Friday, February 20, 2009

Munich custom scooter show 2009

Photo via S.I.P. website.

Feb 7th was the Munich custom show! The last time the show was held there were over 1500 enthusiasts in attendance to check out all the performance, protection and bling pieces for their scoots. That and to party! This year was supposedly just as successful.

S.I.P. has a video up on their website that you check out.

If you rather look at photos, check out pics on Flickr.

Gas Saver

Upon reading the title, you may think I'm talking about your scooter, but I'm actually talking about THIS.

It's pretty much a gas card from Shell that doesn't require a credit app, fees, yada yada and it will (until May) save you five cents on every gallon you spend. After the intro period you start saving two cents. May not be much, but savings are savings.

Of course, actual credit cards like the AMEX Blue or AAA Visa will save you five percent on fuel, but for those of us who don't want to open up a new credit account just to save on gas we're already buying, I find it to be a nice offer.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Economic Stimulus Bill

Aparently, the good ole folks at the AMA have succeeded in getting a motorcycle provision added in the new economic stimulus bill! What this means to you is that if you're looking to buy a new scoot this year, the tax of said scoot will be tax deductible! And it's a deduction off the top line!!!

For example:

You've been wanting that MP3 500 since you first laid your jealous eyes on it.

MP3 500 ie = $8899
Tax = 7.525% or $669.65

Amount you can deduct off the top of your 2009 tax return...

I know its redundant, but I figured it'd be easier to read that way. Anway, it's awesome news if you're looking for a new scoot or wanting to trade-up! Spread the word!

Friday, February 06, 2009

Japanese Customs

You obviously see and read a lot about Vespas here at the Vespa KC Scooter Blog, but occassionaly we find some pretty funny/interesting/scary scooter content that is not-so-Vespa. This site has been around as well as the scooters showcased in it, but recently posted about it and brought it back to my attention. So, for those who aren't in the know... Allow us to enlighten you on what degree of customization a scooter can see in the land of the rising sun.

This weekend is gonna be a scorcher!

Today and tomorrow should bring some relief from this long cold spell we call Winter! In the 70s today and super warm tomorrow, you might as well admit to everyone that you're gonna call-in sick to go scooter riding.

Here are just two of many things to do this weekend:

FIRST FRIDAYS. Its First Fridays in the Crossroads and it's actually warm! Lots of gallery openings and things to do! Conquer the cabin fever and get out for a change. Local scoot rider and photog awesome Patrick Adams is going to be at Eljay's Coffee House (River Market District) for the opening of J. Meirottos photo show. Check out Adams' site for more.

SCION OPEN rail jam. Tomorrow at the Kansas City Power and Light LIVE venue, Scion is hosting an open snowboard rail jam! Yeah, in the middle of downtown! It's gonna be pretty crazy with with 68 tons of snow being dumped on a 1 and 1/2 story tall hill with 107 foot long rails reaching from the LIVE catwalk down to the stage! People in the know are saying that this is the biggest snowboard event to happen in the Midwest (definitely in Kansas City), and if you're looking to get your X-games fix in for this year, you may not find anything better! More info here.

Monday, February 02, 2009

New Pre-Spring fianancing lovelies!

Piaggio and Vespa are offering everyone some special treats before the big Spring scooter season starts off this year with a 6 month NO/NO/NO promotion. If you're looking to purchase a new scoot before everyone else starts making them a rarity, you can get one financed interest free, payment free, and with no money down! This promo ends when the month does the same, so come in and trade-up this year! Or, add another funbox to your fleet of fabo- fashonistas.

Click this link for more info!

Piaggio Site update

Earlier, the website got a fresh new facelift and just recently, recieved similar treatment. Check them out if haven't yet and experience the fresh!