Starting a new tradition in SoCal, the Vespa Club of Los Angeles sponsored the first SoCal SIDECAR RIDE. Five different sidecar rigs showed up to the ride, along with a lot of other people curious to check them out and tag along behind them on a ride. The ride met at In-N-Out Burger in Long Beach, before heading down to Ocean Ave in Long Beach and coming back through Belmont Shore and Naples, and ending up at "Frostbites" close to the meet spot. It was a fun showing, and the Vespa Club of L.A. promises to do another one in June or July, so keep an ear out, and see you there.
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
As traditionally done every year, the South Bay Scooter Club did their annual "New Year's Scooter Ride" on January 2nd, 2021. The ride went through the South Bay Beach Cities, stopping in El Porto, before continuing on back to the Manhattan Beach Pier for socially distanced grub (most of us did take out and brought it back to eat at our scooters, parked in the motorcycle parking area of the pier). Another fun New Year's Ride.
Sunday, November 03, 2019
The original Dragster had a hub-center steering setup, in lieu of standard forks, and also had an exposed steel trellis frame. But, as you can see from the photos above, the new models have even more of an exposed frame look that makes it seem more slick and aggressive. Gone are some of the faring coverings from the original, giving this version a stripped-down and sleeker design.
Labeled the "New Urban Superbike" by Italjet, it will be available for pre-order on Italjet's website, starting at noon (Italian time) on November 5th, 2019. Once the pre-order has gone through, a deposit of approximately $557 (499 Euros) will supposedly be required (this figure is not confirmed, however). The final price has been rumored to be approximately $5025 (4500 Euro).
Monday, March 14, 2016
ANNUAL SoCAL SLOW RIDE – APRIL 2, 2016
The South Bay Scooter Club will be hosting the 12th ANNUAL SoCAL SLOW RIDE on April 2, 2016.
If your scooter has always had troubles keeping up on "normal" scooter rides and rallys, this event is for you! Designed for scoots 125cc or below, this ride is a slow, sub-40mph cruise through Palos Verdes and the South Bay. Beautiful scenery at a very slow pace. Slow vintage scoots preferred, but this event is open to all slow scooters.
SATURDAY, APRIL 2nd
12NOON: Meet at the Torrance Crossroads Shopping Center parking lot - Park around the fountain in front of the Gen Korean restaurant (intersection of Crenshaw & Lomita Blvds). MAPS will be given out before the ride, so be sure to get one. Please GAS UP before the ride, as we will NOT be stopping for fuel once we get underway.
Ride leaves at 1PM for the famous, and often-copied, SOUTH BAY SWERVE 'N' CURVE ROUTE through Palos Verdes, done at a very slow pace. The ride will end at TBD.
T-Shirts are available ONLINE ONLY at THIS LINK. There are both light and dark T-Shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies available.
To register, or for all the current event info, be sure to go to the Facebook Event Page.
For more info about our club, please go to the South Bay Scooter Club website.
Wednesday, September 09, 2015
UNBELIEVABLE! That's the number one thing I can say about the 231 SCOOTERS that rode this past weekend's 16th edition of the South Bay Scooter Club's famous SWERVE 'N' CURVE SCOOTER RALLY (with NO incidents, too)!! We had a great time at both Gasser Lounge on Friday night, and at Absolution Brewing Company on Saturday for the Swerve N Curve party. HUGE MEGA THANKS go out to all who helped: Amanda Weber with the organization and awesomeness; Mary Ann Artavia with the Rally Packs; Tony Sepe w/ raffle stuff; Matt Hart, Buster "Gina" Alexander, Rich Negri, and Sarah Springer with the pins; Elaine Pisu, Matt Hart and Sikk Scooters with the extra seating, tables and shade; Chris @ Monkey Drive T-Shirts; Christina and Marissa Artavia with the rally pack stuffing; and ALL of our Traffic blockers (you know who you are). BIG THANKS, too, to all our great Swerve N Curve Rally SPONSORS: Del Amo Motorsports, Sikk Scooters, GUS Vintage Goods, Fancy Tails, Route 66 Scooters, Eaglerider, Frank Viramontes, and Tony Sepe. Thanks also, to everyone who came out from various clubs and cities: SBSC, Hard Pack SC, Westside SC, Diablos SC, LASG, LBASG, OC Rucksters, SGV, Ventura, San Diego and Santa Barbara. It was so great seeing, and riding with, all of you - LET'S DO IT AGAIN NEXT YEAR!! And, if you'd like to see some pictures and videos from this year's SWERVE 'N' CURVE, please check out the links below:
SWERVE 'N' CURVE #16 PICS:
• by the SOUTH BAY SCOOTER CLUB
• by MANNY ROSALES
• by JACK RYAN
SWERVE 'N' CURVE #16 VIDEOS:
• by MONK3Y ANDME STUDIOS
• by DEL AMO MOTORSPORTS
• by MATT HART
• by RICHARD ANAYA
• by LASG / vipersyl (Sat ride)
• by LASG / vipersyl (Fri ride)
• by SCOOTER OBSESSION!
• by RON CORTEZ
• by NEIL ELLIS SHAFTON
• by PHU PHAM (drone footage 1)
• by PHU PHAM (drone footage 2)
IF YOU WERE AT THE RALLY YOU KNOW THAT THE RALLY PACKS WERE NOT IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE AFTER WE GOT TO ABSOLUTION BREWING COMPANY ON SATURDAY. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THAT - SO IF YOU DID NOT GET A CHANCE TO GET A RALLY PACK THEN, YOU CAN ORDER ONE OF THE LAST ONES WE HAVE LEFT, BY CLICKING ON THIS LINK. (Please note, we are all out of LARGE sized t-shirts, and only have 10 or less of the other sizes). Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery and thank you for the support!!!
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Big news: The Who’s epic 50th Anniversary Tour finale show is coming to cinemas, recorded at Hyde Park this Summer. Come and experience (or relive!) all the greatest hits on the big screen. Plus Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Iggy Pop, Robert Plant, Johnny Marr and others share their stories of the band’s history and influence as legendary pioneers of British Rock.
In cinemas worldwide from 7 October
Thursday, September 18, 2014
So, Scomadi Scooters have done what people have been clamoring for for many years: bringing modern scooter technology to a "real" retro styled scooter (not something George-Jetson-esque, calling it retro). They have basically taken the body of a GP Lambretta, and put in all the mechanics of a modern scooter, including double shock forks, disc brakes, and a powerful 4-stroke engine. The new scooters will be sold in 50cc, 125cc and 300cc versions!
This is directly from the Scomadi website: "The Turismo Leggera range represents the culmination of 10 years of prototype development. Utilizing the experience of PM Tuning Racing Products & Scooter Innovation, Scomadi are aimed at providing a new era in scootering for followers of iconic Italian design.
With styling cues taken from the Grand Prix model the goal was to create a “Modern Classic”. A machine that allows the true enthusiast to retain classic styling without sacrificing reliability or modern day functionality. The demand has grown since the original concept small volume models sold, with the latest mass production series of Scomadi’s being presented today. The Turismo Leggera range will present a dynamic package for the discerning scooterist.
First model to land on our shores will be the 50cc 4 stroke air cooled engine model, followed by the 125cc with a flagship model 300cc due for Spring 2015.The Scomadi TL300 will be equipped with the “class leading" italian 300cc, 4 valve, liquid cooled,fuel injected engine. One of the lightest, most compact, and powerful 300cc motors on the market. Powered by 22HP at 7,500 rpm. The TL300 ensures top performance in terms of speed and acceleration with reliability.
PRICING: 50cc model £1995 (in the region of), 125cc model £2495 (in the region of), 300cc model to be confirmed but can expected to be £4495 (in the region of)."
Pictured here are the technical specs of all the models (so far):
Here are some detail shots of the 50cc model:
Here are some pics of the 300cc model:
More pics coming from their first production run of the 50cc's!