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Misery still loves company

September 1, 2013

Got a message from a reader named Harlin Harris, who has a 2007 La Vita 150. He’d like to hear from other La Vita owners, so if you’d like to get in touch with him, click here.

The La Vita had so much potential, but ultimately failed due to a lack of resources and dealer support. Still, the potential market for a scooter combining old-skool styling with a modern powertrain is quite large. It’s not a question of if, but when, a major scooter company will offer such a bike in the U.S. Sooner than you might think, actually.

While I haven’t been posting much lately, I’m still here, and always enjoy hearing from you. Go to the Communicate page and you will find a handy form to send e-mail. Scootin’ Old Skool can also be found on Twitter, Facebook and even Pinterest. Which reminds me, I should pin something… Favicon

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2 Comments
  1. September 1, 2013 3:11 pm

    Orin, here in Portugal they use to sell La Vitas (as “EU-R Bee” ) for Eur.1.800. I saw them when they first came and had the same impressions as you: it´s a good idea and it deserved to be a little bit more supported. I guess that problems were mainly due to a poor quality control, and a total absence of a marketing plan.
    I visited the importer here in Portugal back in 2010 and at that time they had a lot of scooters to sell with a large stock of replacement parts.
    http://www.respiroscooter.blogspot.pt/2010/09/uma-abelha-que-parece-uma-vespa-eu-r.html
    I think that they still sell new ones, and you can see a lot of them on independent sellers, selling them as new, 0 kms. But the price is always the same. Eur.1800.
    Truth is that we don´t see them on the streets.

    Cheers,

    Vasco

    (Lisbon, Portugal)

    http://respiroscooter.blogspot.pt/

  2. joek permalink
    September 1, 2013 10:27 pm

    check out gekco’s website, looks like they are selling a 50cc? model made by linhai

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