When the bug bites
If you bought a scooter because you wanted to ride (which is really the only good reason to get one), at some point you will succumb to the siren song of the vintage Vespa or Lambretta.
2strokebuzz’s Dr. Buzz answers an inquiry from Katy, who used to have a Honda Metropolitan and now wants a vintage Vespa.
The article spends considerable time on the dreaded “Viet-Bodge,” a scooter purchased from somewhere in Asia that, while it’s cosmetically pretty, is a mechanical nightmare that would ultimately cost a fortune to put right. If it could be.
In a nutshell, you shouldn’t buy a vintage scooter on a whim. You will need to do your homework, and be sure you are dealing with a reputable seller. A new-old bike, like a PX 150 or Stella, will give you the vintage scooter experience with mod cons like disc brakes and electronic ignition. You can find lots of those on Craigslist. Let the buyer beware.