Tucson to Houston on a Vespa – Thomas Barnes

In the late forties, Vespa was a popular motor scooter. It was economical, stylish, smooth and easy to handle. While in hot, dry Tucson, Arizona, I bought a used Vespa. I enjoyed riding it so much that in 1958, I decided to buy a brand new one. Nothing fancy – just a gray, deluxe model […]

Are Cheap Chinese Scooters Worth The Headache?

With cheap Chinese scooters flooding the American market in recent years, more and more people are finding them spending the money they saved on keeping them on the road. While Chinese scooters are less expensive initially, constantly paying to have one repaired is not. The increase in the cost of gas has caused many people […]

Do I Need a Motorcycle License to Ride a Scooter?

Yes, you do… Don’t be fooled by slick advertising, you must have a motorcycle license to legally ride a 49cc motor scooter. The flood of Chinese scooters to the market has caused advertisers and some dealers to classify them as mopeds. Mopeds and scooters are two different vehicles and fall under the different DMV laws […]