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?
So how many of you have a Bertone-designed Lambretta dl/ Grand Prix scooter or one of its derivatives? And do you really know everything about this classic Italian model? The last brand new Lambretta scooter to be designed and produced rolled off the line in 1969. Known as the dl to most (Grand Prix to … Continue reading Lambretta dl/GP at 50
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
While snow is falling around western Europe possibly in amounts only our Scandinavian readers are prepared for, brave postal delivery people are making sure that the sound of the new ScooterNova magazine falling onto door mats across the nation cheers people up in these cold months! Edition 6 is published this week, and as always … Continue reading The new ScooterNova magazine has landed*
From time to time we receive offers of classic Lambretta and Vespa scooters from suppliers in India, as well as receiving email 'updates' from various sources about some 'nice Lambretta scooters' on eBay. However, if you are in the market for your first classic scooter you may want to do a little research before parting … Continue reading Beware buying Indian Lambrettas & Vespas online
Searching the internet earlier I came across this photo taken by Roy Prasad who had it posted on his Flickr acount, so I hope he doesn't mind it being shared. Whilst Roy's interest is apparently photography, ours here is of course the subject matter in this instance – a dramatically overloaded Piaggio Ape three-wheeled commercial … Continue reading The Fantastic Vespa Ape – have you seen a bigger load?
The final Lambrettas to roll of the Scooters India Limited (SIL) production line did so in 1997. I know, I bought one of them. SIL were producing scooters using tooling they'd purchased from Innocenti in Italy back in the early 1970s, their scooters badged Vijay Super for the home market and Lambretta Grand Prix for … Continue reading New Lambretta scooters – the good, the bad & the others!