Retro-styling: The Piaggio Vespa LX is a popular choice for the ‘sophisticated island commuter’.
Retro-styling: The Piaggio Vespa LX is a popular choice for the ‘sophisticated island commuter’.

Those of us who live here know that Bermuda is the place to embrace a motorcycle lifestyle.

The fact that motorbikes are a main mode of transportation is what makes Bermuda unique. And just like people, motorbikes have personalities, too.

The model you choose to ride says a lot about who you are.

In this article, we’ll take a look at a variety of styles to fit any personality.

Piaggio Vespa LX

The popular Piaggio Vespa LX is widely acknowledged as the bike of choice for the sophisticated island commuter.

The model comes with a 50cc or 125cc engine and in a variety of colours, such as red, white, black and blue.

The LX125 is powered by a four-stroke, single-cylinder, three-valve engine, which significantly improves fuel economy and performance while reducing emissions and extending service periods.

The robust and reliable four-stroke, four-valve, air-cooled engine powering the Vespa LX50 offers fuel efficiency and low running costs, gaining even better performance in both power and torque that are now available at lower engine speeds.

Of course, what most people love about the Vespa LX is its legendary retro-styling, with a combination steel body and chassis that has stayed true since the 1940’s.

The LX is comfortable and timeless, with ample storage including a front storage compartment that sits flush in the panel beneath the handle bars, opening with a light push of the ignition key into its slot.

Detailed engineering has gone into both stands for this scooter, the LX being easily propped onto its main stand, and the side-stand deploying an auto return feature.

Piaggio Liberty

For a more contemporary look, check out the Piaggio Liberty with a 50cc or 125cc engine.

Equipped with the brilliant Piaggio Hi-PER2 50cc engine, widely acclaimed for its performance and economy, the Liberty 50 offers easy acceleration and reliability.

The Liberty 125 is equipped with a Piaggio Leader 125cc four-stroke engine with smooth acceleration and excellent economy.

The Liberty is light and agile for easy handling. Features such as the large wheels, standard electronic immobiliser, wide footrest, under-seat storage, low and comfortable seat, and clear instrument panel, guarantee convenience and everyday practicality.

The bike comes in black, white and silver.

Yamaha Xeon

A practical yet sportier ride would be the Yamaha Xeon 125cc. This automatic bike not only looks cool with super-sporty twin-front head lamp and rear tail lamp designs, but it’s also quite versatile.

The under-seat area has interior storage space big enough for an open face helmet or other things you need to carry around the island.

In addition, it features a push-lock keyhole shutter for anti-theft protection.

If you want to get noticed, then check out the Xeon in hot fuchsia. It’s also available in white, blue, black and maroon.

A motorbike is a large expenditure and finding one that fits your lifestyle and keeps you safe are the most important priorities, so do your research.

Come to the showroom to see the various models available. Make a checklist of must-have features. Then take a seat on each bike to check for comfort and height.

Our sales team can fill you in on all the details of each bike. Then, pick a colour and you’re off to explore.

 

Joe Ponte is a sales associate with World Distributors Ltd. World Distributors is the only authorized Yamaha dealer on the island. For more information call 295-2329.