I got to see Nicola close up on his pale blue P-Range Vespa at Torino Eurovespa in 2006, on the way to the racetrack we visited just outside of Turin on the Friday of the 3-day event; I think he rode pretty much all the way there (approx 10km) on his back wheel only! Seeing this post on The Scooterist blog reminded me to mention Nicola's skills here on my vespamore blog.
Nicola hails from Empoli in Tuscany & has been riding vespas since he was 15 years old. At the time in the mid 1980s he & his friends enjoyed the freedom that comes with owning & riding a vespa & tentatively began trying out wheelies. Following his passion for Vespa & encouraged by the gathering public's interest in him, Nicola developed & honed his technique to a point where he was able to ride along a 2km stretch of road on one wheel & often while carrying a passenger!
Nicola has since gone on to make a living & a business for himself. He now has a full schedule each year attending various shows & events where he displays his unique skills. Nicola has also just made it to the semi-finals of Italia's Got Talent - see Thomas Bressani's interview with Nicola here
Visit Nicola's own website at www.vespafreestyle.it where you can read his full story & see photos & videos of him in action.