Lambrettas and Vespas in Old Saigon

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Today restored scooters from Asian are often treated with suspicion by scooterists in the Western world, but we often forget these modern-day classics were once everyday commuters out there. A young Vietnamese architect has decided to demonstrate his love for Saigon by publishing a book featuring his own sketches of the city in the old times, which for Continue reading

Vespa & sidecar for sale – Buyer beware!

Vespa sidecar.

Vespa sidecar.

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!

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New Vespa GTS For 2014 – air-cooled scooter for local Asian market

Vietnamese made Vespa GTS Super & Vespa Primavera scooters, produced for the local market.

Vietnamese made Vespa GTS Super & Vespa Primavera scooters, produced for the local market.

Mid-November 2013 and Piaggio Vietnam launched a new Vespa GTS on the local market. This is a locally produced scooter in their Vietnamese factory and specifically for their local market (European, American, Australian, NZ Vespas for example are produced in Italy) and as well as taking advantage of cheaper labour rates and presumably more competitively sourced components, it also uses a locally produced 125cc 3-valve air-cooled engine that the Vietnamese factory produce for their Vespa LX and new Primavera range (also only for the local market).

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