Pagsta’s mission is to bring unique style, quality and value to the small engine displacement space,” said Belle Barber, founder of Bellestar Group Ventures. “Our decision to assemble Pagsta motorcycles in Virginia rather than outsourcing overseas was an easy one for a couple of reasons. One, we want to bring new jobs to the US and help strengthen America’s economy, and two, we want to closely monitor the quality of each bike coming off the assembly line.”The Pagsta legacy began with the late Johnny Pagnini, Sr., a designer and craftsman of custom motorcycles for celebrity clientele such as ZZ Top and Bo Jackson. Pagnini launched Pagsta
49cc motorcycles in 2003, which were owned by celebrities that include William Shatner, Dennis Hopper, Mathew Broderick and Danny Bonaduce. The legendary Carroll Shelby even designed a Carroll Shelby Signature Series for Pagsta.