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Vespa Spotting: One Gorgeous Tricycle!

March 13, 2008

tricycle-calvintang.jpg(photo courtesy of Calvin Tang) Here in Philippines, when one talks about a motorcycle mounted with a sidecar, the image of the good ol’ tricycle would immediately pop to any Filipino’s mind. The three-wheeler is essentially a mini-version of the more popular jeepney. It’s a workhorse that carries cargo and passengers which can easily fit narrow streets and alleyways unlike the other bigger public transports (more info about Philippine tricycles here).

Yesterday, Eugene, a ride buddy and founder of Scoot66 (a riding club composed of Vespistis mostly based in southern Manila) posted in vespaclubph forum a couple a pictures of another “trike” not usually seen in the streets of Manila. It’s an immaculate white Vespa PX with a bullet-shaped, Cozy sidecar attached to it. My fascination with single seater, open and roofless sidecars may have been nurtured at a very young age while watching Star Rangers daily in the late 70s. But seeing the picture of those five superheroes now, I realize that their chosen mode of transport looks no different from the mobile patrol of the Barangay tanod (neighborhood peacekeepers) in our area. hahaha!

Here’s the front view of this drool-worthy Vespa sidecar:

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So could this thing fit a grown man for a side passenger? Check out the sideview photo and see the legroom.

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That looks pretty comfy. :) I haven’t seen this unit personally but I was told it has already been sold (sans the scoot) this morning. You see, there aren’t that much Vespa scooters in the country, but the Vespa sidecars come few and far in between. I’ve been told that there are only three units here in Manila so far.

It’s cool to have one but I simply don’t have an extra scoot to attach it to. ;) I’ve done a little research and learned that installation of a Cozy sidecar could be a DIY project. If you’re in Manila and interested to get a sidecar for your scoot, you may send a private message to Eugene aka Pietros Pizza.

VesTODA na! :D

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J0HNRANA

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23 Comments leave one →
  1. pal permalink
    March 13, 2008 9:44 pm

    beautiful !!!

  2. Botchog_16 permalink
    March 14, 2008 11:25 am

    Very cool and cute! the best personal utility motorcycle!

  3. francis permalink
    March 14, 2008 5:42 pm

    nice sidecar eugene!

  4. barnz permalink
    March 15, 2008 2:43 am

    that’s one expensive trike. ang ganda !!!

  5. bhong permalink
    March 15, 2008 9:23 pm

    hey e!!!!
    BFtoda ba byahe nito??? hehehehe
    kainggit…… ang ganda…….
    sana ako din magkaroon…..
    makati toda……..

  6. melchior permalink
    March 18, 2008 5:19 am

    Very nice. My questioned? is where can you buy this bike.

    Please interested, good ride for erran.

    Thank you.

  7. March 19, 2008 8:22 pm

    i once saw this pic na….. there’s also a red version…:D

  8. jim white permalink
    March 24, 2008 7:10 am

    is that a cozy? not aware of that design

  9. March 30, 2008 3:52 pm

    hanep !!! kelan kya available yan sa amin.

  10. scootzilla permalink
    April 2, 2008 9:55 pm

    nice ….this is perfect for strolling with your kid, or when doing your groceries.

  11. dream rider permalink
    April 9, 2008 11:01 pm

    Not bad! Very nice consistently vespa design. Pinoy craft ba yan?

  12. Rox permalink
    May 28, 2008 9:38 am

    wow super ganda naman nyan. san po pwde mabili yan.

  13. August 3, 2009 8:20 am

    VERY cool, I love the side-car!! ;-)

  14. robert antich permalink
    October 9, 2009 7:53 am

    where can I buy a side car like the one shows her with the rear tire
    phone 786-447-4449 emai rantich@yahoo.com

  15. Mike Ross permalink
    October 25, 2011 11:12 pm

    Nice one. Can I copy this one and use it to my bike? but I’ll be using bigger bike. ;))

  16. Mike Ross permalink
    October 25, 2011 11:13 pm

    Can I imitate the side car? I will use bigger bike. ;)

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