Scooter As Instrument of Terror?
Watch carefully! At precisely 55-seconds into this NBC news video (6-14-09), you will witness perhaps the darkest moment in scooter history, as fearsome baton-wielding black-clad Iranian riot policemen on motorcycles beat back crowds of election protesters and opposition supporters. One of them was riding what appears to be a P-series Vespa scooter (or a clone) with a tall windshield, trailing other motorcycles in this rampage.
A scooter used as a state-sanctioned instrument of terror on its people has got to go down as one of the most shameful moments in scooter history (and also gives a new, yet tainted definition to the term “Ride To Work Day”).–Lorenzo