I helped pick out the raffle bike for the Swoops rally in 2013. It was a relatively clean vespa si monte carlo and I got to ride it around a little bit before we raffled it off. Charlie from the Buzzards won it and I was kinda sad to see it go. I realized one morning that my ciao frame is starting to crack. Since I'd have to get a new frame, I figured why not give a SI a shot. Mostly stock for now. The pinasco motor from my ciao will eventually be swapped on .