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Category: Vespa Lifestyle

Episode 10 of the Vespa Motorsport Podcast

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We welcome local music icon Bart Mendoza to the show. Not only has Bart been a legend in the San Diego music scene since the 80’s, he’s ridden his Vespa for just as long! Bart is responsible for acts such as Manual Scan and The Shambles, as well as producing articles for just about every publication in town. Bart fills us in on his history in the San Diego Mod Scene and his love of scooters and music.

 

Special Amerivespa 2016 Podcast

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In this special Podcast, we Skype with Jay Blundon who is organizing this year’s Amerivespa in Memphis, Tennessee. Jay gives us a breakdown of what to expect at the rally, plus some fun giveaways.

Also check out their Fackbook page for more info:

https://www.facebook.com/Amerivespa-201526976158/

See http://amerivespa.org/ for registration and schudule.

 

You protected our country and now we want to protect you! 

Military Discount

For a limited time only, any active-duty member of the Military that purchases any new or pre-owned scooter from Vespa Motorsport will also receive a FREE jacket and pair of gloves.

Military discount details:
 Purchase of a new scooter is required. Open to ALL ACTIVE military personnel only. NO CASH VALUE.  Maximum retail value is $235. Jacket and gloves must be redeemed at time of sale. Limited to stock on hand.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

swarovski_crystal_vespaTwinkle twinkle little star or maybe we should say Bling Bling Little Vespa. This Vespa S was a special give away by Swarovski Crystal. Only 2 were made and sorry to say they are NOT for sale. The 1st one has already been claimed and we’re just waiting for the 2nd lucky winner to step forward and claim their amazing prize.

And what a prize it is, the Crystal Ninjas meticulously hand applied 70,000 little Swarovski Crystals. These little jewels makes this one of the most unique Vespas ever made and one of the most valuable too. Click here to see the magic happen.

Share Some Scooter Love!

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We would like to believe we have a unique business that sells “Fun”, not just boring transportation. We all own scooters here, we love to ride them, sell them, and share them with our friends.  We know our customers love their scooters too that’s why we invented the “Share The Love” program. If you love your scoot so much you want to share that love with the world, we want to help you do that.  So here’s how it works…

Current customers: Get a stack of our “Share The Love” postcards (we have loads of them here at the shop if you need any), fill in your name, and hand it off to as many people as you can find; friends, family, enemies, neighbors, space aliens, or anyone you can think of who would love to share your scooter life style.  When they buy a new scooter you get a prize package including a “Golden Ticket” which is worth a $50 credit* at Vespa Motorsport.

New Customer: You will need to bring in one of our magical “Share The Love” postcards with a current customer’s name scribbled on it, then… Alakazam! You get a whopping $100* off your new scooter and a free helmet valued up to $79.95, that’s a total of $179.95 off*.

*Conditions apply: No cash value on the “Golden Ticket”, but it is good for towards $50 on anything at Vespa Motorsport.   “Share The Love” Offer only valid on a new scooter purchase. Cannot be combined with other offers.

The Travel Channel’s Toy Hunter visits Vespa Motorsport

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Host, Jordan Hembrough, scoots his way to San Diego.

Tune in to Travel Channel Wednesday February 26th (9pm/8pm central) to watch a super special episode of the Toy Hunter as he digs around Vespa Motorsport for some rare toys. As many may know, a lot of us at Vespa Motorsport (especially, founder Alex Cohn) are big toy collectors. Heck, even the scooters can be considered big toys. Although Jordan didn’t buy a scooter this time around, he test drove one and picked up some cool toys. Make sure to catch this fun episode of the Toy Hunter. TUNE in, DVR it, VCR it, or DOWNLOAD it, but make sure to WATCH it!

Scooternomics Argument

People often come to us because they want a really fun scooter to ride around town. You’ll get no argument from us that scooters are fun and practical, but they’re also really affordable to own and owning one makes a lot of economic sense. This article examines the economics of owning a scooter.

Burn Less Gas, Burn Less Ca$h

Most of the scooters in our shop have fuel economies of 70 to 90 miles per gallon. At the lower end, a Vespa GTS 300 will still get around 60 mpg while on the other side a Piaggio Fly 150 will get around 100 mpg. It’s true that scooters can help you save money on gas, because you’re going three to four times the distance per gallon. In other words, someone with an average car and a gas bill of $250 per month can end up spending around $50 per month on a scooter.

Insurance Is Cheap Too

Scooters do not come with the high insurance premiums that cars and motorcycles do, so you can usually get full coverage for a scooter in California for around $200 to $250 per year. Compare that with around $600 to $1000 per year for a car and that’s a significant difference as well.

Maintenance Is Minimal

Maintenance costs of any vehicle are dependent on the model, annual mileage, and age. In comparison to modern cars and motorcycles, scooters are relatively simple machines built from affordable components. Labor time for repairs are much less than similar repairs on a motorcycle or car. Please call our Service Department at 619-280-1718 xt. 605 with any specific questions you might have.

Say Goodbye to Parking Costs

Parking a scooter is pretty easy and scooters can be parked in a variety of locations, which means that you can drive somewhere on a scooter and not have to worry about where you’re going to park! For local college students in San Diego, we’ve heard that parking a scooter versus a car at their local campus ended up saving them around $2,000 per year.

Scooters Make Economic Sense

With all of these facts in mind, one can see that a scooter is a cost-effective and practical way to get around. They’re also really fun too!

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