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You’ve probably heard by now… *updated again

June 10, 2019
Journalist Davey Johnson

Missing journalist Davey G. Johnson. Not the bike he was riding when last heard from. (photo: Autoweek)

I held off on this because I was hoping all would end well. So far, it hasn’t. 😦

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On Any Saturday

January 21, 2019
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It’s party time at On Any Moto! (Orin O’Neill photos)

The most depressing thing about being on the scooter/motorcycle beat is hearing about, and occasionally covering, stores closing. Happily, I can report on one that’s on an upward trajectory.

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2018 Arizona International Auto Show: The view from Tucson *updated

November 25, 2018

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Is it November already? You know what that means… and if you don’t really care about the state of the car biz, head for the archives and enjoy over a decades’ worth of scooter goodness. The auto show story follows the jump.

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They sell the body elettrica in the U.S. now

November 8, 2018
Vespa Elettrica pre-booking site

Now available to pre-order in Murka (Vespa screenshot)

Well folks, your wait wasn’t nearly as long as first reported.

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In other fake news…

November 3, 2018
2019 Vespa GTS

Rather cheeky of them to slap a watermark on a Piaggio press photo, eh wot? (Scooternova Magazine screenshot)

With EICMA set to open next week, news of a “NEW” Vespa GTS has spread like Ebola across the Interwebz. Unfortunately, the word “new” does not mean what these websites think it means.

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They’ll sell the body elettrica

October 8, 2018
Vespa Elettrica home page

The Vespa Elettrica website is now up and running. (Vespa Elettrica screenshot)

In a statement issued Monday, Piaggio Group announced availability of the production version of the Vespa Elettrica, claiming “mobility in general, and electric mobility in particular, will never be the same again.” Um, okay.

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Back in the saddle, yet again

October 8, 2018
America's new scoot

America got a screamin’ deal on this 2003 Piaggio LT150 (Orin O’Neill photos, except as noted)

America posted a Facebook Marketplace listing on the Sky Island Riders Facebook page. “I’m gonna go look at this little Piaggio after I get my endorsement on my license. I’m so excited!”

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