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Looking for a retro twist for your modern gadget? Check out this Vespa scooter iPad bag.
Yes, it's a mini bag, designed to carry your Apple iPad, complete with zip closure, shoulder strap and a smaller bag for carrying your power supply and other accessories. Of course it also features that bold design, featuring both the scooter and the Vespa logo.
Grab one online, the price is £32.90.
I was browsing through the French Scootitude magazine the other day and noticed a feature on a rather weird, late '60s Lambretta. Today, I've just noticed one on eBay – the Lambretta Luna 50CL scooter.
It's a Lambretta, but perhaps not as you might expect. This particular small frame / small engined model was introduced in 1968, designed to sit alongside, rather than replace the more traditional scoots. The CL model was the slightly more luxurious model, with a built-in light, rubber mats and those distinctive handlebars.
This one is described as 'totally original', with 'very good' bodywork and seat, but could do with new cables and tyres. It does run well enough though. There's a dating letter from the DVLA showing its originality and can be delivered at cost. Price right now is £700 – loads more images on the listing page.
It was withdrawn from the range by Piaggio a while back, but news has reached us of the return of the Vespa PX scooter.
For eco (and possibly commercial) reasons, the Vespa PX departed the market, as the company concentrated on its 'twist and go' range. But it is now being re-launched by Piaggio and was shown off recently at the Milan Motorcycle Show looking not a lot different to older models. Indeed, it's only really had a few minor cosmetic enhancements for the relaunch, still using a standard PX 4-speed, 2-stroke 125cc engine (we believe) and offering the usual hand gear shift.
Pricing hasn't yet been talked about, but you should be able to buy one next years, specifically from April 2011. More details when we have them, although so far, the Vespa press office has ignored our pleas for more details on the relaunch.
Presumably following the same principle of the past, the lamps mix salvaged old parts with new pieces in the style of vintage Lambrettas to produce something eye-catching, but above all, unique as each item is craftsman made, right down to the polishing and painting.
One of the new lights is pictured above, the other over the page. A talking point for sure, but one that comes at a price – for all that time and effort, you'll be looking at anything from £800. Get in touch with the Italian designer for a definite price and turnaround time.