Saturday, 15 December 2012

Luna Badge Range

Here is the Luna Badge range

Luna gives us 'lunar' from Latin lucere, meaning "to shine."  As the race to be the first person on the moon gathered pace, Innocenti launched the Luna range of Lambrettas.

The Italian market models were called Lui. A small chromed 'I' badge was fitted to the leg shields just underneath the head set and they had a Lui badge. The export market models were called Vega or Cometa with the Lui badge being replaced with a Vega badge.

These badges are available here at Scooter Surgery.

 I would welcome any information about them.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

A brave little scooter

Andy came into the shop today and told me about his brave little scooter which he took on a run of several hundred miles. This included the Wrynose Pass which is a mountain pass between the Duddon Valley and Little Langdale.

There is a single-track road which runs over it which is said to be one of the steepest roads in England with gradients up to 1 in 3. The road continues over to Hardknott pass. 

Andy recounts some quite hair raising stories about the adventure he and his TV175 had. She pulled him all the way without breaking down.  A feat indeed and a credit to his engine building.