Vespa celebrates 70 years in style

Vespa has added style, chrome and a leather bag on three new model variants to celebrate 70 years of the Iconic Italian scooter manufacturer. The Settantesimo range feature a special “chromatic azzuro 70 traditional colour scheme and a dark brown seat with beige piping. The seat is embossed with a Vespa Settantesimo logo. They also have …

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Kymco enters the maxi scooter sector

Taiwan scooter manufacturer is celebrating its 50th anniversary by launching into the maxi-scooter sector with its AK 550 Anniversario Kymco. There is no word yet on whether the flagship maxi scooter will be available in Australia where they sell 125cc and 200cc scooters. The “K50 Concept” was unveiled at the 2015 Tokyo Moto Show and …

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Barebones Hunter Scooters

Barebones Hunter Scooters arrive

The first shipment of these radical, fat-tyres, barebones Hunter Scooters has arrived in Australia to inspire custom bike builders. Hunter Scooter director Luke Sommen says he’s not concerned with the collapsing scooter market in Australia. “These scooters are uniquely different,” he says. “They’re not the average retro scooter or plastic scooter. People are getting sick …

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Honda adventure scooter in action

Honda has released a second video of its City Adventure Concept in action on rough dirt roads and a promise of more information on September 15, 2016. The City Adventure Concept features longer-travel suspension, upside-down forks, knobby tyres, wire wheels and a higher-clearance body and exhaust. It is based on the NC750X and Integra with the same frame, 745cc parallel-twin …

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Xkuty solar scooter

Solar scooter runs on phone apps

This Spanish-made solar scooter docks in a solar charging station and switches on and off via an iPhone app that also controls navigation and a speed limiter. It’s called the Xkuty – quaint, ain’t it? – has a fast charger under the seat that can charge the scooter in three hours for a 100km range. It also comes as …

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Vespa GTS 300 Super FL scooter

Vespa goes hi-tech with rider aids

The popular Vespa GTS 300 Super FL has joined scooter brands such as Aprilia, BMW and Piaggio with hi-tech rider aids. Vespa is one of the brands under the Piaggio umbrella, along with Aprilia, Scarabeo, Derbi, Gilera and Moto Guzzi. The Vespa GTS 300 Super FL benefits from that association with technologies such as ABS, …

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