|10 June, 2015 - Vespa Goes Even More Stylish With Vespa Armani|
|#Vespa #Armani - Vespa and Armani are two Italian icons, one is the fashion king of scooters, the other the fashion king of stylish clothing. Now they are together as a scooter model, the Vespa 946 Emporio Armani.|
|9 June, 2015 - Video: Meat Loaf and ST1 Gas Stations|
|#MeatLoad #ST# #TVCommercial - Meat Loaf is a name from the past, with several hit songs. He is now featuring in the TV commercial for Swedish st1, and it's all motorcycles! Great song, and great advertisement.|
|29 April, 2015 - Vietnam Produces 500,000th Vespa Scooter|
|#Vespa #Vietnam - These are staggering numbers if you compare the output of European motorcycle manufacturers. Since 2009, 500,000 Vespa scooters have been made in one factory located in Hanoi, Vietnam. Remember, this is not for the world, but the output for Asia. Amazing numbers.|
|7 April, 2015 - Video: Vespa as Stunt Scooter - If Only|
|#Vespa #Advertisment - In what appears to be a real Vespa TV commercial (although I have no way of knowing if it was real), here is an ad showing the smallish Vespa as a stunt scooter featuring a Evil Knievel wannabe.|
|10 February, 2015 - Ads: Vespa - Can They Get Any Stranger?|
|#Vespa #Advertisements - Here are three advertisements from Vespa which are just strange. Either the agency was lazy, or confused what a scooter does.|
|15 December, 2014 - Xmas 2014 - Vespa Motorcycle Lovers Gift Ideas|
|#Christmas #GiftIdeas #Vespa - Vespa is a mythical and legendary manufacturer. With a long history of making world's most beautiful scooters, they also have a very nice selection of gifts.|
|22 July, 2014 - Video: Vespa India - Do You ....?|
|#Vespa #India #Advertisement - Here is a TV commercial from Vespa India, that is nicely put together, well filmed, nice music, but the message is pretty corny and it's only at the end that you realize that the advertisement is for Vespa.|
|27 February, 2014 - What If Vespa Made A Camera?|
|#Vespa #Camera #Design - Two designers made a concept Vespa camera that looks just like a product that would have been designed by Vespa. |
Beautiful, timeless and a great gift.
|19 February, 2014 - Smell That Vespa|
|#Vespa #Perfumes - Vespa announced that together with Coty, a specialist company, they will be making a perfume. |
Out next May, it will not smell of gasoline or smoke.
|18 February, 2014 - Ads: Vespa - What Were They Thinking?|
|#Advertisement #Vespa - Here are two print advertisements from Vespa Israel which just don't make the cut. It looks like PR company laziness. |
|6 January, 2014 - Review: Vespa Primavera 125|
|#Review #Vespa #Scooter - A detailed review of the Vespa 125cc Primavera scooter - a city flower! |
|2 October, 2013 - Perfectly Crafted Wooden Vespa Scooter - Master Piece|
|Some artists are just too good for words. Carlos Alberto from Portugal is one of them. Carlos is a carpenter with a magic touch when wood comes on his workbench. He has done many beautiful items ranging from stair cases, furniture and to windows. But what he has done to this Vespa is more than impressive..|
|18 June, 2013 - Video: Unbelievable - Things You Can Do With A Vespa Scooter|
|#Video #Vespa #Scooter #Weird - We know that motorcycles and scooters are great forms of transportation and even entertainment. We have also seen many cases of motorcycles and scooters used to carry everything, including the kitchen sink.|
We have also seen other, often weird, applications for our favorite two wheelers. But this one beats them all. Here is one way of using a Vespa scooter you would never have thought off.
The hint is in the photo. Look at where the arrows are pointing. Know what is going to happen in the video? Have a look.
|17 December, 2012 - Xmas2012: Shine A Light With Vespa Scooters|
|Christmas is a great time, but usually it's dark in the morning, and therefore difficult to get out of bed. I think we all suffer from this. Standard alarm clocks will probably do the job, but they are nowhere as stylish as this Christmas gift.|
The Vespa headlight alarm clock.... very stylish, like their scooter. The clock's shape was inspired by the very first and original Vespa scooter's headlight, so you can't go wrong...........
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|6 December, 2012 - Video: Motorcycles and Sexual Positions - Moto Kama Sutra|
|In a very well done, even at times very funny, video take on the Kama Sutra and motorcycles. In other words in this Russian video, you get to see "What if a motorcycle was a sexual position?". You get to see all types of motorcycles and their sexual position explained. Don't worry, there's no talking, so you'll not need to translate the Russian.|
Don't worry, the video is SFW, except your colleagues might be bothered with your laughing. I love the Tourer Motorcycle position....
Have a look, and don't forget to laugh.
|17 October, 2012 - Video: Vespa - Fashion Unchanged|
|Here's a very nicely done, upbeat, TV commercial for Vespa scooters. The advertisement is from Vespa India.|
The ad is nicely done, in a semi-cartoon style, with colorful people and scenery. Have a look..
|13 July, 2012 - Video: Vespa - Betta Getta Vespa..The Olympics are Coming!|
|Here's a very nicely done TV commercial from a London based Vespa dealer, R. Agius Scooter. It's a funky little animation why people should get a Vespa scooter to beat the enormous forecasted traffic jams in London during the Olympics.|
Even the underground is not going to help; nor will the "Boris Bikes". The only solution to getting to work is a scooter, preferably a Vespa.
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|22 June, 2012 - Is A Vespa Scooter The Place To Store Your Jewels? YES|
|Most women, and some men I know, have jewelry that when not used, needs to be stored. Placing them around the house will automatically imply that you'll need to search for them at a later stage. |
Many folks have jewel boxes, sometimes bland, sometimes decorated. But here's one jewel box that would fit in perfectly in a motorcycle or scooter riding household: a Vespa sidecar jewel box from "Object d'Art". It's called "The Mod Squad".
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|20 June, 2012 - Video: Honda Australia Motocross with CRF450R|
|Here's a nice TV commercial from Honda Australia for their CRF450R motocross motorcycle. |
Action packed, a couple of locally famous crossers, and text graphics that reminds me of recent Aprilia advertisements.
|18 May, 2012 - Video: Vintage Vespa Ad - Go Vespa|
|Here's a vintage Vespa TV commercial, from the days that things were so much simpler. No helmets, wicker picnic baskets and reasonable prices. |
I presume the advertisement is British.
|7 May, 2012 - Get Even With SUVs The Vespa Way. Once Off Offer|
|If you are frustrated with all those SUVs not taking care of other vehicles on the road because they don't need to, here's your chance to get even.Or at least vent some frustration. |
During the France - Algeria War, Vespa made this unique scooter for the French military. It was designed to make cannons more mobile and access difficult terrain by parachuting them into combat. So they equipped a Vespa scooter with a real cannon. 800 of these mobile cannon were made and deployed in Algeria.
The bazooka-scoot was stored on an Army base in Messina, Italy. It comes "as is", and can not fire, but any SUV-driving-soccer-mom will not know that when she's facing the business end of the cannon.
The Vespa is up for auction on Saturday 12 May
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|18 April, 2012 - Video: Vespa - Perfect Curves|
|Despite a rather predictable, but still funny TV commercial, the Vespa Perfect Curves is not bad, depending on when it was made. You know when you see the guy exulting the virtues of the body, curves and that he must mount her, that he's not talking about the pretty & sexy girl. |
Still, it's worth a giggle.
|29 March, 2012 - 600cc Yamaha Engine With A Vespa Scooter Wrapped Around It|
|What do you do when you have a Vespa 50 scooter lying around doing nothing, and a spare Yamaha FZR600 engine gathering dust? One is a 50cc scooter, the other a powerful 600cc motorcycle engine... |
That's a dilemma that someone in Italy had, and he solved it by taking the Yamaha engine and wrapping the Vespa scooter around it. Mind you, it's not a static scootBike, but it really works, just have a look at the video below.
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|16 February, 2012 - Video: SuperMario and Vespa Scooters|
|I don't know if this is a real commercial, and if it is, it will not have cost much money to make. The advertisement is for Vespa scooters, and it features Mario, or more SuperMario. |
You can hear the irritating sound of the Mario Nintendo games, while Mario chooses a Vespa over the princess. But fake or not, it's still not bad.
|1 February, 2012 - Working On Your Vespa Scooter|
|When you say that you're going to work on your Vespa scooter, most people will think that you're taking your spanners, screwdrivers and wrenches, and start tinkering on your motorcycle. |
But not this Australian guy. He really means that he'll be working on his Vespa scooter. That's because he has taken this 1968 Vespa, that had died and was waiting for the taxidermist, and turned it into his office chair and desk.
|20 December, 2011 - Video: MTV - Sex Is No Accident - Vespa|
|A kind of funny TV commercial from MTV, warning people that sex is no accident, and to wear a condom. |
To make their point, they've used a nice animation of a girl on a Vespa scooter, who by accident gets in to a "sex" situation. The ads were made by the Gray agency in Germany.
Dream on if you think it'll happen to you....
|12 October, 2011 - Video: Funny and Sexy Dutch Motorcycle Insurance Ad|
|Pretty funny, and sexy (for both guys and gals) TV commercial for Central Beheer Insurance company in The Netherlands. |
It's a pretty old and often done theme, but nevertheless, it remains funny, specially with some sexy shots. The kind of pretty girls you meet on your motorcycle...
|23 September, 2011 - Ad: Vespa Map|
|Interesting print advertisement for Vespa scooters from Romania. |
It's a bit too sophisticated for my taste, but it does convey the message.
|15 September, 2011 - Vespa Scooter - The Golden Edition|
|This was spotted on the streets of Paris, France - a golden edition of the Vespa scooter..|
Since it's a delivery scooter, we'll assume that it's not real gold..
|14 September, 2011 - India: Piaggio To Re-Launch Vespa And Others|
|Piaggio is planning to re-enter the Indian market (for a third time). Three times lucky? |
This time they're opening a factory, and plan to start selling Vespa scooters next year. Their other brands will hopefully follow, with Aprilia (already being sold a little), Guzzi and Gilera.
|13 September, 2011 - Ad: Vespa Scooters and Shavers|
|The things you got to do as an ad agency. Well, one thing that works for me, is a motorcycle (or in this case a Vespa scooter) and a pretty girl, even if they're drawings. |
That's what the JWT agency in New York used to draw your attention to Schick Quattro shavers for women. Okay, so maybe I'm the wrong audience...
|19 August, 2011 - Video: Vespa - Thrill of Living|
|A Spanish language TV commercial for Vespa scooter, made quite some time ago if you listen to the quality, and look at the way the people are dressed. It's a bit in the Coca-Cola style, with loads of people happy and dancing. |
Throw in a few pretty girls, and you've got a commercial...
|23 June, 2011 - Too Cute Scooter Earrings|
|For the ladies (but maybe even for men, you never know nowadays), cute earrings in the shape of a Vespa and matching helmet. |
Show your passion with pride and fashion...
|16 February, 2011 - Video: Yamaha XT 1200 Z Super Tenere: Soul|
|Here's a very nice promo video clip from Yamaha for their new XT 1200 Super Tenere motorcycle. |
It shows that they want to square off with the GS in the dual-purpose market. The video, despite a voice that will put you to sleep, is nice with good riding images.
|15 February, 2011 - So This Is How They Rake The Sand On The Beaches|
|I don't get up early enough to see how they rake the sand on beaches, but this photo clearly shows you how they do it. |
Take one slightly used Vespa scooter, a rake and a lot of sand...
|10 November, 2010 - Red Arrows Trade In Airplanes For Vespa Scooters|
|The famous British aerobatic display team, the Red Arrows, traded in their Hawk fighter jets for Vespa scooters. |
It wasn't done to save money, but for a charity run. 1,000 miles on Vespa 125s took them 4 days (in their jets it would have taken 1 hour).
|10 November, 2010 - Transporting A Vespa Scooter The French Way|
|Resourcefulness knows no boundaries. |
Imagine this... adapting your Citroen 2CV to transport your motorcycle or scooter..... It's the French way, but in Asia.
|5 November, 2010 - EICMA 2010: Vespa PX 150 Scooter|
|Not exactly a new scooter, but Vespa managed to come up with a new version of their 30 year old Vespa PX 150 scooter, one of the most popular scooters ever sold by the Italian brand. |
Very classic, and classy design.
|18 October, 2010 - Scooter Fit For A Yacht|
|Having a yacht brings different kinds of problems for the rich & mighty. Like, how do you ride around on a scooter to buy your bread? |
Digital Veneer has a solution. A Limited Edition Tribute Vespa scooter... a scoot that looks like one of those old fashioned mahogany Italian speedboats.
There you go, problem solved. Just don't ask for the price.
|23 June, 2010 - Vespa Trophy 2010: Nice Initiative|
|Vespa's annual gathering, this year in Fatima, Portugal, combines a pretty novel concept, called the Vespa Trophy. |
Each European club, must on its way to the gathering, pass by as many Vespa dealers as it can, collect a stamp, get their photo taken, and the club with the most stamps wins.
|24 May, 2010 - Video: Allstate Insurance - Bikes Never Crash Alone|
|A very good TV ad from Allstate for motorcycle insurance. |
The 31 second TV ad shows several motorcycle crashing, in high def, slow-mo, but all of them without a rider. The tag line is "Bikes never Crash Alone".
Very well filmed.
|8 April, 2010 - Vespa Caravan: Nice Photo|
|Not only is this a really nice setup for the Vespa Scooter (with a real caravan), but it's a really nice photo;.. |
|23 March, 2010 - 32 Vespa Scooter Ads From Around The World|
|Vespa are no strangers to advertisements. Their scooters are sold all over the world in large numbers, and publicity plays a big role. |
Their ads are usually classy, as is their scooter, and often mention that they are small and use less gas.
Here are 32 recent ads for Vespa from around the world.
|18 March, 2010 - Video: Vespa Building Relationships|
|Here's is an interesting TV ad for Vespa scooters. |
What's really interesting about it, is that it features a scooter sidecar....
|22 December, 2009 - Stretch Scooter|
|Here's a pretty and handy Vespa scooter. It's a stretch version of a Vespa, made for Vespa South Africa for promotional activities. |
But it might catch on when the cost of fuel goes North again.
|2 November, 2009 - Recycled Vespa Chair|
|A Spanish design company has come up with these really nice and cool office chairs. They are recycled Vespa scooters, and they look the part. |
Best of all, they look comfortable. Not idea if they can be bought though, but it's a great idea.
|12 August, 2009 - Video: Old Vespa Commercial|
|Very nice, and very old, TV ad for Vespa scooters. |
They don't make them like this anymore...
|18 June, 2009 - Backup For Your Scooter|
|Need to bring your bicycle with you on your scooter/motorcycle? |
That's a bit of a hassle, unless you're good with a few tubes and soldering equipment.
|11 November, 2008 - Overview: Vespa GTS 300 Super|
|Vespa, part of the Piaggio group, showed off their new big displacement scooter at the EICMA 2008 motorcycle exhibition. |
It's the biggest engine Vespa have ever made.
Here's a closer look at the stylish scooter.
|13 October, 2008 - Jeremy Clarkson On A Motorcycle!|
|Famous and notorious Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has been spotted riding a motorcycle scooter! |
On its own not much news, except for Jeremy's position and attitude towards motorcycles and scooters! He HATES them. But here he is riding one himself.
|5 September, 2008 - Nice Vespa Print Ad|
|Here's a very good print advertisement for Vespa scooters (Australia). |
However, this ad would be better if it was for general motorcycles, any motorcycle or scooter.... one photo says it all!
|31 October, 2007 - Video: Vespa Party|
|Here's an oldie TV ad for Vespa scooters. |
Going back in time....
|27 August, 2007 - Motorcycle/Scooter Desk Lamps|
|Lamponi produces works of art. They're desk lamps based on famous scooter and motorcycle manufacturers. |
Have a Vespa or Indian desk lamp.
|20 August, 2007 - Create A Video, Win A Vespa Scooter|
|Piaggio USA are running a contest. Create a video showing Vespa in a positive light for global warming, and you can win a .... Vespa. |
Grab your camera, and start shooting. You've got 2 months.
|14 May, 2007 - Video: About Vespas, Soccer and Adidas|
|A nice TV ad for Adidas, featuring a lot of Vespa scooters, famous soccer players and a long road to Portugal. |
Although the publicity is for Adidas, you only see it at the last seconds. Nicely done.
|25 April, 2007 - Video: Vespa Commercial|
|Here's a nice TV publicity for Vespa Scooters. nice, good music, good scenario. |
|19 February, 2007 - 1946 Vespa, Clock Not Scooter|
|Having a 1946 vintage Vespa scooter would be really nice, but with a limited budget, you can get a 1946 Vespa headlight turned into an analog clock. |
Nice clock to have on your desk so that you can daydream...
|29 November, 2006 - Video: Vespa Ads|
|A look at two Vespa TV ads. Not the best there are...|
|3 November, 2006 - Video: Waterki Vespa Scooter|
|A small video clip from the "old" days, of a amphibian Vespa scooter. Why did this really cool scooter never make it to the market ?|
|29 June, 2006 - Vespa/Piaggio and the USA|
|Found an interesting website belonging to Piaggio (Vespa) USA. It's not a sales site, but a lobby site. There, they're lobbying for more parking space in the USA for scooters and motorcycles.|
|12 June, 2006 - Video: Vespa Ads|
|Three Vespa TV commercials, one funny starring King Kong !|