Lambretta’s red racing inner tubes?

We removed the original old Michelin ACS tyre from my Lambretta LD this morning, only to find this well-patched, bright red Englebert inner tube inside. Englebert are an old brand of car tyre, known for their use in racing by the likes of Ferrari and Lancia in their day. Who knew they did something for … Continue reading Lambretta’s red racing inner tubes?

New Bajaj Chetak – a modern classic in the making?

Back in 2016 we speculated that Bajaj Auto of India were to bring back their popular Chetak scooter to the market. It seems we were partially correct... On 17 October 2019 Bajaj unveiled their new Chetak scooter; a classic name from their range once bestowed upon a scooter produced from old Piaggio tooling.Bajaj were once … Continue reading New Bajaj Chetak – a modern classic in the making?

New Vespa GTS to launch at EICMA – November 2018

Rumours of a new version of the Vespa GTS have been circulating for a few months now, and Piaggio have finally released details of what fans can expect to find in the showrooms in the near future. For 2019 the flagship Vespa range is  “further improved” with “technical and style updates” to quote the official … Continue reading New Vespa GTS to launch at EICMA – November 2018

Charity Lambretta Raffle

Want to help raise funds for a good cause and maybe win a Lambretta in the process? If you've had a little flutter on the football tonight and it comes in for you, then you might want to consider buying a ticket or two for the Project Cancer Lambretta here. The build of this scooter … Continue reading Charity Lambretta Raffle

A closer look at the Dystopian Project

There are those who ‘fettle’ in their sheds, some simply ‘maintain’. There are a few however with the ability to ‘create’ and the Dystopian Project scooter is the result of such a person. Andy ‘Sluice’ Kay of York Scooter Club is the man behind this subtle yet amazing Indian produced Vijai Super scooter, aka Lambretta … Continue reading A closer look at the Dystopian Project

Rumour Mill – a new Bajaj Chetak for 2017

Once a scooter with a waiting list measured in years, the Vespa derived Bajaj Chetak was a mainstay of the Indian nation for decades. And then one day, in  2006, Bajaj made the decision to cease scooter production, citing that in their opinion the Indian market was heading towards a two-wheeled sector that would be … Continue reading Rumour Mill – a new Bajaj Chetak for 2017

Vespa GS

It's Sunday morning, but we don't need an excuse to post this picture of a stunning Vespa Gran Sport, which can be found on display at at the Museo Piaggio in Pontedera, Italy. Behind this lovely scooter, on the wall is a photo of Enrico Piaggio himself, looking down on one of the most beautiful … Continue reading Vespa GS