Before scooters, the only way to get wind-tousled hair was to hang upside down from the monkey bars atop the Empire State Building. Fluff your mane with today’s Groupon to Classic Scooter & Cycle. Choose between the following options:
- For $3,299, you get a 2009–2010 Vespa LX 150 i.e. (a $4,299 value).
- For $4,999, you get a 2009–2010 Vespa GTS 250 i.e. (a $5,999 value).
- For $500, you get $1,200 toward a scooter or motorcycle.
One of Oregon’s largest scooter dealers, Classic Scooter & Cycle populates its 10,000-square-foot showroom with many motorized flavors of two-wheeled transport, from street-prowling Syms to tricked-out Ural sidecars. Spawned from the same Piaggio family tree, the Vespa LX 150 i.e. and Vespa GTS 250 i.e. assert their individuality by adopting exaggerated British accents. Both scooters boast electronic ignitions and reach top speeds of 59 mph, with LX models ingratiating themselves to wardrobes by color-matching riders’ eyes in hues ranging from dragon red and espresso bronze to marshmallow white and plum-tinted plum. GTS tanks squirrel away 2.4 gallons of fuel for everyday jaunts, and the LX’s 2.3-gallon tank fuels excursions as long as 172 miles before the rider must stop for a pull on the gas pump. With 21.1 maximum horsepower, the Vespa GTS 250 i.e. puts Paul Revere’s 1.0-horsepower steed to shame.
Alternatively, use the $1,200 credit to adopt a different two-wheeled vehicle from Classic Scooter & Cycle’s selection. As maneuverable as bicycles, but without the need for a hamster village to pedal them, scooters such as the classic Sym Symba ($2,398) or the Genuine Stella 2-stroke ($3,599) weave through traffic travesties with ease, transforming commutes into adventures and narrow spaces into luxurious parking spots. Postpurchase, a two-year warranty and a service center staffed by factory-trained technicians ensure worry-free jaunts down winding roads and carefree capering through ill-advised short cuts.