with an extra charge. To keep your warranty valid, you must follow the servicing schedule as outlined in the warranty manual. The warranty is transferable in the event of the scooter being privately sold. There are specific exclusions from the warranty, including cosmetic aspects or defects related to body work among others. Please refer to your Service/Piaggio manual for additional information pertaining to warranty service. For more information about NIU scooters warranty please visit
  • Can I purchase an extended warranty?
    Certainly! We offer the flexibility to purchase an extended warranty for your scooter. You can choose between 12 or 24 months of additional coverage. For further details and an estimate of the associated cost, please visit the official Vespa website. If you wish to buy the extended warranty, please visit us at our showroom.
  • Do I need to make an appointment for service?
    In our continuous effort to enhance customer service, streamline work operations, and optimize our mechanics' schedules, we kindly request that you schedule an appointment for your scooter's service. This helps us ensure your service needs are met efficiently. To book a service, please reach out via email at or give us a call at 604-688-3772 extension 2.
  • How often does my scooter need a service?
    Service intervals vary from scooter to scooter. To find the most accurate service intervals for your scooter, download your personalized service schedule or refer to your usage and maintenance manual/log.
  • I lost/no longer have my user manual - can I get a new one?
    If you would like to get your Use and Maintenance booklet please visit the official Vespa website to request the booklet for your scooter.
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