The Lambretta LD was produced by Innocenti for most of the 1950s and together with with it's open-frame sibling, the Model D, hundreds of thousands were sold. Great for their time, but not really suitable for modern roads. Until now... In edition 22 of ScooterNova magazine we exclusively road test the new Granturismo LD150 Reed … Continue reading Tuning a 50s classic Lambretta
Japanese crash helmet manufacturer, Shoei are the latest to join in with a new 'old-skool' style helmet for the ever-growing retro rider market. The new Shoei Ex-Zero is what the manufacturer describes as a "heritage full-face helmet." They continue that the Ex-Zero; "reflects the style of the custom bike scene and heritage Motocross-helmets in one … Continue reading New old-skool helmet from Shoei
As we get closer to Easter, scooter projects across the globe get nearer to completion. But how many of those little finishing touches have you still to get? Whether building an original classic, creating a show-stopping custom or re-commissioning a reliable workhorse, it’s those final details that prove to be the ultimate cherry on your … Continue reading The devil’s in the detail
More classic Vespa USA promotional material from the 1970s courtesy of The Marquis' blog. Maybe not everyone's cup of tea regarding transport, but interesting nonetheless we feel. https://themarquisblogger.wordpress.com/2015/12/16/piaggio-usa/
(Reblogged from The Marquis) It sounds weird for us Italians to see Piaggio mopeds ( Ciao and Bravo) marketed in the USA under the brand name of Vespa. Of course here the Vespa is just the scooter and both Vespa and mopeds were marketed under the Piaggio brand ( Piaggio Vespa, Piaggio Ciao. etc…) … Continue reading 1977 USA Vespa range.