NSU Scooters – the Lambretta evolution

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Advert from 1956

Back in 1951, NSU of Germany signed a deal with Innocenti of Italy to build Lambretta scooters at their factory in Neckarsulm under licence. The deal was to last for Continue reading

The Giorgio Armani Vespa 946 Collection

Emporio Armani Vespa 946.

Emporio Armani Vespa 946.

Have you recently won the lottery? Or are you one of those people who feels that the rare ‘hand built’ Vespa 946 scooters are not exclusive enough? Well, we’ve got good news for you Continue reading

Lambretta monument unveiled in Milan

screen-shot-2017-01-14-at-19-16-04The city of Milan has finally recognised the Lambretta which was produced there from 1947 until 1971, and on 13 December 2014 a monument to this humble motor-scooter was unveiled. Continue reading

Scomadi UK (and Ireland) Dealer network announced

Scomadi scooters have just announced the dealer network for their forthcoming range of scooters.

The Scomadi 50 at Intermot, 2014 (Image ©Scomadi)

The Scomadi 50 at Intermot, 2014 (Image ©Scomadi)

A dozen dealers have been appointed to begin with, covering England from Tyne and Wear in the north-east to Bournemouth in Dorset, as well as South Wales, Belfast in Northern Ireland and Dublin south of the border.

Produced for Scomadi by Hanway in China, it is expected that the first Turismo Leggera 50cc versions will arrive in British showrooms in early December with prices beginning at £1897 for single colour models and £1997 for dual colour scooters.

Next to arrive will be the 125s in early 2015 with prices beginning at £2497, and then later in 2015 hopefully the 300 too.

For more details of your nearest dealers visit Scomadi website.

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Scomadi Promo film – ready to launch!

Scomadi 2014.

Scomadi 2014.

The new British scooter brand Scomadi is ready to launch, and have just completed their ‘background film’ for their display stand at the forthcoming Intermot motorcycle show in Köln, Germany next week. Continue reading

New Scomadi Production Line Rolling

Scomadi production line.

Scomadi production line.

The latest news from China, via Preston – and Facebook – is that the production of the Scomadi 50cc scooters is well under way… Continue reading

Scooter tyres delivered the Michelin way

Following look into the archive of scooter tyre adverts last week, we’ve been asked for more and thought you’d enjoy this from Michelin in 1953…

A Michelin representative delivers the goods with his Vespa scooter combination. Ideal for multiple drops of small items in urban areas (http://heritage.michelin.co.uk/p1953.htm)

A Michelin representative delivers the goods with his Vespa scooter combination.
Ideal for multiple drops of small items in urban areas. (http://heritage.michelin.co.uk/p1953.htm)

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Scooter Tyres – how safe are yours?

Dunlop tyre advert circa mid-60s

Dunlop tyre advert circa mid-60s

Now in our fourth decade of riding scooters without a break, I’d like to think that here at Scooternova we’ve learned a little about tyres. Gone are the days where cheap ‘n’ cheerful Ditchfinders were the choice simply by virtue of the fact that they cost less than the rest, now we appreciate that road holding, cornering, grip, use in wet weather and a whole host of other features take priority.

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Another new Lambretta for 2014? The Lamsport 125

Lambretta LamSport 125, Vietnam, January 2014.

Lambretta LamSport 125, Vietnam, January 2014.

So here we are, at the beginning of a new year and so far the saga of the Lambretta brand name shows no signs of abaiting.

Here’s the latest offering, this time from Vietnam, although the design appears to have been penned by our old friend Alessandro Tartarini of Italjet fame. Continue reading