Win a 5-Speed gearbox and Malossi kit!

Who wants to win a Lambretta 5-speed Clo5e Ratio gearbox, or a Malossi cylinder kit in a  free to enter competition?
You do? Well you’d better read on… Continue reading

1980s Scooter Boys, Record Store Day & the Stone Roses

This Saturday, 21 April, is Record Store. It’s a day created to encourage people to visit their local, independent record store and buy some vinyl, just as we did in the olden days!
Celebrated by bands and musicians from all over the land, it has subsequently become a Continue reading

Vespa beats Lambretta in 2-stroke battle

British Vespa advert, 1968

British Vespa advert, 1968

It’s a common misconception that the first Vespas fitted with 2-stroke oil injection were the P-range models of the 70s and Continue reading

A Vespa timing Whale

The Whale

The Whale

With a title like this it probably won’t surprise some of you to learn that the people behind ‘The Whale’ go by the name of Continue reading

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

Ultimate Vespa wheelie?

Have you ever heard of the Highline 179 bridge? No we hadn’t either, although until we visit Austria for the EuroLambretta rally in a few weeks we must admit our knowledge of the country in minimal. Anyway, it’s a foot bridge that joins the Ehrenberg Ruins and Fort Claudia in the Tyrol, and the last place a Vespa rider with vertigo wants to 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