Hello scooterists! Is that the right term? I dont even know honestly. Ive never had a scooter before, though Ive looked at them once or twice since they seemed like they might be fun. Ive always been a motorcycle guy and have had a handful of those two wheeled toys over the years. Now though, thanks to some friends, Ive added a scooter to the ranks. How did that happen? Well, a friend of mine bought his wife a scooter a few years ago so she would have a way of getting around without having to add a second car. Sadly, while her enthusiasm was high her courage was not. Nothing could convince her to do more than putter up and down the street in front of her house. The little scooter was parked and covered outside the garage and has sat since about 2010. Recently, I bought my 1st house and the scooter couple comes by and says I should have it since Im a two-wheeled kind of guy. So, as a house warming gift I received a 2010 Hammerhead La Vita scooter. Now, Ive done some research and while there isnt much out there on the little La Vita, it does seem to have had a pretty short lived life. And, obviously, Im aware that Chinese scooters arent held in very high regard. But, I thought I would give my early impressions of the new toy since there dont seem to be too many owners out there. Anyone who can chime in with anything useful, please do! Im amazed at how good of condition its in, considering it was stored outside under a cover and didnt move for in the neighborhood of 3 years. Some light, spotty rust on a bit of the chrome trim, but other than that it still looks brand new. The body is plastic, but the bolt heads are clean and the engine/exhaust isnt rusted. I think it might be of a decent quality actually. With 3 year old gas in it, it started on the 3rd kick (I cant help it, I like a kick start) once the battery was charged up. That shocked me. Idles smoothly seems to top out at about 80KPH/50MPH. Which seems a bit slow for a 150cc to me, but like I said I have very little experience with scooters. Maybe it still needs to break in a little. It only has something like 65 miles on it. Or maybe thats all it will do. Front and rear hydraulic disk brakes work like a charm Ive scooted around the local area a little and I can say that 10 inch wheels and skinny tires are a little harrowing, but its super fun! I even like the pseudo-Vespa look of the Vita. Alright, Ive written a book here. It seems like a decent little scooter, we'll see how long that impression lasts.