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Saturday, December 5, 2020

The Piatti scooter was unique like this since it's been born

It is an article about one of unique scooters made in England in the 1950s called the Piatti scooter. It all started when World War II ended in 1945, which is touted as the beginning of the rise of scooters in the world.
1956 Piatti scooter manufactured by Cylclemaster Limited at Byfleet in Surrey, England. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/36nund6)
Many companies of several countries in the world are trying to assemble and market their homemade scooters to compete in the world's motorcycle free market. One of them is Piatti Scooter. Even though it bear an Italian name, the Piatti scooter is not a motorcycle made in that pizzas country like the Vespa and Lambretta.
1956 Piatti scooter uses a single-cylinder 124cc two-stroke engine with three-speed gearbox and chain drive. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3fVGrW0)
Originally, Piatti scooter is a scooter under license produced by the Belgium's automobile distribution company and vehicle glass repair and replacement workshop named D'Ieteren in 1954 ago. The name Piatti is used in honor of the scooter designer named Vincenzo Piatti, who is originally from Italy.

In 1956, Piatti's production was commenced at the Cylclemaster Limited at Byfleet in Surrey, England because the D'Ieteren assembly plant (whose ever produced Aldimi scooter) in Belgium concentrated only on assembling four-wheeled vehicles which at that time had a boom after WWII ended.
1956 Piatti scooter is designed with a front fender space that covers the rear wheels. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2VktSdJ)
The British scooter is armed with an two-stroke air-cooled engine with an engine capacity of up to 125 cc. Piatta Scooter is equipped with a 3-speed manual transmission with a Vespa-like displacement mechanism on the left handle bar.

At that time the 125 cc two-stroke engine was widely used by other scooter manufacturer models such as the Lambretta SX 125, LI 125, Vespa Bacchetta 125 and so on. While other scooters continued to flutter with technological developments that followed the progress of the times, Piatti was even more sinking because it was considered that the community at that time had only one weird model so it was difficult for society to accept.
The 1950s Piatti scooter ad brochure. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2VktSdJ)
Vincenzo Piatti designed the scooter named the S 125 in 1949 with a front fender space that covers the rear wheels. Between the two axles is an engine with a side gearbox and a fuel tank between the rider's legs. Meanwhile, the position of the handlebars and the driver's seat looks like it is hanging and is only resting on one point. For us, this design is difficult to understand and disproportionate that this scooter looks weird.
The 1950s Piatti scooter ad brochure. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2VktSdJ)
Even on The Independent's magazine published in 1984, called ever published a statement of Bob Currie (author of Great British Motorcycles of the Sixties), "The Piatti is the worst scooter ever perpetrated." Not a few of the members of the British Two Stroke Club at that time who loved the magazine's existence believed in the statement.

With a form that at that time was already considered "strange" by the scooter user community, coupled with the increasing demand for small cars in Europe, which significantly affected the Piatti scooter sales figures.
Over time the Piatti scooter sank in the competition for two-wheeled vehicles in the world. We also cannot trace the scooter's total population that have been produced by Cyclemaster and how many the scooter units still existed today.

That's it, and if the article above is still considered inadequate or inaccurate, or if you have additional information related to the all-British made unique scooter models, please don't hesitate to let us know via the comments column below this article.

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  1. The name of the Belgian company was D'Ieteren, not D'Leteren. "I", not "L"!