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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

A Portuguese-made classic scooter

As we all know, the scooter fever during its heyday in the 1950s to the 1960s resonated almost all over the world. It is not surprising that at that time the scooter demand in the market was very high so that many manufacturers from all over the world tried to meet those market niche as well as be able to achieve high profits, as obtained by the two Italian-famous scooter makers, Piaggio and Innocenti.
The Casal S170 Carina is the only scooter model made by  Metalurgia Casal, the Portuguese manufacturer starting in 1967. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/343062g)
In the past, we have discussed here the many scooters that have been produced by manufacturers from Italy, England, Germany, Russia, France, Spain, Austrian, Belgium, Switzerland, Swedish, Polish, Czechoslovakia, and even Japan and the United States. So this time we are talking about a classic scooter is ever made by a Portuguese manufacturer.
The Casal S170 Carina is so widely known in Portugal that it is not surprising if the police force in the country ever used it as the official vehicle for its members. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/343062g)
The scooter in question was Casal S170 Carina made by the largest Portuguese motorcycle manufacturer, Metalurgia Casal. The Aveiro-based company was founded in 1964 with João Casal as Managing Director, and at the time it noticed has a relationship with Zündapp, the German automotive manufacturer. It could be seen by several former engineers from that German manufacturer was employing there and one of them was Robert Zipprich, who was then appointed as Technical Manager.

Initially the manufacturer produced agricultural machines and the Zündapp-based 2-stroke moped engines. Those first scooter products were launched in 1967. In appearance, the scooter model which uses a 50cc engine and is mated to a 4-speed manual transmission system is very similar to the Zündapp R50 scooter. Although the physical form is similar to the German scooter model (because it was designed by Robert Zipprich, a former Zündapp engineer), the engine it uses is Casal's own making.
The Casal S170 Carina uses a 50cc engine and is mated to a 4-speed manual transmission system is very similar to the Zündapp R50 scooter. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/31cGK8Q)
Regarding its name, the scooter is known internally by code of Casal S170 and then through the company's employees voting given a name as Carina, and turn out in the Aveiro area means "dear". These Casal scooter models are very popular in Portugal and are widely used by the public in there ranging from ordinary people to law enforcement officials.
The Casal S170 Carina three-wheeled model, there are parties who said that model was not original from the factory, it was a custom made. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/31cGK8Q)
As far as we know, the scooter models have produced around 7,000 units with 3 different models where each has little differences, and also there was a three-wheeled model, although there are parties who said that model was not original from the factory, it was a custom made.

Unfortunately, due to a disagreement between Casal and Zündapp regarding the scooter design issues and its engine, so then the production of the scooter was discontinued. And make the Casal S170 Carina was the only scooter model ever made by the company.😢 
As far as we know, about 7,000 units of the Casal S170 Carina were produced within 3 different models which have a little differences. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3duqYeB)
However, this company still produce other-kind of two-wheeled vehicles and not long after that, the Portuguese manufacturer launched several models of mopeds and motorbikes. And it is known that during the production period, this manufacturer has launched more than 30 models of mopeds and motorbikes.

This Portuguese company had grown rapidly in the 1970s to 1980s by conducting several collaborations with automotive business players from various countries in the world to make the brand more popular in the market and racing arena.
However, the company was finally fallen into bankruptcy in February 2000, due to weak sales of its moped and motorcycle products in the domestic and global markets. In connection with this, unfortunately, parts of the company's archives were destroyed.😢
 
Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CASAL | CYBERMOTORCYCLE | WIKIPEDIA | MOTOSDEPORTUGAL]
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Thursday, October 8, 2020

The Vespa 98 'Serie 0' classic scooter replica made in Indonesia

Having a legendary scooter such the Vespa 98 'Serie 0' (the first scooter model made by Piaggio in 1946) is like a dream, and many scooter enthusiasts in the world are eager to have. However, to make it happen is not easy, because it is constrained by the scarcity factor and the fantastic price. Especially for those ordinary people who always have financial limitations like Me and You.😉
Replica of Vespa 98 'Serie 0' built handmade by an Indonesian builder named Hery Widodo. (Cautions: This is just a replica, not a real one.) (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3nuOmNG)
How's not. As quoted in our previous article, in early 2017 there was an original Vespa 98 'Serie 0' being offered at a Catawiki's auction event with a price range of $268,150 - $348,600 or the equivalent of Rp.3.5 - 4.5 billion at that time. Look, it's a fantastic row of numbers, right? Although in the end, the highest bidder was below the desired price range above, which was around $195,748 or approx Rp.2.6 billion only. From this, we can see that not just anyone can own the first scooter model made by Piaggio.😢
Replica of Vespa 98 'Serie 0' uses a 2-stroke 150cc engine taken of the Indonesian commonly used Vespa Super 150 scooter model of 1970s. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3nuOmNG)
Then what about those of us who want to own a scooter like this? Maybe the solution for us is limited to have a replica only was okay. So on this occasion, we will take you to see an Indonesian craftsman who specializes in making replicas of the Vespa 98 'Serie 0.'

He is Hery Widodo, a Banyumas-based craftsman who has been making replicas of the legendary Piaggio's scooters since 2018. Amazingly he made a the scooter replica by handmade from scratch (except for the tires and rims) which is forged manually by using a 1.2 mm galvanized plate for the whole of bodies while a 1.5 mm-plate for its chassis.
Starting with the production of the iconic Vespa 98 scooter in 1946, and for more than 70 years of the Piaggio's journey in the world's automotive industry, it turns out has produced hundreds of models. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/34CJ1uW)
As quoted from Motorplus-Online, Hery Widodo told how he started to build the replica scooter business of his owned. Initially in 2012 he casually posted the process of making a Vespa 98 replica on his Facebook page. He further said that at that time the entire manufacturing process was carried out only based on images without having the correct sizes. Unexpectedly then he was contacted by Vespa Italia and sent him the manual.

Even though now, he has the correct sizes, he cannot be careless in the manufacturing process, because according to him the process of making the replica scooter has a high level of difficulty and requires a high level of accuracy as well. All parts were custom made by hand, ranging from the handlebar, seats, headlights, front fenders to the gear stick.
Replica of Vespa 98 'Serie 0' parts such the horns and electrical switches, they are made as similar as possible to the original but with a slightly larger size and placed on the right handlebar. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3nuOmNG)
While the engine used for the replica is not a similar 98cc engine, but has been swapped with the larger one of 150cc capacity  taken of the Indonesian commonly used Vespa Super 150 scooter model of 1970s and mated with the four-speed manual transmission system. To make it look similar to the original scooter, so on the replica pinned a gear stick as is generally installed on motorized vehicles in the 1940s for gear shifting.
On some parts of the body of Vespa 98 'Serie 0' replica looks unpainted, aka left to look like cans and only the front fender, the right-left of the bodies, a little parts that near the fuel-cap and under the seat were painted. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3nuOmNG)
Then for another parts such the horns and electrical switches, they are made as similar as possible to the original but with a slightly larger size and placed on the right handlebar. While the seats are wrapped in genuine leather and also made as closely as possible with the 1940s Vespa 98 scooter models.

Because it carries the theme to be similar to the original Vespa 98 scooter, on some parts of the body of this replica it looks unpainted, aka left to look like cans. The part that is touched by the paint is only the front fender then the right-left of the bodies, a little that near the fuel-cap and under the seat. Besides that there's another slight drawback, due to this replica uses a larger engine that makes it look like not fit and protruding out of the right-side of the body. It could be that makes it look uncool, for those of you who like something colorful.
But at least when we return to the original purpose of making this replica, the first, it is made as closely as possible to the original Vespa 98 'Serie 0,' and most importantly of all, its price might be affordable with our pocket.

Indeed, this Vespa 98 replica much cheaper bro! It said to cost you only $4,891 or Rp. 71 million (source). If you're interested to have one, please contact Hery Widodo at his workshop in Jl. Raya Jatilawang no 32 Banyumas Purwokerto, Central Java - 53174.👈

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTORPLUS-ONLINE | MOTORCUSTOM]
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Friday, October 2, 2020

Here's a scarce Brütsch Mopetta three-wheeler

Cute, maybe a word that's could be given a simple illustration when we glanced at this unique German-made three-wheeled vehicle called the Brütsch Moppeta. This is a vehicle that belongs to the microcar class.
The Brütsch Mopetta (in pictured the 1957 model) is considered one of the world's smallest cars designed by Egon Brütsch from 1956 to 1958 with only 14 units ever made. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2SahlrD)
Only 14 vehicles were made in the post-World War II era, and it is now estimated that only 5 units are still 'safe' to this day. This vehicle was developed in the mid-1950s by Egon Brütsch, it has been said to have had considerable popularity in accordance with its design style.

This vehicle is intended for those who like elegant and unique designs. This is reflected in the body design made of fiberglass, with a simple steel frame, three wheels, and equipped with one passenger seat. The microcar is debuted the 1956 IFMA (International Bicycle and Motorcycle Exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany).
The Brütsch Mopetta (in pictured the 1958 model) sat on display at the Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum in Madison, Georgia. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2SahlrD)
As quoted of Silodrome, it’s possible that Egon’s design was influenced by the EMD E8 diesel-electric locomotive which had been introduced a few years earlier (based on the EMD E7). Then he took the three-wheeler design to Opel, a German manufacturer to seek the possibility of mass production. However, Opel did not produce it and Brütsch decided to cease the three-wheeler production in 1958 after only made 14 units.
The Brütsch Mopetta is powered by an ILO 2-stroke air-cooled 50cc single-cylinder engine coupled with a 3-speed manual transmission system. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2SahlrD)
When driven, this unique three-wheeler which has steering similar to the motorcycle handlebar with brake and clutch levers is powered by an ILO-made 2-stroke air-cooled 50cc single-cylinder engine coupled to a 3-speed manual gearbox.
The Brütsch Mopetta has steering similar to the motorcycle handlebar with brake and clutch levers with only one-seater inside the cabin. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2SahlrD)
By the power generated by its engine mentioned above, it can make Mopetta accelerate to a top speed of about 22 mph or about 35 kph. Not only that, this micro car has a fuel consumption of 2.5 liters per 100 km. It's fairly economical sums.
Because this unique German-made microcar population is now increasingly scarce so that the price is increasingly expensive as well. How much its price? As quoted by RM Sotheby's, there's 1957 Brütsch Mopetta is sold an auction event in 2019 for €69,000 or approx Rp.1.19 billions. Wow!

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | RM SOTHEBY'S | MICROCAR MUSEUM | SILODROME]
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Sunday, September 20, 2020

A retro look German-made electric powered scooter

The German automotive company named 'Kumpan electric' is released the latest model of the electric scooter. Interestingly, this new electric scooter has a similar appearance to Vespa, an Italian scooter. When it first appeared, Kumpan 54 series only the Inspire and Iconic variants were available. The scooter powered by a 3 kW electric motor with a maximum speed of 45 kph, while the maximum coverage is up to 186 km.
The German-made Kumpan 54 Series electric powered scooter has four variants, namely Inspire, Iconic, Ignite, and Impulse. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/33DV4aT)
Due to its speed is not much fast, so You are not required to have a driving license to take it running on the road (of Europe). But the company is well aware, not everyone wants to make their daily transportation at such a slow pace.

As a result, the Ignite and Impulse variants were created to fulfill the demands of a part of the consumer. There is no difference, but of course, its electric motor capacity is experienced a significant increase in specifications.
The Kumpan 54 'Inspire' variant uses powered by a 3 kW electric motor with a maximum speed of 45 kph. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3kttJ1Q)
For example, the Ignite variant electric motor capable of producing 7 kW (9.4 hp) - 8.4 kW (11.3 hp) at its peak power. It is also able to go up to 100 kph, that's pretty good for a compact scooter, the battery still relies on the same type. There're two lithium-ion packages are stored in the back of the trunk, each with a capacity of 1.5 kWh. And if at any time you want to extend the mileage, there is one more battery space available.
The Kumpan 54 'Iconic' variant as one of the early models of the 54 Series powered by a similar 3 kW electric motor of its sibling Inspire variant. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2EblxEb)
By having three batteries are activated, Kumpan claims its e-scooter can run 80-110 km (combination). Depending on the weather conditions, riding style, to the rider's body size, it's not as impressive as its other variant. But even that distance was enough to get around the city. Meanwhile, the Impulse variant, whose more moderate, this scooter is not too slow and also not as excessive as the Ignite variant.
While the Kumpan 54 'Ignite' variant uses a more powerful of 7 kW - 8.4 kW electric motor with a maximum speed of 100 kph. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2EblxEb)
The electric motor throws a maximum power of 4 kW (5 hp) and touches a top speed of 70 kph. The batteries are the same, but if all three are installed, the resulting mileage extends from 100-120 km. The Ignite and Impulse batteries can be removed easily and the charging mechanism does need to be removed, the charging time for both are the same, all takes 4 hours. Not only environmentally friendly and fast, but there were also a variety of advanced features that are incorporated into these two scooter variants.
And for the Kumpan 54 'Impulse' variant uses a little bit low of 4 kW electric motor than its sibling Ignite variant with a maximum speed of 75 kph. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3iNoWIs)
Most impressively, they have cruise control features. Well, which scooter has this kind of technology? Even the conventional scooter types are only in the expensive flagship series. It is no exaggeration to call it the most sophisticated for the middle-class scooter. The scooter is featured with four driving modes: Sport, Comfort, Eco, and Rain. Just adjust the path that will be passing through and to activate it can be done from your handgrip.
The German-made Kumpan 54 Series e-scooter has a 7-inch digital screen right on the center of its handlebar that lets you connect to your gadget, automatically all information is copied on the cellphone screen. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3iNoWIs)
On the handlebars, there is a 7-inch digital screen that lets you connect to your gadget, automatically all information is copied on the cellphone screen. Ranging from the speed, the remaining mileage, power consumption, and all things related to the scooter are neatly recorded on the screen and on the device, including the location of the scooter and navigation. If at any time the scooter is lost or is being borrowed, in real-time the owner can monitor the location points, as well as the driving behavior of those who wear them.
Furthermore, the Kumpan 54 Series e-scooter has three 1,5kWh lithium-ion battery slots in its compact compartment under the saddle and claimed if all three batteries activated, the scooter will run as far as 80-110 km. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3iNoWIs)
Next talking about appearance, the entire line-up of the Kumpan e-scooter is identical, but it's a bit difficult not to say the inspiration came from the Piaggio's Vespa. Because many body panels from the facade to the rear are similar, maybe because the retro theme that is carried is already synonymous with the iconic scooter from Italy.
The whole body is rounded. The façade is decorated with a large shield, along with a unique designed inverted triangle lamp, the headlight does not use mica, the light comes directly from the LED projector with a small, minimalist DRL, but high-tasted accents.

This Kumpan e-scooter is sold from €5,847 or around Rp.102 million. Meanwhile, its Ignite variant is offered in a little bit high priced of €6,822, or around Rp.119 million.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | KUMPAN ELECTRIC]
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Friday, September 18, 2020

The latest Husqvarna e-scooter will be born in India

Recently, scooters have begun to become a trend in several countries. This can be seen with the widespread use of scooters, especially Vespa and several other Japanese and European brands. This seems to make a Swedish motorcycle brand, Husqvarna since last year has been preparing to present a new electric-powered scooter which is scheduled to be launched in 2021.
Husqvarna E-01 electric powered scooter will be entering the European market as the main target shortly after launched in 2021. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3iMuy5m)
As reported by Rushlane, the electric scooter made by the Swedish manufacturer will be named Husqvarna E-01 which is also said to be entering the European scooter market as its main target next year. That's the information obtained from a leaked internal document that explains the short-term plans of KTM and Husqvarna.
Husqvarna E-01 is likely built based on the Bajaj Chetak's platform and used a 4 kW electric motor as its drivetrain. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3iMuy5m)
It is clear that the company is preparing to build a strong presence in the affordable electric two-wheeler segment. Furthermore, Husqvarna plans two electric-powered two-wheeled vehicle models in the next two years and both will be produced in India.

According to those leaked documents, the Husqvarna and Bajaj are working together to present the Husqvarna-branded electric scooter named E-01 and an electric motorcycle called E-Pilen which is currently under development. For those who don't know, Bajaj Auto holds 48% of KTM's stakes which in turn owns the Husqvarna brand.
Husqvarna E-01, a classic look electric powered scooter may opt to offer a higher capasity battery pack for an increase range. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2H22Mnz)
The Husqvarna E-01 (as it is known today) will be built from the Bajaj Chetak platform. This is a classic look scooter driven by an electric motor of 4 kW (5.4 hp) and 16 Nm of torque connected to a 3 kWh battery. This electric vehicle is equivalent to a 50 cc scooter, the company originally also intended to launch a 10 kW model (with a power similar to 125 cc), but for now it seems that it has been ruled out.

Well, as it is well known, that the e-scooter being developed by the Indian manufacturer uses a 4 kW motor so that it becomes a worthy platform that could be adopted by the latest Husqvarna scooter. Furthermore, the Indian electric powered scooter equipped with modern connectivity features which are expected also to be embedded in the Husqvarna E-01 scooter.
The Husqvarna-branded electric scooter named E-01 and an electric motorcycle called E-Pilen will be made in collaboration the Husqvarna and Bajaj in the near future. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/33yewFZ)
Still quoted from Rushlane, Husqvarna may opt to offer a higher capacity battery pack for an increased range. The Chetak has a claimed range of 95 km. The top speed is a little over 60 kph. Even though the e-scooter is manufacture in India, it does not mean that the Husqvarna E-01 will be sold in the domestic market. However, looking at the future of the premium electric scooter segment in India is quite promising and it would not be wrong for Husqvarna to hope to become one of the most successful new entrants.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | RUSHLANE.COM | SOYMOTERO.NET | DAILYHUNT]
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Friday, September 11, 2020

Did you know the Flandria ever had a scooter model?

Currently, we are still in Belgium, which turns out to still have other stories about unique scooters that have been made by this country manufacturer, apart from the Aldimi Prince de Liège scooter. Well, this time we will discuss the scooters that have been made by Flandria, a brand owned by a Belgium well-known manufacturer which originated from a blacksmith workshop located in Zedelgem near Bruges owned and managed by the Claeys family since the 19th century.
Flandria Fabrina scooter model produced from 1954 to 1960 and uses a 175cc 2-stroke single-cylinder JLO engine coupled with a 4-speed manual transmission system. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2RbHmGg)
This family business continued to grow rapidly until in the early 20th century, Leon Claeys formed an independent company that produced agricultural machinery with hundreds of employees. And in 1910 the company started producing bicycles and managed to sell more than 250,000 units by 1927.

Meanwhile, the manufacture of motorcycles began in 1933 by building the first four motorbike prototypes with the JAP OHV 500cc engine, but it was never produced. Shortly after the 2nd World War ended, the Belgian manufacturer decided to start making mopeds in addition to motorcycle production. And since then many models of two-wheeled vehicles (mopeds, motorbikes, and scooters) have been produced by the Zedelgem-based company.
1961 Flandria Kingline De Luxe. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/35j1aA0)
As quoted by Cybermotorcycle, the Flandria was one of the biggest motorcycle, moped, and bicycle companies in Belgium. It was a Claeys family business but they made a lot of other things (stoves, children's three-wheelers, buggies, invalid cars, scooters, and even a prototype car. They delivered all over Europe, also the north of Africa, and the US.
1962 Flandria Amazone. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3ihMZ1K)
During its production period, Flandria produces many moped and motorcycle models included Amazone, Galet Luxe 2T, Velomatic, Floride, Princesse, Caravelle, Mirage, Comet, King, Parisienne, Sportif, Ultra Sport, Atlas, Record, etc.
1962 Flandria Record V. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2ZmHlUu)
Especially for the scooter model, Flandria started making it in 1954 which was named Flandria Fabrina. As quoted from OTTW.ES, this scooter model uses a 175cc 2-stroke single-cylinder JLO engine coupled with a 4-speed manual transmission system. And it is likely that this is the only scooter model had ever produced by this Belgium company.
1964 Flandria Ultra Sport. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3bMSAuE)
The physical appearance of the scooter, which was reportedly produced from 1954 to 1960, looks like a combination of Italian designs using a German-made engine. Yes, on the front it looks similar to the Lambretta scooter model with a large-sized headlight attached to the front shield. While the rear look like a Lambretta scootasp-tail such as the Vespa scooter model.

Unfortunately, there is not much information that we can collect about these Flandria Fabrina scooters, so it is not known how many scooters had been produced by Belgium manufacturer. Besides, there is only one picture of the Fabrina scooter model that we can get from several sites on the internet.😓
1965 Flandria King. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/329zueY)
That's it, and if the article above is still considered inadequate or inaccurate, or if you have additional information related to this unique scooter, please don't hesitate to let us know via the comments column below this article.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CYBERMOTORCYCLE.COM | OTTW.ES | WIKIPEDIA]
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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

2 Rare Switzerland scooters

The development of the motorized vehicle industry, especially scooters after World War 2 ended, has contributed significantly to the growth of the economy and industry which was destroyed when the war broke out. At its peak, the growth of the scooter manufacturing industry also experienced a heyday around the 1950s to the 1960s.
The unique Mako 125 scooter made by a Switzerland manufacturer in the 1950s. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3lQtWOa)
It can be seen by the number of companies that make scooters (especially in mainland Europe). Maybe they were inspired by the success of two scooter manufacturers from Italy, Piaggio, and Innocenti. No exception to the manufacturers from Switzerland. Well, maybe not many people know that from this beautiful country, have been born ever unique scooters. Let's see two of them as follow;

1. Mako Scooter
As usual, when surfing in cyberspace we came across a picture of this scooter. The figure of the scooter at first glance looks like a Lambretta LC scooter and it turns out that the scooter is not one of the models made by the Italian manufacturer, Innocenti.
The unique Mako 125 scooter uses a 125cc 2-stroke JLO engine. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3h2LeE9)
After several attempts to dig up information about this scooter, it turned out that very little was obtained, namely 2 pictures of the scooter without any additional information. In fact, the Mako 125 scooter brand was made in a limited number by a manufacturer from Switzerland in the 1950s (around 1953 to 1955). But unfortunately, there is no data that explains the name of the manufacturer from Switzerland.😭

The obvious design difference between the Mako and Lambretta LC models is on the front. Where the Mako scooter model looks to use an exposed double shock absorber system with springs, while the Lambretta LC model with the telescopic suspension system. Furthermore, this Mako unique scooter uses a 125cc 2-stroke JLO engine. At that time the machine was known to be reliable, supported by the availability of adequate spare parts by the German machinery manufacturer.

Besides it is not known how many scooters were made at that time and whether the manufacture of these scooters was done under license or at least with the authorization of the Italian manufacturer, Innocenti, who is known to be the Lambretta scooter brand owner if the Mako is modified based on the Lambretta LC model. What do you think?

2. Mowag Vroller
Besides the Mako scooter above, it turns out that there is another scooter made by a Swiss manufacturer in 1958 called the Mowag Vroller. However, there is not much information that can describe it in detail.
The unique Mowag Vroller scooter made by Switzerland's military vehicle manufacturer in 1958. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2R18VlN)
This unique scooter is said to be made by Mowag GmbH, a military vehicle manufacturer from the mentioned country (since April 2010, the name of this company has been changed to General Dynamics European Land Systems - Mowag GmbH). It seems this scooter only made in a limited number.

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

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CLASSICBIKEHUB.UK | CYBERMOTORCYCLE.COM]
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Monday, September 7, 2020

The Spanish Rondine scooter had died prematurely since it first launched

For a moment we return to Spain, a beautiful country located on the Iberian peninsula that has a history of automotive, especially scooters that are quite classy and are not inferior to other countries in the world. After some time ago we discussed scooters made by other Spanish manufacturers such as the Reiju Isard, Husor 201, Iruña 202, Cimera Turismo, and others.
This Rondine 125 scooter made by a Madrid-based manufacturer called Moto Scooter SA. and now sat on display at the Museu de la Moto de Barcelona. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2Z5MOiF)
So this time, we will discuss a quite unique scooter called the Rondine 125 made by a Madrid-based manufacturer called Moto Scooter SA. As quoted from OTTW.ES, the company was founded on October 8, 1951, which started producing scooters with a brand like the one above that used a 125 cc 2-stroke engine.
1951 Rondine 125 scooter uses a 125 cc 2-stroke engine and was not distributed by the maker due to not competitive price. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2Z5MOiF)
But then this scooter was not distributed widely to the market by the company, considering its fairly expensive price and exacerbated by the appearance of Vespa, an Italian scooter brand in 1953 which was offered at a lower price but had a more attractive appearance.😢 

After that, the manufacturer shifted to the other motorized vehicle production, by launching a three-wheeler model named "Titano." Again, this model is also not succeeding in the market, as the three-wheeler has a major disadvantage that it is not equipped with a rear differential drive, which makes it very unstable during cornering.
1951 Titano Motocarro is a substitute model of the Rondine 125 scooter which built shortly after the maker decided not to distribute widely the scooter model. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/330DVYO)
Today, You can be seen this Rondine 125cc scooter on display at the Barcelona Motorcycle Museum (Museu de la Moto de Barcelona). As a reminder, the Rondine brand belonging to this Spanish company is not associated with the three Italian homonym brands such as Rondine (Melegnano), Rondine (San Martino Siccomario), Rondine-Copeta, and Rondine Motor.
The first version of the Rondine Sport motorcycle featured a single-cylinder 125 cc, 2T, 6.2 hp engine and launched in 1952. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2DtlzqB)
At the end of 1952, its first motorcycle named "Sport" appeared on the market, designed by an Italian designer named Bruno Hettore. The motorcycle is inspired by the MV Turismo Lusso motorcycle and using a 125cc single-cylinder 2-stroke engine (which is capable of delivering up to 6.5 horsepower at 6,000 rpm) and built on a simple frame and stands made by the transalpine company GUIA.

Hettore then left the company to form his own brand, Aster (Madrid). During 1953, other motorcycle versions appeared which were still equipped with the same engine, but had undergone technical improvements with new frames and suspension. In both versions, the maximum speed is 85 or 90 kph (with a passenger or alone).
The next version of Rondine Sport is launched in 1957 featured with the same engine of the first but has applied a new frame and suspensions. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2DtlzqB)
Unfortunately, the crisis in the motorcycle sector in the late 1950s meant that the new model they were preparing at the time, the Poker 250, was unable to enter the market. Then in 1958, the company chose to produce Trimak brand motorbikes belonging to another manufacturer which was equipped with a 25,250 cc 2T CAM engine capable of delivering up to 14 horsepower.
The Spaniard Rondine 125 classic scooter had died prematurely since it first launched. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3hYuj73)
It turns out that the crisis continues, which makes this company worse and worse. In the following year after being declared bankrupt, the company was acquired by another Madrid-based company named Trimak SA, which is the owner of the Trimak motorcycle brand as well.😭

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Saturday, September 5, 2020

A mysterious American classic scooter today

Indeed, there were many scooter models had been built by various manufacturers in the world in the early 1950s to 1960s. They seemed busy dominantly passing through the urban traffic at the world's major cities because that time was also known as the scooter heyday. But on the contrary, if we look at it today, maybe most of their existence becomes mysterious (due to has become a part of private collections and/or museums) even some are extinct swallowed up by time.
A classic American scooter called Globester is designed by Brooks Stevens in 1946. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/32Mlmax)
Of the many models, one example is the American scooter model under the Globester brand. This scooter brand is known to be produced and owned by a manufacturer based in Chicago, the United States in the late 1940s. Some sources said that the scooter design related to Brooks Stevens, a famous American industrial designer of home furnishings, appliances, automobiles, and motorcycles as well as a graphic designer and stylist.

But, we can not find out much detailed information about Globester scooters on the internet, besides several old advertisement brochure pictures scattered on several sites out there. Literally, we could not be seen one proof of the Globester scooter has been survived and still exists up today.
An old advertisement leaflet of the Globester 2nd scooter model. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/32Mlmax)
Well, from the existing pictures, it can be concluded that there are 2 Globester scooter models that ever been made by the Chicago-based manufacturer. And the first model looks like has a similar style to the average American scooters that existed at the time.

As quoted from Lambretista, this Globester scooter model was made around 1946. When you think that Innocenti’s  Model A, on the face of it a much less sophisticated design, dates from 1947, you get the impression that American scooters had a definite head start on those from Italy.
The 2nd model of the Globester scooter is built with a one-piece aluminum frame powered by an air-cooled 2-stroke engine capable of producing up to 2 horsepower. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/32Mlmax)
Let's take a look at the second scooter model, in the advertisement brochure, it states that this Globester scooter is built with a one-piece aluminum frame powered by an air-cooled 2-stroke engine capable of producing up to 2 horsepower. With the engine power, this scooter can run up to a top speed of 35 mph with fuel consumption of 95 miles per gallon of gas. At that time this scooter model was offered in several color choices such as flame red, metallescent gray, bright yellow, and metallescent brown. One thing that stands out from all of these pics is that they are so ahead of their time.
The 2nd model of Globester scooter is offered in several color choices such as flame red, metallescent gray, bright yellow, and metallescent brown. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2EZU2xu)
The ad pictures mentioned above do come from the 1950s, and the one thing that strikes me from that is the price. The Globester doesn't look like a cheap scooter, but we don’t know why the Globester couldn’t gain success in the market. There're many factors, maybe it comes down to engineering, reliability, fashion, or price, but it’s certainly not as well known as that other iconic US brands, the Cushman or Salsbury.

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

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