Friday, July 24, 2015


SALE ENDS 7/31/15 
ONLY 4 Scooter Remaining!

This is a cash / money order only sale. Credit cards subject to 3% convince fee. Financing subject to a document processing fee of $85 plus applicable financing fees.





2015 SPRINT 50 RED #0428 $3290.17

2015 SUPER 8 150R RED #0230 1824.00

2015 SUPER 8 150X BLACK #0371 1894.00

2012 LIKE 200I RED #0566 $2094.00 Comes with Free Gmax Helmet (in stock products) 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

FOR SALE- Versahaul Motorcycle Carrier with Ramp $500

Save time and money on a carrier for your motorcycle or scooter! Moto Strada has a competitively priced and already assembled Versahaul VH 55 RO single vehicle carrier. 

SAVE– There is no charge for shipping or assembly on this product. 
$500 Price is cash only. Purchases made with credit or debit cards over $500 are subject to 3% convenience fee. 

These carriers have a carrying capacity of up to 500 lbs. and include anti-tilt lock brackets to keep your bike safe and secure during transport. The ramp included with the carrier makes loading and unloading quick and easy. These carriers are compatible with any class III or IV hitch.

For more information you give us a call or see the specs on Versahaul's website:

Saturday, December 20, 2014

What We'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:

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 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

Saturday, November 8, 2014

We've found the light!

The LED light to be exact. We've gone green with more energy efficient LED lighting and brightened up the showroom in the process! Stop by to see the shop in a whole new light.

New Winter Services at Moto Strada!

With cold weather on its way, there's all sorts of small engines that need to either be stored for the warmer months or resuced from the back of the shed for winter use. We have a great article on winterizing your scooter already on the blog. 

But what about that generator or snowblower that's been collecting dust all summer? All that time sitting can cause running problems when you need your generator or snowblower the most. With predictions of a cold and snowy winter ahead, you'll want to be prepared before the first storm.

Moto Strada is now offering new services for winter to help you get your snowblowers and generators up and running and ready when you need them. Often a carburetor cleaning is all you need to get a machine that's been sitting back in good running condition. 

This winter don't let your snowblower or generator fail you, call today to set up a service. We will be offering a lower labor rate of $45/hour cash plus cost of parts if necessary. For an additional fee we can come to you! We'll pick up your snowblower or generator anywhere in the immediate area and return it to you when the job is done, saving you the heavy lifting and hassle of transit. 

Have another small engine that needs repair? Maybe a lawnmower blade or chainsaw chain that needs sharpening? Give us a call, we will also be taking in other machines on a case-by-case basis.

(A note about parts availability:  While Moto Strada has access to a wide variety of parts for various machines and manufacturers, we will not guarantee that we will have access to ALL parts for all machines.  Certain off-brand machines may have no parts availability which may impede our ability to satisfactorily repair a piece of equipment.  Please bear this in mind when scheduling servicing or pick-up and be prepared to let us know up-front who makes your machine.)

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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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