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."