Mental 80s Vespa exhaust!

Silentium Vespa PX exhaust

Silentium Vespa PX exhaust

If you’ve got a Vespa PX125 or 150 – or indeed any other largeframe Vespa with such an engine – and you want an aftermarket exhaust that shouts, ‘look at me’, then look at this!

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Lambretta with real poke!

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When Innocenti first launched their Lambretta scooters, they were simply a cheap form of transport for the masses. By the late 1960s however, the Lambretta was Continue reading

70s TV advert – the ubiquitous Vespa PX

1977 Italian Vespa P-range advert (screen grab – click to view film).

1977 Italian Vespa P-range advert (screen grab – click to view film).

Back in 1977, Italian scooter manufacturer Piaggio launched not just a new Vespa scooter but a new range of Vespas. I’m sure they didn’t realise back then that they’d still be manufacturing a PX in 2015, but they are, and this Italian television advert shows the first models in the range from 1977…

Vespa P-range television advertisement.

Beware buying Indian Lambrettas & Vespas online

vijai_deluxe_leaflet 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 Continue reading

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Vespa beats traffic!

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Not much of a story we know, but the majors consider it so, and we thought to join in with  little correction for those at the Mail Online who wrote beneath their headline “Tight squeeze! Gwyneth Paltrow beats the weekend rush as she weaves through LA traffic on her Vespa” yesterday that Gwyneth didn’t forget her protective leather gloves that helped her to grip the gears.”

Sorry Mail, but the Vespa LX doesn’t have gears, it’s an automatic scooter – you just twist and go!

We can’t argue with the fact that scooters are indeed perfect for filtering through the traffic though, so it’s not all bad!

Read the full story here.

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EuroVespa 85 – Vespa World Days 2015

EuroVespa 1985 programme cover.

EuroVespa 1985 programme cover.

Back in 2006, the annual EuroVespa rally became World Vespa Days, part of Piaggio’s Vespa World Club, but for many it will still be known as Continue reading

February 1960 – Snow & Lambretta holiday guide!

Power & Pedal, Feb 1960

Power & Pedal, Feb 1960

With snow falling in Great Britain in February 2015, it seemed the perfect time to share this cover from an old British magazine from 55 years ago, the Continue reading

Scomadi 50 & 125 – Latest news

Scomadi 50

Scomadi 50

It seems the new Scomadi scooters are proving popular here in the UK, so we thought we’d bring you a little  Continue reading