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Published on February 19th, 2014 | by Jo Borrás


Vintage Vespa vs. The World (VIDEO)

February 19th, 2014 by  

We talk about new vehicles and the latest technology a lot here on CleanTechnica (imagine that!), but we rarely stop to ask how durable the fuel-efficient products of yesterday were. Like, we talk about electric scooters in the 21st century, but how would that compare to a 100 MPG Vespa from, say, 1969?

This new video from motorcycle documentarians 2Enduro is all about a man’s 45-year journey with his vintage Vespa Sprint. It’s a journey that has taken him around the world, and one that I hope you’ll enjoy learning about as much as I did. As you read the original post, below, think about the following: Will your new electric scooter still be buzzing along in 45 years?


Video: Around the World on a Vintage Vespa (via Gas 2.0)

Vintage Vespa scooters are marvelous things. Given a willingness to turn a wrench, some quality oil, and ready access to small parts, an enthusiastic rider can keep their Vespa going a long time. But what if you wanted to take your tiny-wheeled titan…

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I've been involved in motorsports and tuning since 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the Important Media network. You can find me on Twitter, Skype (jo.borras) or Google+.

  • Green Globe

    Can’t wait to see the documentary. I’m a fan of the Vespa and I’m currently searching for a 1960’s model to restore and ride!


  • Kyle Field

    I dont understand the need for profanity in yet another article you’ve posted today. This is not gawker and that’s a huge turn off for me. This is a nice article about a guy and his scooter…there’s really no need for that in my opinion.

    Having said that, it would be nice to be able to upvote/downvote articles like Reddit allows.

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