THE SCOOTERWEST PHILOSOPHY:
You get what you pay for...
With the scooters of today this maxim is as true as ever. More and more poor quality parts (and scooters) are populating the roads, masquerading as long-term solutions and sharing space with the wonderful vehicles we have come to know and love.
For our part, Scooterwest is committed to carrying only the highest quality scooters, parts and accessories. From a huge selection of original Piaggio parts for your vintage Vespas to the latest and greatest add-ons for your soon-to-be classic, we have everything you need to get out on the road and stay on the road for life.
We've got high-quality parts to restore your high-quality vintage Vespa.
We've also got some top-of-the-line accessories for new scooters ranging from new Vespas to the Genuine Buddy to new scooters made by Honda and Yamaha.
We've even got a selection in our shop of the elite bikes in the new scooter world, the consistently highest-rated new scooters on the market. These bikes have been making a reputation for themselves through their reliability, style, and fun factor. Our customers love them and we do too.
All this stuff isn't necessarily expensive to buy, but it is worth it. We're continuing to search the market for the best replacement parts, accessories, and scooters because you and your scooters deserve only the best. Order for yourself and see. Those who drive with inferior parts or inferior scooters will eventually come to realize "You get what you pay for."
Before there ever was a Vespa Motorsport, there was a guy named Alex who spent all of his spare time from 1986 on fixing and rebuilding scooters in his mom's garage. At the time, he started ordering and selling parts that were commonly requested, cables, cable housings, light-bulbs, etc., and then he bought out the old Riva/Vespa at the beach's inventory and a few other small inventories after which he had a massive pile of parts overfilling his mom's garage. Parts were everywhere: front yard, rear yard, side yard, bedrooms (you get the idea, he had a S$%Tload of parts). San Diego scooterists soon found out about him and then he had a business on his hands, so a real shop location needed to be found.
Shortly thereafter, the first shop, Vespa Motorsport, opened up at 3450 Adams avenue in 1992 and quickly attracted a following here in San Diego. Back then all of the scooterists in San Diego knew each other and most of them could be divided up into two categories: Mods or Racers, a division that is still somewhat true today. Mods tended to be the scooterists who wanted to either chrome-out their rides and racers wanted to cut them down and race them out. Alex was the rare breed of scooterist who was into both, so even in the early days he sponsored race bikes for the A.S.R.A. (American Scooter Racing Association) and he also owned a decked-out P200E too (which he still owns today with over 100,000 miles on it). Seeing a need, his shop started catering to all scooterists and joined in on many scooter rallies around the west coast up to Seattle and out as far east as Colorado.
In that entire time, Alex and his crew have maintained their interests in scootering, seeing them on the road and seeing their riders happy. It's been a long ride so far, and there's more to come, but that's the best part. We are a shop owned by scooterists for scooterists. We sell what we ride and ride what we sell. We believe in the scooterist's lifestyle; a fun, exciting lifestyle enjoyed by millions the world over. So buy a ticket and take a ride on the wild side, you're guaranteed to have the time of your life.
If you are ever in town, please come by and marvel at the wonders of our new scooter haven!