Scooting Around Town

Last Saturday, Judy and I went scooting around town to look at motorcycles and motor scooters.

I really liked the Piaggio BV Tourer 250 and the BV Tourer 500 that I saw at the Vespa dealer. Over at a different dealer, an employee told me that the Aprilia Scarabeo 200 is better than the BV Tourer 250. He did say that while he had sold out of the Scarabeo 200, he expected more to be in stock within the next 10 days to two weeks. I find it surprising that he never even mentioned the Sportcity 250.

Stopping at yet one more dealership that had a variety of makes and models of cycles and scooters just got us scratching our heads. So many makes and models from which to choose! And then a real interesting proposition came to our attention. At that place, the business manager showed us the E-Ton Matrix 150 that he said had been drastically reduced in price in order to clear them out of inventory. The biggest problem that I can see about that brand is that it is a Chinese Motor Scooter.

That Chinese scooter price really had us scratching our heads even more and is in contrast to my preference of the Italian makes of Vespa, Piaggio, and Aprilia which are also apparently all owned by the same company.


About Roland Louis Hansen

I have been: an organization development consultant; a college-level instructor of political science, psychology, and sociology; a public administrator; a social worker; an elected official; a political operative; a community activist; a union official; a shoe salesman and manager, a factory worker; a fast food restaurant employee; and, a custodian.
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3 Responses to Scooting Around Town

  1. Rich says:

    Please don’t but the Chinese one as a very close friend of mine that I worked with at the post office bought one and has had nothing but trouble with it and has put alot of money in it to bring it upto par; get the vespa or one of the others.


  2. Tim Higgins says:

    I would echo Rich on this. While the Italians are not normally known for their outstanding mechanical efforts, in the case of the Vespa, I believe that their experience should hold sway.



  3. You know, I think I just may go and buy the Aprilia Scarabeo 200.


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