11 Comments

  1. webjunky
    6th May 2016 @ 8:26 am

    After this event there should be a petition sent in to the police , I am sure a lot of scooterists and motorcyclists would get behind it. In your previous report you stated that you had heard that police will not chase stolen scooters etc . This is unacceptable if it was a lone car driver being jacked then the public outcry would ensure a swift response from the police . This crime has to be stopped and the two wheeled community needs to get behind it before it gets out of hand . Best wishes to David on a speedy recovery.

    • Iggy
      6th May 2016 @ 8:31 am

      We agree, London is a nightmare to navigate anyway. Imagine if people were too afraid to ride, less bikes and scooters on the road equals more cars or busier public transport. Bike theft in the capital is building into an epidemic, those thefts also equal increased insurance premiums for us all.

  2. webjunky
    6th May 2016 @ 9:10 am

    So lets get something going and share the hell out of it and get something done . I know you are a business but I think with the 2 pieces you have already done it wouldnt take a lot to draft a petition up . How long before this crime spreads to other major citys or towns ? I will not be riding in london any more its not worth it , I rode my BMW bike into central london last may and parked in a multi storey for a show at the tobacco docks it felt very vulnerable leaving the bike there .on the way home I saw a group beat up scooters following a nice gts just like you described and at the time didnt think too much about it, they looked like they were racing him between lights . I now just hope he got home okay and shook them off . .

    • Iggy
      6th May 2016 @ 9:23 am

      We are a business but first and foremost we’re scooter riders so anything that affects other riders is a cause for concern. We’ll have a look into a petition and do a bit of research…

  3. webjunky
    6th May 2016 @ 10:19 am

    Thanks its appreciated, I am sure you would represent us better than I would and you are closer to the facts. As a motorcyclist 1st I have been amazed at how big the scooter scene is since my girlfriend bought her gts300, its been a brilliant experience and I should get my Scomadi TL 200 soon. I am sure there will be massive support as the scootering community seem to well connected and the most friendly group I have met on two wheels . Cheers

    • Iggy
      6th May 2016 @ 3:55 pm

      Petition and follow up news story coming up on SLUK at 6pm….

  4. webjunky
    6th May 2016 @ 11:18 pm

    Will there be a link to the petition that I can share ? I will keep checking back . Thanks

    • Iggy
      8th May 2016 @ 8:05 pm

      We’re going to have a look this week.

  5. Lambretta rider
    7th May 2016 @ 3:46 pm

    Shit..this Vespa robbing in London ID out of control. Twice to the same person. What’s the chances. One thing these people are not intelegent enough to ride a Lambretta. Gears. Clutch. No electric start. No use to them . buy a Lambretta. Or stay out of London on a Vespa automatic scooter. Is this scooter jacking happening anywhere else. I’ve never heard of it untill I read this article..it’s a worrying trend. These young kids all seem to have the modern Vespa automatics. Now I know how they can afford them. They can’t !

    • CrocodileJock
      7th May 2016 @ 6:56 pm

      Price of Lammies these days, won’t be long before they cotton on that they’re worth nicking like this. God forbid, but I can see it happening.

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