The latest news from China, via Preston – and Facebook – is that the production of the Scomadi 50cc scooters is well under way…The Scomadi Facebook page has pictures posted directly from China where they are inspecting the first scooters on the production line there. Good news, as this is a story we’ve been following a while now; (1), (2), (3), (4).
While the expected European delivery date is a little later than hoped, at least things are still on track for the first ‘new’ classic styled scooter to hit the showrooms in some time. We say ‘new’ because we don’t consider the current influx of plastic ‘Vespa look-a-like’ mopeds from China that owe more to 3D photocopiers and printers to be ‘new’ – they’re simply off-the-shelf retro scooters available for anyone to buy from a Chinese wholesaler.
Anyway, back to the Scomadi. The first scooters on the line are the 50cc, which is a big market for the brand in Europe as a whole. This will be followed by the 125cc, which again is very important, as it will allow all those without a full motorcycle licence to climb aboard and have some fun.
The Scomadi range will be officially launched at Intermot (aka the Cologne Motorcycle Show) in October 2014, and will hopefully be in showrooms soon afterwards.
No final prices have been released yet, although approximate prices have been suggested previously, the cost of the 50cc scooter expected to be in the region of £1995.
For enquiries visit the Scomadi website here.