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In the past 25 years, Vespa Motorsport has worked hard to be the premier supplier of scooter parts in the United States. We’ve cultivated a knowledgeable staff, produced helpful videos, hired an incredible research, and development team, and put together the most comprehensive US-based scooter-parts website on the internet.

In addition, because of our position within the US scooter industry, for many customers and scooter dealers we have become the sole authority on performance upgrades and scooter engine components. Because of this, we stand in the unique position of being intimately familiar with most performance product lines.

In fact, we have sold performance components ever since this business began. Very early on, we came to rely on the quality and durability of Malossi products (our primary performance manufacturer), and are also proud purveyors of Polini, Leo Vince, Dr Pulley, PM Tuning, BiTubo, and Akrapovic to name a few.

So why add performance components to your scooter? Performance items are not only designed to add power to your machine, but can also be more durable and work better than original parts. Some performance parts can even improve efficiency and ride, but for most people it’s all about the power gain. Scooters are mostly tuned on the lower end of the power spectrum, so a few well placed components can really wake up the sleeping dragon in any scooter. Besides increasing your power, reliability, and efficiency, some performance items can also enhance your scooters style. Trick add-ons like Shocks, exhaust systems, and carbon fiber bits really take your scooter from ordinary to extraordinary.

We have a large assortment of performance items available at our shop, check out scooterwest.com for more information or stop by and have a chat with our service department about what’s available for your scooter to make it scream.

While you’re on-line take a peek at some of our awesome performance videos that are sure to wake your sleeping dragon.

http://www.youtube.com/user/motorsportscooters

 

Baby, It’s Still Cold Outside, How About Some Toasty Grips?

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With the winter months here and the rainy days and cold nights showing us who’s boss, we have a little something up our sleeve to combat it.  Apollo Heated Grips by KOSO are in stock and ready to be installed to make your life more enjoyable on those rides to Antarctica, Grandma’s House or just down the street to the grocery store.
These hot mamas have:
  • 5 Levels of Temperature.
  • Integrated thumb switch designed for easy setting without removing your hands from the handlebar.
  • 5 Color LED Indicators for the rider to quickly know in which heat level the grips are set.
  • Low Battery Warning protection to ensure your bike has enough power to start.
We’ve installed and tested the KOSO Heated Grips and we can tell you first hand that in cold conditions, rain, and snow, they make a huge difference in the comfort of the ride.

If you are here in San Diego and you want these babies installed, call Service to make your appointment today. 619-280-1718 ext 605

Episode 13 of the Vespa Motorsport Podcast, Beau Hufford, Vespa Everywhere.

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We’re joined by long time customer and friend Beau Hufford. Beau is a talented multimedia artist that has recently joined our team as creative director for our new campaign “Vespa. Everywhere.”
We discuss Beau’s fascination with scooters and how he ended up in San Diego, buying a Vespa from our shop. We then get into the “Vespa. Everywhere.” campaign and how you can participate in this exciting new adventure!

Episode 12 of the Vespa Motorsport Podcast, Raven Fischer

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Raven Fischer is another local scooter and powersports enthusiast. She has been a friend and customer of the shop for many years and shares our love of all things with two wheels (and sometimes 4 wheels in her case). Raven runs the successful blog, Raventurous, that chronicles her journey to push the limits of her comfort zone.

We also talk about our upcoming 24th anniversary shop party happening on September 10th, 2016.

 

Episode 11 of the Vespa Motorsport Podcast, Conrad Macy

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Our guest this episode is Conrad Macy. Conrad has been involved in the San Diego scooter scene since the early 80’s and operated his own independent scooter repair service in town. Conrad talks about everything from his first scooter, to building a water piston engine, to working on monkey space missions in Russia! You heard us right, “monkey space missions in Russia”!

 

 

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.

 

Episode 8 Vespa Motorsport Podcast with special guest Eric Dutra part Deux

We welcome back local scooter legend Eric Dutra to this week’s podcast part Deux. Eric is an expert in all makes and models of scooters and has arguably the largest scooter collection in San Diego. We discuss his history with scooters and some of his travels abroad. Check it out on Soundcloud, iTunes, and YouTube.

 

 

Episode 7 Vespa Motorsport Podcast with special guest Eric Dutra

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We welcome local scooter legend Eric Dutra to this week’s podcast. Eric is an expert in all makes and models of scooters and has arguably the largest scooter collection in San Diego. We discuss his history with scooters and some of his travels abroad. Check it out on Soundcloud, iTunes, and YouTube.

 

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