1972 Vespa with Sidecar
I love scooters and I love sidecars and when you can get the best of both worlds, what could be better? I found a very cool little set up today on ebay and got me to thinking back to a few years ago that a friend of mine and I went to the big Sidecar rally in Griffith Park California. There had to have been at least half a dozen scooter sidecar rigs there and I loved them all.
Most scooters that are out there are not freeway legal here in California but for getting around town and playing on country roads you just can’t beat a scooter. Some of them get nearly 100mpg (pretty important here in Cal), easy to ride, lots of storage space and a VERY HIGH cool factor. Not to mention a very high “giggle factor”!
Scooters can make life so easy in urban areas and add a sidecar to it you can take your dog with you or do a full Costco run. Well, maybe not a FULL Costco run. Even though I have done a pretty full Costco run on my Buell Ulysses (with all the luggage).
We all know about the “lifestyle” culture in motorcycling. If you ride a Harley you hang with the Harley crowd and wear black. If you ride a Ducati you hang with the Ducati crowd and wear red, the BMW group you wear BMW gear. But…the ‘Scooter World’ is all over the place.
From guys in shorts a T-shirt and flip flops (thinking “I’m on a scooter I can’t get hurt”), to vintage English “Mods” style to classy women wearing dresses and high heels. A scooter is totally non discriminatory…just twist the throttle and go. There are scooter racing organizations (these people are having way too much fun!!)
If you haven’t ridden a scooter you truly don’t know what you are missing, it is a great part of the two wheel experience we all love. You can get off your 200mph Hayabusa, your ground pounding Harley, your turn on a dime Ducati and get on a scooter and I promise nothing will give you the giggles a scooter can. The world slows down to 45mph and everyone smiles when they see you.
So, I found this really nice set up on ebay today. It’s in good shape has a really cool sidecar…too much fun.
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