Published on February 19th, 2014 | by Jo Borrás2
Vintage Vespa vs. The World (VIDEO)
February 19th, 2014 by Jo Borrás
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?
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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