We kicked off ScooterNova magazine back in 2017 with an article in edition 1 on the Extreme Vespas of Indonesia, courtesy of Swiss author dMatto who had written a book about the subject, albeit in German.Continue reading
Hope we’re all looking forward to Warmwell Winter Scooter Rally this weekend? This is the last big scooter event on the British calendar before the Burton Brewers Show kicks off the 2020 season in February next year.
ScooterNova will have aContinue reading
In edition 16 of ScooterNova magazine we celebrate the Bertone-designed dl/Grand Prix model, which was the final new Lambretta to be produced in Italy before Innocenti closed their scooter division. You can read more about that here and buy the magazine here.
Our regular contributor and Innocenti archivist Vittorio Tessera has just uncovered a very interesting piece of paperwork that lists all the completed models of Lambretta scooter and three-wheeler that were in the factory on the closing date of 30 April 1971.
As you can see, they had stock of the pedal-assisted mopeds, versions of the final J50 scooter, a few Lui models and the latest dl in 125, 150 and 200cc variants, as well as 169 versions of the 200 Electronic. Cross-referencing these figures with previously published production dates suggests that either said dates can be corrected now this piece of information has come to light, or that there were plenty of unsold, small-capacity Lambrettas sitting around at the Innocenti factory gathering dust for a while.
Also interesting is that aforementioned production figures suggest that the Lambro 600 was assembled in January 1972, so maybe a later order was honoured using pre-produced parts to keep the workforce busy while Innocenti tried to find a buyer for their scooter plant and brands?
In the past I might have said here, “we’ll probably never know,” but there is of course every chance that Vittorio will find yet more revealing paperwork the deep he searches the archives!
**If the story of Innocenti and it’s scooter products interests you, then you’ll be pleased to learn that Vittorio Tessera writes regular articles for ScooterNova magazine. ScooterNova is an independent publication, produced by scooterists every two months. To find out more and to subscribe visit the magazine website here.
We removed the original old Michelin ACS tyre from my Lambretta LD this morning, only to find this well-patched, bright red Englebert inner tube inside.
Englebert are an old brand of car tyre, known for their use in racing by the likes of Ferrari and Lancia in their day.
Who knew they did something for the humble little Lambretta too, hey?
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?Continue reading
Piaggio’s press conference at the Milan Motorcycle Show (Eicma) kicked off today at 12:30pm local time with a new version of their electric Vespa being announced for the near future. The newContinue reading
Here is the Spangles custom Vespa PX – another star of the new edition 16 of ScooterNova magazine and also the Woolacombe scooter rally patch.Continue reading
Whether you’re a fan of modern automatic scooters or not, there is no denying that the latest offering from Italjet pushes boundaries with regards to design. And, in my opinion, the current scooter market desperately needs this!Continue reading
Back in 2016 we speculated that Bajaj Auto of India were to bring back their popular Chetak scooter to the market. It seems we were partially correct…Continue reading
Apologies for those who received our blog notification email yesterday which within the email stated the wrong date for Kelso.
The blog itself was corrected to 22-25 May but of course the email preview remains in your inbox.
Sorry about that – I was trying to type too fast on my little iPhone!