Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Saturday, March 22, 2014

This Just Might be the World’s Most Perfect Vespa (via Gas 2.0)

By packing 38 tire-blistering horsepower into a cut-down, ultra lightweight 2 wheeler with a straight-cut, 4-speed transmission, the German mental patients at Scooter and Service may have just built the world’s most perfect vintage Vespa. That’s…

Friday, March 21, 2014

‘La Dolce Vespa:’ See Rome by scooter

‘La Dolce Vespa:’ See Rome by scooter | Travel | The Seattle Times

16-year-old girl critically injured in Likelike crash - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

16-year-old girl critically injured in Likelike crash - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Piaggio 2013 net profit down as sales contract

(Reuters) - Italian motorcycle and scooter maker Piaggio on Thursday reported a 57 percent fall in full-year adjusted net profit, hit by a sharp drop in sales of two-wheel vehicles in most of its markets. The maker of the iconic Vespa scooter said 2013 adjusted net profit fell to 18.1 million euros ($25 million) from 42.1 million the previous year, and below a Thomson Reuters SmartEstimate of 20 million euros. The net profit was adjusted to include non-recurring charges of 24.6 million euros related to outstanding tax fees. Excluding the charges, Piaggio would have posted a net loss of 6.5 million euros for 2013. Consolidated net sales dropped to 1.21 billion euros from 1.41 billion euros, in line with analysts expectations. The company is due to unveil an industrial plan for 2014-2017 later on Thursday. ($1 = 0.7189 Euros) (Reporting by Agnieszka Flak, editing by Silvia Aloisi)


Maybe they're priced to high? Thoughts?

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Vespa Evolution