I Heart Stella.

attitude

don’t talk to me like you know anything about scooters. you don’t.

i promise.

“so you ride a vespa knockoff?”

wipe that smug look off your face. prick. what do you ride?

that’s right. you don’t.

i could tell you about the joint venture between vespa and lml that resulted in the original p-series. but you wouldn’t listen.

i could tell you about how lml continued manufacturing those same p-series vespas long after vespa pulled out. but you wouldn’t listen.

i could tell you how that same plant still turns out those same scooters, but now you can get one badged as a “stella”. but you wouldn’t listen.

i could tell you about how my manual transmission, metal bodied stella is more vespa than vespa is. but you wouldn’t listen.

i could tell you how my buddy’s 2005 px150 ‘serie america’ is almost 100 percent parts interchangeable with my 2005 genuine stella… an amazing feat for any two vehicles. but you wouldn’t listen.

no, i don’t ride a vespa knockoff. i ride a stella.

“yeah. i lived in italy, and that doesn’t look like a real vespa.”

that’s right. if i had swapped out the badges, you would have asked me what year my vespa was.

don’t talk to me like you know anything about scooters. because you don’t.

This article was posted by Justin Hileman on 23 June 2006, and is filed under attitude, scooter, stella and vespa. If you have any comments, please contact me or leave a comment on this article.