Milan Motorcycle Show 2016 – New scooters, parts, lids & stuff!

Who can’t love a gold plated Vespa smallframe?

As the annual Milan Motorcycle Show draws to a close, you may ask what were the highlights there over the last six days? Luckily Scooternova were on hand to capture
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Concepts at Tokyo Motor Show

Suzuki has unveiled a number of new concept models at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, two of which we think are of interest to scooterists. 

The Concept GSX sports bike was “designed to highlight the potential and the future development of Suzuki’s GSX ranges, from GSX-R and Hayabusa to GSX-S.”
‘So what?’ You may ask. Well apart from stereotype sportsbike lines and powerful multi-cylinder engine, features include “a twist shifter…” Ring any bells amongst the Lambretta and Vespa riders out there?

Meanwhile the Hustler Scoot (pictured) is a concept model of a “rider-friendly, 50cc scooter with luggage space for diverse purposes.

“A conventional underseat luggage bay is complemented by a removable, carryable luggage case that mounts between the rider’s feet. There’s more room for luggage on the rear carrier and on the sides of the bodywork.”

For more details of Suzuki at the Tokyo Show click here.

With the Eicma show in Milan due to take place next month, we’re sure this won’t be the last new scooter design we see this year.  

New Vespa GTS For 2014 – air-cooled scooter for local Asian market

Vietnamese made Vespa GTS Super & Vespa Primavera scooters, produced for the local market.

Vietnamese made Vespa GTS Super & Vespa Primavera scooters, produced for the local market.

Mid-November 2013 and Piaggio Vietnam launched a new Vespa GTS on the local market. This is a locally produced scooter in their Vietnamese factory and specifically for their local market (European, American, Australian, NZ Vespas for example are produced in Italy) and as well as taking advantage of cheaper labour rates and presumably more competitively sourced components, it also uses a locally produced 125cc 3-valve air-cooled engine that the Vietnamese factory produce for their Vespa LX and new Primavera range (also only for the local market).

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Customize your head – Vintage (70s) crash helmets

70s helmets

70s helmets

Found in Milan, this sparkling collection of crash helmets by 70’s couldn’t help but catch eyes.
 
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Return of Django? Peugeot scooter launch in Milan

Peugeot Django

Peugeot Django

Peugeot Motorcycles went back to their scooter roots in Milan and announced the launch of their new Django scooter to the public, adding that they did make a few scooters back in the 1960s by displaying an old S57 scooter too.
 
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Pictures of new Vespa Primavera 2014 at Milan Show

Well we posted the leaked photos a while back and now here is the scooter in question, the new Vespa Primavera from Piaggio on display on their stand at the Milan Motorcycle Show, aka EICMA.

Vespa Primavera 2014

Vespa Primavera 2014

As predicted it is based around their limited edition 946 model which means the 125cc 4-stroke automatic engine has 3 valves and is relatively frugal while still able to sit at 60-something mph.
 
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Rebirth of the Vespa Primavera – latest pictures of new Vespa!

Spanish motorcycle and scooter website  www.moto125.cc recently published images of what they claimed was a new Vespa scooter to be launched in the new year and named the Primavera.
 
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