Birth of an engine

It's not often you get to see the process involved in the production of a cast aluminium engine casing, but Uni-Auto of India have kindly shared this video showing the process. Uni-Auto have recently begun production of new 200cc Lambretta engine casings featuring many updated features, as seen in the latest edition 11 of ScooterNova … Continue reading Birth of an engine

Gift a subscription this Christmas

Give the gift of a subscription to ScooterNova Magazine this Christmas, with issue 11 published before Santa sets off in his sleigh. It’s the ideal gift that is easy to buy, a joy to receive and lasts all year-long! UK subscription for 12 months costs just £30 including delivery. Subscribe online via  our secure web-shop … Continue reading Gift a subscription this Christmas

AF 5-speed gearbox replacement selectors are coming

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

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

The Lambretta Elegant – a coals to Newcastle story?

So we all know that the Lambretta was created by Innocenti in Italy, but what happened when Innocenti closed their doors and ended scooter production in 1971? The Innocenti company was split with steel production and car manufacturing remaining on site in Milan, but the scooter production line was sold – lock ,stock and barrel … Continue reading The Lambretta Elegant – a coals to Newcastle story?

The API Mac 175 (not a Lambretta or Apple Mac!)

A few days ago we brought you an old advert from 1981 of the API Lamby scooter and Mac 175S, and prior to that an article about scooters in India along with the perils of buying a restoration blind over the internet. Since then we've had a couple of people asking about the Mac 175S, … Continue reading The API Mac 175 (not a Lambretta or Apple Mac!)

Lambretta Series 2 – Pedigree Shows!

Automobile Products of India Ltd (API) were the first company in India to produce Lambretta scooters there, beginning in the late 50s by assembling the D and LD models from CKD (complete knock down) parts sent by Innocenti from Italy, before progressing to full production of the Li Series 2 model. API continued producing this … Continue reading Lambretta Series 2 – Pedigree Shows!