Venti 150: The impossible dream : 2strokebuzz

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Venti 150: The impossible

January 22, 2009

“It’s we always say. “Why someone just slap a engine in a Vespa frame Why can’t Vespa just put the back on the assembly line? Why LML/Stella make a California-legal Vespa? Everyone would buy it, no what they charged!”

here’s proof, straight an ad in Dealer News that not so easy to make a truly-vintage-looking in this day and age: Ladies and of the scooter buying public, the Venti 150 (click on photo to

Hammerhead Offroad. probably for a way to get back at Lambretta International for their offerings from with more attractive offerings from Adly, devised this beast, or on the distribution rights. They to unveil it at Dealer Expo month.

To be honest, it’s a attempt, design-wise. At first it really does emulate the of a mid-sixties Vespa. Under scrutiny, it’s easy to see the compromises that have to be to squeeze a modern 4-… engine into a frame originally held one of the weirdest-shaped known to mankind.

It’s hard to see details in the or even to determine if the bodywork is or metal (we’re betting plastic on a metal tube but we’d love to be proven Where a Vespa from period had 8″ wheels, it appears to 12″ wheels with front and disc brakes, which the body out of proportion.

It surprisingly has a accurate headset and one-sided fork, although the wheel is too and the headset is riddled with the brake fluid reservoirs and cruiser-bike turn signals. The are actually flat, but there to be some sort of support beneath them. Giant rivets or bolts attach the to the legshield, reinforcing the tube-frame

Most obviously strange are the cowl extensions where the meets the floorboards, which probably necessary to make for the (GY6-clone?) motor and mounts probably to a tube frame). all these quibbles aside, if you can do you’re free to try. To be I’d be surprised if the long-speculated-about California-legal Stella 250 automatic looks any authentic than this I’d be far more likely to ride a built by Genuine, LML, and PGO rather than this quantity.)

Venti means “20″ in as in “20 oz. of coffee from Starbucks,” says something about target market. No Vespa would touch this with a ten-foot stadium and it doesn’t seem driven by the of historical devotion found in Lambretta prototype, but then CMSI’s Lambretta will actually go into production, are now multiple rebadged Chinese on the market, and Vespa snobs up an ever-decreasing portion of the scooter

At this point, it’s all are they already being out on a Chinese assembly line, or is it a prototype made in a Texas We don’t have any idea the quality, price, or availability, but you can bet be paying a visit to Dealer Booth 8441 a few weeks now with a long list of and a camera.

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