If you have not experienced the joys of scooter ownership, I highly suggest that you get converted. There’s just so many reasons to do so. First of all, there’s the gas mileage. Even if you’re not concerned about gas prices, you’re probably concerned about your carbon footprint, and these babies get 60-100 miles per gallon. And then there’s the style factor. What could be more spot on than a vintage Italian scooter? I can’t think of any more romantic way to travel.
This beautifully restored 1967 Lambretta has a powerful, and totally brand new, engine. At 200 cc’s, it’s as fast as a small motorcycle, without all the pesky gear-shifting. The off-white paint job and brown leather accessories are so casually chic. Plus, at $5,000, it’s basically the price of a high end handbag, only you can carry yourself around in it. So, if you don’t live somewhere that makes it convenient to commute by scooter, maybe you should consider moving.