• Dec 31, 2009
A stretch-limo Vespa may still garner a fist to the face, but this attention-grabbing idea is better than the last flash of brilliance Vespa South Africa Managing Director Andy Reid put into action. That plan involved fake parking tickets being placed guerrilla-style on large vehicles to drive the point about Vespa's fuel efficient image.

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em seems to be the latest modus operandi. Aimed square at the blingy-glam heart of the public at large, a custom Vespa "stretch limo" has been whipped up to generate publicity. Vespa calls it a family car on two wheels and intimates that children will dig going to school on it. Maybe the going part. Other glitterati-friendly uses abound: be the designated driver and still park outside the front door (didn't know that was a problem?), make friends and drag them home, all in one swift, conjoined-twin-motorscooter motion. The reality is more likely that this thing is a dog to ride. It's akin to surfing a pipeline while standing at the very front of your longboard on your tiptoes. Now that would certainly get your attention, now wouldn't it? Exactly. Hat tip to Robin!

[Source: Motoring.co.za via Neatorama]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      A limo with a scooter engine to push 4 people? The backseat passengers could definitely use a massager in their seat to release the butt pain from the ultra slow ride.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Now Vespa riders can overcompensate the same way that Hummer drivers can...
      • 5 Years Ago
      "A stretch-limo Vespa may still garner a fist to the face"? Don't you know you shouldn't hit girls?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like something Top Gear will do
      • 5 Years Ago
      The biggest concern is how the driver is supposed to put down the kickstand. Typically, a rider would pull back on the handle bars while using one foot to press down the kickstand. On this rig, the driver cannot reach the kickstand without dismounting and balancing the rig while simultaneously holding the scooter up and working his way to the back at the kickstand. Once there, what is used for lifting leverage while deploying the kickstand???
      • 5 Years Ago
      Does it have two motors in it, or is that merely storage under the front seat?
      • 5 Years Ago
      We have a GTS and this looks like it could be fun! So much for finding that small parking space up front?
      • 5 Years Ago
      What does the person on back hold on to for balance? The driver's waist would look to be too far away.