Record gas prices in the US mean big changes. Italy: prepare to be generous, because the US is moving in to take over one of your stereotypes!
In the first half of 2008, scooter sales are already up by 65.7 percent. That's a surefire indicator that people are desperate to switch to a more gas-friendly mode of transit now that oil has gone up by 30 per cent this year.
Generally, scooters range from $1,800 to $7,500 with the most popular brands being Piaggio (maker of Vespa), Yamaha and Honda Motors.
In Manhattan, people are opting to accessorize their business attire with helmet hair as an increasing amount of people zip to their offices by Vespa.
Image seeing THAT in Sex and the City! Carrie with triangle hair? Maybe if they did a Sex and the City movie sequel!