The history of the Australian genuine ‘Monotubo’ Lambretta r

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The history of the Australian genuine ‘Monotubo’ Lambretta r

Post by internetscooter » Sat Feb 05, 2011 8:17 pm

I know there are a few Lambretta (scooter) enthusiasts about...

FYI - there is a 3 part series in the latest Scootering Magazine called: The history of the Australian genuine ‘Monotubo’ Lambretta racers

It is a very detailed history of the ‘Monotubo’ Lambretta racers of the 50's and 60's. If you are after a casual read it's probably not for you but if you want detailed times, who's who, when they arrived in Aus and how (and where they lived), then it is a pretty good resource (including references to where info came from).

For the non-ethusiasts... these scooters were doing 115mph in the 50's! (Lambretta's have the luxury of flexible gearing)

Below are some links if you want to order the back issues and some pics...

The history of the Australian genuine ‘Monotubo’ Lambretta racers Pt 3 (current issue - link will disappear) ... acers-pt-3

Part 1 ... No=1003051

Part 2 ... No=1003153

Full res of the following at ... story1.jpg and ... story2.jpg

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Re: The history of the Australian genuine ‘Monotubo’ Lambret

Post by grumm441 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:13 am

The people at lambretta made some clever stuff
the early racers. The use of megaphones on two strokes was normal in the fifties
and the Lambretta GP bike. Made at a time when Ducati and Moto Guzzi were starting to make scooters
The multiple rocker pins would lead you to believe it was a desmo
Lambretta was also the first company to fit a front disc brake on a production two wheeler
They make it
I make it work

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