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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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

New Innocenti scooters – more terrible rebranding (not Lambretta)

Innocenti Moto 2014

Innocenti Moto 2014

We shouldn’t be surprised really, but it still amazes when a company decides that using an old manufacturing brand on modern Chinese scooters is a sure-fire way to sales success. But they do, and here’s the latest… Continue reading

The Indie Farmer’s Vespa Road Trip

Indie farmer road trip

Indie farmer road trip

The indie farmer is a chap by the name if Nigel from east London who has set up a new venture for himself, to ‘bring the limelight to’ some of the best independent farmers and small producers the UK, and our thanks go to KenHooperUK who tipped us off about the farmer via Twitter.

At the end of of July, Nigel is hoping to go on a six week scooter tour of the UK, “to bring much needed attention to the small-scale farmers and artisan producers around the country and share my journey with you.”

He continues, “I will be focussing on the the issues surrounding these businesses, and making it easier for the everyday foodie to find and follow an undiscovered treasure trove of beautiful food and hard-working people.”
Nigel is after donations to support his road trip costs – he will be riding his rather battered Vespa S automatic scooter around the UK – and says, “Donations will be met with perks (as listed), and eternal good karma, guaranteed.”

If you want to help you can go here to find out more. If nothing else, hopefully it will turn out to be an interesting Vespa road trip we can all follow and enjoy.

New Lambretta Sport renamed new Italjet Formula 125 scooter

Alessandro Tartarini, designer of the new Lambretta LamSport 125, in Vietnam, January 2014.

Alessandro Tartarini, designer of the new Lambretta LamSport 125, in Vietnam, January 2014.

Back in January 2014 we bought you news of another new scooter that would wear the Lambretta name badge. At the time this was to be the Lamsport 125 from Vietnam, an arguably rather nicely designed sports scooter from the pen of Italian Alessandro Tartarini. Continue reading

A baby Lambretta

A cruel person could suggest that the glamorous model is with this Lambretta in a desperate attempt to sell an unpopular model.

Lambretta Starstream

Lambretta Starstream

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New Vespa Sprint (Primavera) Scooter

Vespa Sprint

Nuovo Vespa Sprint

Just launched in Rome by Piaggio, the new Vespa Sprint 50 and 125 scooters which are the sporting variants of their recently launched new Primavera range. So what’s different about the Sprint then? Continue reading