Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Model: none at present
I have a Stella, '09 model 2 stroke. It tops out at about 50 mph. My Vino 125 outruns it. I can't help but wonder how it would do with a sidecar. But you have to love the Stella. It is a copy (actually an exact duplicate, probably built with the original Vespa tooling) of an old Vespa P series, and still has all the soul of that scooter. It is a 2 stroke, manual shift, manual clutch scooter with a kickstarter. And it is all metal. And it squeaks, rattles, and buzzes, just like you would expect any old scooter to do. And I just love that 2 stroke sound and smell. Unfortunately they no longer sell the 2 stroke model here, I got one of the last. Because of the EPA, they have switched to 4 stroke. Same look, basically the same scooter, but without a lot of the soul of the 2 stroke.
"New vehicles move the body. Old vehicles move the soul. Vintage forever"
"Obsolete does not mean it is not any good, it just means it is not made anymore"
"The simpler the better"
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