Piaggio Group

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Piaggio Group Worldwide Profits Plunged in 2013

It’s no secret that the automotive and powersports sectors have been hit especially hard during The Great Recession of the past few years, but it’s not always easy to get a full picture of just how hard they’ve been hit. Well Yahoo! Autos is reporting that Piaggio’s 2013 financials show a 57% decline in profits over the year before. That drop in profit is driven by a number of factors, but most significantly by a lack of sales and fluctuations in worldwide currency values.

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ScooterFile Guide: New Scooter Warranties

One of the biggest draws to buying a new scooter as opposed to a used scooter is that factory warranty. For the first year or two, you can know that if something goes wrong mechanically, you’re not on the hook for it. Question is, which scooter manufacturers offer the best warranty? Which offer roadside assistance? We’ve broken it down for you here in our ScooterFile Guide to the New Scooter Warranties.

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Piaggio Ape

Video: Two Ape Fans at the Piaggio Museum

Scooter enthusiasm takes many forms. For some, it’s the fender light Vespas. For others, it’s modern maxis. For these two guys it’s the workhorse of the vintage Piaggio fleet, the three-wheeled Apé. Come along with two cheeky Apé fans as they tour the Piaggio Museum with one vehicle in mind.

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