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  • Sydney Vespa Ride Day

    Help celebrate the launch of the Vespa Club of Sydney with the Sydney Vespa ride day!

    Vespa Australia, Scooter Central & Sydney Vespa Club

     



    Calling all Sydney Vespa riders!
    Help celebrate the launch of the Vespa Club of Sydney with the Sydney Vespa ride day!
     
    WHEN:
    Sunday 11th December at 9am
    WHERE:
    Meet at The Grounds of Alexandria at 9am for a 9:30am departure. 2 Huntley St, Alexandria NSW 2015

    THE RIDE:
    We will begin from the Grounds of Alexandria and will stop at a service station along the way. From there, we will finish at the Blue Mountains National Park for a walk around and scenic photo opportunities.
    RSVP:
    Scooter Central: susan@scootercentral.com.au or The Vespa Club Sydney: secretary@vespaclubsydney.com.au
     
    We hope to see you there!

  • Introducing The New, Limited Release Vespa Sprint ‘Adventure’

    Vespa Sprint ‘Adventure’ Release

    Vespa's adventurous Sprint inspires and challenges the imagination carrying intrepid owners to all corners of the planet.

    Vespa Australia

     

    Introducing The New, Limited Release Vespa Sprint ‘Adventure’
    Vespa strives to innovate and to change the way people move; Vespa is more than just a ride, Vespa is an adventure offering the thrill of the open road and building comradeships that are forged with fellow travellers daring to break from the everyday routine.  
    Vespa Australia are proud to announce the release of the Vespa Sprint Adventure, a custom  Vespa Sprint 150cc ABS equipped to tour with black matte details and travel accessories, including front and rear folding racks  and a smoked fly screen as standard features.  Vespa Sprint Adventure is limited to 38 units only and two very unique colours: Jungle inspired Matt Green and Desert inspired Matt Sand. Both colours boldly evoke a prevailing sense of adventure, passion and freedom.
    With 70 years of history and more than 18 million units sold worldwide, Vespa has united generations from distant cultures through a passion to ride and explore. Be it a bustling city in India or a desert track in Africa, Vespa is the first truly global brand of mobility. Vespa has bridged the gaps of social environments and cultural diversity making it the most famous and beloved brand in the world.  It remains today a young and striking icon, offering innovative and market leading models to suit the discerning taste of even the youngest customers.
    Uncompromising in style, Vespa Sprint Adventure is designed with the traveler in mind through comfort and technology. The Sprint Adventure comes with Vespa’s i-Get air cooled engine with electronic injection and 3-valve timing. Each and every detail, from the exhaust to the internal design of the gearbox cover, has been designed to make the ride smoother, quieter and more comfortable. The injection system has been optimised and improved in terms of efficiency; the ECU now has a barometric sensor that guarantees optimum combustion every time, in any condition of use and at any altitude. Maximum  power and torque increases  respectively to 9.5 kW at 7,750 rpm and 12.8 Nm at 6,500 rpm and reach new levels of ride ability, making Sprint Adventure quick in both city traffic of constant “stop and go” and on long stretches of open road. 
    ABS braking system:  The Vespa Sprint Adventure includes the latest rider safety features with front wheel ABS, guaranteeing front wheel stability, vehicle control and efficient braking even on low friction, coefficient surfaces such as wet or dirty asphalt.
    With extremely limited numbers of this model please contact your local dealer to check one out today.
    Vespa Sprint Adventure MLP: $7,090 + ORC
  • Vespa Elettrica at EICMA

    Vespa Elettrica at EICMA

    The Piaggio Group invests in electric motors to redesign the mobility of the future. Introducing the Vespa Elettrica project, the new mobility solution.

    Vespa

     



    VESPA ELETTRICA – The Mobility Of The Future According To Vespa
    The Piaggio Group invests in electric motors to redesign the mobility of the future.

    Introducing the Vespa Elettrica project, the new mobility solution according to the most elegant and beloved two-wheeled brand in the world that takes a step into the future in complete consistency with the values that have accompanied its history.
    Over four billion of the seven billion people residing on Earth live and work in heavily populated urban areas. New supercities are constantly springing up and, becoming increasingly interconnected, a phenomenon which is set to drive economic and social development. Today almost 80% of the world's GDP is generated in these huge urban metropoles, which in turn consume 80% of the world's energy. Higher and higher numbers of people are flocking to these cities, whose size is increasing to accommodate them despite the risk of social collapse owing to liveability problems. The world's 600 largest cities are now home to 20% of the world's population and they generate more than 50% of global wealth.
    The mobility sector is facing a change of scenery that poses epoch-making challenges connected to the environment, pollution and the quality of life.
    In its most advanced developments, the electric engine is currently the favoured solution for the requirements of this new mobility.
    A technological and cultural challenge
    The Piaggio Group, whose tradition in electric motors dates back as far as the mid-seventies and who launched the first and best-sold hybrid scooter, is investing in the electric mobility of the future, presenting the Vespa Elettrica project at Eicma 2016.
    It was only right that such a big challenge would be tackled under the wing of the Vespa brand.
    Vespa has changed the lives of entire generations all over the world, always giving the most advanced answer to their desire for mobility that has skilfully interpreted and evolved while still remaining true to itself.
    On the back of more than 18 million models, over 1.5 million of which have been sold in the last decade alone, such global success has turned the brand into a universal symbol of elegance and technology.
    Now the Vespa Elettrica project confirms the Piaggio Group's commitment, not only to people mobility, but to a desire to change the way in which people move.
    Because of the excellence of this project, the Piaggio Group is assessing the most advanced players in the sector on a global level to develop innovative technological electric motor solutions together. This concept will be translated into the final version of the Vespa Elettrica, for which production and sales are planned for the second half of 2017.
    The Vespa Elettrica will, first and foremost, be a true Vespa, bringing the very latest in electric technology to a vehicle that will retain all the features that have been vital to its success.  The style, agility, ease of use and riding pleasure will be the same as the Vespa we have always known, with the addition of technological and innovative connectivity solutions. A perfect mix of excitement, technology and environmental friendliness that only Vespa can create. Like it has always done in its first seventy years of history.
  • 2017 Honda At EICMA

    More Of The 2017 Honda Line Up Announced At EICMA, Milano.

    Honda

     



    More Of The 2017 Honda Line Up Announced At EICMA, Milano
    The 'Blade' is out of the bag with confirmation the Standard CBR1000RR will join the Fireblade SP and SP2 to complete the CBR1000 line-up for 2017.
    Announced this morning at EICMA in Milan; the CBR1000RR will come to Australia with ABS as standard and be available in Matte Ballistic Black Metallic and Victory Red. 
    The "Total Control" design approach has been continued through the standard model as well, with a focus on cornering, acceleration and braking. 
    This 25th anniversary CBR1000RR has a 14% improvement in power-to-weight ratio thanks to a weight reduction of 15 kg and has a 10 horsepower increase. 
    Fully loaded with a cutting-edge electronics package, the CBR1000RR is underpinned by the "Next Stage Total Control" concept, with nimble handling and amazing acceleration. 
    Honda has also revealed 5 other key models destined to hit Australian showrooms in 2017.
    A new CB650FL and CBR650FL have been announced, both four-cylinder models will see Showa Dual Bending Valve front forks and revised Nissin brake Calipers. 
    The CB650 is a stripped back, tough looking machine for 2017 and the CBR650 has redrawn bodywork highlighting the engine and aggressively pumps up the Super Sport styling. Both will be available in Australia in Matte Gunpowder Black Metalic and Millenium Red. 
    A new CRF250L is also due - available as standard or with the option of ABS, namely the CRF250LA.
    There will be the addition of the CRF250 Rally or CRF250RLA to the adventure line up, which will excite those keen to start some off road touring.
    The motto which underpinned development of the model rings true to the finished product, an entry level adventure bike – "The Dakar Replica: For the weekend adventurer!" 
    Finally the SH150 scooter will make a come back into the Aussie marketplace and will be available in two colours; Pearl Jasmine White and Pearl Dark Ash Green. 
    More information on all models including specs will be available in the coming days. 
    For more information on the entire Honda range visit your nearest Honda Dealer, ring 1 300 1 HONDA or go to www.hondamotorcycles.com.au
  • New KYMCO Delivery Scooter Hits Aussie Shores

    New Kymco Delivery Scooter

    Kymco Australia welcomes the new Kymco Agility Carry, a purpose built delivery scooter designed to transform the way we deliver. 

    Kymco Australia

     



    New KYMCO Delivery Scooter Hits Aussie Shores

    The delivery service industry is a rapidly growing movement in Australia with innovative start-ups, cottage industries and funky new delivery systems revolutionising the micro transport industry. Delivery services are branching out to much, much more then your local pizza shop.
    “Urban congestion has increase demand for functional and versatile delivery solutions,” said Kymco Australia Director Michael Poynton. “The purpose built Agility Carry is our answer to your delivery needs.”
    Competitively priced, functional carry racks front and rear, economical to run and maintain.
    “The Agility Carry is the perfect delivery scooter for those who need an efficient, affordable and versatile transport solution,” said Mr Poynton.
    Load limits are 15kg on the front and 30kg on the rear, the rear carrier also can be set up with an optional 85 litre box with large rearward opening lid. Under seat storage is also a handy addition that a number of competitors miss out on.
    Powered by a proven air-cooled four-stroke 125cc single cylinder engine that is efficient and economical to run with low service costs.
    Twist-and-go variable automatic drive makes ease of daily operation, especially in the hustle and bustle of the inner city. Large 180mm disc brake up front and sturdy suspension give the bike great stopping power, comfort and light handling in-between deliveries.
    The Agility Carry is an impressive blend of modern craftsmanship matched with practical transport solutions, far superior to any rival delivery scooter. From only $3390 ride away the Agility Carry is an extremely affordable transport solution.
    KEY FEATURES
    • Purpose built delivery scooter with front and rear carrier racks for a balanced load
    • Front carrier with 15Kg loading capacity
    • Rear carrier with 30kg loading capacity
    • Optional 85-litre cargo box for rear carrier
    • Economical air-cooled four-stroke 125cc engine
    • Large under-seat storage that fits an open face helmet
    • Large front disc brake, 180mm diameter for safe stopping
    • Bright halogen headlamp for clear visibility
    • Conveniently located fuel cap with key for easy refuelling
    Available in four colours, Orange, Bright Blue, White and Black
    For further information visit the Agility Carry microsite www.kymcocarry.com.au

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