Let's ride tonight! Meet at the shop before 6:00, we'll leave shortly after.
Cincinnati's Scooter Shop sharing the joy of the ride since 2003.
There is no form of transportation that is more fun or more efficient than riding. Get around better with a scooter, small bore motorcycle, or bicycle of your own from Metro Scooter.
Let's ride tonight! Meet at the shop before 6:00, we'll leave shortly after.
Let's ride tonight. Meet at Metro Scooter before 6:00. We'll leave a little after. Everybody and all bikes are welcome.
You can't buy love, but we've got some great scooters and motorbikes at Metro Scooter.
Let's ride tonight. Meet at Metro before six, we'll leave a little after.
Metro Scooter and Piston Society will be closed the weekend of October 6th & 7th
My family has lost a dear young one. We will be traveling to Chicago to walk in memory of my nephew Isaac Rogenski.
If you know anyone that is struggling, please be there for them. Help them to find the help they need. Hug your people today.
How about a Thursday night ride this week? Meet us tomorrow, the fifth of October at Metro before close. We'll ride a little after 6pm. Tell your friends.
It is always fun to ride a scooter. Vespa and Piaggio have some excellent interest rates available for those who would like to spread out their payments.
1.99% APR for 24 months - (Model Year 2018-2022)
2.99% APR for 24 months - (Model Year 2023)
3.99% APR for 48 months - (Model Year 2018-2022)
4.99% APR for 24 months - (Model Year 2023)
Thank you to the Mighty Ohio Scooter Club for organizing an excellent group ride for today. Couldn't have asked for better weather or a group of riders; except you if you weren't there. Join us next time!
Just added some great used scooters and a couple from my personal collection. Check out metroscooter.com/inventory
1986 Vespa P200 Arcobaleno in Pink with tasteful grey accessories $3,000
2008 Genuine Rattler 110 $2800
2017 Vespa GTS 300 $5,000
It is time for Ultra Ride number 12! Join us at Metro Scooter Sunday at noon. We'll depart around 12:30 and head to the beautiful ridges and valleys of the Blue Grass. It'll be a little over one hundred miles, please come prepared. Dinner at La Mexicana in Newport.
Great ride tonight showing off some topside and underside of the nearby Westside.
Wednesday Night Ride today (September 27th)
I know it's raining now, but if the rain clears we can brave the hills of Cincinnati and see some of our great park system. This will be a short ride; keeping it relatively urban and park-like. Meet at Metro Scooter before 6pm, we'll ride soon after.
Sometimes you gotta stop and appreciate the little dragonfly that lands on your arm while out running errands.
Metro Scooter will be returning to a more traditional motor sports store schedule by being closed on Mondays.
Here's looking at you.
Metro Scooter will be closed in observance of Labor Day, Monday the 4th of September. We hope you get to spend some time with those you love. Or better yet, take your favorite passenger for a ride.
Sunday the 3rd of September, meet up at the T. M. Berry Friendship Park at 1:00 p.m. We'll ride out at 1:30 to see the five covered bridges remaining in Brown County, Ohio. Mileage, food and fuel stops to be determined.
These new Bullitt colorways tho… 🔥🔥🔥 I have a feeling these won’t last long.
A bevy of new beauties just arrived! Which color is YOUR color?
They’ll go fast!
(This has a double meaning because they’re popular AND they can do 80+ mph… jokes are funnier when you have to explain them.) -Jon
Hanging out down at Dangerwheel today until the adults start riding tricycles the wrong way down this one way street.
Late model scooter sale while supplies last.
$500 off these scooters! Come and get 'em! Prices are all listed on our inventory site www.metroscooter.com/inventory
Visionaries, here's your clean canvas. 0% for 48 months, plus a $300 accessory credit on a Vespa x Justin Bieber Sprint 150.
New (used) fun available soon!
NEW WILDNESS IN THE SHOP!
Get you a lightly used and freshly serviced scooter of the future!It's electric! It's rad! Plus it comes with the bonus tall(er) windscreen! $8495!
Wanna ride on the best Independence Day parade in Cincinnati? Give us a call, or send me a message here for the details!
New (used, also looks old) hotness in the shop! 2019 Janus Halcyon 250! $5995 only 1000 miles on it from new fully serviced and ready to ride! Hand built in Indiana!
Tomorrow we start at the Pacific coast and head to Arizona. Wish me luck.
Seth is headed to California today, and across the country on his Buddy Kick 125 all next week. Follow along on the link in our bio.
We will be closed Thursday the 15th through Saturday the 17th this week as both Seth and Jon will be out riding. Open again on Monday the 19th.
Metro Scooter will be closed in observance of Memorial Day, Monday May 29th to spend time with family and friends.
We’ll see y'all during our regular hours Tuesday!
This one may be spoken for, but we can make any bike your own. You just say the word. ( you’re gonna love it!) it should’ve come this way from the factory!
Nothing like a bit of added color on a gray nasty rainy day like today… thanks so much and for the rad posters to liven up a dull spot in the shop.
You... You lovely lovely people. Thank you. 2 years in a row at number 2.
Not bad for a little "moped shop."
It is such a privilege to work with each an every one of you. You guys all make this shop what is.
And now we're stoked to be down in Northside, and tickled to continue doing what we do best. Take care of those who trust us to help them get around better.
Pretty sure Harley Davidson (of one shop or another) is undefeated in these polls... But we're comin' for you.
Citybeat Cincinnati CinCity Harley-Davidson
Super rad helmet sale! Grab any one of these lids for at least 25% off. (Limited sizes). Grab that sweet Shoei for $75 bucks! Now until they’re gone.
Bring us a delicious coffee and score an extra 5% off! The rain has made us go crazy! Crazy for your safety! Come get ‘em. -Jon
oh you silly Italians and your wordplay...
""Chi vespa mangia le mele, chi non vespa no" was an old, cool vespa billboard ad campaign in Italy in the 70s. Lasted for quite some time, and it was found also as full-page color ads in popular, well circulated magazines.
To the best of my knowledge, it was never connected to anything biblical. I never heard it like that, or any connection to that. No one ever interpreted it biblically among us. No bible intended. Keep in mind that the 70ies in Italy was the decade when the catholic church lost a lot of ground in Italy (the first divorce law was implemented, following a referendum that was won 51% vs, 49% ; the "compromesso storico" alliance between demochristians and communists was ratified politically; the Red Brigades kidnapped and killed prime minister Also Moro, the communists and socialists together were getting about 39% of popular votes at elections; the feminist movement was getting strong, Italy was just post the student revolution of 1968 which really shook the country intellectually; the trade unions were the strongest in Europe ... what I am trying to say is that Italy in the 70ies -- and like it is today -- is a strong, secular country, never mind the Vatican in Rome -- please no offense to the Catholics who may be on this board, mine is simply a socio-political description of the state of Italy back then, to de-mystify a possible incorrect notion of Italy as a religious and fervently pious society which it was/is not).
Whew .. did I end that parenthesis??? LOL.
The "chi vespa mangia le mele, chi non vespa no" was connected, instead, to eating "an apple a day" that is supposed to keep you healthy (even though the saying of an apple a day is not Italian, the idea of eating fresh veggies and fruit every day is ingrained in kids since they are little). "Hai mangiato una mela?" (did you eat your apple?) is the typical question the mom will ask the kids after lunch, to make sure they have eaten something good to wrap up their meal. "Ti dò una mela per merenda" (let me give you an apple as a snack) is also a mom's favorite. Etc.
So, the ad was playing on the idea of youth and health and how simple it is to be free (from diseases) with little money (an apple a day) and just a simple ready-to-have humble apple (as opposed to a fancy bottle of vitamin pills to schluck in the morning).
So, the ad's pitch was that the vespa is youthful, simple, ready to have, easy to ride (like an apple is easy to eat), and plentiful, so why not grab one? (a vespa, of course).
So, the world was divided in cool people (vespa people, apple-eating people) and geeks (those who don't).
In the original ad, the whole thing as written. The first part was written in big visible letters "chi vespa mangia le mele", the second part was written is much smaller letters underneath it "chi non vespa, no"
There is also an inventive "linguistic" aspect to this ad. Just as vespas look for inventive, original people to take ownership and ride them, in "Chi vespa mangia le mele" (those who ride vespas eat apples) the word vespa is conjugated as though it were a verb, where, of course it is not in standard Italian. In other words, it is like there is a verb "to vespa" rather than "to ride a vespa". Again, the idea of freedom which translates into freedom of language use, small transgressions with language rules, all in good fun.
"S/he who rides a vespa eats apples. S/he who does not ride a vespa doesn't" is the translation and now you also have the context it was written for."
METRO IS HIRING!
(I AM HIRING!)
We’re looking for a skilled mechanic to add to our staff. In this role, it will be your job to help maintain and repair our customers’ motos and scooters.
Tasks will involve using your specialized knowledge to diagnose the cause of an issue and to repair it. You’ll examine engines, test electrical systems, replace tires, and perform other repair and maintenance tasks.
We’d prefer to hire an individual who has some training in motorcycle/small engine tasks. But may also hire the right candidate without this qualification, as long as they’re able to carry out the major tasks of a mechanic without needing supervision.
You can begin the application process today by stopping by the shop and talking to me!
Diagnose the sources of mechanical problems and repair them
Replace faulty and malfunctioning moto parts with new ones
Test electrical systems and make repairs as needed
Perform vehicle maintenance tasks like oil changes and tire replacement.
We're actively moving to our new shop today and tomorrow, so we'll be a little hard to get a hold of. The best way to reach us if you need anything is to send an email to [email protected] and we'll get back to you (as soon as we set up the computers again.)
Grand Opening for Metro Scooter!
Join us next Saturday March 4th at our new home: 4119 Spring Grove Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45223. We'll be there for normal hours between 10am and 4pm.
We'll have food and drinks for you. Please don't bring gifts!
Our Winter Late Model SALE continues!
Take $300 off of any 2022 model year or older bike in the shop! Come get’em!
RAINY DAY (and until it’s gone) RUMMAGE SALE! 50% off everything on this table.
We’ve got hats and boot covers and sunglasses and goggles etc.
Racks and windscreens are “make me an offer in person.” All first come first served and all come with an enthusiastic high five.
Metro Scooter is moving!
After 20 years in Evanston, we are moving to Northside.
Our new building will better facilitate our growth and allow us to perform service more efficiently.
This is not a second location, it is a move into a much larger space. The Montgomery Road location will remain open while we prepare and move. However, we are renovating the new space and moving is hard; please be patient with us as we adjust.
We will host a housewarming party once we're ready to have y'all visit the new space! Stay tuned!
Want to help? We'd like less to move. Have a look at our inventory page for special prices on late models!
Tell your friends, or get an upgrade for yourself.
4119 Spring Grove Avenue
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A scooter isn't just a way to get from point A to point B -- it's a ride that lets you enjoy the journey. Living in the moment with no separation from the scenery and the road is what a ride on a scooter is all about. At Metro Scooter, we love sharing the joy of that ride with others. Thanks to our comprehensive understanding of scooters and their care, we're able to provide, not just a comfortable shopping experience, but maintenance and service throughout the life of your bike. We look forward to welcoming you to the Metro Scooter family and introducing you to the fun of the ride. See you on the road, Cincinnati!