LML – What does the future hold?

Apparently Piaggio’s Vespa LX is a popular scooter amongst female riders in India, so LML have decided blinkered marketing is the way forward!

The story of LML scooters is a chequered one, probably more so than any other Italian scooter that ended up being produced in India. But what lies ahead for  Continue reading

Vespa PX video – 70 years of Vespa

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It’s Monday morning, it’s 2016 and so we’re still celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Vespa scooter. So what more excuse do we need Continue reading

Christmas Boredom? Scooter films!

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Over-indulged in food, drink and relatives already? If you’re looking for a break from festivities then 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.

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

170hp Vespa? Pure Madness!!

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Fancy something different? This is Vespa P-range scooter had had a 1000cc engine stuffed into it and now puts out a whopping 170hp!

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Gorgeous Vespa GL Street Rod

Scooter and Service of Hamburg, Germany (S+S), have got themselves a bit of a reputation for producing some seriously trick street Vespas – we’ve featured a few here over the last year, like this piece of scooter porn, the scooter it was being fitted to here, and this tidy Vespa Cosa too. Well here is another one…

Vespa GL 221cc street rod scooter.

Vespa GL 221cc street rod scooter.

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The Vespa Sport 200 concept scooter

Another concept scooter from the pen of designer Paolo Martin.

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Paolo Martin’s 1984 drawing of the Vespa 200 Sport.

This is the Vespa Sport 200 and Martin’s drawings are dated 1984. This puts this scooter on the drawing board around the same time as the Vespa T5, and also while Piaggio were sponsoring the Pole Position trophy for the Formula 1 race series. Continue reading