Friday, May 04, 2007

London loves scooters? Who knew?!

I'm assuming that there's not much available terrorist news stories at the London branch of Reuters for I've found a story regarding Vespas. Not that a story covering Vespa scoots isn't worthy of news, but the story itself isn't much of anything that hasn't been covered before. Regardless, it is a quick read, involves scoots, Vespa fanatics, and, well... Scoots!

Some interesting data from the article:
  • "London scooter sales have risen 16-fold to 8,000 in 2005 from 500 in 1993, especially after the introduction of the congestion charge in 2003 from which two-wheelers are exempt."
  • "In 2006, three of the Vespa models were listed among the top five favourites of the 133,077 scooters and mopeds registered, the British Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) said."
  • "More than 16 million Vespa scooters have been sold worldwide and selling a scooter valued at 2,500 pounds has been easy, [London shop owner] says. Five to eight leave his shop every week."

Click here to check out the article.

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