The Guardian, a Custom Vespa by Cris Cofitis

Greek sculptor Cris Cofitis is no stranger to elaborate, custom-built two wheelers. He’s competed at the AMD Championship custom bike build-off at Sturgis. Yet for his latest project, Cris chose a vintage Vespa as the canvas for what is simply a staggering piece of rolling sculpture. With elements of dieselpunk, retro-futurism and profound artistic vision, this bike, dubbed “The Guardian” may just take the prize as the most incredible custom scooter I’ve ever seen.

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A Sidecar Mount for Modern Vespas

There’s a very special kind of scooter nut enthusiast to add a sidecar to their bike. Previously, only vintage or new-vintage, metal body scooters like classic Vespas or Genuine Stellas have been able to support the extra load and complexity of a sidecar rig.

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Vespa Lowrider from Kings of Cruisin’

I enjoy how scooters mean so many things to so many people. More often than not, a scooter seems to mean a sort of anti-rebellion — almost like giving the finger to someone who is giving you the finger. Customizers love to take scooters and make them into ironic versions of established motor tropes.

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