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Exclusive: Hands-on with the 2014 Vespa Primavera

The Primavera is the first new model from Vespa post-946 and the family resemblance is obvious. The sculpted rear end shape, the details in the horn cast, and the bike’s overall stance are as iconically Vespa as they’ve ever been, but with its 946-inspired lines the new Primavera looks decidedly more modern than the bike it’s replacing: the long-suffering but very popular Vespa LX-150.

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Gallery: First Look at the Suzuki Burgman 200

In my opinion, the 200-300cc range is the sweet spot for any city-oriented two wheeler. A scooter that size is small enough to be light, manageable and easy to maneuver, yet powerful enough to really get out of its own way and big enough to comfortably haul a pillion. Luckily, this range of scooters is seeing some interesting growth in terms of choices in the marketplace.

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Gallery: Hands-on With the Honda Forza 300

After years of stagnant neglect, the major Japanese manufacturers are starting to care about scooters again. In particular, Honda has expanded its scooter lineup in recent seasons. The latest of those offerings to reach American shores is the Forza 300. We got a chance to go hands on with the Forza at the IMS this weekend and it looks like Honda is definitely on to something.

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