Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween out there to you loyal readers and your families! Have fun tonight and stay safe! I hope we see some of you scootering candy tossers out tonight!

as for the picture, I was trying to find a scooter + halloween themed image, but couldn't find anything. this is the best I could come up with :D

Monday, October 29, 2007

Better late than never

Obviously, it's going to take some time for the rest of the U.S. to catch up to the existence of scootering as a viable alternate to driving a coffin.., er car. Take San Antonio's for example. The writer of a scootering article posted this past Saturday discovers the many benefits of scootering that we already know. Nonetheless, it's still a pretty nice write-up, especially for the MP3.

Over the summer, there have been many articles like the one written for as more and more cities are being introduced to Vespas, Kymcos, Suzukis and the like. I'm positive this latest one won't be the last, but it's still nice to see the scooter community expanding.

Check out the post for a taste of how other parts of the country feel about scootering.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Vespa S confirmed

After this tasty prototype was unveiled at last years EICMA show, we're finally going to get to see the Vespa S for ourselves early next year as an 2008 production model! The Vespa S is pretty much a minimalist version of the Vespa LX. With a shelf instead of a glovebox, rectangular head and tail lights, a fender crest and an optional single-rider "sport seat," the S is definitely different enough to be considered a seperate model from the LX. Two brand new colors are introduced to go along with new machine: Shiny Black and Optic White with the immortal Dragon Red rounding out the three-color line-up.

Also, a first for modern automatic Vespas, the S will have a number of sticker kits available for the machine upon its introduction. Above is the "Floral Kit" with the "S stripe" shown below.

Friday, October 26, 2007

New Location Update: Part Two

As promised, here are some pics of our new setup for Vespa KC @ VanWall!

It's still a work in progress but it's starting to look good. Even though they are surrounded by ATVs and Victory cruisers, the scoots are definitely giving off a character of their own. If you get a chance, come by and check us out!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

New location update

A little FYI for those not in the know, Vespa Kansas City, as previously posted, has moved! We're now located inside of VanWall (on the Eastern frontage road of I-35) at 800 N Rogers Rd in Olathe.

It is farther South, but only by 15 minutes. There are also plenty of ways to get here without taking the road most travelled, you know, if you're looking to scoot here for gear and supplies! When I get the chance, I'll post up some pics of the current setup as well as news about the 2008 models that I have the pleasure of looking at before they come in. Stay tuned!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Farewell Ride Out

Destination: Parkville
12:30 meet at Vespa Kansas City
1:15 leave for
The Sweet Guy in Parkville, MO
3:30 Ride back to Vespa KC

The ride will be about an hour each way but, if you're not up for the ride, the doors will be open at Vespa KC for donuts, coffee & conversation. Hope to see a few of you there.

Seasons change...

We've enjoyed our run as Kansas City's sole Vespa boutique. Since opening our flagship store nearly five years ago, we've met the most diverse, nicest people that our metropolitan has to offfer & got on two-wheels. We can never fully express our gratitude for the opportunity to serve our customers.

Vespa Kansas City will be integrating in to the VanWall store in Olathe Kansas. VKC has been a member of the
VanWall Group for the last two years. Since that acquisition, we have seen exponential improvement in the level of service we have been able to provide. At the Olathe location we plan to continue the personal service we pride ourselves on. We will be closing the doors at 9555 Nall Avenue @ 6pm on Saturday, October 20th.

We hope to see a few of you before then. Stop in for conversation, a discount on parts, or the Sunday ride.