When Piaggio launched their 'Nuova Linea' of Vespa scooters in 1977 I wonder if anybody at the Italian factory in Pontedera ever considered that 40 years later we would finally say goodbye to it? I've had few myself over the years, 125, 150 and 200cc versions, ridden thousands of miles through numerous countries on them … Continue reading The Vespa P-range: One of the best?
Whether you’re a fan of modern automatic scooters or not, there is no denying that the latest offering from Italjet pushes boundaries with regards to design. And, in my opinion, the current scooter market desperately needs this! For the main, Italian firm Italjet have been associated with making things a little different, from motorbikes in … Continue reading Italjet – shaking up the scooter market again
We received the following statement from AF Rayspeed earlier today: "Today we have received an update from the supplier regarding the new gear selectors for the Clo5e Ratio Gearbox. "The new selectors are on the way to us, they left the supplier yesterday (Monday) with Fedex, we are hoping for a quick delivery. "Many of … Continue reading AF 5-speed gearbox replacement selectors are coming
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
British scooter company Scomadi have had to alter their range plans after Piaggio have apparently stopped supplying engines outside of their own group of companies. This means that the Scomadi 300, which was to be powered by the same Piaggio 4-stroke automatic scooter engine as used in their own Vespa GTS 300, is no … Continue reading Scomadi 300, no. Scomadi 200, yes!
Back in 1977, Italian scooter manufacturer Piaggio launched not just a new Vespa scooter but a new range of Vespas. I'm sure they didn't realise back then that they'd still be manufacturing a PX in 2015, but they are, and this Italian television advert shows the first models in the range from 1977... Vespa P-range … Continue reading 70s TV advert – the ubiquitous Vespa PX
Back in 2006, the annual EuroVespa rally became World Vespa Days, part of Piaggio's Vespa World Club, but for many it will still be known as the EuroVespa. Back in 1985 the event was held in Frankfurt, Germany, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Vespa Club of Frankfurt. To commemorate this milestone, the … Continue reading EuroVespa 85 – Vespa World Days 2015