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!
Not much of a story we know, but the majors consider it so, and we thought to join in with little correction for those at the Mail Online who wrote beneath their headline "Tight squeeze! Gwyneth Paltrow beats the weekend rush as she weaves through LA traffic on her Vespa" yesterday that "Gwyneth didn't forget … Continue reading Gwyneth Paltrow’s Vespa beats traffic!
The latest news from China, via Preston – and Facebook – is that the production of the Scomadi 50cc scooters is well under way...The Scomadi Facebook page has pictures posted directly from China where they are inspecting the first scooters on the production line there. Good news, as this is a story we've been following … Continue reading New Scomadi Production Line Rolling
We shouldn't be surprised really, but it still amazes when a company decides that using an old manufacturing brand on modern Chinese scooters is a sure-fire way to sales success. But they do, and here's the latest... We first saw the 'new' Innocenti brand at EICMA in Milan 2012 I think, sitting alongside 'new' Moto … Continue reading New Innocenti scooters – more terrible rebranding (not Lambretta)
The indie farmer is a chap by the name if Nigel from east London who has set up a new venture for himself, to 'bring the limelight to' some of the best independent farmers and small producers the UK, and our thanks go to KenHooperUK who tipped us off about the farmer via Twitter. At … Continue reading The Indie Farmer’s Vespa Road Trip
Back in January 2014 we bought you news of another new scooter that would wear the Lambretta name badge. At the time this was to be the Lamsport 125 from Vietnam, an arguably rather nicely designed sports scooter from the pen of Italian Alessandro Tartarini.Taking obvious design cue from the gorgeous Ducati Panigale sports bike, … Continue reading New Lambretta Sport renamed new Italjet Formula 125 scooter
A cruel person could suggest that the glamorous model is with this Lambretta in a desperate attempt to sell an unpopular model. We're not like that though, owning a Starstream Lambretta does that to you! The fact is it wasn't that unpopular, it's just that the Vespa small frames sold more and the late 60s … Continue reading A baby Lambretta