On a number of occasions, Sticky and I used to play a silly little game between ourselves at the Milan Motorcycle Show (EICMA) of 'Spot the Clone'. You see, over the years some of the less scrupulous manufacturers in China seemed to think it was fine to simply copy other manufacturers' scooters and arrive back … Continue reading Vespa & Piaggio News – illegal fakes, free extended warranty, finance offers
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!
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)