NSU Scooters – the Lambretta evolution

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Advert from 1956

Back in 1951, NSU of Germany signed a deal with Innocenti of Italy to build Lambretta scooters at their factory in Neckarsulm under licence. The deal was to last for Continue reading

Lambrettas from Spain

For those that didn’t know, Innocenti issued a licence for Lambretta scooters to be manufactured in Spain and production there continued long after it ceased in Italy, finally coming to a halt around 1989.

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This advertisement is one of our favourites from the Spanish concern, Serveta, dating from the early to mid-1970s.

For those who want more, see our previous posts here and a slightly more tenuous link here.

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.

Lambretta Factory in Malaya

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Who’d have thought it? Just when you think you know where all the Lambretta factories were ,another one turns up! Continue reading

Lambretta & Vespa billet engines, and 305cc kit with 51hp!

Yes the rumours are true – and if you attended the Bridlington Trade & Custom Scooter Show in the UK on 25 October 2014 you’d have seen all this for yourself!

The BSG Lambretta casing on display at Bridlington, October 2014.

The BSG Lambretta casing on display at Bridlington, October 2014.

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Scomadi Promo film – ready to launch!

Scomadi 2014.

Scomadi 2014.

The new British scooter brand Scomadi is ready to launch, and have just completed their ‘background film’ for their display stand at the forthcoming Intermot motorcycle show in Köln, Germany next week. Continue reading

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! 305cc Lambretta Kit

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Previewed in Scootering magazine a few months ago, Rimini Lambretta Centre have recently posted some more photographs and information of the forthcoming Casa Lambretta 305cc kit and brand new engine casings to boot. Continue reading

World Cup Fever – Brazilian Lambrettas

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Okay so it’s a tenuous link, but hey, we like scooters and it seems a topical time to return to some of those from southern America, okay? Continue reading

Scomadi scooters – prices & dates

One of the most common questions we get here at Scooternova seems to be regarding prices and dates for the forthcoming Scomadi range of scooters. And we’ve published a few blogs here, here, here and here, so we do generally get a few comments!

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