What classic scooter are you riding this weekend? There is a good chance that it is either a Lambretta or a Vespa and that your choice today is based more upon your heart than your head. But what about the scooter riders of the 1960s, what did they base their decisions on? How did they … Continue reading Lambretta Vs Vespa
To mark the 75th anniversary of Vespa, Piaggio – the creators and manufacturers of the famous scooter – are to produce a special version of the Primavera and GTS models that will only be sold during 2021. The patent for the first Vespa was filed by Italian manufacturer Piaggio on 23 April 1946. ScooterNova magazine celebrated … Continue reading Vespa 75th Anniversary Models Announced
If you've not seen the latest edition 20 of ScooterNova magazine yet, one of the most popular features inside seems to be the overview of the Lambretta J-range, the smallframe rivals to the little Vespas from Piaggio. Apart from the history of the model from development and through production, the article looks at the growing … Continue reading What was your first Lambretta?
Casa Lambretta have been busy of late, which readers of ScooterNova magazine will know from our 'New products' pages. Their latest announcement is that production of remade Lambretta forks is about to begin in Italy. Casa Lambretta tell us that they will be, "Manufactured in Italy exclusively for Casa utilising the best materials available." Eight … Continue reading Remade Lambretta parts and kits for smallies
It's a common misconception that the first Vespas fitted with 2-stroke oil injection were the P-range models of the 70s and 80s. However, Piaggio developed and produced the technology much earlier indeed. Not only that, but you could buy a Vespa with such a feature before the Lambretta Cometa Lubematic became available. In 1965 Douglas … Continue reading Vespa beats Lambretta in 2-stroke battle
In October of last year we brought you news and pictures of a couple of stunning Vespas from behind the former Iron Curtain, and now, 12 months later here's another to appreciate. Like before, this Vespa – Project 5 – is from the Butcher Garage in St Petersburg, albeit this time a smallframe with little … Continue reading Project 5 – another Butcher Garage Vespa