Saturday, December 20, 2014

☛ Lowest Prices of the Season: Everything is on SALE ☚

If it's on the floor, it's on SALE!! 
But don't wait! Inventory is limited and these prices won't last forever*


  • Genuine Buddy 50One left in metallic Blue
    Buddy 50s rarely go on sale so pick this one up before it's gone!


  • Genuine Buddy 170i
    Available in Flat Black, Brit and Zephyr Silver (not pictured)

  • Genuine Hooligan 170i
    Available in Army Green and Flat Black

  • Genuine Stella 125
    Available in Black, Candy Apple Red and Electric Blue
    (Cream is currently available by special order only and not eligible for sale price)


*While we make every effort to keep prices accurate and up to date, all prices are subject to change without notice at the discretion of Moto Strada

What're Reading: Vespa Adventures with Sergei Belski

Sergei Belski is a Calgary-based, Belarus-Native photographer specializing in wedding and lifestyle photography.

He's also an avid Vespa rider and we've been loving his photo diary of his beautiful adventures on his red Vespa GTS. Check out a few images below and click here to see more:

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

X-Mas / New Years Holiday Hours

Moto Strada will be

CLOSED Dec 24-27th

OPEN Dec 30th

CLOSED Dec 31st - Jan 1st

Back OPEN Jan 2...... normal winter hours

Normal Winter hours:
Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Closed Sunday, Monday & Thursday

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Gear up for winter weather

When the cold weather sets in your scooter may be ready to keep riding but are you? Below are some suggestions for gear to keep you warm and comfortable all winter long.

Heated Apparel
NEW for 2014! We're stocking heated vests and jackets from Venture Heat. In recent years some of the big name power tools companies have been producing heated apparel, but the garments are often sold separately from the battery packs which are large and bulky, borrowing from similar battery systems you'd see on power tools. That's why we're excited about Venture Heat:

  • Venture heat apparel includes a rechargeable lithium ion battery
  • The battery pack is small making the apparel easy and comfortable to wear
  • There are three heat settings so you can customize your comfort
  • Battery life is between 2-6 hours depending on heat setting
  • Available for men and women
  • No need to make separate purchases– everything you need to stay warm comes in one package. 
  • Product prices range from $170-$200
Heated garments are great not just for riding but for sporting events, camping or working outdoors during the colder months of the year. Also a great gift idea for the holidays!

Full Face Helmet
The obvious choice for keeping your head at its warmest during the winter is a full face helmet. But not only are full-face helmets the best protection from wind and cold, they're the safest option for any rider be it the casual weekend rider or the year-round commuter.

At Moto Strada we stock Gmax helmets for their great value and DOT approved protection. Our most popular model– worn by both the owner and mechanic– is versatile with plenty of venting, a removable, ratcheting clear shield and retractable sun shades. It also has an LED on the back that can stay on or blink for added safety. 

A balaclava or ski mask is a great add-on to the full-face helmet to really maximize protection from wind and cold. A well-fitted one won't get in your way and will extend coverage to your neck. Balaclavas are available by special order.

A good pair of gloves can make all the difference when riding in cold weather. Look for gloves that are well-insulated, wind and water resistance and slip-resistant with good grips. Many gloves are lined with Thinsulate® which provides an extra layer of warmth. Gloves that extend up past the wrist are also a good choice to minimize wind from reaching up your sleeves.

At Moto Strada we recommend the Joe Rocket Sub-Zero riding gloves. They have all the features recommended above plus padded knuckles for extra safely and protection. And the best part? They're only $34.99!

High-Visibility or Reflective Gear
Winter days are short on daylight so whether your commute leaves you riding in the dark or a nice afternoon ride lets you lose track of time, reflective and high-visibility gear and accessories will help other drivers see you even after hours. Below are a few suggestions to improve your visibility in the dark–
  • Consider a helmet with build in LEDs. 
  • If your helmet doesn't have a built-in LED, there are still options! We sell Halo reflective bands that wrap easily around your helmet for added visibility. 
  • Many riding jackets come in a High Visibility color option but if that's not your style, consider purchasing a reflective or neon vest that can be layered over your regular jacket, then taken off when you reach your destination.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Coming Soon! Used Vespa GTS 200 & LX 150

We've got two Vespas we're getting tuned up and ready to sell. Pricing and details coming soon. Check out photos below or call for more information.

2006 Black Vespa GTS 200- 8,654 miles

  2009 Blue Vespa LX 150- 18,403 miles

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

NEW Winter Hours

New Winter Hours:

10 am - 6 pm Tue, Wed, Friday
10 am - 3 pm Saturday

CLOSED Monday & Thursday

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Oh the weather outside is frightful...

This winter don't wait for a blizzard to get your UTV or ATV hooked up with a snow plow system! Moto Strada can help you find the right plow for you and your vehicle.

Pictured above– The owner of Moto Strada plowing the snow at his home, where his wife Teresa boards horses and works with individuals with special needs through her equine assisted learning facility, Calm Acres at Meadow Creek Farm.

When purchasing a snow plow system there are four key components you'll need to get going:

1. Plow Blade- This is what actually pushes and moves and the snow. Blades are available in a range of sizes and in steel or poly construction.

  • A steel blade has the strongest downforce for scraping up snow. 
  • However, a poly blade won't scratch or rust and is lighter making it easier to move and store for warmer weather. You'll also find wet snow will not stick as heavily to a poly blade as a steel one. 
  • Whether you go with steel or poly, both come with a replaceable bolt-on steel wear bar. 
  • Blades also come in a variety of sizes from 48" all the way up to 72". A small blade will be ideal for jobs like clearing the sidewalk, while a 50"-60" blade would be best for a larger area like a driveway. 
  • It is recommended that whatever blade you choose should not exceed the width of the vehicle you're attaching it to.
2. Push Tube- The plow blade attaches to the push tube. Push tubes are generally universal so one push tube will work with many different blades and models of ATVs and UTVs.

3. Mounting Bracket- The mounting bracket attaches your push tube/plow blade system to your vehicle. It is a model-specific part so when ordering, make sure you specify the make/model/year/CCs of your ATV or UTV. Many ATV/UTVs can use an adjustable "All-Mount" bracket, but be sure to double check if this will work on your vehicle or if you need a more model-specific mounting kit.

4. Winch or Manual Lift Kit- To operate the entire system you will need either a winch or a maunal lift kit. 
  • Unless your job is quite small, we recommend a winch for its practicality and ease of use. 
  • Manual Lift Kits are cheaper but require physical strength to operate and can be cumbersome, taking a hand away from the vehicle to operate them.
  • Winches are priced very competitively and well-worth the extra cost. A winch is controlled by a thumb toggle, letting you still use both hands to control the vehicle and requiring no manual labor. Winches are also multi-functional, if your ATV or UTV ever gets stuck a winch can help you tow the vehicle out. Winches come in various sizes depending on the weight of your UTV/ATV and what kind of carrying capacity you're looking for. 

  • Blades: 
    • Steel blades:
      • Start at $205.95 for a 48" blade
      • Start at $224.95 for a 54" blade
      • Start at $248.95 for a 60" blade
      • Start at $339.95 for a 72" blade. 
    • Poly blades: 
      • Start at $219.95 for a 52" blade
      • Start at $319.95 for a 60" blade
      • Start at $399.95 for a 72" blade.
  • Push Tubes:
    • There are multiple options on the market for push tubes. Push tubes start at $189.95 but can go up to $330 depending on what sort of features or specifications you or your ATV/UTV needs.
  • Mounting Brackets:
    • "All Mount" brackets start at $79.95
    • ATV/UTVs that cannot use the "All-Mount" bracket will need model specific kits that typically cost about $150
  • Lift Kits/Winches:
    • Manual lift kits start at about $180
    • Winches start at $206.95 for a 1700 lb. line pull and go up to $325.95 for a 4500 lb. line pull

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Moto Strada

Founded in 1993 as Baltimore Vespa & Lambretta, Moto Strada is the Washington and Baltimore area’s largest scooter sales and service dealer.

Moto Strada is a full-service scooter repair shop servicing the greater Washington-Baltimore metropolitan area as well as Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. We specialize in service, sales, mail order, and restoration.

Tel: 410-666-8377
9918 C York Rd. (across from Target)
Cockeysville, MD 21030
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