It has been on the cards for a number of years, as reported by ScooterNova both online and in print, but the sad day has arrived when Scooters India Ltd has finally closed the doors of the last Lambretta factory in the world. After Innocenti ceased production of the Lambretta in Milan in 1971, they … Continue reading CLOSED – the final Lambretta factory in the world finally shuts its doors
safety meets technology on the streets Safety air bags as part of rider clothing are nothing new. What is new however is the technology being utilised to operate them on behalf of the rider, and this morning Tucano Urbano launched their brand new Airscud that offers all the latest innovation. Tucano Urbano’s first foray into … Continue reading New AirScud safety jacket by Tucano Urbano and In&motion
Sad news today as we learned that the legendary Arthur Francis has passed away. There can’t be many in the world of scooters that do not know his name, the former scooter shop proprietor having his initials painted on the panels of classic Lambrettas the world over. Starting out riding motorcycles, it was a Lambretta … Continue reading Arthur Francis – RIP
When Innocenti of Milan decided to sell its ‘motor division’ it was soon split in two. British Leyland (formerly British Motor Corporation), whose cars the Italian company had produced under licence for over a decade, took over the four-wheeled production line. But what about the scooters and three-wheelers? The fact that the scooter market was … Continue reading Has Scooters India Ltd finally finished?
Yes folks, edition 23 is about to roll off the printing presses in deepest, darkest Wales and if you've pre-ordered or subscribed by Sunday 13 December your copy will be posted out before the Christmas deadline too! As always, the magazine is packed full of wonderful reading material and fabulous images to keep you enthralled … Continue reading Scooter Wonderland this Christmas
I've recently been enjoying reading through some old Innocenti update over recent weeks, both to answer a few questions from fellow scooter club mates, and also for an article in the forthcoming edition 21 of ScooterNova magazine. Back in the 1950s and 60s, Innocenti of Milan sent out these update sheets to inform of changes … Continue reading Lambretta Innocenti Update Sheets