The Scomadi Special Series ‘SSS’ was mentioned in our recent feature on the new factory and for many Scooterboys (and girls) this particular offshoot for the brand will be of special interest. It takes an ‘off the shelf’ production scooter and turns it into a factory spec special edition designed to the customer’s requirements. […]
The process of turning a rustic relic into a head-turner can be fraught with hidden perils, as can owning more scooters than the missus deems to be strictly necessary. Even so, writing one-off in order to build the scooter you forgot to tell her about isn’t always the safest option. SLUK reader, Jerry tells […]
Our long term Vespa GTS has gone back to Piaggio after the best part of seven months in the SLUK toy cupboard. I managed to hang on to it for an extra month but sadly it had to go back in February, leaving a battleship grey, Vespa-sized hole in the garage.
Scomadi timeline at the new factory – remembering their roots I’ve followed the Scooter Innovations and Scomadi story from day one and have written numerous features and stories about the brand for various publications over the years – and of course for ScooterLab. I watched the story develop. From bespoke hybrid Lambretta […]
If you’re into scooters you’ll no doubt enjoy having a purpose for a decent ride. Just nipping to Matlock (or the seaside) for a bag of chips every Sunday like the local bikers doesn’t really cut the mustard. Sometimes though the lure of a far off destination is too time-consuming so a challenge closer […]
We often get to see what the big boys are up to around the world but some of the smaller, or less well-known scooter tuners, shops and ‘in the shed’ builders get overlooked. It’s good to know what’s happening in the crazy world of scooter tuning though – if you’re an overlooked genius get […]
We mentioned having a Kübler Speedwheel fitted in our last Long Termer report and told you what our first impressions were. Now we’ve had time to use the GTS for a couple of extra months we thought it was worth bringing you an update.
Last week we shared part one of Australian, Bill Kesteren’s European scooter adventure holiday in Almeria. In part two Bill and friends wave goodbye to sunny Spain and head to the wetness of Croatia, via a short stop off in damp Venice. One thing you can never plan your whole life around is the […]
Geoff on his 208cc Vespa PX125 Unless you know better, French scooterboy Guy-Francois Evrard – known to his British friends as Geoff – has become the first to achieve the impossible. He has successfully fitted a large-block Vespa 200 cylinder onto the Vespa PX125 casings. OK, it’s obviously not impossible, but it is […]
We recently asked for readers to share their scooter touring stories with us. Australian reader, Bill Kesteren was the first one to get in touch. Here’s part one of his European scooter holiday… This trip had been discussed since our last overseas adventure in Tuscany. Drew and Chel had been talking with Ian […]
Wooaah, it’s been a while I know but we haven’t forgotten you. If you’ve missed any episodes then you can either Google ‘SLUK Superlui’ or start here. In our last episode, Sam powder-coated his Lambretta chassis with the help of Gibbo from Nuneaton Alloy Wheels and Powdercoating. Then it was time to put […]
Last week, Col took us on a trip down memory lane to show the differences between 1989 and 30 years into the future of National Rallies. Here’s part two, as he takes us through the second half of that last year of the 1980s. With loads of great photos of what was the time […]