2017 Vespa GTS 150 with stop-start technology

Vespa adds stop-start tech to save fuel

The new Vespa GTS scooter range includes stop-start technology to switch off the engine when stationary and automatically restart when the brake is released. Stop-start technology has been used in many cars for several years now and was introduced by Honda on the PCX 125 scooter in 2010. Yamaha has added it to their Janus 125 …

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Lambretta V-Special "Vendetta" return

Lambretta plans return to Australia

Iconic Italian scooter brand Lambretta is planning a return to Australia by the end of this year with a range of new models. Lambretta has just celebrated its 70th anniversary with an anniversary V-Special model and an revamped range, including an electric scooter. International Sales Manager Michael Fulton has confirmed that the company will return to …

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Lambretta V-Special "Vendetta"

Lambretta plans Vendetta on copycats

Lambretta is celebrating its 70th anniversary with a revamped range, including an electric scooter, and a vendetta on copycat Asian models. The iconic Italian scooter company says the global market is flooded with replicas of classic Lambrettas from China, India and Thailand. Mother company Innocenti SA, of Lugano, has announced it will take a strict stance …

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Czech Cezeta 506 electric scooter

Czech Čezeta 506 scooter goes electric

After a 50-year gap, Czech scooter brand Čezeta has revived the iconic torpedo-shaped 506 scooter, but now as an electric vehicle. Čezeta built scooters from 1957 to 1964 as a subsidiary of Česká Zbrojovka Strakonice (ČZ) which made motorcycles from 1935 to 1997. Production resumed in 2013 with the prototype of the retro-style Type 506 …

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Vespa 946 Red

Vespa goes red for charity and electric

The Piaggio Group has announced its intention to go electric and charitable with the Vespa Elettrica project and the 2017 Red Vespa 946 to fight diseases in Africa. The Elettrica has been unveiled at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, but at the moment it’s only a concept. It follows their plug-in hybrid Piaggio MP3 …

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Kymco Agility Carry delivery scooter

Kymco scooter taps growing delivery sector

The growth of trendy delivery companies such as Deliveroo and Uber Eats has prompted the introduction of the Kymco Agility Carry to the Australian market. Importer Mojo Motorcycles says the $3390 (ride away) purpose-built delivery scooter will transform the way we deliver. It could also be a great commuter solution for people who need to take …

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Vespa celebrates 70 years in style

Vespa has added style, chrome and a leather bag on three new model variants to celebrate 70 years of the Iconic Italian scooter manufacturer. The Settantesimo range feature a special “chromatic azzuro 70 traditional colour scheme and a dark brown seat with beige piping. The seat is embossed with a Vespa Settantesimo logo. They also have …

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Kymco enters the maxi scooter sector

Taiwan scooter manufacturer is celebrating its 50th anniversary by launching into the maxi-scooter sector with its AK 550 Anniversario Kymco. There is no word yet on whether the flagship maxi scooter will be available in Australia where they sell 125cc and 200cc scooters. The “K50 Concept” was unveiled at the 2015 Tokyo Moto Show and …

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