Want to ride a scooter but just can't seem to fit one into your lifestyle? Is that because you can't fit your lifestyle onto your scooter? If so, perhaps you should consider a new four-person Vespa like the one seen above. It will easily accept one rider and three extra passengers, and, being based on the Italian scooter company's GT platform, it should have no problem reaching highway speeds. City maneuverability? Well, that's another question.
Click above for high-res image gallery of the Vespa S 50
Click above for more high-res shots of the new Vespa S 50
Vespa makes some great scooters, but up until today, the Italian two-wheeled wasps were burdened by a rather unwieldy website. It's hard for customers to make informed purchasing decisions when the manufacturer's website doesn't offer the information that's needed to differentiate its wares from all the other options. So, Piaggio, Vespa's parent company, has developed a brand-new interactive website for its line of stylish, metal bodied scooters, and we spent some time talking with Paolo Timoni,
Scooters first became popular in war-torn Europe after the first few world-wide spats broke loose and conspired to ruin the economies of a great many countries, not the least of which was Italy. The boot-shaped nation responded by embracing small, economical scooters, especially the wasp-like two-stroke Vespa. From there, it didn't take long for the scooter craze to pick up steam as subsequent models gained more power, more gears and, therefore, more top-speed and acceleration. By the sixties, t