Vespa and Lambretta Motor Scooters

Author: Stuart Owen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 64

View: 506

Vespa and Lambretta remain the two most iconic motor scooter brands, even four decades after the latter's demise. But what made them such a European sensation in the postwar era? And why were they particularly popular in Britain in the 1950s and '60s? Motor scooter expert Stuart Owen explains the rise of Innocenti's Lambretta and Piaggio's Vespa, from the wartime ruins of Italy, through years of plenty as the two manufacturers exploited a ready market for affordable, economic transport, and then their decline into more uncertain times as motor cars trespassed on their success. He also explores the rich history of accessorising and customising the scooters, their essential role in the mod movement, and the revival in Vespa's fortunes following the release of the cult film Quadrophenia.

Motor Scooters

Scooter, Lambretta, Maicoletta, Yamaha Nouvo, Heinkel Tourist, Vectrix, Flyscooters Il Bello, Honda CN250, BMW C1

Author: Source: Wikipedia

Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 276

View: 205

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 47. Chapters: Scooter, Lambretta, Maicoletta, Yamaha Nouvo, Heinkel Tourist, Vectrix, Flyscooters Il Bello, Honda CN250, BMW C1, Gilera Runner, Aprilia SR50, List of scooters, Honda Juno, Yamaha Zuma, Yamaha Mio, Motorized scooter, Yamaha Lagenda series, GoCar Tours, Yamaha Zuma 125, Honda NH series, Piaggio Xevo, Flyscooters La Vie, Yamaha XF50X, Suzuki Choinori, Piaggio MP3, Yamaha X-City, Trojan Scooter Club, Cycle-Scoot, Yamaha Vino 125, Mitsubishi Silver Pigeon, Triumph Tina, Honda CHF50, Honda Zoomer, Honda Motocompo, Suzuki Katana AY50, Yamaha QT50, Yamaha Jog, Honda Big Ruckus, Fuji Rabbit, Honda Activa, Vespa GTS 250ie, Yamaha YP400 Majesty, PGO Scooters, Vespa 150 TAP, Harley-Davidson Topper, Bajaj Cub, Doodle Bug scooter, Lambretta Li 125 Special, Bajaj Chetak, ?ezeta, Honda Aviator, Polini, Vespa Sprint, The Auto Moto, Honda Silver Wing, Johnson Motor Wheel, Honda Elite, Honda Dio, Mahindra Rodeo, LML NV, Lamby, Lambretta SX 200, Peugeot JetForce, Piaggio Zip 4T, Scooterworks, Buddy, Power rider sl250, Bajaj Wave, Piaggio X8, Peugeot Ludix, Piatti scooter, Vespa LX 150, LPG-powered scooter, Peugeot Speedfight, Piaggio Liberty, Peugeot Speedfight 2, Suzuki FZ50, Viento, Peugeot Rapido, Lambretta TV200, Honda Dylan 125. Excerpt: A scooter is a motorcycle with step-through frame and a platform for the operator's feet. Elements of scooter design have been present in some of the earliest motorcycles, and motorcycles identifiable as scooters have been made from 1914 or earlier. Scooter development continued in Europe and the United States between the World Wars. The global popularity of scooters dates from the post-World War II introductions of the Vespa and the Lambretta. These post-war scooters were intended to provide low-power personal transportation (engines from 50 to 250 cc). The original layout is still widely used ...

Vespa

Italian Style for the World

Author:

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 318

View: 568

The Die Cast Price Guide

Post-war: 1946 to Present

Author: Douglas R. Kelly

Publisher: Antique Trader

ISBN:

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 260

View: 285

Provides the vital information every collector of Post-World War II die cast vehicles needs for buying, selling, trading, or simply enjoying these ever-popular toys. Special features include: historical outlines of each featured manufacturer; easy-to-follow vehicle model listings enhanced by a comprehensive index; up-to-date values; tips to make you a more informed collector.

Scooter Boys - The evolution of the Species

Author: Gareth Brown

Publisher: Mortons Books

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 150

View: 467

Thirty years have passed since Gareth Brown’s homage to a two-wheeled, two-stroke way of life was published. The first edition of his acclaimed book Scooter Boys, highlighting youth culture spanning half a century, was first published when Margaret Thatcher’s reign as the Eighties Iron Lady was drawing to a close. Now, three decades on, Brown’s book is back to enlighten and entertain a new generation - and rekindle memories for those who were scooter boys and girls back in the day. His informed knowledge of the initial Scooter Boy era has resulted in the 30th Anniversary Edition of Scooter Boys being refreshingly updated and published by Mortons, the home of Scootering and Classic Scooterist magazines. Brown has been a ‘face’ on the scooter scene since the 1970s, when he was legally able to ride a motor scooter on the road, and scooter ownership and riding scooters has been a passion ever since. He rose to prominence in the 1980s as the scooter rally correspondent and later editor of Scootering magazine, which led to his book - a unique take on the Scooter Boy movement, history, traditions and culture. Scooter Boys charts the development of the early scooters and the post-Second World War arrival of the Italian scooters from Vespa and Lambretta, followed by the chronicling of the rise of 1950s teenage consumerism which led to the Mod versus Rocker riots of the 1960s. It outlines the intervening years before the massed Mod revival of 1979 onwards, when the Northern Soul scene kept the scooter movement alive, and traces the emergence of the unsung street heroes of the late 20th century and beyond.

Scooter Boys

The Evolution of the Species

Author: Gareth Brown

Publisher: Banovallum

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 150

View: 779

Thirty years have passed since Gareth Brown’s homage to a two-wheeled, two-stroke way of life was published. The first edition of his acclaimed book Scooter Boys, highlighting youth culture spanning half a century, was first published when Margaret Thatcher’s reign as the Eighties Iron Lady was drawing to a close. Now, three decades on, Brown’s book is back to enlighten and entertain a new generation – and rekindle memories for those who were scooter boys and girls back in the day. His informed knowledge of the initial Scooter Boy era has resulted in the 30th Anniversary Edition of Scooter Boys being refreshingly updated and published by Mortons, the home of Scootering and Classic Scooterist magazines. Brown has been a ‘face’ on the scooter scene since the 1970s, when he was legally able to ride a motor scooter on the road, and scooter ownership and riding scooters has been a passion ever since. He rose to prominence in the 1980s as the scooter rally correspondent and later editor of Scootering magazine, which led to his book – a unique take on the Scooter Boy movement, history, traditions and culture. Scooter Boys charts the development of the early scooters and the post-Second World War arrival of the Italian scooters from Vespa and Lambretta, followed by the chronicling of the rise of 1950s teenage consumerism which led to the Mod versus Rocker riots of the 1960s. It outlines the intervening years before the massed Mod revival of 1979 onwards, when the Northern Soul scene kept the scooter movement alive, and traces the emergence of the unsung street heroes of the late 20th century and beyond.

Lambretta LI Series Scooters

Author: Andrea Sparrow

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 79

View: 392

The LI series was a fast-selling success for Innocenti - not just in its native Italy, but also in Britain, across Europe and the world. This illustrated book provides the full story, specifications, statistics, as well as quotes, and facts and feats.

Vespa Scooters

Classic 2-stroke Models 1960-2008

Author: Mark Paxton

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 64

View: 349

Stop! Don't buy a classic Vespa without buying this book first! Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Learn how to spot a bad scooter quickly and how to assess a promising one like a professional. Get the right classic Vespa at the right price!