That's really crap that they (The mopeds) aren't imported anymore. What a sharp looking, solid machine.
The few people I've met with Vespa scooters RAVE about them .
Who knows, as more of us buy mopeds, maybe more manufacturers will consider it worth jumping through all the DOT hoops.
I wonder, if you were able to have a european friend buy one of these cool machines that aren't allowed into the US, (not necessarily a Vespa, but there's a TON of honda 50cc bikes that arent allowed in as well) and then had them ship it to you, would there be a snowball's chance of getting it registered here in the US?
I'm thinking that (given the ignorance of DMV) you could get just about anything registered if you call it a "motorized bike".
Anyone? Any experience on this?