Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Scooter Resource -- New Vespa

News of a new Vespa VBB styled scooter have emerged from 2Stroke Buzz and the Dallas/Ft. Worth scooter forum. Reports sugguest that the scooter uses a modern fuel injected 150cc GY6 clone engine and CVT transmission. It has a metal tubular frame and, plastic body work, and 12" wheels. Pictured here are photos of the actual production prototype from China and my first impressions are good. I really like the styling but the 12" wheels do look a little out of place (when compared to the VBB's original eight inch wheels). That compromise should prove to be worthwhile due to the good selection of modern 12" sticky scooter tires. The bike also has disc brakes at both ends which should make the Venti out perform just about any vintage 150 and under scooter. Yes, it is a China bike but it seems to have potential and more details on the quality should emerge at the Dealer Expo next month.

Vespa : From Italy with Love

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