New Pinasco Vespa 200 engine

pinasco PX200 reed valve engine

Pinasco PX200 reed valve engine

The last Vespa PX200 was produced by Piaggio back in 2002, EU regulations outlawing this humble commuter scooter from then on. While spare parts were produced by Piaggio for a few year afterwards – and some still are today – as any Vespa enthusiast knows, the quality of these is Continue reading

Vespa Club of Britain Challenge 

The Vespa Club of Britain offers a new challenge for its members in 2015, taking a slightly different route (metaphorically!) to the usual  club membership trophies competed for today. 

  

Instead of the now regular ‘events attendance’ championship (which the club are also running) the Regional Competition is more about riding your scooter at your own leisure to points of interest around the country. 

There are both regional and national points to visit and various awards to be won depending on where you ride and how many you tick off the list, with photographic evidence required as proof. 

Sounds like a whole load of fun to us! 

For more details and entry (you have to be a VCB member) visit the clu ‘s website at www.vespaclubofbritain.co.uk and while your out there why not send us some photos of your adventures  too and we’ll share those online as well. 

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.

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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Where art meets Vespa (again)

Vespa Joyride by Richard Scott.

Vespa Joyride by Richard Scott.

The curvaceous lines of the Vespa scooter has long been seen as art themselves, which is probably why they have subsequently attracted the attention of artists looking for a new canvas upon which to display their talents. The latest is South African Richard Scott who recently collaborated with Vespa SA to create the Joyride exhibition. Continue reading

New geared 200cc Ape from Piaggio

Piaggio Ape 200.

Piaggio Ape 200.

Despite everyone in the world of scooter manufacturing favouring automatic (CVT) engines these days, Italian firm Piaggio have launched a new version of their three-wheeled Ape, with a 4-speed engine. Continue reading

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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Funky German Vespa Cosa

Scooter & Service Vespa Cosa combo, 2012.

Scooter & Service Vespa Cosa combo, 2012.

Yes I know, but we reckon the Vespa Cosa is gaining popularity these days, and when you can do things like this to them, it’s easy to understand why.

This one comes courtesy of those talented people at

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Vespa Raid Morocco

Vespa Raid Maroc

Vespa Raid Maroc

Does the Isle of Wight bore you? Is EuroLambretta or World Vespa Days just not challenging enough? How about north Africa then? Continue reading

The Vespa Cosa – How they got there.

Cosa brochure from Germany.

Cosa brochure from Germany.

We’ve brought you a few posts from the pen of Paolo Martin in the past, but here’s scooter he drew that finally became a reality. Ladies and gentlemen, we present the much maligned Piaggio Vespa Cosa.

When the Cosa arrived at the end of the 1980s, it was met with a less Continue reading