Luca and Alberto Would Love This RWP’ed Vespa

Luca and Alberto Would Love This RWP’ed Vespa

Have you seen the movie Luca? You should if only to marvel at the mind-bending animation. The two main characters, Luca and Alberto, plot a way to afford the motorcycle of their dreams, a Vespa scooter. Well, this RWP’ed is way better than the Vespa the boys tried to build on their own from scratch. Is it worth the $500? I have no idea.

The price is attractive for the mechanic who knows how to massage a Vespa. Sure, it has a sizable ding up front and a missing Vespa logo. Both problems easy to fix. If the engine is all there and kicks through, it could be sweet pickings. I also spy a spare tire tucked into the left body panel and I think that is so cool.

My only concern is the lack of registration and those giant license plates. Did this owner import the bike directly from Italy? Will a DMV license the bike? Interesting questions to answer before plunking down your dough.

Prototype Vespa: Luca and Alberto’s first builds don’t hold up to real world testing.

Vespa sales just increased: It is hard to watch this animated feature and not want to add a Vespa scooter to your stable. The modern Vespas don’t look as cool as the movie version so restoring a classic could be more satisfying. Vespa needs to work on their website. The copy in English misses the mark. Don’t they have a U.S. office?