Italy to Istanbul on Frankenstein’s Scooters

Maicoletta scooter with a 400cc Suzuki motorcycle engine, and a 186cc kitted Lambretta.

Maicoletta scooter with a 400cc Suzuki motorcycle engine, and a 186cc kitted Lambretta.

Last year freelance scooter journalist Sticky took a riding holiday from Italy to Istanbul with his family aboard some truly Frankenstein-like scooters.He rode his Lambretta (powered by a 250cc Honda motorbike engine) while his wife had a Maicoletta scooter (fitted with a 400cc Suzuki bike engine), and together with Dean from Rimini Lambretta Centre (on a 186cc kitted 5-speed Lambretta), they recorded various parts of their trip on both regular and video cameras.

The result is a book about their trip, to be launched at the VMSC Scooter Show in Coventry on 30 March 2014 (or buy it here), an installment of which will appear in next month’s (April 2014) scootering too.

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To whet your appetite, every week prior to his book launch Sticky is posting one of five short video clips online, the second one going live this very morning – so here are the first two for your pleasure. See you in Coventry.

 

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