Vespas may not be as popular here as they are in Europe, but as gas prices continue to rise, that reality may change. And Toronto’s destination for these and other types of scooters is gearing up for more traffic.
Motoretta, a scooter retailer on College St. in the city’s Little Italy neighbourhood, has gone through a redesign in celebration of its 10th anniversary. The store has a fresh new look, a range of new scooter and motorcycle models and a large new apparel and accessory area.
Other brands available at the store include Benelli, Yamaha, Vespa, Piaggio, Aprilia, Derbi, Original and Hyosung. The bikes range in price from $799 to $8,000.
Motoretta’s renovation has also significantly increased the amount of space in the store dedicated to clothing. It now carries such men’s clothing brands as Fred Perry, Ben Sherman, Brixton, Filson, Oliver Spencer, Penguin, Fjällräven, 3Sixteen and Cheap Monday, among others.
No time to visit the store? You can also buy your scooter swag from the company’s online store.
But the revamped College Street store could be worth checking out, especially if you’re seeking an alternative to your current gas-guzzling vehicle.