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…
Fancy something different? This is Vespa P-range scooter had had a 1000cc engine stuffed into it and now puts out a whopping 170hp!
With Black Friday, Cyber Monday and all that rubbish over and done with, we thought we’d share with you a few suggestions of Christmas presents should your wish list include scooter related items. Well, who wouldn’t want Santa to pick up such things for the special day?
Butcher Garage are in St Petersburg, Russia, and they caught our eye recently with a couple of stunning custom Vespa scooters.
It has a Pinasco 177cc top end, Mazzuccheli HP race-crank, RD350 reed, RZ left hand erformance exhaust, 28mm Keihin carburettor and Vespatronic ignition. Making sure all of this handles and stops is YSS supension, a Grimeca master cylinder and disc brake system at the front with Malossi Whoop disc.
Next there is Invader, which was once a French ACMA Vespa before being modified to include a trick lifting rear end, in true hot rod style.
This engine has been treated to a Malossi 166 kit, with a 30mm Dellorto carb, Mazzuccheli crank, has Bitubo suspension and a semi-hydraulic Grimeca disc brake at the front.
Truly stunng scooters, we think you’ll agree, and you can find out more about Butcher Garagre and view more photographs by visiting the Butcher Garage Facebook page.
And if you like this, why not check out some of our earlier blogs featuring anything and everything scooter related, from 105mph 51hp Vespas, to South American Lambrettas, resto to custom scooters, nostalgia and more besides. CLICK HERE to see the most recent.
It was a combination of the £4,995 price tag and the headline of a ‘1965 Vespa PX 150’ that caught our eye… and set alarm bells ringing!
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…
It’s the August Bank Holiday weekend, and so where else have we ridden our scooters to but the Isle of Wight for the International scooter rally there – probably the biggest of its kind Continue reading
Now in our fourth decade of riding scooters without a break, I’d like to think that here at Scooternova we’ve learned a little about tyres. Gone are the days where cheap ‘n’ cheerful Ditchfinders were the choice simply by virtue of the fact that they cost less than the rest, now we appreciate that road holding, cornering, grip, use in wet weather and a whole host of other features take priority.