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EXCLUSIVE – Lambretta GT300 review and video | ROAD TEST

  The point of the water-cooled GT300 Rotax motor – Eden explained – was to build a Lambretta engine that would hold 80mph for hour after hour. Even in my short stint on the motorway it was clear after a couple of junctions that Gran Turismo had hit their target. What’s more, they’ve done it […]

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Casa Lambretta X2 225 and X1 Sport 200 kits | FIRST LOOK

New large-block 225 and smallblock 200 kits from Casa aimed at the daily riding include some novel technology.   Long Wait for a Largeblock   The Casa Lambretta X1 185cc piston-port kit launched in the early 2000s never set the kit market alight because its performance was relatively modest. It was however, very well made […]

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Part 2: One-Armed Bandit (single fork) Lambretta | TECH

An old man getting duffed-up by the pocket rockets   In part one we looked at why a single-sided Lambretta fork conversion could be a better option, in this part, we ride the scooter to find out if it is.   Is a mono-fork any better?   In trying to find the answer to this […]

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Part 1: One-Armed Bandit (single fork) Lambretta | TECH

  Is converting Lambrettas to a single fork leg an act of heresy or engineering genius? To find out, Sticky rode Casa Performance’s winner of the Pomposa 500km scooter endurance race; the one-armed bandit that stole the show…   It’s ‘small bike’ Sunday practice day on the recently-enlarged Pomposa race circuit, somewhere on the Adriatic […]

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Taylor Tuning TType 252/265 | TEST RIDE

  When you’re officially one of the fastest men to ever ride a full-bodied Lambretta up a sprint track there’s not much chance you’ll just pootle around town on a standard GP. We nipped up to sunny Scunthorpe to find out what 127mph sprinter, Eric Cope chooses as his road bike. Then we nicked his […]

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Readspeed’s 50bhp Smallframe Vespa | ROAD TEST

  It’s almost a week since I test rode this pretty little blue Vespa. Since then I’ve spent two full days in front of a screen editing the on-board footage (hence not many features over the last few days). Video editing is a task that requires brain-numbingly monotonous amounts of repetition. It means playing each […]

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Reader’s build – Lambretta Lui | FEATURE

As it arrived, tidy but looks can be deceptive   Jerry Kurek has shared a few of his projects with SLUK readers in the past. This latest one is a revamp of an already tidy looking Lui 50. As is often the case, it needed slightly more work than expected though. Here’s how he got […]

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Part 3: Nosferdeux – 1980s classic recreated on a budget | FEATURE

  Cast your mind back to 2019 and we ran a series about this particular scooter build. It’s a home sprayed and built tribute to 1980s classic, Nosferatu – or ‘Nosferadeux’ as it’s been christened. When we ran the articles there was a bit of controversy. Some parts of the original scooter had been stolen […]