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        Kuya Kim rides his rare Vespa VL 150 to the barbershop

        Another vintage bike for the trivia master
        by John Paulo Aguilera Jan 17, 2021

        Kuya Kim Atienza continues his streak of flexing vintage motorcycles. This time, it's his Vespa VL 150.

        In his latest motovlog, the TV host shared that the old-school scooter is one of the rarest models from the Italian brand here in the Philippines. The VL 150, which was popularized by the 1953 movie Roman Holiday starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, came from actor and fellow EuroMonkeys member Dingdong Dantes.

        Atienza explained: “Ang tawag din dito sa Vespa na ’to ay ‘Handlebar Vespa’ dahil pag nakita ninyo yung kanyang handlebar, ito’y nakalitaw. Compared to the new Vespas now, na ang mga handlebar ay meron nang cowl or cover.

        Ang tawag din dito sa Vespa na ’to ay Struzzo o Il Struzzo na ang ibig sabihin ay giraffe. Bakit naman tinawag na giraffe? Dahil pag nakita ninyo yung kanyang headlight, ito’y extended parang leeg ng giraffe.

        Back in December 2020, Kuya Kim featured his 1954 Lambretta F 125, the only scooter of its kind in Asia, in his vlog. Last week, he took his 69-year-old Zundapp Norma 1952 for a night ride.

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        “There is something about old bikes that attracts me. When you ride vintage, you ride with mechanical sympathy. You don’t just shift gears when you want to, you ask permission from the machine first,” Atienza once wrote about his love for classic models.

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