Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Arrived at work this morning to find this in my inbox:

"There will be a Scooter Rally in Eureka Springs, Arkansas on September 17 - 20, 2008.
For more info:

Chet Johnson was kind enough to do the right thing and send the Rally info on early enough that if anyone wants to go, they'd have PLENTY of time to prepare for it. The rally itself is being held in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, a mecca of golden roads for anyone on two wheels. Not sure what I'm talking about? Well, where the West Coast guys get to cruise the PCH and the East Coasters get the Dragon, we get Northwestern Arkansas!

Check out the site for more forums and more info.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Vespa for your kitchen.. and bath.. and closets.. Licensing FTW!!

Apparently, 2008 will be the year of the Vespa! It seems that Piaggio is pushing to cross promote and advertise everyone's favorite scooter by widening the brand's recognition. A quote from the article posted in Brandweek last Monday:

""The equities of Vespa—Italian design, highly stylish, modern, colorful, free-spirited and environmentally sensitive—should translate well to a number of product categories," said Michael Stone, Beanstalk president and CEO. Stone said the company is focusing on apparel, accessories and kitchen appliances like possibly an espresso maker first. Products are expected to hit stores in late 2008 and will target mid-tier and higher-end retailers."


For years now, there have been a number of items I'd have loved to see with the Vespa twist applied to it. Howzabout you? If there's anything you like to see, let me know and later I'll post a big list on the blog. Who knows? Maybe someone at Piaggio might take a look-see...

For more on the licensing details, click here.

Monday, November 05, 2007

The Gap limited edition LX 50

It's called the crazy stripe...

And it is indeed that: crazy!

The Gap and Vespa have combined forces to create this limited edition LX50. It will be on display for all to see in New York, Chicago, San Fran, Las Vegas and of course, Los Angeles. No exact word on the number of bikes being produced but the real crazy part is the price: $6000!

You can check out more on this phenom, here.

Friday, November 02, 2007

The Hybrid is GO! posted an article on Wednesday about the Piaggio HyS scooters at the recent Tokyo Motorcycle Show. Sure, we have previously posted about the HyS scooters and the system operations, but it seems that has reconfirmed that production is slated for production in 2008!! With the MP3 400 and MP3 500 joining the 250, by this time next year, there will be an MP3 in every flavor!
Read more by clicking here